Pointer pull out win over Middlesex

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Landon Kelly threw a game every pitcher dreams about last Thursday, when he struck out 13 of the first 15 batters that came to the plate.

The dominance came to a halt in the sixth inning when the Pointers allowed Middlesex to score four unearned runs.

West Point's bats helped the team jump to an early four-run lead in the first inning when Carter Upshaw, Noah Lawson and Hunter Kelly all singled. Landon Kelly lined a triple to left field and Zac Gonzalez doubled to center to give the Pointers the early cushion.

The Pointers scored four more runs in the fourth when Hunter Haden led off the inning with a single to left and was brought home by an Upshaw single. Landon Kelly and Ellis South added doubles giving the home team an 8-0 lead heading into the top of the sixth.

Then Middlesex climbed back.

West Point struggled in the field during the last two innings, and Middlesex put the go-ahead run on base in the top of the seventh inning. The Chargers, however, could not plate the runner.

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