Gastonia Gets Five Late Runs To Down Owls

Updated June 20 2015

The Grizzlies banged out 13 hits in route to a 7-3 victory over Forest City Saturday night at Sims Legion Park.

The Grizzlies (13-8) and Owls were tied at two until the bottom of the sixth when Gastonia plated three runs. Two more runs in the eighth gave Gastonia the insurance it would need to take the decision.

Blake Edwards (Columbus State) led Gastonia at the plate by going 2-for-5 with three RBI. Taylor Allum (Kennesaw State) was 2-for-4 with an RBI while Jeremy Howell (Kennesaw State) and Babe Thomas (Winthrop) both went 2-for-3.

Logan Cook (UNC Pembroke) improved to 2-0 with seven innings on the mound, allowing two runs on two hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Gastonia travels to Forest City Sunday in a rematch of Saturday’s game with the Owls. The Grizzlies lead the season series 4-0. 

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