LISBON – Both levels of the Lisbon Recreation Summer Baseball produced heaps of pearls in recent Northern New York Youth Sports action.
On Monday, Lucas Gravlin and Cooper Rutherford combined in a one-hit unearned race as the 15U team dropped Potsdam 5-3. Last Tuesday, Griffin Walker spun a three-hit shutout as Lisbon beat Edwards-Knox 12-0 in 18U action.
Lucas Gravlin struck out eight, went four and allowed just one hit to beat the first five rounds of Monday’s win over Potsdam. Cooper Rutherford closed out the last two innings for the Knights, who scored three in the first inning.
A well-balanced victory offense included Connor Flack with one hit and one shot, Cooper Rutherford with one hit, two runs and two RBIs, Lucas Gravlin with one hit, Matt Bleau with one hit, one run and one RBI, Tyler Sovie with one RBI, Tryson Beetles with one hit, Blake Woods with one run and one hit and William Pirie with one hit.
“The boys played very good basic baseball tonight. I think we just had a mistake defensively tonight, and as we have all season, we continue to be aggressive at the bases.
Lucas Gravlin started slowly in the first and second half, but finished very strong. I generally thought Lucas hit very well. Cooper Rutherford came in to close it and closed Potsdam Down tonight. Potsdam is a very solid team. They played well tonight, “said Lisbon coach Lucas Smith
Griffin Walker threw a three-hit shutout and singled twice in an 11-hit winning offense as Lisbon beat Edwards-Knox 12-0 in the North Country Youth Sports 18U Baseball action Tuesday night. Walker struck out nine for Lisbon who scored six races in the sixth round. The winning offense featured a triple by Isaac LaRock and doubles by Dave Pirie, Cooper Rutherford and Armando Lazaro.
Jayden and Trent Williams played twice in the win, and JJ Lottie and Caleb Barbarito doubled for EK.