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Reynolds’ blast, McNeil’s arm lifts Bears over Lumberton

LITTLE CYPRESS – Dean Reynolds launched a three-run home run blast in the bottom of the sixth inning and Zach McNeil pitched a complete-game one-hitter to help lift the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears to a 4-1 District 22-4A opening victory over the Lumberton Raiders Tuesday night at Gibbens Field.

The Bears trailed the Raiders 1-0 going into the sixth after the Raiders scored on an error.

The Bears (6-9, 1-0) loaded the bases without getting a hit against the Raiders (10-3-1, 0-1) to get the inning going. Anthony Bandiero scored Zach Krummel with a sacrifice fly to tie the game up.

Reynolds then came up with the heroics as he blasted a three-run home that sealed the deal.

The Bears will make a short trip to West Orange-Stark to take on the Mustangs Friday.