The BFA St. Albans Bobwhites varsity baseball team traveled to Essex on Saturday, earning a thrilling extra inning victory over the Hornets.
Winning pitcher, Christian Vallee pitched 7 innings allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 7 hits with 7 strikeouts. Joe Nachaczewski struck out 3 Essex batters, allowed 1 run, and worked through a bases loaded jam in the 8th inning to earn the save.
BFA opened the scoring with two runs in the third inning with two runs by Dakota Wry and Seneca Durocher. Durocher walked, Wry bunted and reached base, and Christian Vallee drove in a run on a fielders' choice.
Essex used a run in the 6th and one in the seventh to tie the score and sent the game into extra innings.
BFA scored 3 runs in the top of the 8th on a Christian Vallee single, Joe Nachaczewski walk, two run double by Matt Gonyeau, and an RBI double by Zachary Smith.
Essex was only able to get 1 run, as Nachaczewski worked out of a bases loaded jam to earn the save. The Bobwhites won 5-3.
Thank you to photographer Vicky Gratton for the great photos!