Jul 01, 2007 | Dan Thompson | 185 views
Terriers Win Championship Over Quebec In Canada Day Thriller!
Left hander Nathan Linseman and shortstop Chad Marshall provided the heroics in the Championship game of the Toronto Invitational Tournament, a 2-1 Terriers victory over Team Quebec.
Linseman scattered just 5 hits in the complete game victory.
Every time Quebec mounted a little rally, Nathan would induce a double play, turned by the middle tandem of Marty Chasles and Chad Marshall. Linseman showed real grit in the Quebec half of the 5th when Quebec had runners at second and third with nobody out. He beared down and ended up striking out the side. The game was tied 1-1 at the time.
The first Terriers run came early in the game when Chad Marshall led the game off with a single, advanced on a balk then scored on an RBI single by clean-up hitter, Brian Burton. Quebec tied the score in the bottom of the second.
Further Marshall heroics came in the top of the 6th, when he blasted a solo shot to right field. It would stand up as the winning run.
Linseman retired the next six Quebec hitters to seal the victory. The game fittingly ended with yet another Chad Marshall defensive gem, a spectacular stab up the middle, tracking the ball down behind the bag and popping to his feet to retire the Quebec runner.
Quebec had advanced to the final with a semi-final win over the Toronto Mets.
Brad Furdal pitched the semi-final for the Terriers a one hit, 8-0 shutout. Right hander, Billy Martin also had an excellent outing in the quarter final game, a 10-3 Terriers victory over London. The summer tournament schedule continues next weekend in Montreal where the Terriers will face New Brunswick and West Milford NJ in pool play.