Conway rattles bats in fifth to rally past Carolina Forest

The Conway High baseball team played its fifth game in as many days on Monday, but the Tigers still had enough gas to knock off rival Carolina Forest 13-3 in the region opener for both teams.

The Tigers (3-2 overall, 1-0 Region 6-4A) used an eight-run explosion in the fifth inning to blast past the Panthers (0-4, 0-1), who built a 3-0 lead behind a perfect 4-for-4 night at the plate by Robert Jolly.

Conway finally got its offense untracked in the fifth after GK Young’s two-RBI double tied the game at 3-all. Bryce McCord added a bases-clearing double to break the game wide open for the Tigers.

Young went 3-for-5 and earned the victory on the mound as the Tigers added three more runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to cap the comeback win.

Conway, which finished second in the International Paper Baseball Classic over the weekend, returns to face the Panthers again on Wednesday and Friday.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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