Baseball: McNamara rallies to beat Riverdale

April 25, 2012

It has been a tough season for the McNamara baseball team, but the Mustangs played their best game this season to score a big victory Tuesday night.

Brad Sullivan hit his first home run and Jack Hopkins returned from an injury to go 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored to lead McNamara to an 8-6 victory over No. 9 Riverdale Baptist in a nonleague game.

“We played about as well as we could play,” said Mustangs Coach Larry Prange, whose team is 6-14 with seven one-run losses. “We just finally played a game we were capable of playing.”

Sullivan’s three-run homer in the fourth inning made it 6-1 and starting pitcher Justin Jenkins left after five innings with an 8-2 lead. Hopkins, who plays center field and bats leadoff, came on in relief and was a bit wild, but was able to close out the game.

“We’ve had a rough time putting things together,” Prange said. “Getting [Hopkins] back added new life to the team and they took off from there.”

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