Fischer Plumbing squeaks by United Warehouses 5-4

It's a good thing the rain stayed away from Magnolia Tuesday, May 17, because the rumble between United Warehouses and Fischer Plumbing wasn't decided until the final swing.

Fischer Plumbing took a commanding lead in the bottom of the third inning, scoring four runs on hits by Ryan Books (2 for 3, 1 run, and a double), his brother Jason and Paolo Magno.

But United's offense came back to tie the game with two runs in the fourth, and two more in the fifth, led by Nate Guinasso (2 for 2, 2 walks, 1 run) and Andrew Mathers (1 for 2, 1 run, 1 RBI).

Both teams' closers - United's Natalie Gellos and Fischer's Will Schmidt - worked their teams out of jams in the succeeding innings.

But in the bottom of the sixth with the score tied, Isaac Nilsen tripled on a line shot to center that went to the wall. Kevin Miller followed with a blooper to short that fell just out of reach of the shortstop, who alertly grabbed the ball and fired to home, just missing the sliding Nilsen, who scored the winning run.

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