LaFayette baseball grinds out thrilling victory with bases loaded against Pulaski

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LaFayette junior Daniel Porter batted with the infield loaded and two outs in the bottom half of the 7th inning of a scoreless game versus Pulaski.

On Friday, the third-year varsity player singled on the first pitch to beat the Blue Devils 6-5 in an Onondaga High School League game.

LaFayette led 5-4 after a three-run sixth. The Lancers (5-1) won in a walk-off after Pulaski knotted it in the seventh.

Porter and Lancer junior Cameron Burns both went 2-for-4 with a single, double, and three runs.

Pitching, especially from ace Ben Ryan, has powered LaFayette's excellent start.

The junior allowed six hits and four runs in five innings but struck out 11.

Kelly noted he gave up no earned runs. He threw up. Our strength is our pitching.”

Porter will pitch Saturday against Phoenix for LaFayette.

“We know he can lead us,” Kelly remarked. “He’s great. Our No. 2 might be a lot of teams' No. 1.

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