LHS defeats Lakers

LHS Baseball

LDR photo/Israel Potoczny

Lebanon senior Dylan Rodden delivers a hit during a high school baseball game against the Camdenton Lakers on Thursday in Camdenton. The ‘Jackets won Thursday night’s game over the Lakers, 5-2.


CAMDENTON — A strong performance on the mound, errorless defense and timely hitting were all the Lebanon baseball team needed on Thursday to post a 5-2 win over rival Camdenton on the road.

Junior left hander Cole McBride threw a complete game on the mound and the Yellowjackets scored two in the first, two more in the sixth and added an insurance run in the top of the seventh.

McBride allowed six hits, walked one and struck out four and breezed through the Laker lineup in the third, fourth and fifth innings as he retired nine straight to help preserve a 2-1 Lebanon lead in the middle innings.

“(Cole) came out and did exactly what we needed him to do,” Lebanon head coach Dustin Young said. “He threw strikes, stayed in the zone and had some good off-speed pitches today. He kept them off balanced all game long and did a really nice job.”

Lebanon (6-4 overall, 3-2 Ozark Conference) struck first in the top of the first as freshman Tyler Paul delivered an RBI double to score Keaton Winfrey who had opened the game by reaching on an infield single.

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