The Legionnaires jumped out to an early lead in Wednesday night’s Junior Legion contest but Gaffney used a late inning rally to surge to an 11-1 win.
The Legionnaires plated a run in the first inning and held Inman off till the third where the tying run was scored.
CJ Kershaw hit into short left to give the Legionnaires a base runner in the bottom of the inning but was left on and the game remained at a 1-1 stalemate.
Inman used an RBI single to chalk a run in the fourth before breaking it open in the top of the seventh.
Kershaw, who took the loss from the hill, had been solid for six innings, but the Inman bats finally warmed up and the Legionnaires’ defense was plagued with errors. Before the inning was over, Nathan Johnson made the conversion from outfielder to pitcher. With two outs and a 6-1 Inman lead, a throwing error cost the Legionnaires a run. Inman followed up with a two run homer and an error at first made it an 11-1 ballgame before Johnson could escape the inning.
The Legionnaires had no answer in their portion of the inning and Inman wrapped it up with three straight outs.
With three games left on the schedule, the Legionnaires will try to rebound from the loss on Friday when they travel to Gaffney who is in a three-way tie for first place in the region.