Big inning sparks big win for OS

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By Goose Lindsay

Sometimes all it takes is one inning to decide the outcome of a game.

That was the case Monday evening as Oliver Springs used a 12-run fourh inning to erase a 5-1 deficit and knock off visiting Coalfield, 14-10.

Coalfield scored the first five runs Monday with three runs in the top of the first inning and they added two runs in the top of the third.

Oliver Springs answered with their first run in the bottom of the third inning. Keith Roberts scored the run after opening the inning with a double.

The fourth inning would be a dream inning for Bobcat head coach Tony Kegley as 12 runs came across the plate for Oliver Springs. 

Austin Jones, Luke Miller, Dylan Seiber and Taylor Coleman scored twice in the inning for the Bobcats while Roberts, Caleb Armetta, Tyler Stombaugh and Elijah White also made their way around the bases.

Miller and Turpin had the big hits of the inning with doubles.

Oliver Springs made it 14-5 with another run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Caleb Armetta walked and his courtesy runner, Dakota Thompson, scored on a ground out from White to give the Bobcats the nine-run lead.

Coalfield managed to make things interesting with five runs in the top of the sixth inning, but the Jackets couldn’t manage a rally in the seventh inning.

 Roberts (2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 runs) led Oliver Springs’ offense on the day while Armetta picked up the win on the mound.