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Redbirds fall short in late-game comeback
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Darlington coach Brad Solberg meets with his squad ahead of its season opener at Belmont. - photo by Casey Lindecrantz

BELMONT — Darlington’s varsity baseball team fell just short in a late game comeback at Belmont, 2-1, in each team’s season opener March 28.

The Braves claimed a 2-0 lead by the fourth inning thanks to strong batwork from Tanner Simmons (1-for-3, 1 RBI) and Brayden Stymeist (1-for-3, 1 RBI). 

Also instrumental for Belmont was Bradley Riechers, who claimed a 3-for-4 day at the plate.

Hits weren’t plentiful for the Redbirds, but they still made the most of their opportunities. 

Breylin Goebel was the only Darlington batter to reach home as he went 1-for-3 on the day.

The long hit of the day came from Reagan Jackson (1-for-3, 1 2B), who bombed the ball to earn a double.

Jackson was also credited with the loss, allowing five hits and two runs over two innings pitched. He also struck out three.

Josiah Ruiz tallied the win, allowing just four hits and one run over five innings pitched, while striking out 12 Redbirds.