Conway comeback bid falls short in final of IP Classic

Conway made a strong comeback bid in the championship game of the IP Classic on Sunday, but AC Flora held on for a 6-4 victory in the prestigious high school baseball tournament.

AC Flora jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings, but the Tigers started to turn the tide by scoring three runs in the fourth and one more in the fifth.

Trailing 6-4 entering the seventh, Conway’s Grant Holmes ripped an RBI triple that plated Jordan Gore and cut the deficit to one with Holmes representing the tying run just 90 feet away. But the Falcons slammed the door on the rally to claim the IP Classic championship.

Gore had three hits for the Tigers (2-2) and Dillon Johnson drove in a pair of runs.

* Lexington 7, St. James 2: The Sharks (2-2) settled for fourth place in a consolation loss to the Wildcats, who limited St. James to only three hits on the day.

Sharks starter Trent Revis went six innings to take the loss. St. James took a 2-1 lead in the third inning but gave up four runs in the following frame as Lexington pulled away for the win and third place in the tournament.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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