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Lake Orion rallies late, captures 5-2 extra-innings win over Clarkston WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)
  • Clarkston hosted Lake Orion for the conclusion of a three-game baseball series in OAA Red Division play on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Dan Fenner)

The Dragons completed a three-game series sweep of the Wolves on Wednesday.

CLARKSTON — Down to its final strike and still trailing by a run to Clarkston, Lake Orion's Jimmy Scibor delivered a game-tying single in the top of the seventh Wednesday. 

Three extra innings later, Lake Orion's offense finally cashed in again to push three runners across the plate and ultimately emerge with a 5-2 victory in 10 innings. 

Having taken both halves of Monday's doubleheader over the Wolves, the Dragons completed the sweep, receiving excellent pitching in each to allow just three runs total across three games.

“I thought we had hit the ball well all day, but the outfielders were amazing today for Clarkston. They ran so many balls down,” Lake Orion coach Andy Schramek said. “But we just kept playing and found a way to get one in the sixth and one in the seventh to tie it up. Both teams had their opportunities in extra innings, but nothing happened (until the 10th). We got away with one today.”

Dragons senior Ryan Kolp recorded the go-ahead double that made it 3-2 Dragons in the top of the 10th inning. Travis VandenHeuvel and Andrew Nepjuk added insurance RBI later in the frame to give the Dragons' lead a cushion.

Kolp closed out Clarkston with a scoreless bottom of the 10th — his fifth clean inning in relief — to end the game. 

“Ryan’s a three-year varsity player and senior captain for us. He hasn’t really thrown a lot, but he’s cool and will throw strikes, so if a team is going to beat us, they’ll really have to hit. I had complete confidence he’d do an excellent job and he did,” Schramek said.

Clarkston established a modest 2-0 lead with single runs in the third and fourth innings. Run-scoring hits by Dylan Perry and Ryan Barber looked as if they might be enough for the Wolves to salvage one win in the series, but Lake Orion was resilient in the late innings.

“Jimmy’s hit was big. We really needed it being down to the last strike,” Kolp said of his teammate Scibor’s game-tying hit in the seventh. “It was very clutch, but he’s the kind of guy that just gets things done, so it’s nothing new for him.”

Clarkston starting pitcher Mason Kolean pitched six strong innings to give his team a chance Monday, only faltering in the seventh inning when the tying run slid home just ahead of the catcher’s tag.

Lake Orion improved to 8-4 overall and 3-0 in the Oakland Activities Association Red Division.

“We have a great division. All of the games in the OAA Red will be challenging,” Schramek said. “We played really good defense in this series and we’ll have to continue that. We got excellent pitching, giving up just three runs in the series.”

“Both Andre Orselli and Tyler Moses were excellent (Monday), plus Hunter Sites in relief.”

Last Updated: 4/19/2017 7:51:15 PM EST


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