Lynn's Almani Medina pitched the first five innings for the Lynn Babe Ruth 14s Tuesday, allowing three unearned runs on three hits with seven strikeouts in a win over Dracut. (Courtesy Photo)

Lynn 14s stay hot in close win over Dracut

The game was close from start to finish, but in the end the Lynn Babe Ruth 14s were able to summon just enough magic to escape with a 4-3 win over Dracut in a pool play game during the newly established "COVID Games" event at Clancy Field Tuesday night. 

That magic came in the final play of the game, when Lynn led 4-3 with a Dracut runner on third with one out in the top of the seventh. Lynn intentionally walked a batter to put men on first and third, then a hard chopper was hit to third baseman Janier Rodriguez on the ensuing play. After looking the runner back at third base, Rodriguez fired a strike to first baseman Richie Avery for the out. When the runner broke for home on the throw to first, Avery turned and winged the ball right to Guzman at the plate, who applied the tag and ended the game on a 5-3-2 double play.

Guzman also led the way offensively in the win for Lynn, drawing three walks and scoring a run. John Disia added a single, a walk and a run scored in the win. 

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