After two tough back-to-back losses, the LaFayette baseball team got back in the win column on Saturday with a 4-2 home victory over Coahulla Creek.
The Ramblers put up a run in the bottom of the first inning as Micah Wyatt hit the first of seven doubles for LaFayette in the game, and scored one batter later on an RBI-double by Josh Manning.
Three more doubles would help plate three runs in the third. McKenzie Kelehear doubled and scored on an RBI-double by Wyatt. Clayton Lane knocked in Wyatt with an RBI-single, and a two-base hit by Harrison Queen staked LaFayette to a 4-0 lead.
The Colts got a run back off Manning in the top of the fourth and threatened for more, loading the bases with two outs. But Jacob Pendley replaced Manning on the hill and got a fly ball to escape further damage.
Coahulla Creek would get another run in the fifth and loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth. But Wyatt, who started the game on the hill, came in and put out the fire, getting an assist on a nice running catch by Brennan Gray to end the inning.
The visitors would bring the potential go-ahead to the plate in their last at-bat following a single and a LaFayette error, but Wyatt would get the last two outs of the strikeout variety to seal the win.
Manning struck out one batter in getting the victory, while Wyatt fanned five in 2 2/3 innings to record his second save of the season. Wyatt also collected three of the Ramblers' seven doubles.
The Ramblers (3-4) will open Region 7-AAAA play on Tuesday when they travel to Heritage for the first of a three-game series. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.