Baseball Roundup: Jamestown Edges New Kent at Home is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

Kent Klyman (file photo)
Kent Klyman (File Photo)

A Kent Klyman sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning helped lift Jamestown to a narrow 2-1 home win against New Kent on Friday.

Jamestown’s (9-2) Roger Romero got the Eagles on the board in the bottom of the first inning when he doubled to center field, bringing in Chris Jones.

New Kent responded in the top of the fourth inning when Tyler Jenkins singled to left field and drove in the game-tying run.

The New Kent run was the only real blemish on Jamestown starting pitcher Sean Hughes’ day. Hughes started the game on fire, striking out eight of the first nine batters he faced, finishing with 11 punchouts on the day.

Hughes left the game after 4 1/3 innings, giving way to Ryan Mason and then Klyman, who recorded the win despite pitching 2/3 innings.

Jamestown will look to extend its five game win streak when the Eagles travel to take on Smithfield on Tuesday.

New Kent: 000;100;0 – 1 2 1
Jamestown: 100;001;x – 2 4 1

WP: Kent Klyman
LP: Blake Frye

New Kent: Tyler Jenkins (1-3, RBI), Christian Hamby (1-2, BB)
Jamestown: Roger Romero (2-3, RBI), Ryan Mason (RBI)


Lafayette Offense Explodes Against Grafton

The Lafayette offense exploded for 12 total runs, seven coming in the bottom of the third inning, to take out Grafton 12-6 at home Friday.

After controlling the first two innings, Grafton (6-6) starting pitcher Evan Sperling lost control of the game as walks, stolen bases and fielding errors began piling up.

The Rams took advantage, plating seven runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 7-1 lead.

Lafayette never looked back, tacking on another run in the bottom of the fifth inning and another four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Luc Lipcius and Preston Goodbar each drove in two runs for Lafayette in the winning effort.

The loss marks Grafton’s third in a row. The Clippers will hope to rebound as they travel to take on New Kent on Tuesday.

Lafayette’s win streak extends to five with the victory against Grafton. The Rams will hope to continue their momentum as they visit Tabb on Tuesday.

Grafton: 100;013;1 – 6 13 3
Lafayette: 007;014;x – 12 9 3

WP: Daniel Blankinship
LP: Evan Sperling

Grafton: Evan Sperling (3-4, RBI), Jordan Sprouse (2-2, RBI)
Lafayette: Luc Lipcius (2-4, 2 RBIs), Preston Goodbar (1-3, 2 RBIs)


Late Rally Lifts Warhill Past York

Trailing 5-2 heading into the top of the sixth inning, Warhill reeled off seven consecutive runs to claim a 9-6 road victory against York on Friday.

In the top of the sixth inning, Trey Drummond hit a hard ground ball up the middle that drove in Robert Lipford to cut York’s lead to 5-3.

Jordan Bailey drove in Reece Koon during the next at-bat, which was followed by a Lucas Rice sacrifice fly that tied the game at 5-5.

In the following inning, Drummond again came up big, singling to center field and scoring the go-ahead run. One at-bat later, Bailey sacrificed himself to bring home another run.

Rice continued the momentum, singling to left field and bringing in Steven Leeds. A wild pitch allowed the final Warhill run to score.

The win pushes Warhill to 4-4 on the season with its next game at home against Bruton on Tuesday.

Conversely, the loss continues a recent downslide for York, which has lost four straight. The Falcons will hope to reverse the trend as they host Poquoson on Tuesday.

Warhill: 002;003;4 – 9 9 1
York: 300;200;1 – 6 9 2

WP: Lucas Rice
LP: David Brewster

Warhill: Lucas Rice (2-4, 2 RBIs), Trey Drummond (3-3, 2 RBIs)
York: Gabe Simmons (2-2), Justin Parrish (1-3, 2 RBIs)


Smithfield Blows Out Tabb

Tabb’s offense could not muster much against Smithfield pitcher Jack Darden, scoring two runs during an 11-2 road loss Friday.

Evan Glass drove in both Tabb runs in the top of the third inning, while Nick Hunter went 2 for 4 from the plate.

The Tigers drop to 7-5 on the season with an upcoming home game against Lafayette on Tuesday.

Tabb: 002;000;0 – 2 4 3
Smithfield: 104;213;x – 11 10 1

WP: Jack Darden
LP: DJ Williams

Tabb: Nick Hunter (2-4), Evan Glass (1-3, 2 RBIs)
Smithfield: Nick Baham (2-3, HR), JR Polak (2 RBIs)