Lions win home-opener in walk off fashion
By Marissa Burd
Supporting friends and families came out to cheer on Red Lion Varsity Baseball at their home-opener Mon., Apr. 1.
In the top of the second inning, opponents the Spring Grove Rockets scored two runs, leaving the score at 2-0.
Senior Cameron Czerwinski, started off the bottom of the second inning with a walk.
Ben Price, a senior, then advanced Czerwinski to third base with a double.
Another senior, Nate Hodgkinson put the Lions first run on the board with an RBI single to score Czerwinski.
The game was then scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning, when Hodgkinson picked up his next hit of the day. Hodgkinson then advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Senior Jaylen Bell tied the game at 2-2 with an infield single to score Hodgkinson.
In the bottom of the sixth Czerwinski singled to centerfield, and Price then hit an RBI triple to score Czerwinski to bring the score to 3-2.
During the top of the seventh, the Rockets strung together a couple hits, making the score 5-3.
To start the bottom of the seventh, Hodgkinson tripled to right field on his third hit of the day.
Junior Adam Naylor then scored Hodgkinson on an RBI double, making the score 5-4.
Senior Tyler Ness came in to pinch run for Naylor on second base.
Then tying the game, sophomore Kyle Daugherty singled to center to score Ness.
Daugherty stole to second, and then got to third on a wild pitch. His brother, senior Cole Daugherty, walked.
C. Daugherty then stole second and Czerwinski was intentionally walked to load the bases for the Lions.
Price then came up huge for the Lions with a walk-off single to right field, and the Lions win their first home game of the season 6-5.