Monday’s roundup: Thoma caps off Country Day’s rally

Al Willman
The Detroit News

Andrew Thoma’s walk-off single capped a four-run seventh inning for Detroit Country Day in a 6-5 win over Rochester on Monday night.

After Rochester scored five runs in the sixth to take a 5-2 lead, Country Day answered.

“Going into the inning, I talked to our kids about having confidence,” Country Day coach Steve Lepkowski said. “They did that. It was a big win for us because of the process.”

Steve Mann was hit by a pitch to start the inning before Nick Neibauer hit a double to put runners at second and third. Mike MacLean followed with a two-run single to make it a one-run game.

Two batters later, Jeremiah Tyler laid down a successful suicide squeeze to tie it before Thoma’s single won it.

Mann finished 2-for-2 and had two RBIs, MacLean went 1-for-4 with three RBIs, Tyler went 1-for-1 with two RBIs, and Will Krushena went 2-for-3 with a double for Country Day (6-1).

Mann earned the win in relief, pitching 1 1/3 innings and allowing two earned runs on three hits with one strikeout and two walks.

Tyler started on the mound for Country Day. He went five innings, allowing an earned run on three hits while striking out six and walking two.

“Our pitching was fantastic,” Lepkowski said. “Jeremiah pitched a fantastic five innings.”

Lepkowski said a number of things went into his team surrendering its lead in the sixth.

“We just had some mental breakdowns that we have to clean up,” he said. “At the end of the day, we faced a great program.”

Country Day will play Rochester Adams on Wednesday.

Rochester is 4-2.

More baseball

Novi 7, Westland John Glenn 1: Jac Colliau gave up an earned run on three hits with 12 strikeouts and one walk in six innings, Alec Bageris went 2-for-3 and scored three runs, and Scott Beaton went 1-for-2 with two RBIs for Novi (5-2, 1-0 KLAA). Noah Damian hit a home run for John Glenn (0-1, 0-1).

Boys track and field

Birmingham Brother Rice 78, Warren De La Salle 50: Octavius Miles won the discus (151 feet, 3 inches) and shot put (45-10) for Brother Rice (1-0). Allen Stritzinger won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.3 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 42.7 for De La Salle (0-1).

More baseball scores

Birmingham Brother Rice 3, Sterling Heights Stevenson 1

Detroit Catholic Central 5, Livonia Stevenson 3

Plymouth 6, South Lyon East 4

White Lake Lakeland 9, Howell 5

Boys lacrosse scores

Northville 12, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood 8

Boys track and field scores

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 92, Dearborn Divine Child 36

Girls soccer scores

Livonia Churchill 2, Waterford Mott 1

Milford 2, South Lyon East 0

Novi 1, Hartland 1

Pinckney 5, South Lyon 1

Waterford Kettering 2, Wayne Memorial 0

White Lake Lakeland 4, Westland John Glenn 2

Woodhaven 8, Allen Park 0

Girls tennis scores

Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 8, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 1

Softball scores

Waterford Kettering 7, Brighton 0

Al Willman is a freelance writer.

Twitter: @AlWillmanSports