The Mustangs took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st. Lincoln rallied for four runs in the 4th to take the lead. McLain walked, Dalton Leeman and Brandon Reilly singled to load up the bases for an RBI single to Everett Martin, and two run single to Jeff Lamb. Lamb went to third on wild pitches and scored on a Stephen Quinlan fielder’s choice.
Mt.View tied the score in the 5th. The Eagles responded with a five run 6th inning. Lamb started the rally with a double, Quinlan singled, and both scored on a Joannides double. Eric Morgner was hit by a pitch, Bo McLain reached on an error and both scored on a Reilly single. Reilly scored on a Mardy Alden sacrifice fly.
Lincoln added three runs in the 7th. Joannides reached on an error, Alden singled, Ben McLain hit an RBI double, Bo McLain sacrificed in a run and Reilly doubled in a run.
Hitting for Lincoln were Reilly with 3 singles and a double, Lamb a double and single, Martin 2 singles, Joannides and Ben McLain a double each, and Alden, Leeman and Quinlan a single each. Hitting for Mt.View were Tyler Bednar, Adam Higgins and Cody Roven with a single each.
Carl Bishop collected the win (4H,7K,1B) collected the win, Morgner took the loss (3I,5R,3B,0K).
The Eagles spoiled the shutout in the 1st inning. Joannides walked, stole second, went to third on a fielder’s choice then scored on a Ben McLain fielder’s choice.
Hitting for the Eagles were Joannides, Morgner, Alden and Ben McLain. Hitting leaders for Waterville were Kyle Bishop with a 3-run homerun and single, Kris Huggins a solo homerun and single, and Curt Chaput, Zach Weary and Mark Becken with 2 hits each.
“Ben McLain did a great job behind the plate. Bo McLain was put in a tough spot and did very well at second base. Kyle Scherer made two defensive plays and had two great at bats,” Rice said.
Ben McLain doubled in the 3rd inning, moved over on a Leeman sacrifice and scored on a wild pitch. Gavin Joannides scored the second run in the 5th inning when he singled, stole second, went to third on an Eric Morgner sacrifice bunt and scored on a McLain sacrifice fly.
Hitting for Lincoln were Lamb with a double and single, McLain a double and Joannides a single. Hitting for MCI were Nick Cook with two and Ryan Crocker, Zac Boinan, AJ Denis, and George Hawe one each.
Lamb made a diving catch in right field in the 5th inning.