Baseball Roundup: Lafayette, York Win in Walk-Off Fashion

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Jeremiah Antle (file photo)
Jeremiah Antle (file photo)

Jeremiah Antle smacked a walk-off RBI double to center field in the bottom of the seventh inning to hand Lafayette an 8-7 home victory against Warhill on Friday.

The Rams built a substantial 6-0 advantage through the first four innings before Warhill rallied to score seven runs over the fifth and sixth innings.

In the top of the fifth, Pat Daly drove in two runs on a triple to right field before Luke Bruce hit into a fielder’s choice at second base that allowed Daly to score, cutting Lafayette’s lead to 7-3.

The next inning, Warhill’s Jordan Bailey hit an RBI single before Steven Leeds scored on a fielder’s choice to third base. Two at-bats later, Daly hit a hard grounder to the Lafayette shortstop that resulted in an error and allowed two runs to cross home, tying the game at 7-7.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, Antle stepped to the plate and delivered the game-winning hit.

Lafayette (12-5) will finish its season at home against York on Tuesday, while Warhill (9-8) will look to snap a four-game losing streak at home against New Kent on Tuesday.

Warhill: 000;034;0 – 7 8 5
Lafayette: 121;210;1 – 8 10 2

WP: Matt Keane
LP: Luke Bruce

Warhill: Pat Daly (1-3, 2 RBIs), Luke Bruce (1-4, RBI)
Lafayette: Luc Lipcius (1-3, 2 RBIs), Jeremiah Antle (2-5, RBI)

 

York Outlasts Smithfield

With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, York’s Liam Griffin took four consecutive balls to earn a game-winning walk for York.

The Falcons defeated the Smithfield Packers 5-4 on Friday.

York was well-positioned early in the contest, building a 3-1 lead early thanks to an RBI triple from Hunter Collins and an RBI single by Trey Kurtyka in the bottom of the third.

Smithfield responded in the top of the sixth inning by plating three runs to take a 4-3 lead.

The Falcons quickly responded in the next half inning as David Brewster delivered a towering shot to left field on the first pitch of the inning, clearing the fence to tie the game at 4-4.

York (11-7) will finish its regular season on the road against Lafayette on Tuesday.

Smithfield: 001;003;00 – 4 8 1
York: 012;001;01 – 5 11 4

WP: Josh Burgett
LP: Garris Weaver

Smithfield: Nick Baham (2-3, 2 RBIs)
York: Liam Griffin (1-3, 2 RBIs), Hunter Collins (2-4, RBI)

 

Jamestown Rallies Past Tabb

After falling behind 3-1 after the first three innings, Jamestown rallied to score six consecutive runs to earn a 7-3 home victory Friday.

Tabb pitcher Robbie Barrett, who allowed three earned runs over five innings in the loss, put the Tigers up early in the top of the third inning after smacking a two-run home run over the center-field fence.

Jamestown responded in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring a pair of runs off a throwing error. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Jamestown went up for good on a Michael Schmidt RBI double to left field that put the Eagles up 4-3.

Cameron Mays followed up Schmidt’s double with an RBI single to right field. Two at-bats later, Mays stole home to put Jamestown on top 6-3.

Jamestown (15-3) has now won six consecutive games and will finish its regular season at home against Poquoson on Tuesday. Tabb (12-7) will conclude its regular season at home against Grafton on Tuesday.

Tabb: 012;000;0 – 3 6 3
Jamestown: 010;231;x – 7 12 0

WP: Corey Williams
LP: Robbie Barrett

Tabb: Nick Hunter (3-4), Robbie Barrett (1-1, 2 RBIs, 2 BB)
Jamestown: Michael Schmidt (2-4, 2 RBIs), Cameron Mays (2-3, RBI)

 

Grafton Loses to Poquoson in Extra Innings

Grafton seemed poised to pull off an extra-innings win on the road against Poquoson on Friday, taking a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth inning.

That was before the Islanders responded with two runs in the bottom of the eighth to steal the win by a final of 5-4.

The loss spoils what was a solid outing by Grafton pitcher Jacob McAllister, who pitched 7 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and three earned runs.

Jordan Sprouse, Michael Bailey, Ryan McDonald and Ricks Dearing each drove in runs for Grafton.

Grafton (10-8) will conclude its regular season with a road game against Tabb on Tuesday.

Grafton: 110;010;01 – 4 7 3
Poquoson: 000;030;02 – 5 10 2

WP: Cole Jackson
LP: Jacob McAllister

Grafton: Jordan Sprouse (2-4, RBI), Michael Bailey (1-3, RBI)
Poquoson: Cole Jackson (2-4, RBI), Austin Gault (3-4, RBI)

 

Bruton Loses Close Game Against New Kent

Bruton gave up a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh, leading to a 2-1 home loss against New Kent on Friday.

New Kent hurt Bruton with a sacrifice fly in the top of the third inning, when Trey Cox drove in Steven Carpenter to go up 1-0.

The Panthers responded in the bottom of the third inning with an RBI single from Tyler Floyd to knot the game at 1-1.

From there, pitching dominated and stifled the offenses until New Kent broke through in the seventh inning.

Bruton (2-15) has lost 12 consecutive games and will look to break out of that slump in its final regular season game of the season – a Tuesday road contest against Smithfield.

New Kent: 001;000;1 – 2 7 1
Bruton: 001;000;0 – 1 6 2

WP: Wyatt DeLong
LP: Ben Adams

New Kent: Trey Cox (1-3, RBI), Christian Hamby (1-3, RBI)
Bruton: Tyler Flord (2-2, RBI), Kyle Morgan (2-3, R)