It seems Baker likes to make things interesting for the home baseball fans.
In a nonleague game against Homedale Tuesday at the Baker Sports Complex, Baker took a 5-1 lead then let Homedale tie the game 5-5 in the top of the seventh.
Baker then answered in the bottom of the seventh.
Spencer Smith led off with a double. One out later Drew Osborn walked. Conner Lay then slapped an RBI single to right field to plate the winning run, 6-5.
“It was some great baseball,” said Baker coach Tim Smith. “Homedale is 15-3 on the season. This was a real good win for us at home with our No. 3 pitcher on the hill.”
Lay started for the Bulldogs, pitching into the sixth inning. Dawson Linscott then came in as relief — his first outing on the season — and shut down Homedale.
“I thought Conner threw the ball well and I thought Dawson threw well,” Smith said.” He came in and stopped the bleeding.”
Linscott earned the win in relief.
Baker travels to Mac-Hi Saturday and DeSales, Washington, Monday before hosting Payette in a single game Tuesday.
Baker’s JV lost 15-11 at Homedale Tuesday.
Homedale 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 — 5
Baker 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 — 6
Lay, Linscott (6) and Rohner. WP — Linscott.
Baker hits — McCauley 3, Bennett 2, Smith, Osborn, Lay 3. Baker RBI — McCauley, Bennett, Osborn, Lay.
2B — Smith. 3B — Bennett.