West Johnston comes back to beat Millbrook, 6-3

Posted April 16

West Johnston ended the Bobby Murray Chevrolet High School Baseball Invitational with a 6-3 win over Millbrook on Saturday, Apr. 15, 2017. (Photo By: Nick Stevens/

— West Johnston fell behind 2-1 in the second inning but came back to defeat Millbrook 6-3 in the final day of the Bobby Murray Chevrolet High School Baseball Tournament.

The scoring started early. West Johnston loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning, and a hit by Andrew Grande brought Noah Liles home, giving West an early 1-0 lead.

Millbrook tied the game in the bottom of the first when Dominic Rodts hit a single, allowing Tyler Snead to score in a slide at home. Rodts scored later in the inning on a sacrifice fly, giving Millbrook a 2-1 advantage.

After a scoreless second inning, West Johnston retook the lead in the top of the third inning. A triple to center by Liles brought home Austin Partin, tying the game at 2-2 with no outs. Then on a hit by Hunter Hood, Liles found his way home to put West Johnston back on top, 3-2.

The Wildcats weren't done in the third inning though.

Peyton Richards posted a double, sending Hood home and giving West Johnston a 4-2 lead going to the bottom of the third inning. That was only the start though. West Johnston scored two more runs in the game, both in the top of the fifth inning.

Millbrook tried to mount a comeback, Doug Bell scored on a single by Justin Wilcoxen in the bottom of the fifth, cutting the West Johnston lead to 6-3. But that was as close as it got for the Wildcats.

West Johnston moves to 9-8 on the season with the win while Millbrook falls to 10-7.


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