LIZZIES RALLY FROM THREE RUN DEFICIT AND HANG ON TO EDGE THE YANKS
In a nailbiting finish, the Lizzies rallied from a three run deficit and hung on for a 9-8 victory over the Yankees in three innings of play last night at Diamond # 2.
The thrilling battle royale between two traditional Peewee Divisional rivals was a close and high scoring affair as the Yankees led the Lizzies 4-1 after the first inning and 8-5 after two.
However, trailing by three, the Lizzies staged a dramatic rally and scored four runs in the top of the third to take the lead 9-8.
Clinging to a one run lead in the bottom of the third, Sam (12) of the Lizzies struck out the first two Yankee batters. However, Sam needed a great defensive throw from catcher Mikel (1) to first baseman Abdur-Rahman (14) to record the second out on the dropped third strike.
With two out, the Bronx Bombers refused to quit as Justin (8) of the Yankees singled and eventually advanced to third base.
On the final play of the game, with the tying run at third, the final Yankees batter hit the ball sharply to the right fielder (Avery) who threw a bullet to first baseman Abdur-Rahman who held onto the throw to preserve the hard fought victory.
Posting composed with a game report from TP Cub Reporter, Ted Sharp.