Orioles stumble early in the set against Perfectos | Local sports
FARMINGTON – The 19-and-under Mineral Area Orioles baseball team couldn’t get through two tough outings from their starting pitchers on Tuesday.
Senior league rival Babe Ruth Perfectos, based in Wayne County, swept a doubles program at Wilson-Rozier Park after winning 8-4, 11-5.
Joey Holmes and winning pitcher Jaden Thacker each finished 2-4 in Game 1 as the Perfectos took a 7-0 lead and held on.
Tyler Thebeau went 2 for 3 while Ayden Morgan and Jacob Jarvis also scored twice for the Orioles, who blocked 11 runners on base.
Thacker worked around five defensive errors to allow four runs, one earned, on six hits in five innings. He walked two and pulled one out.
The Perfectos turned a key double play in the seventh, and Levi Poulette stoked his lone hitter against the save after reliever Cainan Heck took back-to-back walks.
Keagan Lawlor walked seven and hit a batter in a 1-1 / 3 inning in loss. The Perfectos scored six times in the second, highlighted by a three-point brace from Kade Lindgren.
Lawlor delivered a bouncy batting pitch with the bases loaded in the first inning, but a high pitch gave Poulette a safe shot.