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WOONSOCKET â€” Two teams heading in opposite directions met up Friday with Mount St. Charles maintaining its winning ways courtesy of a come-from-behind 5-3 triumph at Lincoln Highâ€™s expense.
Now winners of three of its last four, MSC hung on a four-spot on visiting Lincoln in the home portion of the sixth, erasing what was a 3-1 deficit. The inning began innocently enough with Taylor Sutherland reaching on an error with Dan Glod singling to make it first and second.
A fly out by Brian Campbell, of which Lincoln centerfielder Kyle Jackson made a tremendous catch on, was followed by a single by Nolan Hayward, which loaded the bases for the Mounties. The home team moved to within one (3-2) after Matt LaButti reached on an error, allowing Sutherland to score.
Up stepped Tyler Geffert, the senior captain capping off his banner day with a two-run double that put Mount in front to stay. Geffert finished 2-for-3 with two doubles while driving in three. The Mountiesâ€™ final run of the sixth came as the result of the Lionsâ€™ third error of the frame.
Sutherland took care of the final three outs on the mound en route to earning the save. Glod earned the win to improve to 3-0 after working the first six innings with two strikeouts and two walks.
Mount St. Charles scored the gameâ€™s first run in the second with Hayward beginning things with a single. The sophomore moved to second on a passed ball before coming around to score on a double courtesy of Geffret.
Lincoln responded with two runs in the top of the third. A one-out single by Jeff Sheehan was followed by back-to-back walks to load the bases. Sheehan scored on a wild pitch with Joe Yankee delivering the second run on a sacrifice fly, scoring Jackson.
The Lions stretched the lead to 3-1 in the fifth as Sheehan doubled, moved to third base on a wild pitch before scoring on a Mountie miscue. The Lincoln sophomore went 3-for-3 with two runs scored.
Lincoln starter Matt Knych struck out four in six innings of work. The Lions, who have now dropped third of their last four outings, slip to 5-6 in Division I-North. The Mounties now stand at 6-6 in league play, which is good for tied for third place along with Cumberland.
Tolman stays hot
PROVIDENCE â€“ Tolman High collected its fourth straight league win Friday, a 6-4 triumph against Juanita Sanchez that contained some anxious moments in the end.
The Tigers (9-3, Division II-Central, 11-3 overall) took a 6-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh as starter Carlos Sanabria was cruising. The juniorâ€™s day was done after allowing a two-run home run, part of the three runs he allowed in 6 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts.
On came Richie Marshall for Tolman. The sophomore allowed the third run the Cavaliers would tally to make it 6-4, but with two on and two down, Marshall recorded a strikeout on a 3-2 pitch the sealed the deal and earned him the save.
Zach Viveiros put Tolman up 1-0 in the second courtesy of a home run while Jason Maynard collected two hits and three RBI. Sanabria along with Chris Baldwin, Brandon Gagne and Zach Taber will represent Tolman at this morningâ€™s Division II All-Star Game, set for McCoy Stadium.