Oct 11, 2008 | Dan Thompson | 218 views
Terriers Thump Mets In Brawl In The Fall Finale
The Junior Terriers finished their fall season with a 10-3 win over the Toronto Mets in the championship game of the Brawl in the Fall Tournament on Friday night at Bond Park.
The game was re-scheduled from September due to rain and the Terriers did not disappoint, taking home the championship from their host tournament.
The Terriers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the home half of the first inning with Garnet Henrich and Adam Godo being hit by pitches and Jake Walton drawing a bases loaded walk.
In the second, Blair Gignac reached base on an error and stole second before LF Brian Doran smacked a single to left field moving Gignac to third. After SS Cole Peragine singled up the middle and reached second on a passed ball, 3B Brendan Hutchings ripped a double to straight away centre field scoring both Doran and Peragine. Hutchings later scored on a single by DH Adam Godo. At the end of the inning the Terriers led the Mets 6-0.
The third inning saw more situational hitting from the Juniors Terries as Jake Zuk led off with a single before Mattingly Romanin executed a perfect sacrifice bunt to move Zuk to second. Gignac then singled and went to second on a throwing error giving the Terriers runners on second and third. Doran proceeded to reach first on a fielding error, cashing both Zuk and Gignac. Peragine would later score Doran on another throwing error from the Mets infield giving the Junior Terriers a comfortable 9-0 lead.
After giving up one run in each of the fourth and fifth innings, Inter County added another in the bottom of the fifth on singles by Romanin, Doran and Peragine making the score 10-2.
The Mets would threaten in the top of the 7th, loading the bases with none out and scoring one run on a sacrifice fly. However, Roberto Suppa would induce the game ending double play giving the Terriers the 10-3 win and more importantly the championship.
Pitcher Aaron Bain was brilliant through five innings of work with his fastball topping out at 82-83 mph. Bain gave up 3 hits, 2 runs and struck out 8.
Matt Faulkner pitched a scoreless sixth, giving up one hit while striking out 1.