Baseball: Lyman uses big seventh inning to top Wheeler

Baseball: Lyman uses big seventh inning to top Wheeler

The Westerly Sun

NORTH STONINGTON — Lyman Memorial scored 12 runs in the top of the seventh and beat Wheeler High, 15-5, in an ECC Division II baseball game on Sunday.

Wheeler was leading, 5-3, before the big Lyman inning.

Wheeler coach Eric Collins said the Bulldogs made some adjustments at the plate and hit the ball well in the final inning.

Bowen Baker and Chris Haines finished with two hits each for Wheeler. Haines had two RBIs and Baker doubled.

Lyman is now 12-7, 9-2 Division III. Wheeler is 6-13, 2-10.

The Lions close the regular season hosting Putnam on Monday at 4 p.m. Wheeler still has a chance to qualify for the Class S state tournament.

They are now No. 33 in the Class S rankings. The top 32 teams qualify. HMTCA is No. 31 at 6-12, while Morgan is No. 33 at 6-13. Morgan has the tiebreaker over Wheeler.

HMTCA has two games left with East Granby (12-6) and Bulkeley-Weaver (2-15). Morgan faces East Lyme (10-8) on Monday.

A Wheeler win and an East Lyme loss would put the Lions in the tourney. A Wheeler win and a split by HMTCA would also get Wheeler in, Collins said.

— Keith Kimberlin

 


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