Pauls Valley squandered a golden opportunity Friday to put a "W" in the win column. A six run sixth by Newcastle erased a 7-3 lead held by the Panthers and gave the Racers a 9-7 win.

Pauls Valley took an early lead in the game as Meave walked moved around to third as Tharp and Vietzke both reached to load the bases.

Rolan lifted a fly ball to right that almost got out of the stadium but with no wind (the first time in forever that the wind hasn't been blowing in double digits) Newcastle was able to haul it in on the warning track for an out. The ball was deep enough that Meave scored easily.

Newcastle came back to take the lead in the second as they plated three runs on four hits. C. Sharp was able to finally get out of a bases loaded jam with a ground ball out without any more damage being done.

PV tied the game up in the bottom of the third. Tharp doubled to start the inning and Vietzke followed with a single. Rolan followed with a single that scored Tharp and Vietzke later scored for a 3-3 tie.

Pauls Valley scored two more in the bottom of the fourth. Meave walked to start the inning and Tharp singled the opposite was to start the rally. Vietzke walked to load the bases and Rolan's hit scored Meave and Tharp later scored on a wild pitch.

PV added two more in the fifth as Crawford doubled to start the inning. Leadford followed with a walk. Crawford scored on a wild pitch and Leadford scored later in the inning on Vietzke's single as PV went up 7-3.

The wheels fell off in the sixth as Newcastle sent 10 batters to the plate scoring six runs on six hits. Iago's double scored two runs and Inskeep and Coats both had RBI singles in the inning.

PV couldn't get anything going in its final two at bats falling to the Racers by a pair of runs.

PV is back home on Monday to face Lexington in its final home game of the year.

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