LHS rallies with big win in Florida
LDR photo/Alex Boyer
Lebanon junior Cole McBride delivers a pitch during a high school baseball game on Sunday against Charlotte Country Day (N.C.) at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Fla.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Lebanon baseball team rallied in a big way from a loss in its season opener on Sunday to post a 14-4 win over Charlotte Country Day
(N.C.) in the second game of a double header.
The Yellowjackets and the Buccaneers were tied at 2-2 through three innings, but LHS scored 12 runs in the fourth and ran away from Charlotte Country Day (N.C.) just a few hours after falling to the school earlier on Sunday, 7-0.
Lebanon (1-1) pounded out 12 hits, drew six walks, had another batter reach base via hit-by-pitch and sent 16 batters to the plate in a marathon fourth inning.
Cole McBride got the start on the mound and threw all five innings for the ‘Jackets. He allowed four runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out six. Two of those strike outs came in a crucial third inning when the Buccaneers appeared to have the junior left hander on the ropes. With one run already in and runners on second and third, McBride got a pair of called third strikes on consecutive batters to escape the jam.
With two runs in and a runner at third base McBride got a strike out, a ground out and ended the game in five innings with a strike out of the Bucs’ lead off batter, preserving the 10-run advantage.