Roxbury baseball team scores hard-fought win over H-T

With their backs to the wall, the Roxbury baseball team battled back from big deficits two times to edge Hunter-Tanners­ville, 10-9, in a game played in Hunter on Monday. The Rockets dug an early hole trailing Hunter, 6-1 after the first three innings of play.
A Sam Nash double with runners on second and third started the initial Roxbury rally. Nash would later score on a Hunter defensive miscue to shave the Wildcat lead to 6-4.
The Rockets would tie the game in the top of the fifth, scoring a pair of runs without the benefit of a base hit.
PAY DIRT: Roxbury infielder Tyler Phillips gets a handful of dirt along with the ball as he makes a fielding play in action last Tuesday against Hunter-Tannersville.PAY DIRT: Roxbury infielder Tyler Phillips gets a handful of dirt along with the ball as he makes a fielding play in action last Tuesday against Hunter-Tannersville.
Hunter got the bats going in the bottom of the fifth to retake the lead. Chase Platner, Mike Machisani and Jake Davis all singled to load the bases and setting the table for Dylan Legg for the Wildcats. A long Legg bases-clearing triple put the Wildcats back on top, 9-6, with just two innings to play.
It’s during big moments when big players are made. That was the case for Roxbury’s Jacob Davis on Monday. Roxbury got some help from their hosts when H-T surrendered three walks and committed an error to set the table, but Davis was ready when the moment presented itself. The Rocket first baseman’s two RBI single was the big hit in a four-run rally with Roxbury inching into the lead, 10-9.
Davis wasn’t finished with his heroics. The sophomore came in to pitch to help close the door when Hunter rallied in the fifth and was the pitcher of record after the Rockets’ sixth- inning rally. Davis pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh to nail down the win.
The victory improves Roxbury’s Delaware League record to 3-5. Roxbury is 4-9 overall.