The Sonora baseball team scored four runs in the top of the ninth and the Wildcats earned a come-from-behind 7-5 non-league victory over Bret Harte on Tuesday in Angels Camp.
Sonora had only four hits, but knocked in five runs. Both Evan Estes and Tyler Casteel recorded a hit and each drove in two runs. Garrett Bozzo and Eric Gilliatt had the other Wildcat hits.
Sonora took a 3-1 lead after the second, but were shutout by Bret Harte until the final inning. Bret Harte gained its first lead of the game, 4-3, when the Bullfrogs tacked on three runs in the third. They added another in the fourth and held onto a two-run advantage before Sonora’s late rally.
Bullfrog senior Jake Bailey went 3 for 4 and drove in a run. Wyatt Hockett, Tyler Tafjen, Camren Herrin and Kyle Olsen all had a hit. Tafjen blasted a triple and Olsen a double.
Casteel, the winning pitcher, threw four innings, retired four on strikes and gave up just one earned run in. Estes tossed three and struck out a game-high seven.
For the Bullfrogs, Austin Miguel pitched a team-best three innings and fanned four.
Bret Harte (3-4) opens Mother Lode League play today when it hosts Summerville at3:30 p.m. in Angels Camp.
Sonora (5-2) will hit the road on Saturday to face Escalon at 2 p.m.