The Worthington Trojans rallied with five runs in the top of the seventh Tuesday night to erase a four-run deficit, and Cade Grimmius shut the door in the bottom of the inning as the Trojans earned a wild 14-13 win in the second game of their home doubleheader against St. Peter. The win completed a sweep for WHS, which took the first game 4-3.
In the opener, the Trojans got a complete-game effort on the mound from senior Jake Brandner, who allowed six hits while walking three and striking out 12. Brandner also smacked a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning for the Trojans, who rallied from an early 3-0 hole.
In the second game, St. Peter once again built an early advantage, as the Saints moved ahead 8-2 following a five-run fourth. Worthington, though, fought back, closing to within 8-5 thanks to a three-run fifth and then tying the game at 9-apiece after a four-run sixth.
The Saints scored four in the bottom of the sixth to move ahead 13-9, but a bases-loaded walk to Brandner, an RBI single by Coy Turner combined with a throwing error, an RBI groundout by Cooper McCoy and a well-executed squeeze bunt from Grimmius netted five runs and the lead in the seventh. Grimmius then struck out the first two St. Peter hitters in the bottom of the inning, then walked three before getting a final strikeout to end the game.