Golden Eagles Late Push Not Enough, Fall 8-7 to Clearfield

Cory Lehman

Despite a late comeback fueled by a five-run sixth inning, the Golden Eagles fell short losing 8-7 to Mountain League opponent for their fourth straight loss to open the season.

Clearfield had the bases loaded in the top of the first inning but starting pitcher Cory Lehman got the batter to fly out to end the inning without giving up any runs.

Clearfield opened the scoring in the top of the fourth inning when they got the bases loaded again with no outs and ended up putting up four. Tyrone came back in the bottom of the fourth inning scoring one of their own.

Tyrone put up another run in the bottom of the fourth inning when Cory Lehman scored on a sac fly off the bat of Micah Woomer. The score after four innings was 42  Clearfield.

Clearfield widened their lead in the top of the fifth inning scoring another four runs, Tyrone was unable to add any more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning making the score 82 after five.

Tyrone started their comeback in the bottom of the sixth inning scoring five runs. Andrew Pearson got the game to 8-7 when he hit a two-run double scoring Stoner from second and Hoover from first.

Rodney Shultz shut down the Clearfield offense striking out the side to give Tyrone a chance to tie or win the game in the bottom of the seventh. Tyrone got the tying run on second base but were unable to push the runner across the plate. They fell 87 for their fourth loss of the season.

The Golden Eagles take on Philipsburg at home looking to win their first game of the season.