Oct 04, 2009 | Dan Thompson | 288 views
Seniors Cancelled; Juniors Play On
Cambridge, ON - In as many days, the 18U Terriers were forced to cancel their second consecutive series, this time at Canisius College. The 16U Terriers, however, were able to play their double header against Team Ontario at Riverside Park on Sunday afternoon.
After several days of rain, the field was still in great shape and Team Ontario took advantage in the first inning of game one, staking them to a 3-0 lead.
The Terriers though would cut the lead to one in the bottom of the third inning. Bruce Yari singled to center before catcher Adam Hoover reached on an error, setting up a first and second situation. When Mitchell Kay moved both runners over with a ground ball to second base Aaron Loder stepped up with a two out single, scoring both Yari and Hoover.
Team Ontario, however, would tack on one more run in the top of the fourth and take the first game 4-2.
Loder added a bunt single and a stolen base in the sixth to lead the Terrier offence.
Brock Beirness, Kaleb Leff and Travis Laiter all threw for the Terriers.
In Game two Team Ontario took a 3-0 lead with runs in the third and fifth innings. The Terriers cut the lead to 3-1 in the top of the sixth when Aaron Loder came around to score on a Jacob Zilli sacrifice fly to left field. But that would be all the scoring the Terriers would manage, making the final 3-1.
Landon McLaren led the juniors with 2 hits. Barinder Rakkar got the start going three innings before Kay and Mark Wilush came on in relief.
The Juniors will face the Toronto Mets in a double header next Saturday afternoon at Riverside Park, beginning at 12:00 pm.