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Tiebreaking run gives Louisa 2-1 win over Fluvanna in season opener

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:00 am

Tristan Snyder delivers a pitch during Louisa’s season opener against Fluvanna.

The Louisa County High School baseball team opened their season at home on March 24, hosting the Fluvanna County High School Flucos. Following a tight defensive game, a run in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Lions a 2-1 victory.

After a scoreless first inning, the Flucos got the ball moving in the top of the second. Nathan Gentry hit a double for the Flucos’ first hit of the night, then scored on a sacrifice single from Kevin Ward.

The Lions responded in the bottom of the inning. Catcher Aaron Szalankiewicz connected for the first of the Lions’ five hits of the evening, pounding out a double. Tyler Early stepped in as the designated runner and stole third before crossing the plate on an RBI single from Ethan Fletcher to tie the game at 1-1 after two innings.

Both teams struggled to get runners on base for most of the rest of the evening. Fluvanna’s best chance came in the top of the fifth with Ryan Groome. Groome reached first on an error and then stole second to get into scoring position.

To read the entire story, see the March 30 edition of The Central Virginian.