Pacer baseball stuns Sherwood in TRL opener
Lakeridge scores three in the seventh to win 4-3
The Lakeridge baseball team showed a flair for the dramatic in its league opener against Sherwood on Monday. The Pacers trailed for the majority of the game but posted three runs in the top of the second to steal a 4-3 victory.
Cooper Webster was cruising on the mound for the Pacers until the third inning when the Bowmen came up with a two-out three-run home run.
Sherwood then put runners on the corners before Webster responded with an out to limit the damage.
Lakeridge got a run back in the top of the fourth when Jack Daraee led off with a solo home run.
However, the Pacers were stymied for much of the game on offense. In the top of the sixth, Daraee and Dutton Elske each singled with two outs but the Pacers couldn't muster a clutch hit.
In the top of the seventh, Kyle Beckley homered to open the inning and Jesse Davis followed with a double to the outfield.
Tim Devries would draw a one-out walk to put runners on the corner and would go on to steal second base.
That brought up Kevan Thomas who singled to left field to plate both runners and give Lakeridge its only lead of the game.
In the bottom of the seventh, Jack Ramsey had to get the final outs. After recording a quick strikeout, he gave up back-to-back singles to put the tying run in scoring position with just one out.
Ramsey dug in and struck out the next two batters to seal the victory.
Lakeridge wrapped up its two-game set with Sherwood on Wednesday and will face Tigard on Friday.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT