On Friday, the Hanover Marauders baseball team hosted the Lebanon Raiders for another exciting rivalry matchup. Earlier in the season Hanover was able to beat Lebanon on the Raiders home turf so Leb was out for revenge.
This highly anticipated matchup was played at Dartmouth College’s beautiful Red Rolfe Baseball Field. As stated earlier, the Raiders were out for revenge losing to Hanover earlier in the season.
Lebanon struck early in the first inning going up 2 to 0, taking advantage of a less than perfect start from Hanover’s Moises Celaya as he struggled with his command hitting multiple batters. Hanover would answer scoring four runs in the second as Lebanon’s pitcher Nate Perkins issued four walks.
Lebanon would take back the lead in the fourth scoring four runs and two more runs in the sixth. Lebanon’s Hunter Boutin helped out his team and pitcher with this amazing sliding full extension catch down the left field line in foul territory. Hanover would fight back scoring three runs in the bottom fifth to stay within striking distance but Lebanon was then able to score three more runs in the bottom of the sixth.
In the seventh inning, Hanover put up three runs but ultimately could not climb back into the game.
Final score, Lebanon 15, Hanover 12. Lebanon head coach and starting pitcher as well as Hanover’s head coach told YCN their thoughts after the game.
Lebanon improves to 5 and 10 and hopes to barely squeak into the division two playoffs when they face off against ConVal Tuesday.