After starting the season 7-0 and rising to No. 4 in the Class 3A state rankings Lebanon has found itself in a bit of a slump this baseball season.
Friday night the Tigers visited Brebeuf and fell 7-6 in a hard fought game that came down to the final at bat.
Lead-off hitter Clay Farren hit a hard ground ball that just got under the glove of the the Lebanon shortstop in the bottom of the seventh inning and Jake Scott was able to score from second to give the victory to the home team.
Isaac Harker, who pitched 2 2/3 innings of solid relief was hit with the loss.
“I was very pleased with how our kids competed after two very tough losses earlier this week,” Lebanon coach Rick Cosgray said. “Our kids still came in focused and ready to compete tonight. We gave our chance to win against a quality opponent and we just didn’t make the play needed at the end.
The walk-off victory ended a back and forth affair where the lead changed hands five times.
After Lebanon left the bases loaded in the top of the first, Brebeuf took the lead on an RBI single by Ben Powell after Farren singled, stole second, and went to third on a passed ball in the bottom half of the inning.
For more of this story, read Saturday's Lebanon Reporter.