FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA) -- J.E.B. Stuart halted Hayfield's four-game winning streak Friday night with a 6-3 come-back victory over the Hawks.
Hayfield racked up three runs in the second inning, and by the bottom of the fifth, Stuart was trailing 3-1, with two outs. Then, the Raiders found their rhythm.
"A lot of times this season, whatever it is, our guys get ... more focused [when they should have] a little earlier in the inning ... and then they bare down and do a great job," said head coach Randy Lightle.
First, Stuart outfielder Tristian Jordan scored. Then, pitcher Jack Gomersall tied the game, 3-3. To close the inning, Chris Clayton, stole home, putting the Raiders ahead 4-3.
"We had key hits that inning, we had some great, great base running and we had key bunts," said Lightle.
In the sixth inning, third baseman James Beaty and in-fielder Riley Clark scored, bringing the score to 6-3.
Friday's win put the Raiders securely in second place in the National District. They are now 9-3 with two more in-conference games to go. Next up, Stuart will take on rival Falls Church.