Last Inning Rally Propels Baseball to Victory Over Haynes
The Cavaliers overcame an early deficit to storm back and defeat the Haynes Yellow Jackets by a score of 7-5 Saturday afternoon at Mike Miley Stadium.
Brain Dyer began the seventh inning rally with a one out single to right field. Geordy Schexnayder then walked and Scott Lauland was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Barrett Juneau. Juneau tied the game with a hard hit line drive single to left field scoring both Dyer and Schexnayder. Jackson Ladner walked to reload the bases and Drew Tortorich struck out after fouling off numerous pitches with a full count for the second out of the inning. The Haynes pitcher then hit Allan Karmazin and Cooper Hoffpauir on consecutive pitches to force home two more runs. Haynes then changed pitchers, but he walked Trey Latapie to force home another run. Dyer then struck out to end the inning, but the Cavaliers had gained a 7-4 lead.
The Yellow Jackets added a run in the bottom of the seventh aided by two bases on balls, a stolen base and a throwing error. Cavalier pitcher Glenn Gebo, who pitched a complete game, would not allow Haynes to get any closer as he struck out the side in the seventh inning to secure the victory.
The Cavaliers return to district play on Tuesday night as they host Eleanor McMain at Kirsch Rooney Stadium at 7:00 PM. There will be a pre-game tailgate party in the parking area prior to the game beginning at 5:00 PM. All proceeds from Tuesdays game will benefit the 2 Seam Dream Foundation, which funds cancer research and treatment in Louisiana. Tuesdays game is also a grade level attendance challenge, the final competition of the Homerunning Week Grade Level Challenge.