Lyndonville ‘9’ nipped at Orchard Park

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 June 2016 at 12:00 am

A late rally fell just short as Lyndonville dropped a narrow 15-14 decision to host Orchard Park Thursday evening in a Lockport Midget ‘A’ League game.

Trailing 13-9, Lyndonville battled back into a 14-14 tie by scoring three times in the fifth inning on singles by Trevor Bentley and Eddie Schildt, a two-run triple by Evan Pappalardo and a sacrifice fly by Jacob Hoffee and then twice in the top of the seventh on an error, a double by Hoffee and a two-run double by Michael Wells.

However, Orchard Park answered back with the winning run in the home half of the seventh on a single, a hit batter and another single by Jordan Lewis.

Orchard Park also got off to a fast start by scoring five times in the first inning on a burst of seven hits.

Lyndonville, though came battling back to grab what proved to be a short lived 9-5 lead as Matt Riemer had a two-run double, Schildt an RBI double and Hoffee an RBI single in the second inning and Pappalardo a two-run triple in the third which followed singles by Corey Hydock and Schildt.

Orchard Park though countered with a huge 8 run fourth inning on 6 hits, 2 walks and an error to regain a 13-9 advantage.

Lyndonville did answer back one more time but could not regain the lead.

Schildt had a total of 3 hits as Bentley, Hoffee and Pappalardo each added 2.

Now at 1-2, Lyndonville next visits Barker on Tuesday.