Orange Post 127 built a five-run lead in the fourth inning and then held off East Haven’s charge for an 8-6 victory on Sunday. East Haven scored four runs in the failed comeback on a walk in the fifth, a walk in the sixth, and a wild pitch in the sixth.
An early lead helped propel Orange to victory. Post 127 scored on a double by Teddy Hague and a single by Al Smith in the first inning.
Orange scored four runs in the fourth inning. Post 127’s big inning was driven by a walk by Hague, a walk by Jack Nolan, a walk by Smith, and a single by Jared Smith.
East Haven scored three runs in the sixth inning. The big inning for East Haven came thanks to a walk and a wild pitch.
Ben Lodewick earned the win for Orange. He threw five innings, allowing three runs, four hits, and striking out two.
East Haven’s starting pitcher threw three and one-third innings, giving up seven runs, seven hits, and striking out two. The relief pitcher went two and two-thirds innings, allowing one run, two hits, and striking out two.
Post 127 collected nine hits. Smith and Tyler Appel each had two hits to lead Orange.
Orange is now 15-5 for the season. They were scheduled to play tonight at Old Tavern Park, but the field was not prepared.
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