Wilson can’t catch Cavs on diamond

Published 10:02 pm Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Lakeland High School baseball team built up an early lead against visiting Woodrow Wilson High School on Wednesday, holding on for a 6-3 victory.

“We did pretty good early on,” Cavaliers head coach David Devers said. “We batted through the lineup, and we put four runs on the board in the bottom of the first.”

Then the Cavs added two more in the third.

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“Once we got up 6-0, we got a little complacent with the lead,” Devers said, as the Presidents scored two in the sixth and one in the seventh.

“We played good defensively, overall,” he said. “We had a little letdown at the end, but things are starting to go our way.”

Each team had six hits, and Lakeland got its share from five different players. Senior Austin Mills went 2-for-4 with one run scored, senior Tyler McCaw and sophomore Brevin Perrish both went 1-for-3 with two runs batted in, senior Jefferson Knight went 1-for-2 with a run scored and senior Tyler Lilley went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Lilley improved to 2-2 on the mound, throwing 101 pitches in six innings, giving up four hits, two runs and throwing three strikeouts.

“Ryan Stalnaker came in and closed things down and got the save,” Devers said, his first of the season. “He had one inning pitched, 15 pitches, he gave up two hits and one run.”

With the win, Lakeland is now 2-8 overall, 0-2 in the conference.