Pitt County Post 39 put up 5 runs in the top of the ninth inning to come back and beat Wilson Post 13 9-7 Monday night in the series-opening game of the Area 1 East Finals.
Post 13 led from the bottom of first inning through the 8th. They scored 5 runs in the bottom of the fifth to jump ahead 6-0. Pitt County was able to cut the lead to 6-4 before Wilson added another run to lead 7-4.
Matt Boyd began the scoring in the ninth inning with an RBI infield single which cut the lead to 7-5. Former WITN Player of the Week Tyler Garrett hit a bases-loaded double which tied the game at 7. Aaron Clark added a two-run single which scored the go-ahead runs and put Pitt County ahead for good.
The best of five series will stay in Wilson for game two Tuesday night at 7 pm.