SEASIDE — After blowing a big lead in a loss on the very same field last week, the Banks baseball team rallied with four runs in the top of the seventh Monday at Broadway Field, for a 6-5 win over Seaside.

The Braves scored the go-ahead runs on a controversial call at second base in the top of the seventh, with the bases loaded and two outs.

Seaside shortstop Ben DeGandi fielded a grounder, “and touched the bag at second with his glove,” for the apparent third out, said Seaside coach Joel Dierickx.

“Everybody saw it,” he said. “Quite honestly, it was a blown call. (DeGandi) made the stop, and that’s the third out.”

Instead, the runner was ruled safe, and two runs scored on the play, giving the Braves a 6-5 lead.

“The way the league standings might play out, everything hinged on that one call,” Dierickx said. “It’s a tough one to swallow.”

Seaside pitcher Nick Nelson tossed a complete game, allowing five hits. He went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and two runs scored. Teammate Soren Johansson had a two-run single in the bottom of the fifth that gave Seaside a 5-2 lead.


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