St. Joe Rallies for 3 Late to Top Nevada

St. Joe Rallies for 3 Late to Top Nevada

Kyle Simpson drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Mustangs trailed for the first time on the young season late in Saturday's game, but scored three times in the eighth to rally for a 11-9 win over Nevada.

Kyle Simpson picked up his first hit of the game with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth scoring the tying run in Eric Swain and go-ahead run in Payton Scarbrough.

Michael Schulze scored an unearned run later in the frame on a fielder's choice to add some insurance.

St. Joe (2-0) grabbed a commanding lead in the second inning scoring five runs, three earned, on two hits.

Nevada responded with three runs in the third inning off starting pitcher Brandon Simmons.

The Mustangs didn't wait long to answer with three of their own in the fourth inning, two coming on a home run from catcher Payton Scarbrough -- the first of his career.

Simmons' night was over after 5 1/3 innings giving up seven runs on nine hits. He took a no decision.

Blake Kolons entered in relief of Simmons with the bases loaded in the third, and surrendered a grand slam that put the Griffons ahead 9-8.

Dixon Marble didn't allow a run in the final three innings to pick up his first win of the season.

Scarbrough finished  the night 3-4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.

Schulze went 2-4 with 2 RBI and 3 runs scored.

St. Joseph hits the road for the first time this season Sunday with a road game with Nevada.
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