AVON, April 18 – The Avon High baseball team trailed Farmington by four runs with six outs remaining Saturday afternoon at Buckingham Field. But they Falcons didn’t wilt or go through the motions.
They kept swinging and scored five runs in the sixth inning – four with two outs – to rally and beat Farmington on an outstanding afternoon for baseball. Chris Jacobs and Andrew LeDuc each had two-RBI singles to lift their third win in four games. Two of the three wins have been one-run victories.
“These kids never give up,” Avon’s first-year head coach Jonathan Yolles said. “I’ve been here for a quite a while and I haven’t seen this before. They didn’t get down on themselves.” Yolles was an assistant coach for eight years here at Avon before moving up to the head coaching position when long-time coach Marty deLivron retired last spring after 38 years.
This is a young team, too. There were two seniors in Saturday’s starting lineup – second baseman Bryant St. Jean and centerfielder Steve Carrier. There were three juniors, three sophomore and two freshmen in the lineup, including the designated hitter. Continue Reading