Patriots News · Pats dig down, win 4-2 at Pelham

At Pelham, the sixth ranked Patriots (25-8) came back from a 2-1 deficit to win 4-2 at Pelham.  Homewood opened scoring in the first when Josh Hall walked, stole second, advanced to third on a fly out to right and scored on a 2 strike groundout by Daniel Patton.  Pelham answered back with one in the second and an unearned run in the third.  Ben Teel started on the hill and went 4 innings.  Teel gave up 2 runs, 1 earned on 5 hits with a walk and 5 punch outs.  The senior pitcher worked out of several jams, striking out 2 hitters with a man on second and one out in the 2nd;  In the 3rd, Teel limited the damage to one run after a single and 2 errors loaded the bases with no out.  Teel struck out the 3 hole on a nasty change, got a sac fly out to left and then worked a pick off to get the final out of the inning when Patton made a nice catch and tag at second.  Teel also struck out 2 in the 4th with one out and men on first and second.

Offensively, the Patriots hung around until the top of the 6th when Josh Hall hit his third bomb of the year to tie the game at 2.  In the top of the 7th, Evan Lemak started the inning off with a 2 strike single up the middle.  Crawford Doyle then wore his 10th hbp of the year to put runners at 1st and 2nd.  Sam Dantone sacrificed both runners up, and Jake Miller squeezed in the go ahead run.  Will Hall then hammered a single to center to make it 4-2.

Meyer Wolnek picked up the win in relief of Teel working 3 shutout innings to notch his 5th win of the year.  The Rocket once again did not give up a hit and punched out 6 Panthers in between 3 walks and a hit batter.

Homewood has moved the Chelsea game to Tuesday evening as Coach Hall’s mom passed away this morning.  Her funeral will be Monday.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hall family.

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