Rams rally to beat Pamlico on diamond

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 09:16 PM.

BAYBORO - The Pamlico Hurricanes had seemingly come alive with the warm weather Tuesday in a home game against Havelock.

Pamlico scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning on three hits off Havelock sophomore lefty Drew Simcox to claim an early lead.

From then on, Simcox and the Rams settled down and shut down the Canes’ offense. Trailing Pamlico 3-1 in the top of the fourth, Havelock plated four runs on one hit and three Hurricane errors to take a lead they would not relinquish on the way to a 6-3 victory.

“I’m really proud of the guys for not quitting after we executed poorly in the first inning,” Havelock coach Matt James said. “I didn’t really say anything to them. They started playing hard and smart and turned it around.”

The beginning of the turnaround came in that first with Pamlico having runners at second and third, one out, and three runs already home.

Simcox faked a throw to second base, confusing runners Trent Prescott and Tristan Nethercutt. Nethercutt headed toward third, forcing Prescott to run home, and he was tagged out.

“I thought the fake-pick caught (Pamlico) off guard there when they had scored three runs,” James said.

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