Black Sox come back for victory

Bryant Black Sox batter Jake Wright takes a cut during the Senior American Legion State Tournament in Conway recently. On Thursday, Wright went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs to lead Bryant to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Jefferson City, Missouri, at the Mid-South Regional in New Orleans. TONY LENAHAN/The Saline Courier
Sports Editor

Down 2-0 for most of the game in the second round of the Mid-South Regional, the Bryant Hornets tied things up on a 2-run home run by Jake Wright in the sixth inning. Wright would again come up big in the top of the seventh with the go-ahead RBI single to give Bryant a 3-2 victory over Missouri champion Jefferson City Thursday to advance to the Mid-South semis.
Bryant (44-9-2) will now face Mississippi champion Tupelo today at 6:30 p.m. at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium in New Orleans for a shot at the regional title and a trip to the American Legion World Series in Shelby, North Carolina. Tupelo also eked by its opponent Thursday, shutting out Gonzales, Louisiana 2-0. In fact, Tupelo hasn’t allowed a run thus far, defeating Columbia, Tennessee, in the first round, while the Black Sox downed Salina, Kansas, 8-3 on Wednesday.
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