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Cary rallies late to defeat Redbirds

AHOSKIE – The visitors saved their best for last.

Cary scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning, breaking a 7-7 tie, en route to a 10-7 win over RC Twin Rivers here Tuesday night in an Independent Summer League baseball game.

The game was closely contested throughout.

After Cary seized a 2-0 lead in the top of the second, the home-standing Redbirds rallied for a pair of runs to knot the score at 2-2. Logan Earley and Alden Lassiter each stroked an RBI single to account for the game-tying runs.

Cary answered with two more runs in the top of the third to claim a 4-2 lead. RC Twins Rivers answered in the bottom of the fourth frame where they pushed across four runs. There, the Redbirds loaded the bases and David Basnight picked up an easy RBI when he drew a walk. Trent Hobbs tied the game at 4-4 with his RBI single. Bryce Stevens scored on a wild pitch and Basnight raced home on an error to stake the home team to their first lead of the night at 6-4.

The Redbirds padded their lead to 7-4 in the bottom of the fifth thanks to an RBI single off the bat of Stevens.

Cary tied the game at 7-7 by scoring three runs in the top of the sixth before sealing the win by adding three more in the seventh.

RC Twin Rivers collected nine hits in the contest, led by two each from Hobbs and Parker Bradley. Basnight, Earley, Lassiter, Stevens, and Dylan Duke each added a hit.

Hobbs hurled the opening five and one-third innings for the Redbirds. Avery Harris pitched one inning and was charged with the loss. Basnight worked the final two-thirds of an inning on the mound.

RC Twin Rivers dropped to a record of 3-8 with the loss. They will host Johnston County in a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Sunday at the Hertford County High School baseball field.