Auks break out the bats in win over Hodgson


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WILMINGTON – Archmere and Hodgson met on April 30 at Frawley Stadium, and the Auks jumped out to a 5-0 lead on their way to a 14-9 win.

The Auks scored three runs in the first as Colin Lynch and Tighe Watson singled. Lynch would score on a wild pitch, and Watson came home on a Daniel Matranga sacrifice fly. An error led to Archmere’s third run.

baseballThey added three more in the second on just one hit, but it was a big one. Andrew Orzel hit a double that scored two.

The Silver Eagles got on the board in the third inning, with C.J. Deery stroking an RBI double. Archmere, however, plated two more in the fourth on a Watson sacrifice fly and another double by Orzel. The Auks led, 8-1.

Hodgson had a big fourth inning of its own, scoring five times. The big blow came off the bat of Richard Thompson, who cleared the bases with a double to make it 8-6. The Silver Eagles added a run on a wild pitch in the fifth and trailed by just a run heading into the sixth.

The Auks blew it open by batting around. Lynch walked and scored on Orzel’s third hit, and Matranga had a two-run double as Archmere added four more.

Lynch pitched six inning for the win and improved to 3-1. The Auks (6-4) travel to Newark Charter on Tuesday for a 3:45 p.m. start. Hodgson (5-7) hosts St. Georges on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.