Late inning surge powers Chargers over Wave

Staff Writer

West Point baseball got behind early at home on Friday and had a difficult time finding the scoreboard in a 9-3 loss to Grenada.

The Chargers struck first, scoring three in the top of the second, which proved to be an insurmountable task for the Green Wave, who would not hold a lead the entire game.

Davion Goree started on the mound for the Green Wave and threw 78 pitches through three and a third innings. Goree struck out three, walked five and surrendered four runs on six hits.

The Green Wave managed to get its first run across in the bottom of the second, when Marquez Carter scored on a fielder’s choice to second base.

West Point closed the gap further in the bottom of the third on a Gray Berry line drive double, which scored Seth Edwards.

Grenada extended its lead to 4-2 as Jake Chambless came on in relief for the Green Wave. Chambless went on to give up three runs on two hits through two innings of work. He struck out two and walked two.

The Green Wave’s last run of the game came in the bottom of the fifth, when Roe Ketchum’s sacrifice fly to left scored Brandon Lairy to narrow Grenada’s lead to 4-3.

The Chargers, however, exploded for five runs in the top of the sixth to put the game out of reach for the Green Wave.

The Green Wave (10-13) will host Lafayette on Tuesday at 6 p.m.