The Mexico varsity baseball team made it a point to celebrate its upperclassmen at home on Wednesday against non-league rival Battle and one thing that worked out just right that night was the fact both sides were able to rack up six hits.
The caveat to that incredibly equalizing factor was that the Bulldogs made six errors compared to the Spartans one, a fact of life that allowed the visitors to go from down one entering the last inning to launching a five run rally during its final three outs to turn a sure loss into a healthy 7-3 victory.
"This group of Seniors gave everything they had. We did a nice job with our approach at the plate for the second night in a row, being aggressive and hitting the ball hard," said Manager Brendan Schafer. "Cole Whalen was his old self, throwing the ball hard and locating well, making hitters guess and keeping them off-balance. Unfortunately we gave up our lead late, but I was still proud of the energy and heart we brought tonight. Hopefully this game can propel us into the Fulton Tourney next week."
Standing at the forefront of Mexico's hit parade as the only player on his team to get multiple hits at 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run was Cameron Rowe, Gage Worley was 1-for-3 with a run and Nate Haefling went 1-for-1. Whalen had a hit in three at-bats, as well.
Whalen also allowed six runs, five earned, on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts in five innings pitched and Daelyn Feigenspan was on the mound for two innings for the Bulldogs and gave up one run, zero earned, on four walks.
Fulton came to Mexico on Friday for a North Central Missouri Conference game.