Hannibal Cavemen Take Two from Danville in Extra Innings
At least so far, the 2016 Hannibal Cavemen season is the year of the home walk-off win.
The Cavemen came from behind in both ends of a doubleheader, forcing extra innings and coming away with a 6-5 win in ten innings and a 5-4 win in eight innings over the Danville Dans Thursday night at Clemens Field.
In game one, Danville took a 2-0 lead with single tallies in the first and third. Hannibal tied the score in the fifth on an RBI double by second baseman Joseph Collazo and a sacrifice fly by right fielder Nicco Lollio.
The Dans regained the lead with two in the sixth, but the Cavemen chipped away, scoring single runs in the sixth and seventh to send the game to extra innings.
Danville took a 5-4 lead with a run in the tenth, but the Cavemen tied the game on an RBI single by left fielder Devin Bafia and won it on a bases loaded sacrifice fly by third baseman Ross Lemmel.
Reliever Ryan Furtney pitched the final three innings and picked up the win.
In game two, Hannibal scored a run in the first, but Danville scored four times in the fourth. The Cavemen battled back again, tying the game in the sixth on a bases-loaded ground out by Lollio and a two-run double by third baseman Seth Soto.
Hannibal won it in the eighth second baseman Collin Luty singled, stole second and scored on a single by Lollio.
The wins improve the Cavemen's record to 5-8. They travel to Quincy Friday to take on the Gems. Hannibal is back home Saturday night at 6:38 p.m. to meet the Lafayette Aviators. You can list to the webcast Saturday night by clicking here.