The Trumansburg baseball team used an eight-run sixth inning to propel itself to a 14–2 victory against Moravia on April 18.

The Blue Raiders’ offense put the team up 2–0 in the top of the first. Liam Reynolds drew a two-out walk before Jack Lincoln hit a single to set Trumansburg up with runners on first and second. The next batter was Lucas Taves, who also singled, driving in Reyonlds to put the Blue Raiders up 1–0. Jack would eventually come around and score as well to chalk up Trumansburg’s second run of the inning.

Trumansburg tacked on three more runs in the top of the second to take a 5–0 lead over Moravia. Billy Baldwin led off the inning with a single before stealing second and reaching third on a wild pitch. With no outs and Baldwin on third, Kameron Lincoln reached on an error, allowing Baldwin to score and give the Blue Raiders a 3–0 advantage.

Next up was Reynolds, who roped a double to drive in Kameron to extend the team’s lead to 4–0. Jack would pop out to third for the second out of the inning, but Taves was able to drive in Reynolds with a base hit to increase the lead to 5–0.

Jack was the starting pitcher for the Blue Raiders on the day. He only pitched three innings, but held the Blue Devils scoreless in those frames, giving up three hits, walking one and striking out four.

Kameron came in to relieve Jack in the bottom of the fourth inning. He held Moravia scoreless in the inning, but surrendered two runs in the bottom of the fifth as the Blue Devils trailed 5–2.

However, the Blue Raiders opened the flood gates in the bottom of the sixth by posting an eight-spot in the inning. With one out, Kameron was hit by a pitch and eventually advanced to second after Reynolds reached on an error. Both players moved up a base on a wild pitch, setting Trumansburg up with runners on second and third.

The next batter was Jack, who also reached on an error, which scored Kameron to bring the lead to 6–2. Taves then hit a single to drive in Reynolds to make it 7–2 in favor of the Blue Raiders. Jack would later score on an error by the catcher to elevate the lead to 8–2.

A couple more errors and some walks led to another run and the bases being juiced as Trumansburg led 10–2 in the inning. Kameron came up for a second trip at the dish and singled to drive in a run to make it 11–2. After Kameron came Reynolds, who also singled in his second plate appearance of the inning, driving in two to stretch the lead to double digits at 13–2.

Trumansburg scored another run via an error in the top of the seventh for the team’s 14th and final run of the game.

Reynolds went 2-for-4 at the plate with three runs batted in, three runs scored, a double and a walk. Taves went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two stolen bases. Baldwin went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Kameron went 1-for-5 with an RBI and run scored. Jack went 1-for-5 with two runs scored. Hudson Williamson went 1-for-3 with a run scored, a stolen base and an RBI. Jack Hamilton went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored.

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