Fourth-ranked Lions score single runs in the seventh and eighth to top Lansdowne


After losing an early 4-0 lead, No. 4 Dulaney stayed alive with a single run in the bottom of the seventh inning and then scored a game-winning run in the eighth to knock off Baltimore County baseball rival Lansdowne, in Lutherville on Thursday.

Tyler Tufano led off the seventh and reach base when he was hit by a pitch. He moved to second on a sac bunt by Bennett Musselman and scored when Kyle Trammell singled to right.

In the seventh, a leadoff walk by Cole McGree and a single by Bryce Frederick gave the Lions (14-1) runners on first and second with no out. Both runners advance on a fly ball to center and Drew scored the tying run when Finn Drew hit a sac fly to left.

Jack Felt and Will Behn each had an RBI in the first inning to push Dulaney on top early. The Lions then stretched their lead to 4-0 in the second, as Musselman led-off with a solo home run and the Lions plated another run on an error.

Jarold Hurt put Lansdowne on the board in the third with an RBI single and the Vikings took the lead with a four-run fourth. Two errors and a walk helped Lansdowne load the bases. After one was out, a catcher’s interference call drove home the first run of the inning and walk chased home the second. Then, with two down, Hurt came through again with a two-run double.

John Proefrock was the winning pitcher, tossing a scoreless eighth inning. He followed David Mathai to the mound, who delivered a pair of scoreless frames for the Lions.

Landen Barber was 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Lansdowne (3-14) and Nick White also had two hits for the Vikings.