Irish nip Tigers with last inning rally
Putting together a last ditch rally, Notre Dame edged past Lyndonville 2-1 this afternoon in a key early season Genesee Region League baseball game at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia.
Trailing 1-0 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Irish capitalized on an infield error to score the tying and winning runs. A leadoff single and a walk set up the threat.
Lyndonville took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a bases loaded fielders choice play off the bat of Mike Wells. A single by Kane Flynn, a hit batter and a single by Eric Neace loaded the bases with one out but the Tigers managed just the one run off the opportunity.
The Tigers also had a good scoring opportunity in the fifth as Jacob Hoffee tripled with just one out but he was left stranded after a pop out and a ground out.
Lyndonville also got runners to second and third with two out in the top of the seventh after an error, a sacrifice bunt by Nolan Donald, an intentional walk to Hoffee and a wild pitch but couldn’t capitalize as a popout wiped out the threat.
Wells went the distance on the mound for the Tigers scattering 3 hits and striking out 4. He registered a clutch strikeout to get out of a first inning jam after Notre Dame got runners to second and third.
Lyndonville is now 1-1 in the league and Notre Dame 2-0.
The Tigers next host Lima Christian at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in a non league game.