Warriors walk off with 4-3 victory
Martin drives in winning run, throws complete game
Wilton-Lyndeborough junior Pat Martin’s fly ball to center was just deep enough to score freshman Tom Crowley to give the Warriors a 4-3 walk-off win on Monday over Newmarket.
The Warriors entered Wednesday’s contest with Sunapee with a 3-0 record.
With the bases loaded and just one out, Martin hit one deep enough for coach Paul Trombley to send Crowley to the plate.
“It wasn’t that deep, but they threw low to the cut off,” said Trombley. “It was still a close play.”
Not only did Martin drive in the winning run, but he also picked up the win. Martin threw a complete game with 13 strikeouts and three walks, while surrendering four hits and just one earned run.
“When you’re in one like that, you just let him keep going,” said Trombley.
Newmarket held a 2-0 lead after the third, but WLC came back with two runs in the bottom of the fourth, one on a Connor Melrose RBI single, to tie the game. The Warriors took the lead in the bottom of the sixth, only to have Newmarket push one across in the top of the seventh.
“It was a nice win,” said Trombley. “They kept battling.”
With only one sub, Trombley was proud of his team’s effort.
“I apologized to my team [after the game] because I didn’t think we’d be in this position after three games,” said Trombley.
WLC hosts Mascenic on Friday.