Tigers Edged by Blue Devils, 2-1

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Jack Smith’s RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning lifted Mt. Lebanon to a 2-1 victory over North Allegheny in a non-section game on Thursday afternoon in the South Hills. In a well-pitched game by both teams, the Blue Devils managed just enough offense to snap the Tigers’ three-game winning streak and extend ML’s win streak to three in a row.

Mt. Lebanon scored the game’s first run in the third inning on a North Allegheny error before the Tigers tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth courtesy of a fielder’s choice RBI by Harron Lee that scored Liam Woodworth. That set the stage for Smith’s game-winning base hit in the bottom of the fifth.

Blue Devils reliever Matthew Dalvaux pitched the final 2.2 innings to earn the victory. North Allegheny starter Cam Ward was the hard luck loser, pitching five strong innings with six strike outs and two walks, while allowing only two runs (one earned). Reliever Jack Baumgartel tossed one scoreless inning for the Tigers.

Following the loss, North Allegheny falls to 5-2 overall. Mt. Lebanon, who sits in first place in Section 2-6A, jumps to 6-5 overall. The Tigers return to section play next week with a home game against Central Catholic on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Weather permitting, the game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Line Score - Baseball vs. Mt. Lebanon - 04/14/2022

Score by Innings1234567RHE
North Allegheny0000100141
Mt. Lebanon001010X262
WP - Matthew Dalvaux LP - Cam Ward (1-1)