Lone Tree squeezes past New London in extra innings
LONE TREE — A two-out run in the bottom of the ninth inning separated Lone Tree and New London baseball teams Tuesday night.
The host Lions tallied the decider, taking a hard-earned 3-2 triumph.
Quincy Porter absorbed the defeat, striking out three and walking the same number in 1.67 innings of work. He also gave up four hits.
Porter came on in relief of Mitch Boles who held the winners in check over the first seven frames. Boles struck out seven and issued three walks during his mound stint. He also gave up the first two Lone Tree runs, both of which were earned.
Following single runs from Lone Tree in the first and third innings, New London knotted the game and forced extra frames with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
Riley Grogan’s double was the Tigers’ only extra-base hit.
Jayden Flowers and Justin Henecke each had a pair of singles to spark the New London offense. Porter had an RBI single while Tyler Stevenson notched the remaining single. New London’s remaining RBI came from the bat of Cole Helmerson.
Both teams had four fielding miscues in the game. The Lions stranded 11 runners on base while eight Tigers reached without scoring.