Salem - The West team, featuring several players from our area, battled the Central in the bronze medal game Sunday afternoon in the Subway Commonwealth Games All-Star Baseball competition.
In the 5th down by one, Franklin County's Logan Alger swings for strike three, but got on when the ball got by Central's catch Austin Foster. Several batters later, Turner Ashby's Evan Hanifee of the West sends a shot into right field bringing Jefferson Forest's Taylor Bell in to score from second, tying the game at 3. But not for long.
In the 6th, with the bases loaded, Central's Riley Wilson sends a long sac fly to left field, Luke Rodgers scored for one of Central's four runs in the inning. Central went on to beat the West 9-3 to win the bronze medal game.