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Zephyrs rally for 5-4 against Douglas

The WESTCO Zephyrs scored four sixth inning runs to rally for a 5-4 win over Douglas during Saturday play at the Walmart Tournament at Cleveland Field.

Douglas struck for one run in the top of the first, but the Zephyrs quickly tied the game in the bottom of the first on back-to-back two singles by Ty Dunkel and Beau Lofink.

But Douglas bounced back in the top of the second and scored two more runs to take a 3-1 lead. That's how it stood until the Zephyr rally in the sixth.

Lofink led off the inning reaching on an error. He advanced to second and third on two wild pitches, then scored on a ground out by Eric Moreno.

Ty Wilson followed with a single, then Austin Murphy tripled to score Wilson and tie the game at 3-3. Jackson Hinze ran for Murphy and scored what proved to be the winning run on a bunt by Rogelio Gurrola. Gurrola stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball and then scored on another passed ball to cap the four run rally.

The comeback made a winner out of Leighton Freeze. He worked the first six innings, scattering nine hits and striking out five. Wilson pitched the final frame to earn the save on the Zephyrs 26th win in 37 games.

The Z's will play at 8:00 p.m. tonight against Chappell.

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