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Park View jayvees rally late to win last game of season

SoVaNow.com / May 15, 2019
The Park View jayvee baseball team scored a come-from-behind victory in their final game of the season at PVHS. Hosting Amelia and trailing into the fifth inning, Park View scored seven runs in the final three innings to take a 7-2 win to close out the 2019 season on a high note.

The Raiders snagged two runs early as their leadoff batter slapped a single to open the game. Jackson Smiley, on the mound for Park View, got off to a bit of a shaky start. The second Raider batter flied out but then Smiley walked four straight before buckling down and getting a pair of “K”s to end the side.

Smiley pitched solidly for the balance of the game, striking out three in the second, two each in the third, fourth and fifth, one in the sixth and a pair in the seventh. The young hurler allowed just two hits and after the four walks in the first issued just a single walk the rest of the game.

Offensively the Dragons were quiet until the bottom of the fourth when Christian Puryear walked and then scored after a series of wild pitches. The Dragons then took the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Alex Townsend and Tyler Turman scored. Townsend reached with a single was advanced by Turman’s single and then scored on an RBI single by J. Smiley.

The Dragons blew the game open in the sixth when Chase Edwards opened the side with a single and advanced to third on a pair of wild pitches. Montrell Alexander ripped an RBI single, scoring Edwards and then stole second and third as Dragon coach Bill Jordan got aggressive on the base paths.

Next up, Adam Piercy stepped into the batter’s box and with the count at 2-2 was hit by a pitch landing him on first. With runners at the corners, A. Townsend then ripped a single and got the RBI scoring Alexander. T. Turman hit a deep sacrifice fly ball to left field scoring Piercy, but Townsend was caught trying to reach third for the double play.

J. Smiley punched one through the gap for a double and then scored when Christian Puryear got an RBI single and advanced to second on the throw home. The next Dragon batter, Nate Jones, got a single but was put out to end the side when Lane Kinker hit into a fielder’s choice.

The Raiders couldn’t manage a hit in the top of the seventh and the game ended with Park View taking the win 7-2.





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