Tigers late rally falls short in Class D final
A last ditch rally fell just short as Lyndonville dropped a narrow 6-5 decision to Lima Christian in the Section V Class D baseball state qualifier game this evening at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia.
Trailing 6-5, Lyndonville loaded the bases on three walks with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning but Lima Chrisitan weathered the storm as a strikeout ended the rally and the game.
Lima Christian had rallied into the 6-5 lead in the top of the seventh on a two-run double by Andrew Kristan.
Breaking away from an early 1-1 deadlock, Lyndonville had grabbed a 4-1 lead by scoring 3 times in the second inning on a sacrifice fly by Kane Flynn, a single by Nolan Donald and a triple by Jacob Hoffee. Singles by Dawson Joy and Zack Johnson set up the opportunity.
Lima Christian cut the deficit to 4-3 by scoring twice in the top of the third on a sacrifice fly and an error.
Lyndonville got one of those runs right back in the bottom of the third on a pair of errors and an RBI single by Mike Wells to make it 5-4.
However, the Tigers could not cross home plate again managing just 2 hits over the final 4 innings.
During that stretch the Tigers got 2 runners aboard via walks in the sixth inning but again had an inning ending strikeout wipe out the threat.
Hoffee and Johnson both had 2 hits on the evening for the Tigers.
Lyndonville ,which finishes the season at 17-3, advanced to the state qualifier by winning the Class D1 title with a 6-2 victory over Fillmore last Friday.