Laurel Auto Group survives Martella’s Pharmacy 5-4 thanks to Danny Clark’s late-game heroics

Danny Clark drove in the go-ahead run to give Laurel Auto Group the lead in the seventh inning, as Laurel Auto Group hung on to beat Martella’s Pharmacy 5-4 on Thursday.

With the score tied at four in the seventh inning, an error scored Zac Heide.

Laurel Auto Group held off Martella’s Pharmacy, as Martella’s Pharmacy was unable to overcome a two-run seventh inning deficit.

Despite its efforts, Martella’s Pharmacy couldn’t get over the hump.

Austin Sleek got the win in relief for Laurel Auto Group. Sleek pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed no runs.

Shane Supanik took the loss for Martella’s Pharmacy. He lasted just two innings, walked none, struck out one, and allowed three runs.

In the top of the first, Martella’s Pharmacy grabbed the early lead, 1-0. Martella’s Pharmacy’s offense woke up as Ian Helsel singled before Luke Williams singled, plating Helsel.

Martella’s Pharmacy pushed one run across in each of the third, fourth and fifth. In the third, Martella’s Pharmacy scored on an RBI double by Williams, scoring Dillion Boyer.

Laurel Auto Group answered Martella’s Pharmacy’s top inning with two runs of its own in the fifth. Laurel Auto Group scored on a fielder’s choice and a sacrifice fly by Heide.

The lead was Laurel Auto Group’s to lose after seventh inning. More runs came home on an error and a two-run single by Heide.

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