Scenes From Hilltopper Baseball Versus Academy

Jacob Rutten took over pitching duties in the fifth inning. At that point in the game the ‘Toppers had a four run lead. However, the Academy bats came to life and were able to score five unanswered runs and pulled ahead to win 5-4. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Shortstop James Neal gets a pop fly for the first out in the fifth inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Arthur Steinkamp had to go high for this over throw to first in the fifth inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The center fielder Hunter Swavely looks to have the ball in his glove but the ball was out of his reach in the sixth inning. He manages to recover … and the run to second. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Tyler Neal had to scramble to make the catch at second base but the ball was not playable for the out. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Vincent Marciano makes a diving attempt to avoid the tag but the Academy catcher made the tag for the second out in the sixth inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Antonio Gonzales was tagged out in a close call on a dive back attempt at first in the sixth inning for the third out. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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