The Paper photo by Lori Poteet 
Cole Wemer and Southmont used some late game heroics to defeat the Bruins 5-4.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet
Cole Wemer and Southmont used some late game heroics to defeat the Bruins 5-4.

NEW MARKET – Southmont used a solid relief performance from Cam Chadd, and some late game heroics in a come from behind victory over Sagamore Conference rival Tri-West, 5-4, Tuesday afternoon.

The Bruins could’ve broken it open in the third, after scratching across a run in the first. With two runs in, and the bases loaded, Southmont skipper Jamie Welliever turned to the sophomore, Chadd, to get him out of trouble. The young right hander did just that getting a strike out, a ground out and pop out to get out of the inning with no more damage.

“Just a great job by Cam to come in and get us out of a jam in a pivotal moment in the game,” said Welliever.

The Mounties waited until the bottom of the sixth to get things rolling. Down 4-1, Cole Roach led off the inning by getting hit with a pitch. He moved to second on Welliever’s single, and Risty Bullerdick drew a walk, but Roach was picked off at second during the at bat. That put runners on first and second when Zach Worm connected for a three run shot over the centerfield fence to tie the game at four.

“Just a senior coming through,” said Welliever. “He had two strikes, but he’s been swinging the bat well, so I wasn’t surprised.”

Southmont (4-3, 1-2 SAC) gained some extra momentum in the top of the seventh. With one out, Jake Hill reached on an error, but was erased off the base paths trying to steal second on a great throw by Brandon Rogers.

So, with two outs, Bruin (1-4, 0-3 SAC) Nick Rabe drew a walk. Running on the pitch, the ball got away from Rogers, as Rabe raced towards third and headed for home. Rogers was able to locate the ball, and made the throw to second baseman Aaron Cox, who was covering on the play for out number three.

Southmont scored the deciding run in the seventh on a base hit by Welliever.

The two teams will square off again Thursday in Lizton.