Troy Post 43 scored four times in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Miami Valley Prospects 7-6 .
Troy took a 3-1 lead in the third inning as Brandon Nesbitt singled, advanced to second when Cory Cottrell was hit by a pitch and Hunter Cohee ripped an RBI for the first run. Dylan Hensley also knocked in a run, and later scored on a single from Anthony Steele.
The Prospect scored four times in the fourth to take the 5-3 lead, and added another run in the sixth, setting up the big comeback.
Trailing 6-3 going into their final at-bat, Nesbitt singled, and Cottrell reached on a walk. Kieran Williams knocked in a run to make it 6-4, and Hensley walked. Ethan Garland singled to center to make it a one-run game, then Post 43 scored two consecutive runs on wild pitches giving Troy the win.
Troy also swept a pair of games from the Springfield Titans 3-2 and 5-1.
Cohee drove in two runs in the opening inning of game one, and later scored on a ground out by Williams. The three runs in the first inning turned out to be enough for Troy.
Dalton Lee earned the win for Troy, and Ian Yunker picked up the save.
“We are still a work in progress and we see numerous things we need to improve on if we are to continue to win the close games,” Troy coach Frosty Brown said. “Our bunting and base running hurt us at times in this game.”
In game two, it took a late four-run sixth inning to break open a tie game, and give Post 43 the 5-1 win.
Troy nearly pitched a no-hitter, not allowing a hit until the final inning.
In the sixth inning, Nesbitt singled to open the inning, and after a walk to Keaton Mohler, and Greg Peffley hit a slow roller past the mound to load the bases.
Cottrell then lined a two-run single to center to give Troy a 3-1 lead, and Michael Hale knocked in two more runs to make it 5-1.
“I think potentially we have the ability to put innings like that together more often,” Brown said.