, 2015

Kyle Thomas homer puts
Devils back in win column

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Kyle Thomas smacked a two-out homer to score three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and lift Lancaster over Essex, 7-5, last Thursday night on the varsity diamond at Dream Fields, 1385 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock.

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Lancaster trailed by a run when Thomas hit his three-run homer to score his brother Daniel Thomas and Jordan Hodges for the go-ahead. 

Taylor Woolard pitched five innings for Lancaster, walking four, striking out three and allowing seven hits. Brandon Self came in to close for the Devils and struck out two, walked one and gave up one hit in two innings. 

The Devils took a 2-0 lead in the second after Demetrick Lee drew a two-out walk, stole second and came home on a double by Woolard. Woolard scored on a base hit by Jonathan Seal. 

The Trojans answered and took a one-run lead, scoring three runs in the top of the third on two hits and two walks.

Lancaster tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the fourth when Self hit a bases loaded single to score Lee. Self’s shot reloaded the bases but the Trojans got out of the sticky situation to leave three runners on for the Devils. 

Essex managed two runs on no hits but an error and two walks in the fifth for a 5-3 lead and the Devils left runners on second and third in the bottom of the frame. 

The Devils rallied in the sixth after Jay Bryant led off with a triple and Self walked. Bryant scored on a single by D. Thomas and after a fielder’s choice hit, K. Thomas hit his two-out homer. 

Rappahannock 6

Lancaster 2

Rappahannock upset Lancaster, 6-2, last Tuesday to put Lancaster’s record at 11-3 overall with only two games remaining in the regular season. 

The Devils opened the scoring in their first at bat when Self was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored off a Josh Moore double for a 1-0 lead. 

The host Raiders scored two in the bottom of the second when they had runners on second and third and Lancaster had a fielding error to score both runners. 

Two errors, three hits and a walk led to four Rappahannock runs in the fourth and a 6-1 Raider lead. 

Lancaster scored one in the top of the fifth when Lee reached base on an error, stole second and third and came home when Bryant hit into a fielder’s choice. 

Moore went the distance on the mound for Lancaster with three strikeouts, three walks and six hits allowed. 

“Rappahannock had some timely hits and we made some errors,” said LHS coach Welby Saunders. “And you can’t do that against them.”

Lancaster is now in third place in the conference with Northumberland in the number one spot and Rappahannock in second. 

The Devils end regular season play Tuesday, May 20, at Northumberland and host the conference tournament beginning on May 27.

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