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Williamson, Navedo and Lemley Homer But #24 La Roche Drops Double-Header to #19 Marietta

Williamson, Navedo and Lemley Homer But #24 La Roche Drops Double-Header to #19 Marietta

PITTSBURGH, PA – Colin Williamson, Luis Navedo and David Lemley all hit home runs but #24 La Roche dropped their home opening double-header to #19 Marietta 7-5, 10-8.

The Redhawks trailed 5-0 in Game 1 before a five run sixth inning tied it up. Brian Tougher and Franzee Barlamas got La Roche on the board and Williamson followed with a 3-run blast over the left field wall.

Marietta grabbed the lead in the seventh on a sacrifice fly. They also drew a bases loaded walk and held the Redhawks scoreless over the final three innings to earn the two run win.

Williamson finished with a single and walk to go along with his three run homer. Navedo and Alex Simone each had 2 hits and scored while Barlamas and Dylan Wolsonovich scored runs.

Pitcher Tyler Ferguson got the start allowing 6 earned runs (7 earned runs) on 7 hits. Brady Hamer threw 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.

Game 2 starter Tanner Wilt retired the first nine batters and Barlamas smoked a two-run double to put the Redhawks ahead in the third.

Marietta got one back in the top of the fifth but La Roche extended their lead to 5-1 with Navedo's homer and a Lemley 2 RBI double in the bottom of inning. Lemley then put the home team ahead 7-1 with his two-run dinger in the seventh.

The Pioneers rallied with seven runs in the top of the eighth and went on to win 10-8.

Lemley had a strong game at the plate with a home run, double and 4 RBI. Barlamas went 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored while Navedo scored twice and hit in a run. Mitchell Yard had his first career RBI for La Roche.

Wilt struck out 6 and gave up just one run on 4 hits in six innings of work. 

The Redhawks will travel to Heidelberg on Tuesday for a single nine inning game.