Lyndonville’s magical season ends
Baseball team came close to advancing to states
BATAVIA – The Lyndonville Tigers baseball came up a little short in its bid to go to the state tournament. The team lost a close game today to Pine Valley, 3-2.
The game pitted the Section V champ in Class D, Lyndonville, against the winner of Section VI in the Far West Regionals at Dwyer Stadium.
The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but Pine Valley scored once in the fifth and twice in the sixth inning to win the game. Justin Edwards pitched a strong game for Lyndonville in defeat. He also had two hits at the plate. Brandon Schoolcraft also had two singles.
Lyndonville threatened in the seventh after Edwards and Schoolcraft both had hits, but the Tigers couldn’t get them to home plate. Lyndonville ends its season at 16-8.
Both the baseball and softball teams won Section V titles. The teams’ success has been thrilling for the school and community, said Jason Smith, the district superintendent.
“It’s exciting to have both teams do so well,” he said after today’s game. “It was the first time the girls won the Section V title. I don’t think it’s ever happened before in Lyndonville when both teams won Sectional titles in the same season. It’s great for the school, the kids and the parents.”
The Lyndonville roster features many sophomores and juniors, a strong returning nucleus for next year.
Smith said he is proud of the team, which battled back to win several times during the season. The Tigers nearly did it again today against Pine Valley.
“It’s nothing to be ashamed of,” he said after the loss. “They had a great season.”