Stealing is a sin but not in baseball when it involves home plate.
Parker Coode stole home to knot Catholic’s game with Normal Park in the bottom of the sixth inning, followed by Anthony Vaughn’s RBI single in the seventh, as Catholic prevailed, 4-3, in middle school baseball, Thursday at OLPH.
The win boosted Catholic’s record to 12-3 on the season. Next up is the Chattanooga Patriots on Saturday at the new OLPH field. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.
Catholic fell behind 3-0 before rallying in the fifth. Cooper Campbell’s single brought Cale Nausley in to plate the first run. Campbell then proceeded to steal his way around the diamond.
Nausley pitched five innings and allowed all three Normal Park runs. Justin Allen came on in the sixth, shutting down the offense, allowing only one hit and fanning three.
Third baseman Justin Allen had six putouts, Campbell at short had five.