BELTON — Walker Winders was not surprised that the Belton baseball team rallied on Tuesday night, but the style in which it was done caught the junior shortstop off guard.
The style was the long ball, the last a two-run home run by Joe Pare with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning that provided the winning runs in Belton’s 5-3 win over Ellison.
Belton scored all of its runs off homers, including a two-run dinger by Winders in the second and a solo shot by Jared Janczak in the fifth. Winders was 3-for-3, including a single in the sixth that set the table for Pare’s shot over the fence in right-center field.
The other primary reason Belton (8-9-1, 2-0 8-5A) won was near-perfect relief pitching by senior Justin Golden (2-1), the winner. Golden pitched four shutout innings, not allowing a hit or a walk and striking out four batters, one each inning.