Come From Behind Victory

The Comets came from behind to knock off a tough LaGrande team with a 6-5 win. Crater trailed 1-5 heading into the bottom of the 6th inning, but immediately loaded the bases. Dylan Pearce then tripled to right-center, making the score 4 to 5, but was himself stranded at third. Gunnar Asher lead off the bottom of the 7th with a double down the left-field line and Neil Bastendorf followed with a bunt. The ball was about to roll foul, but the LaGrande catcher fielded it and attempted to throw out the runner advancing to third, giving Crater the tie when the ball rolled into left field. After another bunt to move Bastendorf to 2nd, Nate Jenkins singled in the winning run. Gunnar Asher, who pitched to one batter in the 7th, earned the win on the mound. The Comets now take on North Medford at 7 p.m. on Friday night.