St. James softball rallies past Lady Seahawks in seventh

The St. James softball team rallied to a 5-4 comeback victory over Myrtle Beach on Tuesday night.

St. James’ Erin Brown went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple, including the game-winning RBI in the top of the seventh that broke a 4-4 tie.

Lady Sharks starter Alexi Gunnell closed out the Lady Seahawks in the bottom of the frame for her sixth consecutive shutout inning.

Myrtle Beach exploded for four runs in the first inning to erase the 2-0 lead the Lady Sharks had built in the top of the frame. Both teams battled through scoreless innings until the sixth, when St. James managed to tie it up.

That set the stage for Brown’s go-ahead heroics in the seventh and Gunnell’s (2-2) complete-game victory. She allowed only six hits on the night, all but one of them coming in the first inning.

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