May 13, 2009 | Dan Thompson | 194 views
Jr Terriers Complete Comeback
The 16U Terriers battled back from a six run deficit to defeat the London Badgers 8-7 in PBLO play Wednesday night. Trailing 7-5 in the bottom of the seventh, Blair Gignac lead off with a single while second basemen Brian Doran followed up with a single of his own. After Cole Peragine popped up a bunt back to the pitcher, Adam Godo loaded the bases with a single up the middle. Brendan Hutchings struck out for the second out of the inning to set the stage for the dramatic comeback.
Roberto Suppa was hit by a pitch to plate the sixth Terriers run. Then on a wild pitch, Doran scored the game tying run. Jake Zuk walked, loading the bases once again before catcher Garnet Henrich hit a broken bat ground ball which was miplayed by the Badger pitcher allowing the winning run to score.
Ron Breutigam got the start and struggled early giving up 6 runs on 3 hits in just 1 2/3 innings. Aaron Bain came on in relief in his first appearance of the season. Bain showed midseason form, striking out four in 3 1/3 innings of work. For the second week in a row, Zuk came in and slammed the door, striking out 5 of the 6 batters he faced. In the process Zuk picked up his first win of the season.
Offensively, Pergaine (2 hits, 2B, SB, RBI) and Godo (2 hits, 2 RBI's) lead the way while the speedy Gignac had one stolen base, increasing his team lead to four.
With the win, the Terriers improve their record to 6-2. The Ontario Blue Jays visit the Terriers on Saturday afternoon for a double header at Dickson Park. On Sunday, the two teams square off again at U of T Fields in Toronto.