Beavers rally in nightcap to leave Lyndon with split

Beavers rally in nightcap to leave Lyndon with split

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. -- After dropping game one 8-7 in extra innings, the University of Maine at Farmington scored four times in the seventh inning of the nightcap for a 4-1 win to earn a North Eastern Athletic Conference East Division split with Lyndon State College today at Skip Pound Field.

The Beavers (7-23 overall, 6-13 NEAC East) are headed to Henniker, N.H., this weekend for four games with New England College. Saturday's doubleheader is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start. The Hornets stand at 5-23 overall and 3-17 in the division.

In the opener, Robert Trucott singled home Tyler Pelletier as Lyndon snatched an 8-7 win from the Beavers in nine innings.

Tied 5-5 after seven, Matthew Woodbury (Fairfield, Maine) scored on an error and Chris Whitney (Lisbon, Maine) rapped an RBI single to give UMF a 7-5 lead in the ninth. Pelletier knotted the game at 7-7 with a two-run single in the home half of the frame and Trucott delivered Pelletier for the 8-7 victory.

Woodbury finished with two singles and a double for the Beavers, while Zach Keene (Livermore, Maine) and Brett Wallingford (Sanford, Maine) each supplied two singles and Ed Flaherty (Baileyville, Maine) and Dale Winchenbach (Waldoboro, Maine) each had a double.

Brandon Gallagher (North Yarmouth, Maine) was hit with the loss, pitching 8.2 innings with 11 hits allowed, four walks and eight strikeouts.

Pelletier singled twice and drove in four runs for the Hornets with Cody Gage singling three times and Dylan Newton providing a single and a double.

Shane O'Donnell-Leach struck out nine and walked four with 10 hits allowed in the complete-game win.

In the nightcap, the Beavers trailed 1-0 in the top of the seventh and had only one hit to show for their efforts, but a Lyndon error and a two-out pinch-hit single by Gallagher extended the inning long enough to allow Woodbury to come to the plate and swat a two-run double into the right centerfield gap.

Another Hornet error and an RBI double by Whitney chased home two more runs and made a winner of Casey Ashey (Searsport, Maine) , who went all seven innings to get the win. He allowed no earned runs on six hits while striking out six and walking none.

Mason Brewer took the loss, giving up one earned run on four hits while fanning six and walking none.

Donnell-Leach had two hits in the game for Lyndon.

 Matthew Woodbury  Chris Whitney  Brandon Gallagher  Casey Ashey  Zach Keene