Host Dunn battled hard to the last out, but was edged 5-3 by Reidsville in an extra innings thriller in an elimination game on day three of the Dixie Youth North Carolina AAA state baseball tournament on Monday.
Reliever Harry Johnson was the pitcher of record for Dunn. In two and two-thirds innings he yielded one earned run on one hit and one walk, with three strikeouts.
Wyatt Scott was 3-for-3 with one RBI and Tres Daughtry and Tanner Williams each had two hits and one run scored to lead Dunn at the plate.
Carson Tew had two hits. Johnson had one hit and one RBI. Gavin Tyndall, Alan Hinson, Delaney Horne and Harrison Honeycutt had one hit apiece. Peyton Woodall scored once.
After one scoreless inning, a thunderstorm came through, delaying the game for nearly an hour and a half.
When play resumed, Reidsville scored in the top of the second inning to take an early lead, but Dunn tied it in the bottom of the inning when Williams scored on a base hit from Scott.
Dunn took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the third when Woodall scored on a base hit from Johnson and Daughtry scored on an errant pick off attempt.
After Reidsville tied the game with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning, neither team could produce another run in regulation, sending the game to extra innings.
Reidsville took the lead with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Daughtry had a one out base hit in the bottom of the seventh and advanced to third on a pair of passed balls. But a pair of strikeouts ended the game.
Reidsville will meet Dunn’s fellow District 11 member Hope Mills American in an elimination game at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.