When North Callaway's home game against Fulton on March 19 was postponed because of weather, it didn't have to be made up because it's not a league contest.
So, when the opportunity arose to make that happen on Tuesday head coach Kevin O'Neal and team didn't have to take act on it. Yet, for some reason they did, and what followed was a back-and-forth all-out scramble that featured several lead changes and so much drama that the contest wasn't decided until thevery final at-bat of the game.
Complicating this scenario even further is the fact the Hornets took a 7-6 lead in the top of the seventh before the true heroics came to fruition when the Thunderbirds scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to rescue this victory from the jaws of defeat 8-7.
"This was a sloppy game, but it was also a good team effort and a nice comeback," said O'Neal.
Slipping away with the victory in relief was pitcher Justin popp after allowing two runs, zero earned on five hits in four inning of work to raise his record to 2-1 for the season. This came after starter Chad Maupin gave up five earned runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in three innings on the mound.
On the flip side of the winning effort Maupin did everyone proud by going 3-for4 at the plate with two RBI and a run, Jordan Delashmutt was 2-for-2 with a RBI and one run and and Clark Zerr went 2-for-3 with a double and a run. Skyler Morris also gave a 2-for-3 performnace for the Thunderbird's with two RBI and a run, and Ben Bradley had two hits and one RBI in three at-bats.
For the game North Callaway did outhit Fulton, 2-9 overall, 13-12, but also sported four errors.
The Thunderbird's JV lost to Fulton 9-2 to drop its season record to 4-4, as well.
North Callaway, 7-6 overall, is at Montgomery County for an Eastern Missouri Conference contest and Friday the squad is at Mexico for a non-leage game.