Senior Stephen Phillips plated the tying and go-ahead runs with a two run double in the top half of the 5th and then came on for the two inning save as Beaver took down league opponent Lexington Christian Academy Monday afternoon in Lexington.
Beaver spotted the Lions three runs in the first two frames, falling behind for the third straight game. However, the bats would this time finally awake to ensure that the Beaver 9 would not suffer their fourth straight loss.
After senior classmates Garrett Ekpunobi and Max Corman-Penzel walked to lead of the 5th inning, fellow senior Alex Jacobs would single to load the bases. With the infield drawn in, sophomore Alex Gosman put the ball in play up the middle to plate Beaver’s first run of the contest. Junior captain Conor Laubenstein would promptly chop a fielder’s choice to deep short that would cut the deficit in half. This would set the stage for Phillips who would rope a double to left center giving Beaver its first lead in a week.
After senior ace Sebastian Smith could go no longer, Phillips would put on his closer’s glove and hurl the Beaver 9 to victory.
With the win, Beaver improves to 5-2 in the EIL, 5-4 overall and Smith improves to 3-1 on the year. Phillips picks up his first save of the season to add to his 1-0 record.
Beaver travels north to see league foe Pingree on Thursday, first pitch at 4:30.