It appeared that Hoover might become a hard-luck loser despite allowing only one earned run.
However, just as Lewisburg had helped its pitcher, Warrior Run did the same in the top of the fifth. With two outs, Hoover singled and Rowelle, who had taken over on the mound in the fourth, brought him around. Rowelle smashed a four-bagger in nearly the same spot as Hoover's to give Warrior Run a lead, 5-4. Rowelle finished the game a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBIs, while Hoover added a single in the fifth inning to his first-inning home run.
"Our kids never hung their heads and they battled back," Brady said. "A couple of times in that game, their nerves got their best of them and they were able to battle back. For that, I could not be prouder."
Snyder County 2 (7 innings)
Selinsgrove watched a lead evaporate in the bottom of the fifth inning in a game destined for extras. However, Selinsgrove responded with three in the top of the seventh to grab a 5-2 win.
Back-to-back walks to start the inning put the go-ahead run on second base with no outs. After a timely fielder's choice for Snyder County to force out Blaise Zeiders at third, Wyatt Metzger drilled a two-run triple down the right-field line for the game-winning hit. Metzger scored on a groundout to shortstop to boost the score to 5-2.
Selinsgrove retired Snyder County in order in the top of the seventh to end the game.
Snyder County had rallied with three hits in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at two after Selinsgrove took the lead on a two-RBI single from Logan Hile in the third.