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With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Jamestown’s Kent Klyman stepped to the plate and hit a walk-off single to left field to give the Eagles a 4-3 win at home Monday.
Trailing 3-1 in the top of the seventh, Lafayette (8-4) appeared poised to send the game to extra innings.
A walk by Mitch Barrick gave way to Braydon Venus reaching base on a Jamestown fielding error. With two runners on base and two outs, Matt Keane hit a ball to third base, though another fielding error allowed two runs to score, tying the game at 3-3.
Jamestown (10-3) responded in the bottom of the seventh inning. After Garrick Colorado drew a walk to open the inning, Mike Schmidt doubled to right field to give Jamestown two runners in scoring position.
Evan Lowery was intentionally walked by Lafayette pitcher Andre Lipcius, loading the bases. Klyman recorded his second hit of the game – a fly ball to left field that dropped out of the reach of Lafayette left fielder Chase Bauer – to bring the game winning run across home plate.
Jamestown has won six of its last seven games and remains at the top of the Bay Rivers District. The Eagles will host Bruton at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Lafayette has now dropped two consecutive games and will look to get back into the win column when the Rams travel to take on Poquoson at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Lafayette: 000;001;2 – 3 4 3
Jamestown: 001;200;1 – 4 5 2
WP: Garrick Colorado
LP: Andre Lipcius
Lafayette: Andre Lipcius (1-3, RBI), Luc Lipcius (1-3, BB)
Jamestown: Garrick Colorado (1-2, RBI, 2 BB), Kent Klyman (2-3, RBI)
Daly’s Grand Slam Gives Warhill Victory
A Pat Daly grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning helped put Monday’s home contest out of reach, giving Warhill a 10-6 win over Poquoson.
Trailing 3-1 heading into the bottom of the second inning, Warhill (9-4) strung together a five-run second inning to take the lead.
Robert Lipford walked to start the bottom of the second inning, which was followed by a Reece Koon RBI double. Another walk and back-to-back hits gave way to a Luke Bruce RBI sacrifice fly that extended Warhill’s lead to 6-3.
Poquoson responded in the next half inning, adding two runs in the top of the third inning to make the game 6-5 in favor of the Lions. With the Islanders tying the game at 6-6 in the top of the sixth inning, the stage was set for Daly’s late-game heroics.
With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the sixth, Daly belted the game-winning grand slam to put the Lions up 10-6.
The Lions have won six consecutive games and will hope to continue that streak as they travel to take on Tabb at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Poquoson: 032;010;0 — 6 11 3
Warhill: 150;004;x — 10 10 3
WP: Lucas Rice
LP: Cole Jackson
Warhill: Lucas Rice (3-4, RBI), Noah Ripchick (1-3, 2 RBIs), Reece Koon (2-3, RBI), Pat Daly (HR, 4 RBIs)
Grafton Offense Outpaces Smithfield
Grafton (8-6) and Smithfield put on an offensive show during a 17-8 shootout Monday in which the Clippers came out on top.
The Grafton offense started strong out of the gate, driving in four runs in the bottom of the first inning before plating nine batters in the bottom of the second to build a commanding 13-0 lead.
Smithfield responded in the top of the third inning, roughing up Grafton starting pitcher Evan Sperling. The University of Virginia baseball commit, who went 2 for 5 with 3 RBIs, allowed four earned runs in the top of the third inning before getting out of the jam.
Any potential threats caused by Smithfield were wiped away thanks to Grafton’s bats. Three Clippers — Sperling, Jordan Allen and Jordan Sprouse — each drove in three runs for Grafton in the win.
While not necessarily pretty on defense, the Clippers have now scored 28 runs over their last two games. Grafton will visit York at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Smithfield: 004;040;0 — 8 8 5
Grafton: 492;200;x — 17 13 3
WP: Evan Sperling
LP: Jack Darden
Smithfield: Bryce Nicholas (2-4, 2 RBIs), Kyler McCullers (1-3, 2 RBIs)
Grafton: Evan Sperling (2-5, 3 RBIs), Jordan Allen (2-2, 3 RBIs), Jordan Sprouse (2-5, 3 RBIs)