Western Michigan Christian has opened the season with the neighboring Sailors the last several years and have lost by wide margins to the class A school.
On Monday, the Warriors had the Sailors on the ropes for most of the game, only to watch Shores come back and edge the Green and White in the bottom of the seventh inning at Mona Shores.
The Sailors scored first on an error followed by a two-run homer by Kyle Lawson in the bottom of the first.
However, the Warriors took advantage of some walks, hit batters and aggressive base running to score two runs in the third inning and two more in the fifth inning to take a 4-2 lead.
The Warriors just about played error-less ball and junior pitcher Collin Adams was throwing a masterpiece with nine strikeouts going into the sixth inning. Adams began tiring a bit in the sixth inning and was replaced on the mound after the Sailors scored a run to make it 4-3 in favor of the Warriors going into the final inning.
The Warriors committed two errors in the bottom of the seventh, allowing the Sailors to pull out a 5-4 win.
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