BENNINGTON — The Little River baseball team received its strongest push in quite some time on Tuesday.
The Redskins, the No. 2-ranked team in Class 2-1A, needed a huge rally in Game 1 for a 10-6 victory over Bennington and then lost for only the third time this season in the nightcap, 9-5.
Bennington led 6-1 early in the first game, but it was all Little River over the final three innings, scoring three runs in the fifth, two in the sixth and four in the seventh.
The Redskins actually managed only five hits, all singles by five different players. Grant Harvey was the winning pitcher. None of the six runs Bennington scored was earned.
In Game 2, the Redskins again fell behind big and this time couldn’t come back. The Bulldogs scored seven runs over the first two innings and Little River was blanked over the final five innings as its seven-game winning streak came to an end.
Dalton Arnold drove in three runs for the Redskins. Cordell Moore took the loss.
Little River is now 10-3 on the season.