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Statesmen improve to 12-2 with thrilling win

Randolph-Henry High School’s varsity baseball team extended its win streak to seven games Thursday with a come-from-behind 15-9 victory over visiting Prince Edward County High School.

Statesmen Head Coach Josh Barmoy noted his team was down 9-6 going into the top of the seventh inning when its bats game alive, producing nine runs off of five hits. He said Tyler Case, Matthew Harding and Jordan Jones all had one hit during the inning, and Carter Strickland had two hits.

“I thought we showed a tremendous amount of grit coming into the last inning down by three runs and refusing to give up,” he said. “The amount of energy our guys had during the seventh inning proved to be the deciding factor in that game. When you always have a ‘never give up’ mentality regardless if you win or lose, you give it your best effort, and as a coach that is all I can ever ask for from my players.”

Skylar Lacks got the win on the mound for the Statesmen.

With his team sitting at 12-2, Barmoy said, “I think we have settled into understanding our identity as a team. We have played some good teams, which tested our character as men, but ultimately allowed us to learn and grow through a process which I think will benefit us throughout the remainder of the season.”