New Kent drops 4-3 squeaker to Lafayette
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.