Endicott upsets No. 5 Wheaton (Mass.)
Gulls extend win streak to nine while ending Lyons' streak at 10
NORTON, Mass. -- Endicott won its ninth consecutive game on Tuesday afternoon by beating No. 5 Wheaton (Mass.) 5-3, stopping the Lyons' win streak at 10 games and getting revenge after the Lyons beat the Gulls in a 14-inning thriller in Endicott's home opener.
Eric Lemke had two hits and drove in a run for Endicott, who improve to 20-13, winning 20 games for their fourth consecutive season. The Lyons fall to 30-5 on the year.
Endicott got two runs in the fifth to take away a 1-0 Wheaton lead and held the advantage for the rest of the game. Ralph Fidaleo homered to left field and Lemke doubled home Nick Roberts to erase a 1-0 deficit, obtained by the Lyons on a third-inning sacrifice fly by Eric Jensen.
The Gulls, who had ten hits to match Wheaton's 10 base-knocks, added to their lead with single runs in each of the next three innings. Michael Russo added a double to bring in E.J. Martinez in the sixth and Tad Gold and Danny Mello each had sacrifice flies to plate runs. Roberts crossed the plate for the second time on the day on Gold's fly to left in the seventh.
Dan Demeo had an RBI groundout to score Tyler Contillo, who had three hits on the day as the Lyons grabbed a run back. Wheaton got another run in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI single from John Keating, who hit safely twice in the game.
Endicott starter Tyler Hill improved to 1-1 on the season, giving the Gulls six strong innings, while allowing just one earned run on six hits.
Corey Laliberte fell to 2-2 on the year for the Lyons, allowing three runs on six hits over 5.2 innings.