“Grand” win by Lafayette over Hornets
One swing of the bat was the difference in a St Joseph Lafayette MEC Baseball win over Chillicothe 4 to 3.
Chillicothe scored one in the second inning off a walk, a hit by a pitch, a double steal and an RBI Gabe Hansen ground out to score Landon Winder.
The Hornets scored twice in the top of the third off two singles, an error and a Gage Leamer ground out then by an RBI ground out from Brock Miller to take a 3-0 lead
Then came the bottom of the third when Lafayette runners reached on an error, a single, a walk and a grand slam home run to left field.
The Hornets had chances with two walks in the fourth, a double in the fifth, and a walk in the sixth, but couldn’t bring any of them home,
At the plate, Chillicothe had a double from Brock Miller and singles from Griff Bonderer, Brock Ward and Landon Winder.
Mason Baxter went the distance on the mound and took the loss, allowing four runs off four hits with seven strike outs and two walks.
Chillicothe also had four hits but had 11 strike outs and six walks