EAST BEND — After starting the season off strong, the Forbush Falcons baseball team hit a bump in the road when it opened up its conference slate on Tuesday night with a loss to South Stokes. The loss didn’t stop the Falcons for too long as they were back in action Wednesday night against North Forsyth.
The Falcons started off with a bang as they brought in three runs in the bottom of the second inning. The next inning, they were back to hitting the ball again as Carter Foster started the third inning off strong with a hit over the center fielder’s head that earned him a triple. Blake Winebarger saw his chance to score a run for the Falcons as he stepped up to the plate. Winebarger hit the ball to second base to earn an RBI and bring Foster across the plate to give Forbush a 4-0 lead.
“We hit the ball well, but I wish we would have hit it better,” Head Coach Jack Moss said. “I give credit to the pitcher from North. He’s a great pitcher.”
Forbush scored one run in the fourth, and two in the sixth inning to give them seven runs for the night. The only innings the Falcons gave up runs was the sixth and the seventh inning. North Forsyth came out swinging in the final inning to find three runs, but the Falcons kept up their defensive tactics to get out of the inning and leave the field with a 7-4 win.
“It was nice to bounce-back from a disappointing conference loss last night and get the win,” Moss said. “Overall, everyone played well tonight.”
The Falcons move to 5-4 overall, their next game will be April 1 against South Stokes. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.