Nate Tomlinson’s two-run double highlighted a three-run seventh inning as the visiting Red Hook High School baseball team defeated New Paltz 11-8 in a Mid-Hudson Athletic League game on Monday.
New Paltz had tied the game at 8-8 with two runs in its half of the fifth inning.
“It was obviously a back-and-forth game. I thought the guys played hard coming back to tie the game,” New Paltz coach Sam Phelps said.
The Raiders took a 6-0 lead in the third inning, using five consecutive singles to score four runs. New Paltz answered with six runs to tie the game in the third before Red Hook scored two runs in the fourth to take an 8-6 lead.
Tomlinson was 4 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI for the Raiders, who received a single, double, run scored and two RBI from Patrick Troy. A.J. Coolbaugh had four hits and three runs scored.
Brian Pesavento was 3 for 4 with two RBI for New Paltz (4-4). Ryan LaMark added two hits and three RBI.
Red Hook returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Saugerties. New Paltz travels to Accord to meet Rondout Valley on Thursday.
“We just go back to the basics,” Phelps said. “We’ll take the next two days to focus on having good practices and mentally prepare ourselves (for Rondout Valley).”