It’s the time of year when teams seeking that extra edge could use a signature moment or defining win.

Haughton potentially found both in a 5-4 come-from-behind, walk-off win over Byrd (17-9, 7-3 District 1-5A) Tuesday night. Pitcher Triston Carmack gave up just two earned runs and led off the seventh with a double down the right field line to set up Reid Wilson’s two-out RBI single when a bad bounce left sure-handed shortstop Zavier Moore left virtually no chance.

“I’m proud of my guys,” coach Glenn Maynor said. “Probably the last two games (we’ve had) some of the best at-bats we’ve had all year against two of the best pitchers, (Jonathan) Fincher and (Andrew) Suggs.”

Six runs against Fincher wasn’t enough after Byrd scored six runs in the sixth last Saturday for a 13-6 win. The Yellow Jackets took an early lead and erased another deficit on a three-base error to go ahead 4-3 in the fourth inning.

But Haughton (14-10, 4-4) managed to score a tying run thanks to an error, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly before Suggs began to dominate in the fourth inning. He struck out six of the next seven hitters, including five in a row before Carmack stepped up to the plate at the bottom of the Buccaneers lineup.

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