Wesleyan swept past Brookstone 9-7 and 4-2 in their Class A state semifinal series on Monday.
Jeremy Shirley singled in a run in the bottom of the sixth as Wesleyan took a 4-2 lead over Brookstone in Game 2.
Brookstone will bat in the top of the seventh needing two runs to extend their season.
Wesleyan’s Carter Garrison led off the bottom of the fifth inning for a 3-2 lead. It was Wesleyan's third solo homer of the game.
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Brookstone and Wesleyan both scored a pair of runs in the first inning of Game 2 of their Class A state semifinal series. Neither team scored in the second, third or fourth innings.
Wesleyan scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh and held on for a 9-7 win over Brookstone in Game 1.
Game 2 is expected to start about 4:30 p.m.
Brookstone's Jake Howard hit a solo homer in the bottom of the sixth inning tie the game at 7-7.
Johnny Carter's 2-run single gave Brookstone a 6-6 tie with Wesleyan after five innings.
Brookstone took advantage of a pair of Wesleyan errors and a passed ball to score two runs in the bottom of the fourth. But Wesleyan still led 6-4.
Wesleyan hit a two-run homer to extend its lead to three runs, 5-2, over Brookstone after three innings
Wesleyan scored a pair of runs in the second inning to take a 3-2 lead.
Brookstone put a pair of runners on base in the bottom of the second inning but couldn't score.
Brewer Carter and Will Braxton knocked in runs in the first inning as Brookstone took a 2-1 lead.
The teams are playing at Brookstone.
The teams will play two games today. If a third game is necessary, it will be played tomorrow.
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