Carroll Co. rally falls short

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Carroll County cut a 7-1 deficit to a single run before coming up short in a 7-6 loss at Abingdon.

By Craig Worrell, Sports Editor

ABINGDON -- Making the most of its five base hits, Abingdon used a big second inning to jump out to a sizeable early lead, then held off a late Carroll County rally to squeak out a 7-6 win in a Southwest District game Tuesday night at Falcon Park. “You’ve got to throw strikes to win ballgames,” said Carroll County coach Joe Tompkins, whose Cavaliers fell to 2-5 overall, 0-2 in the SWD. “We walked five guys and four of them scored.” Three of the free passes came in the bottom of the second as the Falcons (5-1) pushed five runs across for a 5-1 lead.

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