Rotary swings past Lynx to secure Five Town championshipLynx had forced final game with tight, tense 3-1 win June 17
Rockport — The Five Town Little League baseball crown was on the line on Wednesday night, June 18 as No. 1 Rotary and No. 2 Lynx battled for diamond supremacy — and a coveted championship — at the Marge Jones Recreation Facility.
In the double-elimination league playoffs, Rotary was 2-0 and Lynx 1-1 before Lynx pulled off an exciting 3-1 victory over Rotary on Tuesday, June 17, to force the winner-take-all affair the next night.
When play resumed, Rotary had its hitting and running shoes on, as the top-seed came back with a vengeance and secured a 12-2, 4-inning victory in the decisive contest to win the title.
Rotary includes Ben Wells, Quinn Brown, Emerson Brott, Gage Whalen, Hunter Longley, Mason Chadwick, Aidan Schecter, Luke James, Angus Carter, Noah Reddy and Dillion Mackey.
Lynx include Sam Moody, Rylee Rapp, Mike Kremin, Nick Tausek, Tristan Black, Danny Rapp, Sylvan Eichebach, Luke Moody, Eric Andrews, Matt Kremin, Caden Sawyer and Sawyer Olsen.
Rotary 12, Lynx 2 (4 inns.)
At Rockport June 18, Rotary got back-to-back home runs to start the game and a no-hitter on the hill from Longley as they surged to the Camden-Rockport Little League crown via the mercy rule. Rotary scored four times in the first, five times in the second, once in the third and twice in the fourth. The Lynx scored both their runs in the fourth.
Leading Rotary at the plate were Wells (home run, double, 3 runs), Brown (home run, 2 runs), Brott (run), Whalen (2 singles, 2 runs), Longley (double, run), Reddy (single, run) and Schecter (2 singles, run).
Tausek and Black scored runs for the Lynx.
Longley allowed no hits for Rotary, as he walked two and struck out six in the winning effort.
Rapp and Moody pitched for the Lynx, allowing nine hits, five walks and two hit batters, with three strikeouts.
Rotary committed three errors in the game — all in the fourth inning — while the Lynx made two fielding miscues.
Lynx 3, Rotary 1
Tuesday's game was a hard-fought, competitive, nailbiter for six innings as the teams were locked in a 1-1 tie until the top of the sixth when Kremin, who was the Lynx starting pitcher, stole home to give his squad a 2-1 cushion. Another run scored later in the inning to make it 3-1.
For Lynx, Kremin, Moody and Tausek pitched, allowing three hits, five walks and struck out 12, while Brown started for Rotary before being relieved late in the game. Rotary pitchers allowed three hits, three walks and struck out 10.
For Lynx, Eichebach (single, triple), Kremin (run), Black (run), Olsen (single) and Sawyer (run) keyed the offense.
For Rotary, Wells (single), Brown (double, run) and Reddy (single) led the charge.