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Yorktown Baseball Beats South Lakes in District Finals - Source Connection news papers

Posted on May 24,2018
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The Yorktown baseball team beat South Lakes 4-3 on Saturday to win the Liberty District championship. Photo by Jon Roetman.

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By Jon Roetman

The Yorktown baseball team had managed just one hit when junior catcher Ben Koomey strolled to the plate with one on and one out in the top of the seventh inning during Saturday’s Liberty District championship game.

South Lakes held a 3-2 lead and its pitcher, senior Josh Taylor, had retired 11 consecutive batters before walking Yorktown third baseman John Merlene. Now, Koomey, owner of the Patriots’ lone hit, represented the go-ahead run with a chance to make Yorktown fans forget about the previous six innings of offensive struggle.

“I just knew,” Koomey said, “I had to hit it hard up the middle, get a base hit, maybe more.”

Koomey’s version of “maybe more” would help deliver Yorktown’s first district championship since 2012.

Koomey blasted a two-run homerun over the right-field wall and the Patriots came from behind to beat South Lakes 4-3 and capture the Liberty District title on May 19 at Barcroft Park.

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