The Callaway Cavaliers used an explosive eighth inning to move a step closer to a region championship.
The Cavaliers and Haralson County Rebels were deadlocked at 4-4 through seven innings, so it was on to extra innings.
In the top of the eighth, the Cavaliers broke through for nine runs, and they went on to claim a 13-4 victory.
The Cavaliers moved to 8-1 in Region 4-AAA, and they remained atop the standings with games remaining against Rockmart, Central-Carroll and Jackson.
“It was a good win. It was the kind of game our kids needed, to face some adversity like that late,” Callaway assistant coach Nick Drescher said. “It was a good win. Haralson didn’t play bad.”
The Cavaliers were up 4-0, but the Rebels scored three runs in the fourth inning, and one more in the sixth to tie it.
After a scoreless seventh inning, the Cavaliers broke it open in the eighth inning.
Terry Godwin led off with a bunt single, Cody Mimbs was hit by a pitch, and Chase Freeman followed with an RBI single.
After that, Drescher said “the wheels sort of fell off for Haralson.”
The Cavaliers used the long ball to take the early lead.
Freeman got the Cavaliers on the board with a solo home run, and Nick O’Berry added a two-run home run.
Five Callaway pitchers combined to get the job done.
Perry Keith started, and he was relieved by Mimbs, Godwin, O’Berry and Hunter Rollins.
O’Berry got the win.
Callaway is scheduled to host Rockmart today, although that could change because of rain.
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