Josiah Robbins’ single in the top of the seventh inning drove in the winning run to help Boyle upset No. 7 West Jessamine 3-2 Tuesday in Nicholasville.
"West Jessamine is a great ball club, one of the best in the state. We knew it was going to be a battle,” Boyle coach Kyle Wynn said. “We are a much better team than when we faced them a few weeks ago. We were faced with adversity and I am very proud of these boys for being resilient and coming back in the seventh inning. Great momentum for this last week of the regular season."
Addison Coffey tossed 1 /3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Casey Whittle started and allowed one earned run on five hits with four strikeouts and six walks over 5 2/3 innings for the Rebels.
Boyle was down 2-1 going into the bottom of the seventh beore rallying to take the lead.
Brett Jones led off the inning with a single and score on Jacob Preston’s sacrifice fly. Jacob Pike, who reached on an error, later scored on Robbins’ single to right.
Robbins also drove in Boyle’s first run, singling home Pike in the top of the first inning.
Robbins finished 2-for-4, and Clay Young and Pike both finished 2-for-3 with a double.
Boyle improved to 17-13, winning its third straight and has now won eight out of its last 10 games.
"I wanted a tough schedule to prepare for this point in the season and we are seeing some rewards for that now," Wynn said. "It was one of those games where we gave the fans a great game to watch."