HENDERSON -- Paducah got off to an explosive start but could not sustain that momentum, as Henderson got back into the game quickly and went on to a 7-6 win in Ohio Valley League baseball action Friday night.

With the score 5-5 going into the bottom of the eighth, the Flash got going with three consecutive singles that culminated in Dylan Byerly driving Hayden Judice in with the go-ahead run. Byerly and Trey Hutchinson proved troublesome on the basepaths for the Chiefs, as both reached scoring position on a double steal and Hutchinson would score another run on a wild pitch.

Paducah led 4-0 in a first inning capped by a two-RBI double by Lofton Pigg. Gunner Smith cut into that lead in the Henderson half of the first with a three-run homer to center.

Ja'lil Akbar led off the Paducah half of the ninth with a single. He stole second and eventually scored on a pair of wild pitches. Grayson Taylor got as far as second base with the tying run at the time of the final out.

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Paducah 400 100 001 6 9 0

Henderson 300 011 02x 7 12 2

WP: Hart. LP: Smallwood.

2B: P-Mitchum, Roden; H-Brown. 3B: none. HR: H-Smith (2 on in 1st). Top hitters: P-Taylor 2-5, Pigg 2-2 (2 RBIs); H-Melton 2-5, Smith 1-4 (3 RBIs), Judice 2-3, Hutchinson 2-3. Records: Paducah 4-2, Henderson 4-2.

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