ORLEANS-The Lake Region Rangers played host to the Mount Abraham Eagles in the opening round of the Division II play-offs on Tuesday, and armed with will and determination, they rallied back from a 3-2, 7th inning hole to win with a walk-off double by Matt Messier.
"I was happy to pull it out,â€ť said LR coach Eric Degre. "I am glad the boys didn't give up. We could have easily just folded over.â€ť
Said Messier about his approach when at the dish, "I figured he would throw a curveball first pitch, and then sat on the fastball second pitch. He pretty much had the same pattern the whole game and I knew he was throwing me a fastball second pitch, and I was so geared up for it I was out in front, but thank God it got into the wind and went over his head."
For the full story, see the Express on 6-4-14.