VARINA, Va. — Lebanon’s one big inning couldn’t offset the two put up by Lumber River [N.C.] as the Lions dropped a 15-5 decision Thursday morning in the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional at Varina High School.
The Lions fell to 1-1 in the four-game round-robin and faced Tallassee [Ala.] Thursday afternoon.
Lumber River scored twice in the top of the first inning and blew the game open with six in the second.
The Lions roared back with five runs in the bottom of the third. A series of walks set up a two-run single by Eli Teel.
But Lumber River came back with two in the fourth and one in the fifth before run-ruling the Lions with four in the sixth.
Lumber River racked up19 hits, including home runs by Matthew Strickland and Lucas Oxendine [who went 4-for-5], against Jake Davis, Chris Goodwin and Shannon Mansfield.
Lebanon finished with four hits, including two by Teel. Mansfield and Joseph Warren had the other singles.