Wampus Cats rally late, fall in 10 innings

Published 3:18 pm Monday, July 1, 2024

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The Uwharrie Wampus Cats rallied late in Sunday’s home league game against the Queen City Corndogs.

Trailing 4-0 after six innings and 6-4 after eight, the Cats twice rallied to tie the game, including two ninth-inning runs.

However, the CorndogsĀ  pushed a run across in the top of the 10th inning to earn a 7-6 win.

Ashton Wolfe earned the win in relief for the Corndogs, while Jared Brenner took the loss for Uwharrie (15-13, 8-11 SCBL).

In the bottom of the ninth, Ick Cirino drove a two-RBI single with one out to tie the game. Vespe tried to score on a Nick Morris fly out but was called out at home.

In the top of the 10th, three walks led to the Corndogs’ Gabe Simmons drawing an RBI bases-loaded walk to put the visitors up. Uwharrie went in order in the bottom of the inning.

Bryson Bebber led Uwharrie at the plate with three hits, while Cirino and Nick Morris each added two hits.

The Cats return home tonight to face the Lake Norman Copperheads (5-12 SCBL) at 7.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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