It took longer than any other win Biloxi has picked up so far in this young season, but the Indians rallied in extra innings and remained unbeaten with a 10-7 win over home-standing St. Martin Tuesday night.
With the victory, Biloxi moved to 9-0 as the Indians get set to begin play as the main host in the annual “Battle at the Beach” 10-day event.
The Yellow Jackets actually jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning but the Indians tied things up plating two runs in the fourth.
Biloxi then took the lead with a run in the top of the next frame, but SMHS rallied in the bottom of the seventh stanza to knot things up at 3-3 and send the contest into extra innings.
Each team scored two runs apiece in the eighth inning, and neither scored in the ninth. The Indians then erupted for five runs in the top of the 10th frame and held on for the win as the Yellow Jackets tallied two runs in the bottom of the inning.
Logan Fontenelle led Biloxi with three hits, including an RBI-double, while Aiden Harrison added two hits to the winning cause including a run-scoring double as well. Both Robbie Hokamp and Judson Byars drove in a pair of runs apiece for BHS, and Hokamp had an RBI-double as well. Will Parker recorded a two-run double for Biloxi also and Ian henry had a run-scoring double.
Cameron Holt, the third of three Biloxi pitchers, picked up the win.
There were no games stats available for St. Martin.
The Indians head back home for a quick two-game turnaround in preparation for the “Battle at the Beach”, which begins Thursday afternoon at Biloxi High. Pass Christian faces Denham Springs (La.) at 5 p.m., Thursday and following that game at 7:30 the host Indians meet Etowah (Ala.).
The Pirates from the Pass are coming off a 2-2 week and stand 6-3 overall. Petal came up with a six-run fourth to overcome the Pirates 8-5 on Saturday afternoon.
On Friday night, Pass registered a 4-1 win over Wayne County as the Pirates got two hits including a double from Dylan Wetter and multi-sport standout Terry Patton had an RBI-double. Southern Miss signee Peyton Lacey smacked a two-run homer as well for PCHS.
Pass Christian also lost a close 1-0 decision to Pope John Paul of Slidell, La., last week and also smashed Hancock 14-4. In that win, Welter collected two hits and a pair of RBIs while Quinton Emerick led the Pass with three hits and a pair of runs batted in. Brendan Necaise also chipped in two hits while Lacy not only picked up the win on the hill but belted a home run as well.
Pass Christian begins play Thursday against Denham in the BATB and then changes venues to MGM Park for a Friday match-up in the same event with Etowah at 5:00, a game that preceded a Biloxi-D’Iberville contest.