Lageman’s Walk-Off Picture Perfect Ending In Greenbrier Knights’s Victory Over Portsmouth Yardbirds
Greenbrier Knights took their game in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple Portsmouth Yardbirds. The game was tied at 12 with Greenbrier Knights batting in the bottom of the ninth when Luke Lageman singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
Greenbrier Knights built a five-run lead in the sixth inning and then held off Portsmouth Yardbirds‘s charge. Portsmouth Yardbirds managed ten runs in the failed comeback. Liam Geib, Cameron Wallace, Jalin McMillan, Daniel Qin, Joshua Brown, and Christopher Berry picked up RBIs to lead the rally.
Portsmouth Yardbirds got things moving in the second inning. Kent Bingman was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.
Portsmouth Yardbirds scored six runs in the seventh inning. Portsmouth Yardbirds batters contributing to the big inning included Geib, Wallace, and McMillan, all driving in runs in the inning.
Joshua DeFrancisco earned the win for Greenbrier Knights. He lasted two innings, allowing three hits and four runs. Tredell Blow threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Claude Hayes took the loss for Portsmouth Yardbirds. He allowed three hits and six runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out three.
Scott McDonough started the game for Greenbrier Knights. He allowed two hits and two runs over five innings, striking out four Robert McDaniel started the game for Portsmouth Yardbirds. He lasted four innings, allowing five hits and six runs while striking out three
Greenbrier Knights hit two home runs on the day. Mike Hildebrand went deep in the eighth inning. Brandon Clark had a four bagger in the third inning.
Greenbrier Knights scattered ten hits in the game. Zack Will, Woojin Oh, and Lageman all managed multiple hits for Greenbrier Knights. Lageman, Oh, and Will all had two hits to lead Greenbrier Knights.
Portsmouth Yardbirds collected ten hits on the day. Wallace and Brown each racked up multiple hits for Portsmouth Yardbirds.
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