Mounties rally to top Lions
MSC's Dan Glod connects for a base hit during the first inning of Friday's game against Lincoln. 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.
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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.