Diggers beat Bluesox

The Bellingen Diggers trailed the Woolgoolga Bluesox 7- 0 after two innings, but came from behind to capture a 13-11 B grade victory on Saturday.

The Bellingen comeback began with a five-run rally in the top of the third inning.  Jon Lowe's long double sparked the rally.

After the Bluesox scored twice to increase their lead to 9-5, the Diggers rallied again, overcoming base running gaffes to score three more runs.  J.P. van Schie's two-out, two-run single was the key blow.

The Bluesox again replied with two runs to extend their lead to 11-8, before the Diggers mounted their final rally, pushing five runs across the plate to grab a 13-11 lead.  Scott Hansen, Lowe, Nate Dailey and van Schie had run-scoring hits.

With one final chance to retake the lead, the Bluesox loaded the bases with two out, but Hansen finished things off with a strikeout to seal the win. 

In the A grade encounter that followed, the Bluesox jumped out again to an early 10-2 lead.  But there was not Bellingen comeback, as rain brought an early end to the game.

The Diggers will take on the league-leading Sawtell Dodgers this coming Saturday.