John Battle’s Trojans plated six runs in the final two innings to come away with an 8-3 non-district win over Virginia High. The two rivals battled back and forth over five innings before the Trojans were able to outpace the Bearcats. Virginia High held a 3-2 lead with starting pitcher Bhraedon Meredith but stayed in dangerous territory all night with John Battle unable to capitalize and stranding thirteen base runners over five innings. Battle came out swinging with three runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh. Ty Weaver was the lone Bearcat able to put together a pair of hits. Bhraedon Meredith blasted a triple and scored in the second inning and Cody Griffith came away with the only Bearcat RBI. Virginia High will attempt to hold on to a share of First Place in the Southwest District with a game at Marion Friday at 5:00.