PITSBURG – The Franklin Monroe Jets baseball team battled back to plate two runs in the bottom of the seventh and defeat the visiting Bradford Railroader 3-2 in a Cross County Conference matchup.
“What a barnburner that was,” said FM coach Eddie Meyers. “They (Bradford) are a lot better than what they have been in the past.”
Trailing 2-1 in their final at-bat, the Jets put together a string of four hits to pull out the win.
“No quit out of these guys,” Meyers said. “Was unbelievable stringing four hits together like that. Two bloopers and two solid hits and never quit. I couldn’t be prouder of the guys for that.”
Bryce Filbrun led off the seventh with a bloop single to center for the Jets followed by a Trevor Collins single to left bringing Tim Lawson to the plate to drive in the tying run with an RBI single to center.
Larkin Ressler sent a walk-off RBI single to right giving the home team the come-from-behind win.
“We had two little bloop singles that kind of just dropped in,” Meyers said. “Bryce Filbrun led it off with a bloop single to center, then Trevor Collins hit a single to left, time Lawson hit the RBI single to center field and the Larkin Ressler hit the game winner to right field – those last two RBIs were awesome.”
Noah Koffer opened on the mound for the Jets with Brendon Hosler closing the game in relief.
“Noah Koffer on the mound today – bulldog it,” said Meyers. “We put our freshman in there to close them off at the end.”
“Andy is a good coach,” Meyers noted of Bradford coach Andy Mead. “He has gotten that program a lot better.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Noah Koffer pitches for Franklin Monroe in win over Bradford. (Gaylen Blosser photo)