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Cavs fall short against Hopewell

The Lakeland High School baseball team fell just short in a matchup with Hopewell High School Monday evening.

The Cavs fell 6-5 in the nine-inning matchup. It was a close battle that saw Hopewell score a run in the final inning to take the victory.

Hopewell took an early lead 2-1 in the first inning. After tying the game up at two, Lakeland took its first lead in the third inning, taking a 5-3 lead.

Hopewell came back and tied the game up in the fifth inning. Both teams played for an additional four innings before a Hopewell hitter singled, bringing in the game-winning run.

Overall, Lakeland played a strong game from the plate. They had 12 hits as a team and outhit Hopewell.

Tyler Spencer and Carlin Walden handled pitching duties for Lakeland, with Walden taking the loss. Spencer hit well from the plate, going 4-5 with a triple.

Hopewell 5, Lakeland 4

HHS 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1—5

LHS 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0—4

LHS: Hits 12—Spencer 4, Walden 2, Cleghorn 2, Hawkins 2, Ellis, Sing; Runs 5—Simpson, Williams, Walden, Wright, Hawkins; RBI 5—Hawkins 2, Ellis, Walden, Boone

HHS: Hits 11—Johnson 3, Jones 2, Sylvester 2, Scott, Hill, Eliad, McComber; Runs 6—Jones 3, Johnson 2, Mazzei