|Lyndon State College||UM-Farmington|
LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – The Lyndon State College baseball team split a North Atlantic Conference twin bill with the University of Maine at Farmington Wednesday afternoon at Skip Pound Field, falling in game one 5-2 but bouncing back for the 2-1 victory in game two.
This time the Hornets struck first as they plated one run in the bottom of the first inning. Devon Rollins took first after being hit by a pitch and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Ryan Cordeiro (Rollinsford, N.H.) laid down the sacrifice bunt to move Rollins to third but the routine throw went off the glove of the second baseman covering at first and into foul territory, allowing Rollins to score.
The visitors tied it up in the top of the fifth with two outs as Attaliade-Ryan and Tyler Flayhan knocked back-to-back doubles, with Attaliade-Ryan scoring the tying run.
The Hornets responded in the bottom of the fifth as freshman Sam Ognenoff (Brattleboro, Vt.) singled to left with one out to record his first career hit. Ognenoff stole second and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Devon Rollins smashed a ball over the head of the right fielder for a double to bring home Ognenoff for what would turn out the be the winning run as pitcher Jeff Williams (Gilsum, N.H.) held the Beavers for the last six outs to finish the game.
Devon Rollins went 2-for-2 at the plate with one run and one RBI. Williams registered the complete-game victory, striking out five batters while allowing four hits and just one run for his fourth win of the season.
Chickering took the loss for the Beavers after giving up eight hits and two runs (one earned) over six innings of work.
The Hornets (17-15, 10-10 NAC) travel to Castleton Thursday to finish out the season series at 2:00 p.m.