Sep 08, 2007 | Dan Thompson | 328 views
Terriers Have Banner Day To Kick Off Fall Season
It was a nice day to win three!
The Inter County Terriers 16u inaugural game was played on a sunny Saturday at Riverside Park and the troops did not disappoint. Trailing 4-0 after three innings to the Royals, the Terriers bit into the lead one run at a time, till it was tied, then blew it open with a 5 run outburst in the 5th inning. Garnet Henrich, Austin Huibers and Aaron Wagner all had two hits each.
Brendan Hutchings, Kyle Westwater, Matt Betts and Tyson Rice chipped in with singles. The final score was Terriers 9, Royals 7. Although it was a high scoring game, the Terriers defense was excellent at times with stand out plays from second baseman Cole Peragine, third baseman Brendan Hutchings and steady first baseman Austin Huibers.
Not to be upstaged by their junior counterparts the Terriers 18u's were on the campus of Niagara County Community College in New York and they had out the heavy artillery, unloading for 22 runs. The offensive assault was lead by center fielder Nathan Loehle, who had 4 hits including 2 home runs. Catchers Tyler Patzelek and Brent Mitchell each had 3 hits, one of Tyler's was a homer. SS Mitch Peragine, 1B Jeff Hunt, 3B JD Hartnagle and OF Graeme Carey also had a multi hit game. In all, the Terriers had 25 hits in the 22-7 victory. The 18u's are on the campus of Niagara University (NCAA D1) Sunday to play the Purple Eagles.
Meanwhile back at Riverside Park in Cambridge, center fielder Kyle Westwater broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with a clutch 2 out bases loaded double to push the 16u Terriers past the Royals 7-4 in the second game of their double header. 1B Austin Huibers and SS Cole Peragine had another great game counting 2 hits,2 runs and 2 RBI's each.
The 16u's will play another DH Sunday. Both teams will practice Wednesday then travel to Binghamton University (NCAA D1) Friday to work out in front of the Bearcats staff, followed by games Saturday and Sunday
MIKE GOEMANS (Iona College), IAN CHOY (Canisius), CHRIS COX (Canisius), JUSTIN MULRAIN (Sacred Heart), BRIAN SIMONE (University of West Alabama), SHANE DAVIS (Canisius).