BEVERLY- Colton Shuster's fifth inning infield single knocked in the tying run and the Fort Frye Cadets escaped a bases loaded seventh inning threat to defeat the visiting Buckeye Trail Warriors 4-3 in a Pioneer Valley Conference thriller Wednesday night.
Shuster came to bat in the fifth with the bases loaded and two out and legged out a slow grounder to third base to enable the tying run to cross the plate.
The Cadets then took advantage of two Buckeye Trail errors to grab a 4-3 lead heading to the final inning.
Brad Martin started the final frame on the mound for the Cadets and retired Zach Roe on a come backer to the mound before allowing a sharp single up the middle to Jesse Roe.
Bidwell immediately summoned Spencer Lang in from center field to replace Martin on the mound.
Lang promptly hit Ian Wildes, the first batter he faced with a pitch but got the next Warrior hitter to ground into a force out for the second out of the inning.
The Cadets elected to walk C.J. Beaver intentionally to load the bases and got a huge break when a blooper down the right field line by Boyd that would have cleared the bases fell just foul by a matter of inches.
Lang rebounded to get Boyd to fly out harmlessly to center field to end the game and secure the ninth conference victory in 10 decisions for the Fort.
Tori Mimken shut out the Buckeye Trail Warriors for the second time this season and the Fort Frye Cadets made two first inning runs stand up in a 2-0 PVC victory.
Mimken fired a complete game two-hitter, fanning 15 Warrior hitters while walking zero to win her 13th consecutive victory of the season.
The Cadets got all the offense they would need in the opening frame when Courtney Allen drew a one-out walk and moved to second base on a single by third baseman Hali LeMasters.
Both runners scored when Natalie Smith singled to left field and the ball got away from the left fielder for an error and a 2-0 Lady Cadet lead.
From their on it would be all Mimken as the Cadet senior fanned eight of the first nine Buckeye Trail hitters she faced.