LISBON - Lisbon baseball Coach Jeff Houmiel pointed to Hammonds lineup after a 5-4 setback in the NAC West opener for both teams on Wednesday.
You cant string together four scoreless innings and have your opponents seven through nine batters scored 80 percent of their runs. That is a lot to overcome.
Hammonds Cullen Martin made it difficult for the Golden Knights to come back as he fired a eight strikeout, five hitter backed by solid team defense.
He didnt throw hard but he got outs. He walked just two batters, said LCS Coach Jeff Houmiel. We have to regroup and start hitting.
The Red Devils (1-0) took a 4-0 lead in the sixth inning and made it 5-3 in the fifth when Zech Cunningham scored from the seven slot with what proved to be the game-winning run.
Ethan Stewart and Jon Winchester each supplied two singles while Nick Jewitt doubled for Hammond. Cunningham scored twice and singled while Nolan Martin, Brock Tulley and Chris Sherron all singled.
Alex Arduine struck out six and David Turri added three strikeouts in two innings of relief for Lisbon. Jon Hunter stroked two singles while Adam Kelley, Arduine, and Jim Darcy all singled.
Heuvelton 22 - H-D 0: Cody Holland and Aidan Scagel (two innings) pitched the shutout with Holland, Aaron Cobb, and Matt Guardino producing three hits each as the Bulldogs won their second game in two days.