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Trailing 3-2 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Tabb refused to go down without a fight, rallying for a 7-5 win.
A routine hit-by-pitch started a disappointing series of events for Grafton in the inning.
With a runner on first, Tabb’s Nick Hunter stepped to the plate and doubled to left field. Grafton’s relief pitcher then threw a walk, loading the bases for the Tigers.
Hunter Watson promptly hit a routine infield pop-fly that should have ended the game. Instead, a Grafton infielder dropped the ball that allowed two runners to cross home, giving Tabb a 4-3 lead.
With two runners on base, Robbie Barrett put the game out of reach by smacking a three-run homer — his second home run of the game — to put Tabb up 7-3.
Grafton plated two runners in the bottom of the seventh, but was unable to claw all the way back.
The late Grafton collapse ruined a solid outing by starting pitcher Evan Sperling, who struck out 12 batters and allowed two runs over six innings.
Tabb’s weekend victory capped off a solid week that included a win on the road against York and a home loss to Jamestown.
The Tigers will host Poquoson at 4 p.m. Tuesday, while the Clippers will face a tough rebound game at home against Jamestown at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Tabb: 000;002;5 — 7 5 2
Grafton: 020;001;2 — 5 8 1
WP: Grayson Goodrich
LP: Ricks Dearing
Tabb: Robbie Barrett (3-4, 5 RBIs), Nick Hunter (1-4, R)
Grafton: Evan Sperling (1-2, 3 RBIs), Jordan Sprouse (1-4, 2 RBIs)
Klyman and Colorado Help Carry Jamestown
Kent Klyman and Garrick Colorado shined on the hill and at the plate during Jamestown’s 7-3 road win against Poquoson on Saturday.
With the game tied 2-2 in the top of the seventh, Klyman stepped to the plate and smacked a three-run double that put Jamestown up 5-3.
The next at-bat, Colorado singled to right field and brought Klyman home to extend Jamestown’s (7-2) lead to 6-3.
Klyman started the game for the Eagles, throwing 4 2/3 innings and allowed two earned runs.
After a brief appearance by Ryan Mason, Colorado entered the game and threw the remaining two innings, allowing one run on three hits.
Jamestown has won three straight games and will look to continue its hot streak as the Eagles travel to take on Grafton at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Jamestown: 000;100;6 — 7 10 1
Poquoson: 000;020;1 — 3 8 0
WP: Garrick Colorado
LP: Stephen Holloway
Jamestown: Kent Klyman (1-3, 3 RBIs), Garrick Colorado (3-4, 2 RBIs)
Poquoson: Austin Gault (2-4, RBI), Cole Jackson (2-4, RBI)
Lafayette Offense Explodes Against York
Lafayette’s Mitch Barrick drove in four runs through the first four innings to help lead the Rams over the Falcons 11-3 on the road Saturday.
While the Lafayette (5-2) offense thrived, pitcher Andre Lipcius threw a complete game, allowing eight hits and two runs while striking out eight batters.
With Lafayette leading 5-3 in the top of the sixth inning, the Rams put up six runs to blow the game open.
Preston Goodbar started the scoring outburst with an RBI double. Two at-bats later — and after John Keane stole home — Jeremiah Antle singled to center field, bringing Goodbar home to extend Lafayette’s lead to 8-3.
Later that inning, Luc Lipcius stepped to the plate and doubled to center field, scoring three runners to extend the Rams’ lead to 11-3.
Lafayette will travel to take on Bruton at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, while York (4-5) will visit New Kent at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Lafayette: 020;306;0 — 11 6 1
York: 120;000;0 — 3 8 2
WP: Andre Lipcius
LP: Eric Harp
Lafayette: Luc Lipcius (2-2, 3 RBIs), Mitch Barrick (2-3, 4 RBIs)
York: Hunter Collins (2-3, RBI), Eric Harp (2-3, R)
Eleven-Run Third Inning Helps Warhill Blow Out New Kent
Trailing 2-1 heading into the third inning, Warhill (4-4) strung together 11 runs to blow the contest open, leading to an 18-2 win.
Warhill’s Pat Daly smacked two home runs in the win, while Lucas Rice earned the win on the mound.
The Lions will host Smithfield at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
No individual statistics were reported for this game.
Warhill 18, New Kent 2