Jul 05, 2007 | Dan Thompson | 198 views
Terriers Topple New Brunswick In Game One Of Quebec Challenge
Picking up where they left off, after winning the Toronto Invitational Tournament last weekend the Terriers rode a terrific pitching performance by right hander Billy Martin to an 8-1 victory over New Brunswick. Billy gave up just 3 hits and struck out 12.
Brian Burton got the first RBI of the game with a base hit up the middle scoring lead off hitter Chad Marshall. Burton would also triple later in the game.
The Terriers went up 2-0 in the fourth when Evan Kipfer scored on an infield hit by Jeff Skelhorne-Gross.
The game stayed close till the fifth but the offense broke it open after consecutive singles by Burton and Matt Loughridge. They both eventually scored on a Chad Marshall single. Nathan Loehle who had singled, scored after stealing second and was cashed on a Brent Mitchell RBI. Mitchell would also score. 6-0 Terriers after 5.
After knocking the New Brunswick lefty out of the game,their bullpen could not stop the bleeding as two more Terriers crossed in the top of the sixth.
Next up, the 2 and 0 (wins over Quebec and Toronto) West Milford team from New Jersey. Left hander Nathan Linseman has the ball for the Terriers at noon. Game 2 tomorrow will feature a rematch of last weekends’ championship game versus Quebec. Steve Harley has the start at 6:00pm.