The Fairfield Lions baseball team (4-2) defeated the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs on Tuesday afternoon with a final push in the final inning to win 3-1.
The Lions struck first in the game between the two team by bringing a run across the plate in the third inning. The Mustangs were unable to answer the run until the sixth inning when they also scored a single run. Going into the seventh and final inning, the game was tied at one run a piece.
Taking advantage of some costly errors by the Mustangs, the Lions were able to bring across two runs in the top of the seventh to take a 3-1 lead.
Mitch Rose, who pitched all seven innings for the Lions, came out in the bottom of the seventh and held off the Mustangs from being able to answer and the Lions held on to the 3-1 lead to beat their Southern Hills Athletic Conference opponent.
Klay Walker led the Lions at the plate going 2-for-3 in the game. Austin Setty, Cody Gragg, Mitch Rose, Sam Buddelmeyer and Hunter Dixon all had one hit a piece.
The Lions will move on to play North Adams on Thurday, April 7 at North Adams. Lynchburg-Clay will also play on Tursday and will be at home against Ripley.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.