HURON — Troy Delamatre made the most of his final at-bat Monday, fouling off pitches long enough to get one he liked, ripping a game-tying, run-scoring single before he scored the winning run in Huron’s come-from-behind 7-6 win against Margaretta at Fabens Park.
Brandon Johnson threw the entire game for Huron, allowing three earned runs on four hits to go with eight strikeouts and four walks.
Delamatre stole second base after tying the game in the bottom of the seventh, and Joey Bogden singled him in to finish the rally.
“This was a great win for our team.... The seniors playing such a vital role in the win also made it much sweeter,” Huron coach Dustin Kastor said. “Troy Delamatre had a great last at-bat and Joey Bogden really came through in the seventh, but this was a total team effort and it felt good to come back and take this game.
Huron lost its first meeting with Margaretta when the Bears scored the game-winning run in their last at-bat.
“I'm proud of my players for fighting all the way to the end,” Kastor said. “Our gloves weren't stellar, but the errors we made we were able to minimize by making a play afterwards."
Huron, which struggled to find holes in the Margaretta defense until the fourth inning, tied the game at 3-3 when Nick Butler drive in two runs and Alex Ruf scored on a fielding error.
The Polar Bears, who got singles from Jacob Holeton, Colton Gast, Craig Galindo and Kane Kerr, scored two runs in the top of the second and another in the third, then regained the lead in the sixth and widened it to 6-3 in the seventh.
Joe Ramey started Huron’s rally by reaching second on a throwing error before scoring on a wild pitch. With two runners on base, Drew Enderle moved them over and Delamatre singled to drive in the tying run.
Butler finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBI and Bogden was 2-for-3. Kyle Koehler singled and scored a run.