Hawks 7th inning rally nips Tigers
Holley bunched all of its scoring into a dramatic rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge past Lyndonville 4-3 this afternoon in a Genesee Region League make-up baseball game.
Trailing 3-0, Holley quickly got the bases loaded to open the seventh on an error, a walk and another error.
Then, after a strikeout, Jon Bower got Holley on the scoreboard by banging out a two-nun single.
A hit batter then reloaded the bases and Joe DeFelice followed up by pounding out a two-run single to drive in the tying and winning runs.
Lyndonville had gradually built up he 3-0 advantage with each of the tallies coming on clutch two out hits.
The Tigers scored once in the first on a single by Brandon Schoolcraft.
Schoolcraft then doubled in the third and came home on a single by Chris Scroger to make it 2-0.
Two walks then set up a Lyndonville threat in the top of the seventh and Eric Neace capitalized with an RBI single to up the Tigers advantage to what proved to be a short lived 3-0 margin.
Holley threatened in each of the first four innings but was unable to capitalize.
DeFelice singled in the first but was left stranded at third and Justin Parker doubled in the second but was left at second as Lyndonville hurler Ty Hrovat got out of both innings with a strikeout.
The Hawks then got a pair of runners aboard in the third on two hit batters but the Lyndonville defense came up with a big double play from AJ Buckland in center to Jacob Hoffee at short to Schoolcraft at first to get out of trouble.
Again in the fourth, Holley got two runners aboard after singles by Lucas Silvis and Nick Passarell but the Tigers quickly ended the threat on a ground out to Scroger at second.
The Hawks went down in order in both the fifth and sixth innings before putting together the last ditch rally in the seventh on two-run singles by Bower and DeFelice.
Holley improves to 7-1 in the league and 9-2 overall while Lyndonville is at 5-3 and 8-4.