Lake Brantley Keeps Rolling, Beats Hagerty 3-2
Lake Brantley continued its strong start to the 2016 season by holding off Hagerty for a 3-2 victory Thursday afternoon. The Patriots fell behind in the first but answered back with all their runs in the third inning to improve to 5-0 on the season.
Matt Krumwiede delivered a strong performance for a Lake Brantley pitching staff that has only allowed nine runs all season. The junior right-hander went six full innings to earn the victory, scattering four hits and a walk while picking up seven strikeouts. The Huskies (2-2) jumped on Krumwiede early as a leadoff walk was followed by an RBI triple and then an RBI single to quickly put the Patriots in a 2-0 hole.
The pitching clamped down from there to keep Lake Brantley in the game. Krumwiede cruised through the rest of his outing, needing just 71 pitches before turning things over to Ryan Brubach in the seventh. Brubach allowed a leadoff single but was able to shake off having the tying run on base by getting three straight grounders that his defense converted to close things out.
The Patriots capitalized to take the lead in the bottom of the third. Jay Charleston worked a one-out walk and Griffin Bernardo was hit by a pitch to put some ducks on the pond. Paxton Rigby delivered a dagger to center field that went for a bases-clearing double that tied the game. Luis Olivier followed with a double to right field that brought Rigby in with the deciding run.