Mount's late rally sinks Lincoln; Tolman holds off Juanita Sanchez
Lincoln starter Matt Knych struck out four in six innings of work Friday as the Lions fell to Mount St. Charles. PHOTO BY ERNEST A. BROWN.
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
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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.