Hannibal Cavemen Come From Behind with 10-7 Win at Lafayette Sunday
Another night in the Prospect League, another comeback win for the Hannibal Cavemen as they come back from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Aviators 10-7 Sunday night in Lafayette.
The Aviators scored three times in the second and twice in the fourth off Cavemen starter Jordan Chapel.
Hannibal started chipping away at the deficit with single runs in the fifth on an RBI single by center fielder Devin Bafia, and the sixth on a run-scoring single by first baseman Matthew Green.
The Cavemen plated two more in the seventh to close the gap to 5-4. The Aviators made in 6-4 with a run the bottom of the seventh.
Hannibal's big inning was the eighth. Green led off the inning with a single. Then, with two outs, Green stole second and scored on a double by second baseman Joseph Collazo. After a walk to left fielder Ross Lemmel, Collazo scored on a base hit by shortstop Austin Siener. Two more runs scored on an infield single by designated hitter Ed Reichenbach and three Lafayette errors. Third baseman Seth Soto rounded out the scoring with an RBI single.
The Cavemen tacked on an additional run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Lemmel.
Francisco Rivas was the winning pitcher in relief for Hannibal.
The win improves the Cavemen's record to 6-10. After a day off Monday, the Springfield Sliders, who emerge from the weekend in first place by percentage points in Prospect League West Division, come to Clemens Field Tuesday at 6:38 p.m.
If you can't attend the game, you can listen to the webcast on khmoradio.com.