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Eagles Baseball Team steals 8-6 victory in Lexington


By Emily Brennan


The Mystic Valley Baseball Team defeated Minuteman Tech, 8-6, in extra innings on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles boosted their record to 1-2 overall while the Mustangs dropped to 1-1 overall.

The Mustangs had one out in the first inning when their leadoff hitter was driven in by a double two batters later to bring home the first run of the game. In the second inning, Minuteman’s three lead batters hit singles to center field that brought home runs two and three of the game before Liam Powers pitched Mystic Valley out of an offensive jam. An inning later, Nico Santonastaso delivered a sacrifice fly over the right field fence to bring Luke Greenberg home and bring the Mustangs’ lead down to two (3-1).

Mystic Valley found themselves in a promising position with bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the fourth, when Anthony Capalino and Powers both hit, forcing home two runs as part of a rally for the Eagles. They increased their lead to 5-3 off hits from Vishant Chawla, Josh Stover and Liam Thompson during the remainder of the fourth. The Eagles continued their offensive rally in the fifth. They managed to record three consecutive hits, which included a base hit by Lukas DeGuire that gave the Eagles another run to make it a 6-3 game.

Ben Hickey then came in for relief of Powers, striking out the first pitcher he faced. Hickey pitched 4.2 innings, letting up no runs on one hit.

However, the Mustangs answered in the bottom half of the inning after three hits sailed over the infield to tie the game at 6-6, which would hold until the ninth inning. In the ninth, after a hit from Powers and a walk from Stover, DeGuire hit a sacrifice bunt that brought the runners to second and third with one out. Powers then notched a run on a wild pitch and Stover scored from third on Mangone’s high-risk bunt that would give the Eagles the eventual 8-6 victory.

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