WYANDOTTE — Dalton Cummings’ single to center field drove in the winning run as Wyandotte upended Diamond, Mo., 5-4 here Friday afternoon in an interstate high school baseball game.
The Bears had carried a 4-1 lead into the top of the seventh only to have Diamond erupt for three runs to tie the score.
It looked like the game was heading for extra innings after the first two batters for Wyandotte in the bottom of the seventh were retired.
Ty Essex kept things going when he reached on an error.
Courtesy runner Seth Shuttlesworth stole second and scored on Cummings’ hit.
“He crushed it,” Wyandotte coach Kyle Baldridge said of Cummings’ hit. “Dalton has figured things out at the plate.”
Cummings went 3-for-4 at the plate with a triple and two singles with the big RBI.
The Bears broke out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-run single by Andrew Douthit, then bumped it to 3-0 in the third on a double by Jacob Lux.
Diamond scratched out a run in the top of the fifth, then WHS got it back in its half of the inning on a sacrifice fly to center field by Cummings.
In addition to the three hits by Cummings, the Bears got a double and single from Scotty Rotzal and Lux, and a single each from Orrin Ryan, Douthit and Tate Smith.
Rotzal picked up the victory in relief of Lux.
Lux pitched the first five innings, scattering five hits. He struck out 11 and walked one.
Rotzal came on in the sixth and finished up.
The Bears travel to Welch on Tuesday.