South Johnston rallied for five runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Rosewood in the Tobbs Classic at Fleming Stadium in Wilson on Friday.
Trailing 6-5 going into the seventh, the Trojans got the tying run on a bases-loaded walk to Grant Millay. Josh Schindler’s hit up the middle drove in the go-ahead run. Carter Beal also had a run-scoring hit in the seventh.
Millay started on the mound and went two innings for South. Left-hander Clay Milburn went two and two-thirds. Lefty Aubrey Pollard went the last two and one-third for the win.
“We swung the bats pretty well,” said South coach Aaron Parnell. “Six runs in the last two innings was big.”
The Trojans improved to 6-3 overall with the nonconference win.
South, 1-0 in the Greater Neuse 3-A Conference, returns to league action Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Clayton. Jay McKenzie is expected to get the start for the Trojans. South topped the Comets 11-1 in six innings on Thursday.
Southpaws Dylan Honeycutt, Milburn and Pollard have developed into a solid bullpen for South.
North Johnston took a 10-3 varsity softball win at South on Friday, dropping the hosts to 4-3 on the season.