Sep 27, 2008 | Dan Thompson | 253 views
Terriers Bash The Clash In Final Game Of Rising Sun Tournament In Arizona!
After a nail biting 5-4 victory earlier in the day over BMP California, the Terriers emptied the tank in their final game of the week long trip to Arizona with a 12-1 bashing of the Glendale Clash.(AZ).
Lefty starter Riley Bohar would get plenty of support in this game, as he was staked to a 6-0 lead after three innings of play.
He left the game after four leading 6-1. Billy Ralston chewed up innings five and six, and was perfect, as the Terriers bats continued to strike with relentless offensive outbursts in the fifth and sixth innings. Mitch Clarke closed out the tournament and the 12-1 victory.
The only thing hotter than the Terrier bats was the temperature in the Arizona desert. For the sixth consecutive day it was over 38 degrees Celsius!
Graeme Carey and Donovan Latour lead the way offensively. Graeme was 4-4 with three doubles and four RBIs. Donovan was 3 for 4, with two RBIs. In fact Graeme was 7 for 7 on the day and Donovan was .643 in the tournament.
Other tournament highlights include the collective outstanding job by the Terriers pitching staff, allowing just 4 earned runs. The Terriers out scored their opponents 32-8, knocked out a staggering 54 hits and made only 3 errors.
The defense was highlighted by numerous remarkable plays by infielders Brandon Dailey, Graeme Scott and Joel Stubbs. Not to be out done, Nathan Loehle, Tanner Nivins and Kevin Nickel made several excellent catches patrolling the outfield in the mammoth Arizona parks.
Jeff Hunt got it done on both sides of the diamond, closing three games and banging out 6 hits of his own.
The Terriers return home Monday and will close out their fall schedule over the next few weeks.