SCITUATE — Luke Gentile scored the go-ahead run from second base on a wild pitch in the seventh inning as Westerly High edged Scituate, 4-3, in a Division II baseball game Wednesday.
Gentile reached on an error in the top of the seventh and moved to second on Tom Algier's single.
A wild pitch then ended up in the direction of the third base dugout.
"The catcher couldn't find it at first as it rolled toward the dugout," Westerly coach Ron Sposato said. "The pitcher went and got it, but nobody was covering home.
"The catcher then ran back to cover home, and it was a close play at the plate, but Luke was safe."
Gentile was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI, Mike Fiore (2 for 3) singled home a run in the first, and Gentile had his RBI in the fifth.
Spencer Bernat also doubled.
Isaac Martin pitched the final two innings for the win. He allowed just one hit and walked two.
Scituate (7-8, 7-8 Division II) had runners on second and third with two outs in the sixth when Westerly intentionally walked the next batter to load the bases. A groundout ended the threat.
In the seventh, Martin set the Spartans down in order for his first win of the season.
Westerly (11-5, 10-4), which has won three straight league games, next travels to the Wheeler School on Friday for a 4:15 p.m. game.
— Keith Kimberlin