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Tigers romp past Eagles in sectional opener

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 May 2019 at 2:40 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s Chase Woodward slides into second base during the Tigers sectional victory over Clyde-Savannah this afternoon at Vets Park. The Eagles second baseman is Dakota Miller.

Big first and second inning scoring bursts ignited top seeded Lyndonville to an 18-0 romp over No. 16 Clyde-Savannah in a Section V Class C2 opening round playoff game at Medina’s Vets Park this afternoon.

Lyndonville took charge at the outset erupting for five runs in the first inning highlighted by run producing doubles by Zach Johnson and Oskar Heinsler and an RBI single by Rolland Balcezak. A leadoff single by Kane Flynn ignited the uprising which also included singles by Noah Heinsler and Devin Rounds.

Rolland Balcerzak bangs out a hit for the Tigers.

The Tigers quickly upped their lead over the Eagles to 9-0 with four second inning tallies on an RBI single by winning pitcher Nathan Dillenbeck, an error, a fielders choice play and a bases loaded walk. Singles by Noah Heinsler and Balcerzak helped to set up the threat.

Lyndonville later exploded for nine runs in the fifth frame as Cal Stinson and Flynn both banged out two-run doubles and Johnson, Noah Heinsler and Nathan Neace all added RBI singles

Flynn, Johnson and Noah Heinsler each finished with 3 hits as Oskar Heinsler and Balcerzak both had 2.

On the mound, Dillenbeck allowed only one hit and struck out 6 over the first five innings. Flynn hurled the final two innings giving up no hits and fanning 5.

Lyndonville next hosts No. 8 Keshequa, a 10-2 winner over No. 9 Lyons, in the C2 quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Lyndonville softball postponed
Lyndonville’s sectional home softball game against Oakfield-Alabama was postponed until 1 p.m. Sunday. If Lyndonville’s field is unplayable the game will be played at Vets Park at that same time.

Lyndonville is the top seed in Class C3 while Oakfield-Alabama is No. 8.

Lyndonville’s Zach Johnson gets a putout at first base on Clyde-Savannah’s Jack Bastian.