CLEAR SPRING -- Sometimes the game of baseball is like being on a boat. It can be wet, its up and down, but near the end, it can turn into a cruise.
That's the way it was for National, as they battled through a two-hour rain delay and a 4-1 deficit to take an 8-7 win over Clear Spring in a Maryland District 11-12 Tournament losers' bracket game Saturday.
National took a 1-0 lead in the first after a double by Nick McCoy, who later scored after a fielder's choice and a passed ball.
Clear Spring retaliated in the bottom of the first. Nick Lewis led off with a ground-rule double and scored when Spencer Schultz doubled. With two outs, J.T. Altman reached second on an error that also scored Schultz. Altman later scored on a wild pitch and an error.