The Union Securities Yankees clipped the Hi-Pro Sportswear Black Sox 9-8 in Mosquito baseball playoff action Friday night at Lakeview Park.
The Black Sox rallied to score three runs in the top of the fifth inning. Excellent pitching from Josh Bridge and Eric Foufoulas of the Yankees kept things tight. Jared Leroux and Lee Christensen were strong on the Sox mound.
Raquel Enns showed strong determination at the plate for the Yankees. After a couple of strikeouts and an inning-ending line drive catch by Bridge, the Yankees’ Nikolas McGregor scored the winning run with two outs in the bottom half of the final inning.
Nesbitt, Gares guide Pee Wee Royals
The C&A Contracting Royals crowned the Kal Tire Storm 15-5 in Pee Wee baseball action Thursday night at Creekside Park.
Nathan Nesbitt and Josh Gares provided the Royals with three scoreless innings of pitching to start the game, highlighted by a nifty third-base pickoff by Nesbitt.
The Royals played solid fundamental baseball, including a perfectly executed rundown by third baseman Chad Walker and shortstop Gares.
Joey Kohut came around to score three times for the Royals, and Kaden Costigan scored twice. Sharply hit stand-up doubles by Nesbitt and Chris Dlouhy highlighted the Royals’ bats. Tyler Wellman closed out the open inning on the mound for the Royals.
For the Storm, Lucas Williams hit a majestic fourth-inning shot over the centre field fence, while first baseman Raymond Alexis led the Storm defence by turning an unassisted double-play.