Tech rallies in the seventh to erase a four-run Lion lead
Visiting Dulaney scratched out a pair of runs in the top of the 10th inning, Thursday, and the Lions held on for a 7-5 victory over Eastern Tech as the two squads kicked off their Baltimore County A Division schedules.
Mitch Lavoie started the game-winning rally for the Lions (1-1 overall) with a leadoff single. Richard Harrison, Jr. followed with a sacrifice bunt which was thrown away by the Mavericks, allowing Lavoie to score and moving Harrison all the way to third. One out later, Bryden Steele plated the second run with a sac fly to center.
Dulaney scored five times in the last four innings to build an early 5-1 lead before Tech fought back. Hayden Williams got the Lions going with an RBI single in the first and Nolan Matsko delivered a two-run single in the second. In the fourth, Bryce Frederick doubled home Dulaney’s fourth run and then scored on an RBI single by Cole McGee.
Easter Tech got on the board in the third when Jeff Young singled to drive in a run. Tech then staged a dramatic four-run rally in the seventh to get the game in extra innings. Mike Birchfield and Young did the damage with back-to-back two-run doubles after the Mavericks had loaded the bases with a walk and a pair of singles.
Dulaney used five pitchers in the contest with Todd Mozoki tossing the final three to earn the win. Mozoki did not allow a hit, struck out two and walked one in his effort.
Pictured above: Mitch Lavoie started Dulaney’s game winning rally in the 10th with a single and scored what proved to be the winning run.