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Originally published: 2014-06-07 15:25:28
Last modified: 2014-06-07 15:26:12

H&T Chair rallies past Wendy's Black

by Steve Behr Sports Editor

H&T Chair needed a little patience at the plate to beat Wendy's Black 14-11 at Optimist Park Saturday morning.

H&T Chair rallied for nine runs in the fourth inning with the help of the team's batters waiting for six walks. H&T Chair also benefited from a hit batsman.

H&T Chair's bats gave the team an added boost to score runs. The team got two-run singles from Joseph Addison and Wyatt Broyles to cap the rally and give H&T Chair a 14-10 lead.
Elijah Presnell also had an RBI single in the fourth inning.

H&T Chair finished with just three hits, but each hit drove in runs. H&T Chair also collected 16 walks from Wendy's Black pitchers. H&T Chair's Olyn Miller eventually scored a run on each of his three walks.

Before that inning, Wendy's Black built a 10-5 lead. A.J. Martinez played a big role in Wendy's Black's lead. He finished the game by going 4-for-4 from the plate, all of them being extra base hits. He also scored four runs.

Martinez started his day by hitting an RBI triple in the first inning, and then scoring a run later in the inning. He added an RBI double, and then scored on a wild pitch in the second inning.

Martinez saved his biggest hit for the third inning when his solo home run over the left-field fence capped a four-run rally, which put Wendy's Black in front 10-5. He added a double that nearly went over the left-field fence in the fifth inning.

Martinez scored on a wild pitch later in the inning. Logan Norris also singled and scored in the first inning.

Wendy's Black received five walks and a hit batsman. Two other runners reached base via H&T Chair errors. Christian Colby walked twice and scored each time for Wendy's Black.