SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Tigers erased an early deficit to rally back for a 3-2 win against the Lamberton Long Sox in a Wednesday night Tomahawk East amateur baseball game.
Lamberton scored two runs in the top of the first on an errant throw and a wild pitch, but that was all the damage the Long Sox managed against Springfield starter Jason Nachreiner (seven innings pitched, six hits, one earned run, four walks, four strikeouts).
Lamberton starter Tyler Reiner cruised through his first five innings, allowing only one hit during that span, but the Tigers struck for two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 2-2.
Alex Fink reached base on a walk to get things started for the Tigers in the sixth and Marc Salazar, Christian Loomis, and Ryan Sturm followed with three straight hits.
Loomis drove home Fink for the game-winning in the bottom of the eighth with an RBI double.
Alex Frank (two innings pitched, one hit, one strikeout) earned the win in relief for Springfield, with Johnny Pistulka (2 1/3 innings pitched, one run, two hits, five strikeouts) taking the loss for Lamberton.
Loomis led Springfield with two hits and two RBI in the game. Donald Strand led the way for Lamberton with three of his team's seven hits.
Springfield (10-14 overall, 10-10 in league play) clinched a third-place finish in the National Division with the win. The Tigers will play on the road against Hanska on Friday night.
Lamberton (18-3 in league play) will play at Hanska at 2 p.m. on Sunday.