The Belle High School baseball team scored three runs in the fourth inning and four more in the sixth to come from behind and beat St. James 9-6 in non-conference play Tuesday at Nelson Hart Park.
The game had been scheduled to be held at Belle but due to field conditions it was moved to St. James.
On Monday St. James fell to Four Rivers Conference fow New Haven 3-2 in St. James.
Belle 9, St. James 6
St. James, now 3-12 overall and 0-3 in the conference, struck first on Tuesday with three runs in the top of the first inning. After Belle tallied a run in the bottom of the first, St. james got two more runs in the second to make it 5-1.
Belle added a run in the third and then took control with its big fourth and sixth frames.
Senior Jake Ford had a big day at the plate for St. James, with a triple, double and four RBI.
Also for St. James Justin Ray had two hits and Jesse Hays, Troy Parker, Nathan Strait, Austin Gibson, Drew Lahnman and Zach Dean each had one hit and Storm Gibson scored three runs.
Justin Ray was the starting pitcher for St. James, allowing five runs on four hits and two walks while fanning five. Dean finished up on the mound, giving up four runs on four hits, two walks and striking out four.
New Haven 3, St. James 2
New Haven, now 6-7 overall and 3-3 in the league, got its offense early, scoring two runs in the top of the second inning and one more in the third.
The St. James Tigers got solo runs in the second and fifth innings.
Ford had two hits and RBI and Dean had an RBI single to pace the Tigers. Parker and Elye Rogers also had hits for St. James.
Ford worked all seven innings as pitcher for St. James to suffer the hard-luck loss. He threw a four-hitter while walking six and striking out a whopping 15.
Ross Seitter led the New Haven Shamrocks with a double, single and two RBI. Austin Madden went the distance on the mound for the Shamrocks to gain the victory, allowing five hits, two walks and fanning five.
The Tigers are scheduled to play at Sullivan in Four Rivers Conference action on Friday, starting at 5 p.m.