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Moore leads Midway past Harriman, 4-3

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By Brownie Rose

The Midway Green Wave split the  season series with Harriman, winning 4-3 at home Tuesday, 24 hours after they fell 3-0 at Harriman.

If not for Christian Moore, the Green Wave might have suffered another district loss. Moore powered out two home runs and batted in all four Midway runs. The second Moore homer was a walk-off shot in the bottom of the seventh inning and won the game.

Both Harriman’s Chris Works and Midway’s Logan Davidson threw complete games. 

Works would be saddled with the loss even though he only allowed four hits in the game. Works walked six and struck out 10. Harriman committed only two errors, but only one error figured into the Midway scoring.

Davidson was shaky early in the game, walking four batters in the first inning alone. Davidson finished giving up six hits and seven walks. He had nine strikeouts. Midway committed one error that did not figure into Harriman’s runs scored.

Both teams scored two runs in the first inning. Grant Jenkins singled to start the game. After an out, Davidson walked Chase Randolph, Brantley Diggs, Chase Hamby and Dillon Reynolds to force in Jenkins and Randolph.

Davidson got his first strikeout to help get out of the jam.

It didn't take Midway as long to score their two first inning runs. After an opening out, Davidson drew a walk and Moore blasted his first home run to left field.

Harriman took the lead 3-2 with a run in the top of the second. Grant Jenkins doubled and scored the run when Randolph singled after the second out.

Both teams did have base runners in the next several innings, but could not score. 

Davidson wiggled out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the fourth. Clay Redmon and Works drew walks around a Jenkins double to fill the bases with Blue Devils.

Midway tied the game with a run in the bottom of the fourth. Jesse Casseurella drew a two-out walk. Zach Edwards then reached on an error before Works walked Davidson and Moore to force in Casseurella with the tying run .

Harriman threatened again in the seventh. 

After an opening out, Randolph reached on an error and Diggs walked before Chase Hamby slapped a hard single past second base. Randolph tried to score, but was tagged out at home.

 It didn't take Midway long to score the winning run as Moore ripped a 1-1 pitch from Works just over the fence in center field.