Mitch Carr singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning and then finished off the game in the seventh to lift Monticello to a 9-8 come from behind win over Tri-Valley in non-conference boys baseball action Tuesday from Monticello High School.
Trailing 8-6 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Owen Trybom singled to start the inning, Brett Macak moved him up to second on a sac-bunt, Asher Bradd bounced out to second to move Trybom to third. Alek Bundy walked to reach base for the fourth time on the afternoon, then Luke Stokowski doubled to right center field to drive in two and tie the game and Carr followed with a bloop single to right field.
Andrew Rudolph relieved Cam Wittig in the fourth fifth inning and started the seventh allowing a base hit and then a walk. Carr came on in relief of Rudolph and Isaac Vance bunted runners to second and third with one out.
Carr struck out ninth place hitter Kevin O’Donnell for the second out and got lead off hitter Braden Zenor to pop out on the infield to end the game.
Each team pushed across three in the first. Tri-Valley right fielder Matt Mier highlighted the inning with a two-run home run.
Jeff Willeaver added a two-run shot of his own to tie the game in the bottom of the inning.
Tri-Valley added two more runs in the second inning on a Mier two-run triple.
The Sages took a 6-5 lead in the third but Tri-Valley answered in the third when Kolton Weichman doubled in a pair.
The Vikings added an insurance in the top of the sixth-inning.
Wier paced Tri-Valley going 2-for-3 with a walk and four RBIs. Weichman scored three times.
Bundy finished 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and scored three times. Stokowski finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a pair of doubles.
Rudolph picked up the win after getting Monticello out of a fifth inning jam. Entering the game with two on and one out, he struck out O’Donnell and got Zenor to pop out behind the mound to end the threat.
Rudolph pitched 1.2 innings, allowing a run and struck out two.
The Vikings drop to 7-1 overall and the Sages improve to 14-1.