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Lyndonville ‘9’ trims Notre Dame

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville catcher Corey Hydock tags out Notre Dame’s CJ Suozzi during the Tigers win over the visiting Irish this afternoon.

Jumping out to an early six run lead, Lyndonville turned back a late challenge by visiting Notre Dame to claim a 6-4 victory this afternoon in a key Genesee Region League baseball game.

Lyndonville took the lead for good in the contest, which was dedicated to young Ella Suhr who is battling cancer, by scoring two quick runs in the first inning on an RBI single by winning pitcher Michael Wells and a fielders choice play off the bat of Dawson Joy. Back-to-back one out doubles by Jacob Hoffee and Eric Nease set up the threat.

Wells also helped himself in the second inning as he banged out a two-run double to cap a three run uprising for a 5-0 Tigers lead. A double by Hoffee plated the first run as singles by Corey Hydock and Zach Johnson ignited the scoring burst.

Lyndonville made it 6-0 in the third inning as Eddie Schildt doubled and scored on a single by Cody Bentley.

However, Notre Dame came battling back.

The Irish scored once in the fourth on a fielders choice play, twice in the sixth on a home run by Tyler Prospero and once in the seventh on a single by Prospero.

Lyndonville though weathered the storm as Wells registered a clutch strikeout to get out of a bases loaded jam in the sixth and then got a flyout to Zach Johnson in leftfield to end the seventh leaving two Irish runners stranded.

The Tigers defense also came up with a clutch relay throw from Johnson to Hoffee at shortstop to Corey Hydock at catcher for a key out in the fourth inning. Nolan Donald also made a couple of key running catches in centerfield.

Completing a very busy stretch of five games in as many days, Lyndonville is now 2-1 in the league and 6-2 overall. The Tigers next face Alexander in a G-R contest at Cooperstown’s Doubleday Field at 10 a.m. Sunday.