Trailing 2-1 entering the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday, North Murray High School’s baseball team rallied to beat Gilmer 3-2 and pick up its first win this season.
After Jared Campbell’s double started the inning, Brandon Brock drove him in with a double of his own and tied the game. After Brock stole third, he scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch.
North Murray (1-2) lost to Gilmer on Tuesday after only tallying three hits.
“I think that was a morale booster for us, especially since we went to their place and they beat us 14-2,” Mountaineers coach Steve Granger said. “For them to come to our place and us battle seven innings and give us an opportunity to win was huge for us.”
Ethan Lents was 2-for-3 and drove in North Murray’s only other run.
Jared Goswick pitched a complete game for the Mountaineers, allowing one earned run off six hits. He struck out six and walked just one.
North Murray returns to competition Monday at Coosa.
“We’re going to celebrate this one now and get ready for Coosa starting tomorrow,” Granger said.
• Calhoun 13, Dalton 1: The Catamounts (1-2) allowed eight runs before recording their first out.
Jackson Bell started for Dalton, allowing one hit and walking two, but the Yellow Jackets scored four runs during Bell’s tenure on the mound.
Laighton Reese allowed five runs off four hits in three full innings of work for the Cats.
“We walked nine as a team and made six errors,” Dalton coach Shane Ramsey said. “I’m not down on them. We just didn’t play well.
“We have to grow up a lot. We’re still learning how to compete. ... We have some kids struggling at the plate. We’re having problems throwing strikes. We’ll get back to where we need to be.”
Tyler Britton’s single brought home Michael O’Brien for the Cats’ lone run. Grant Sane added a double.
• Murray County did not report results from Thursday’s scheduled game at Pickens by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.
• Coahulla Creek boys 7, Adairsville 0: Pedro Garcia’s hat trick accounted for only half of the Colts’ first-half goals.
Coahulla Creek (2-1, 2-0 Region 5-3A) led 6-0 at halftime in the rout in Varnell.
Manuel Morales had a goal and an assist, while Luis Lee Martinez, Irwin Rivera and Wilbert Escabedo each scored once. Baley Jones had two assists and Eddie Seratto added one.
“It was a good win for us,” Colts coach Eric Parker said. “We needed that.”
It was the second straight clean sheet for Colts keeper Missa Fraire, who only had to make two saves. Coahulla Creek had 32 shots to Adairsville’s two.
• Murray County girls 2, Coosa 1: Trailing 1-0 for most of the night — Coosa scored just seven minutes into the match — the host Lady Indians rallied with a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes for a Region 7-2A victory.
Paiton Bradford tied the game, while Nayeli Jacobo set up the go-ahead score by Razeyn Henry.
Kelsey Pack had 15 saves in goal for Murray County (3-2, 3-1).
n Adairsville girls 4, Coahulla Creek 1: Regina Pacheco scored in the 14th minute off an assist from Melanie Pacheco, but it was the lone goal for the Lady Colts (0-3, 0-2 Region 5-3A). Melissa Cabrera had 24 saves in goal for Coahulla Creek.
• Coosa boys 4, Murray County 3: The Indians (3-1-1, 3-1) overcame a two-goal deficit to tie the game late, but allowed a late goal by the visiting Eagles to suffer a Region 7-2A loss.
Jose Ruiz scored in the 10th minute off a penalty kick, and Murray County led 1-0 at halftime. Coosa scored three straight in the second half.
The Indians’ John David Adams and Juanito Bautista scored, with the latter coming in the 73rd minute to tie the game. However, Coosa scored in the final five minutes.
“I’m proud of my guys,” Murray County coach Marco Burgueno said. “It was a very well-played game. I was definitely happy with the effort my guys put forth. It just came down to a few plays here or there.
“It got chippy at times, but my guys showed a lot of class.”
• Armuchee girls 7, Morris Innovative 1: The Lady Tigers (0-5, 0-4 Region 7-2A) fell short on the road, but Berenice Hernandez notched the first goal in program history and Itzel Moreno made 21 saves.
• Armuchee boys 7, Morris Innovative 0: Eduardo Padilla played well in goal despite the final margin, said coach Ernie Dempsey, whose Tigers fell to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in Region 7-2A. Four of Armuchee’s scores came after halftime.
• Coahulla Creek boys 5, Gordon Central 0: The Colts improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in Region 5-3A. In singles, No. 1 Chase Lynch won 6-0, 6-2, No. 2 Jake Mathis won 6-2, 6-0 and No. 3 Alex Jarjoura won by forfeit. In doubles, No. 1 Austin Turner and Donovan Newby won 6-0, 6-2, while No. 2 Jake Stevenson and Andy Dixon won 6-1, 6-3.
• Coahulla Creek girls 4, Gordon Central 1: The Lady Colts improved to 2-2 and 1-0. In singles, No. 1 Erin Orem won 6-0, 6-0, No. 2 Katherine Sheppard won 6-6 (7-2), 6-0, and No. 3 Vanessa Suarez won 4-6, 6-0, 6-2. In doubles, No. 1 Madison Zerbe and Hannah Locke won 6-2, 6-2.
• Dalton boys 5, Gilmer 0: The Cats opened their season with a sweep at home, getting singles wins from No. 1 Jacob Johnson, 6-0, 6-1, No. 2 Nathan Bryant, 6-1, 6-0, and No. 3 Shazman Ali, 6-0, 6-5, plus doubles wins from No. 1 B.J. Rowland and Thomas Delay, 6-0, 6-1, No. 2 Will Alderman and P.K. Bhatter, 6-3, 6-0.
• Dalton girls 5, Gilmer 0: The Lady Cats dropped just four games on their way to the season-opening victory, getting singles wins from No. 1 Courtney Morton, 6-0, 6-0, No. 2 Kara Pendley, 6-0, 6-0, and No. 3 Anna Grace Wilson, 6-0, 6-0, plus doubles wins from No. 1 Sheridan Fromm and Mary Snipes, 6-3, 6-1, and No. 2 Rachel Bakker and Caroline Calfee, 6-0, 6-0.
• Murray County girls 3, Coosa 2: The Lady Indians (2-0) won behind singles victories from No. 1 Gabbie Bordelon, 7-5, 6-2, and No. 2 Allison Jones, 6-3, 6-1, plus a doubles win from No. 2 Chloe Brown and Kailey Webb, 6-2, 6-0.
• Coosa boys 3, Murray County 2: No. 1 Shawn Owens’ 6-2, 6-1 decision was the lone on-court victory for the Indians (0-2), but No. 3 Brandon Hensley accepted a forfeit.
• Calhoun girls 3, Northwest Whitfield 2: Wins for the Lady Bruins (0-1) came from No. 2 Gracie Cansler, 3-6, 6-3, 10-6, and No. 3 Sara Richards, 3-6, 6-4, 12-10.
• Calhoun boys 5, Northwest 0: The Bruins dropped their season opener on the road.
• North Murray’s Region 5-3A matches with Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe were postponed because of the threat of inclement weather. They have been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Track and field
• The Northwest Invitational, originally scheduled for Saturday in Tunnel Hill, has been postponed until March 9. The area’s weekend forecast includes possible snow.
“We’re going to do it next Saturday because the weather is going to be absolutely awful,” Bruins coach Chad Brewer said.
The meet will start at the same time, 9 a.m., and Dalton, Heritage-Catoosa, Murray County and Southeast Whitfield all plan to compete, Brewer said, but Cobb County’s Lassiter and Paulding County won’t be in the field. Brewer said more teams could be added.
• North Murray’s track and field teams did not report results from their scheduled home meet with Gilmer by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.