LaFayette rallies past Lakeview
Ross Martin’s RBIsingle in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the LaFayette Ramblers a dramatic 8-7 home win over Lakeview on Thursday.
A Will Carroll RBI-double gave the Warriors a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Ramblers would tie things up in the second as Bryson Kelley singled to drive in Austin Tucker.
Lakeview regained the lead in the fifth on a Peyton Tipton RBI, but LaFayette would erupt for six runs in the home half of the inning to grab a seemingly comfortable 7-2 lead. Errors were the main culprit for the Warriors. Martin knocked in two runs with a single and Kendall Culbreth would pick up an RBI-single.
But remarkably, the LaFayette defense would return the favor in the top of the sixth as three of five runs scored on errors. Tipton picked up his second RBI of the day to knot the score at 7-7.
Lakeview would load the bases with no outs in the top of the seventh. However, Chase Landon would enter the game to pitch for the Ramblers as was able to escape the jam unscathed.
Then in the bottom of the seventh, Preston Alexander delivered a one-out single and stole second, setting the table for Martin’s heroics.
Landon got the win for the Ramblers in relief of starter Cade Fisher. Fisher threw six innings, allowing seven runs - one earned - on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.
Dylan Blankenship started for the Warriors and went four innings, allowing a run on two hits and four walks with five strikeouts. Tipton took the loss. He pitched the final three innings, giving up seven runs - four earned - on six hits and a walk.