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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 19, 2017

New Kent drops 4-3 squeaker to Lafayette

By Alan Chamberlain | April 18, 2017 11:06 pm
New Kent second baseman Bryan Brooks fires to first after getting a force out at second on a Lafayette baserunner.Alan Chamberlain photo

New Kent second baseman Bryan Brooks fires to first after getting a force out at second on a Lafayette baserunner.

Alan Chamberlain photo

A single run in the sixth inning put Lafayette’s visiting Rams ahead to stay on the way a 4-3 baseball win over New Kent’s Trojans. The hosts, now 4-5, took leads on two occasions during the Tuesday afternoon contest, but could not hold on.

“We hadn’t played in over two-and-a-half weeks,” said New Kent coach Michael Kuper. “But it wasn’t a bad outing. It was just a well-played ball game.”

New Kent scored once in the first inning, but Lafayette evened the count in the second and added another run in the third to take a 2-1 lead. New Kent capitalized on Bryan Brooks’ double to lead off the bottom of the third and Lamont Brandon’s bunt single to move back in front 3-2.

Both teams stranded a pair of runners in the fourth, but Lafayette loaded the bases in the fifth, tying the game on a force-out at second base. The Trojans got out of the bases loaded jam averting further damage, but could not capitalize at the plate on their final three at-bats.