Yellowjacket victory opens baseball season

The Yellowjackets scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, then pulled out a season-opening 10-9 victory over visiting Lyndon Institute last Saturday when Jake Laware’s walkoff single scored Ryan Austin.

The Vikings built a 7-4 lead after three innings helped by two home runs and were three outs from a win with a 9-4 advantage midway through the seventh.

But Milton came up with the five runs it needed to extend the game before Austin scored the winner.

Andrew Harvey pitched three scoreless innings of relief for the win after catching the first five frames.

Laware was the only Yellowjacket with two hits, including a 2-run double early as he went 2 for 2.

Austin (three runs), Harvey (two runs) and Jordan Deep (one run) each singled, and Cam Bushey tripled.

Ian Hrynyszyn and Tyler Farrar each went 0 for 3 but still contributed to the offense, with Hrynyszyn scoring twice and Farrar once.

For Lyndon, Cam Murray had three hits home run and a double, Braden McClure singled and homered and Ryan Ware had four singles with an RBI.

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