Baseball Hangs On To Defeat Lyndon

May 2, 2007

Middlebury scored four runs in the sixth inning on its way to a 6-5 victory over Lyndon State. The Panthers return to action this weekend when they host Bowdoin on Saturday and Bates on Sunday in a pair of double headers starting at noon.

Lyndon State held a 2-0 lead after three with solo runs in the first and third innings. The run in the first was unearned, while Josh Wells singled through the left side to score Jesse Hersey in the third.

Middlebury cut the lead in half with a solo homer to left from Andrew Matson, while Alex Blair hit a similar shot in the fifth to tie the game at two.

The Panthers then scored four runs on three hits and two errors in the sixth inning. Danny Seymour drove in Tyler Lohman with a single, while Nick Lefeber hit a two-run single to left. Gabe Broughton scored an unearned run later in the inning on a fielding error.

Lyndon came back in the ninth as they scored three unearned runs to cut the lead to 6-5. A fielding error and throwing error on the same play allowed a pair of runs to score on a ball hit by Jordan Royer, who later scored on a ground out.

Middlebury used four pitchers on the afternoon, each of them throwing effectively. Rob Palladino got the start and threw a pair of innings, before giving way to Matt Lowe, who tossed three innings. Christan Hansen moved to 3-1 with two saves on the year, as he tossed a pair of shutout innings. Jack Britton tossed the eighth and ninth, allowing no earned runs. Gabe Broughton went 3-4, while Lefeber, Lohman and Matson each had a pair of hits. Lefeber drove in two runs, while Matson scored twice.

Matt Picard took the loss for Lyndon, allowing just two earned runs over six innings of work. Jordan Royer tossed a pair of scoreless innings in relief. Josh Wells went 2-5 with two runs driven in for Lyndon.