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St. Luke's Falls in Extras Despite Kagan's Heroics

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — St. Luke’s left fielder Dan Kagan crushed a home run to left to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh on Tuesday, but a red-hot Brunswick team would not be denied its seventh straight win. Despite coming back to tie the Bruins twice, St. Luke’s could not answer Brunswick’s four runs in the top of the eighth, for a 10-6 extra-innings loss.

“This one hurt, but I think we’ll be ready for revenge when we play them [in Greenwich],” Kagan said. “We were not playing well to start the year, but I think we have really improved. We showed we can battle any team in the league.”

Kagan was the only St. Luke’s player to collect multiple hits during the day, reaching base all four times he came to the plate. He clocked a pair of doubles in addition to his homer and also reached on an error.

St. Luke’s struggled in the field, committing four errors during the afternoon. Brunswick took advantage of each one, scoring four unearned runs.

St. Luke’s was one out away from escaping the top of eighth with the score still knotted at 6-6. But the next six Bruins reached base, with four reaching the plate. St. Luke’s went down in order in the bottom of the eighth.

“I think today showed a lot of what this team is capable of doing,” Kagan said. “We have a lot of young guys playing for the first time on varsity, but they showed a lot of heart today.”

St. Luke’s (3-4) travels to Rye Country Day for a 4:15 p.m. game on Wednesday.

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