The LFO Warriors climbed over the .500 mark on the season by scoring four times in their final two at-bats to pull out an 8-4 victory over visiting LaFayette Tuesday night at Huston Black Field.
The two teams would go back and forth for the first four innings before the Warriors (3-2) would take the lead for good with a solo run in the fifth. They would tack on a three-spot in the bottom of the sixth to help put the game away.
Mathew Trusley started the game and struck out seven batters in four innings. He gave up four hits while only two of the four runs that he allowed were earned.
Jake Bass briefly pitched in the fifth inning, but was pulled after giving up two leadoff walks. Zach Coots would then come in to pitch and would strike out five batters in three innings of work. Coots did not allow a hit and walked just one batter as he got credit for the win.
Andrew Brock was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored. Bass helped out at the plate with three RBIs, followed by Jackson Herrod with two and Trusley with one. LFO was once again extremely aggressive on the basepaths with eight stolen bases.
A.J. Buck went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for the Ramblers (0-5). Ethan Stephenson had a hit and plated two runs. Brady Anderson was 1-for-3 with a run, while Davis Richardson was credited with an RBI.
Blake Guffey and Levi Pettigrew both pitched three innings for LaFayette with nearly identical stat lines. Guffey allowed four hits, while Pettigrew gave up just two. Both allowed four runs, though only one was earned. They both walked two batters and struck out one.
There were 10 total hits in the game between the two teams, all singles.
The two teams are scheduled to play a rematch in LaFayette at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, weather permitting.