Big Rally Carries Portage Central to Rivalry Win

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PORTAGE, Mich -- Portage Central trailed Portage Northern 4-0 entering the bottom of the seventh and rallied to score five runs to walk off with a 5-4 win Wednesday.

Austin Duff delivered the game-winning two-run double with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning.  Joe Stewart had three hits for the Mustangs including an RBI single in the seventh.

Austin Laurencig got the  win in relief.

Portage Central also won the nightcap, 8-6.  The Mustangs improved to 16-5 on the year and have clinched at least a share of the SMAC West, they will host 2nd place St. Joseph next Tuesday for two games.

 

SMAC West Standings:

Portage Central  7-1

St. Joseph  5-3

Portage Northern 4-3

Niles 3-4

Lakeshore 2-4

Benton Harbor 0-6

 

 

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