The Caldwell Cobras baseball team scored nine runs in the first two innings and went on to win in extra innings at Spartanburg Methodist on Wednesday, 12-11.
After allowing the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Cobras got three runs in the tenth inning. Cole Hales led off the inning with a solo homerun to regain the lead for the Cobras. After the homerun, Caldwell would pick up two more insurance runs; one on an RBI groundout by Michael Logan and the other when Tyler Bradley scored from third base on a wild pitch.
The Cobras would surrender two runs in the bottom of the tenth inning but hung on for the program’s 38th victory of the season and their 16th in a row.
In the top of the first inning, Caldwell scored seven runs. Jacob Bebber had a two RBI double, Logan had an RBI triple, Bradley had an RBI double, and Mason Lyda had an RBI single. The two other Cobra runs came via a passed ball and an error. Spartanburg Methodist would answer with six runs in the bottom of the first inning.
In the second inning, Caldwell would get a two RBI homerun by Steven Smith to pull ahead 9-6.
With Caldwell clinging to a 9-8 lead in the bottom of the ninth, the Pioneers got the tying run on via an error, then tied the game on a Jordan Young RBI ground out.
Bebber, Hales, Logan, and Smith each finished with two RBI for Caldwell. Bradley and Lyda would each pick up an RBI as the Cobras won for the first time in program history at Spartanburg Methodist.
The Cobras improve to 38-7. They will finish the regular season at home this weekend with a three-game series versus Thomas Nelson.