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Tigers big inning tames Wildcats

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 17 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Justin Edwards dives back into first base during early inning action of the Tigers win over visiting Wheatland-Chili this afternoon. The Wildcats first baseman is Zane Smith.

Leading by a narrow 4-3 margin, Lyndonville exploded for nine runs in the fourth inning to key a 14-4 victory over visiting Wheatland-Chili this afternoon in a Genesee Region League baseball game.

Capitalizing on an error and walk, W-C tallied to cut the deficit to 4-3 in the top of the fourth inning.

However, Lyndonville came roaring back in the decisive home half of the frame to plate nine runs as Chris Scroger had a two-run double, AJ Buckland a two-run single and Ty Hrovat and Evan Milleville RBI singles.

“I was pretty happy to see the way the boys reacted after Wheatland scored off the error and the walk because we hadn’t been making any errors,” said Lyndonville Coach Shane Price. “They came back by scoring nine runs and that was nice to see.”

Hrovat finished with a total of four hits, including two doubles, as Jacob Hoffee had three and Scroger and Buckland two each.

“The hitting has been strong for us so far,” said Price.

Justin Edwards earned the win on the mound allowing five hits with 10 strikeouts.

Now at 2- 0 in the league and 4-0 overall Lyndonville next hosts Notre Dame at 1 p.m. Saturday in a G-R contest.