Jack Britt took a 7-1 lead and held off Triton for an 8-6 nonconference varsity baseball win in a make-up game on Wednesday night.
The Buccaneers (9-6) scored two runs in the second, third and fifth innings. The visitors put up single runs in the fourth and sixth.
Hawks coach Joey Miriello was pleased that his club kept battling despite falling to 1-14.
Triton scored a run in the third after a leadoff double by Colton Neighbors, who stole third and scored on a ground out by Parker Crews.
Walks to Dalen Thompson and Grayson Bradham with one out started a three-run fifth for the Hawks. The baserunners moved up on a passed ball. Thompson scored on an infield hit by Crews and Bradham came in on a single by Josh McMillan. Triton pulled within 7-4 on an RBI single by Ethan Hedgepeth.
Crews had a two-out, two-run double on a full-count pitch to bring in Neighbors and Tyler House in the sixth.
“Down 7-1, a lot of times mentally, you just pack it in, think the game’s over,” Miriello said. “I was pleased with our fight tonight. I’m really pleased with what Parker Crews did tonight.”
Crews relieved starter Christian Tyndall in the third and went the rest of the way on the mound. He drove in four runs at the plate.
“He stepped in and did a really good job,” Miriello said. “We got hits tonight with runners on, which is where we’ve been struggling in games past. We competed and that’s a quality 4-A program right there. … If there’s such a thing as a moral victory, we’ll take that.”
Miriello was looking forward to practice Thursday before the Hawks return to Tri-County Six 3-A Conference play at Southern Lee on Friday night.