Tech baseball defeats Greater Lawrence

LYNN – Things didn’t start well for the Lynn Tech baseball team on Thursday at Fraser Field. But, boy, did they end up going right for the Tigers in the end.After spotting Greater Lawrence a 4-1 lead in the second inning, the Tigers rallied for eight unanswered runs to improve to 3-0 on the young season with a 9-4 win over the Reggies on an unseasonably warm day at the ballpark.”It’s nice to play the top division (in the Commonwealth Conference) and beat them. That sends a message up there to them,” Tech coach Yuri Sanchez said.Tech received a chance to come back thanks to the brilliant relief pitching of Mike Leone, who took over for Ronny Guzman in the fourth inning. All Leone did was keep the Reggies scoreless the rest of the game and allow only three men to reach base in his relief outing.”Mike came in and did a great job,” Sanchez said.The Tigers did the bulk of their damage in the comeback during the bottom of the third inning, where five Greater Lawrence errors resulted in 11 batters coming to the plate and a fistful of unearned runs.Jose Rios provided the big hit of the inning with a 2-run triple. Rios was 2-for-4 in the game with a double, the two RBI and a run scored.In fact, of the Tigers’ seven hits in the game, six of them went for extra bases.”We’re going to hit the ball. I’ve said that since the start of the year,” Sanchez said. “We have some mistakes that we have to work on.”In the sixth, Tech would add two more runs. Guzman drove home one with an RBI double, and the second would score on a throwing error at the plate.

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