There is nothing like a few extra innings games to get inexperienced players a taste of varsity play.
Stillwater rallied in the eighth innings to defeat Suburban East Conference rival Roseville 8-3 Thursday in a night game played at the University of Northwestern.
The Raiders nearly ended the game with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. But the Ponies wriggled out of danger and then scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning.
It took an extra inning for Stillwater's offense to break through in an 8-3 win vs. Roseville in a Suburban East Conference game Thursday at the University of Northwestern.
Mason McCurdy drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single in the top of the eighth, and Alex Vandell drove in three more RBIs later that inning as the Ponies broke open a 3-3 tie.
Roseville rallied from a one-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game at 3-3 on an RBI double from Jordan Dahlof. But the Ponies were able to escape a bases-loaded jam with one out.
Josh Wallace reached base five times for the Ponies, going 3-for-3 with two walks and a double.
Dahlof and Mark Olberding each had two hits for the Raiders.
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