A coming-of-age victory for Wheeling
Mar 31, 2015 8:57 PM -
While there is no substitution for experience, every once in awhile a team needs a little youthful exuberance to carry them through. That came for the Wheeling's baseball team on Tuesday as the host Wildcats edged Lake Forest Academy 5-4. Heading into this season, Wheeling was looking at its experience to carry its senior-laden squad. But when freshman Drew Roberts stepped into the batters box with 2 outs and no one on in the bottom of the 6th in a 4-4 tie, that all changed. Roberts battled for 10 pitches, fouling off 3 tosses with a full count. He then drilled a line drive through the left side for a single. Senior Marty Falkiner followed up with a double to right-center, and Roberts raced around the bases with the eventual winning run.