Mar 31, 2010 | Dan Thompson | 348 views
Cole Peragine's Heroics Pace Terriers
On day one of the Best of the West tournament the Terriers needed a two out bottom of the 7th blast to the right field fence by third baseman Cole Peragine to squeak out a 3-2 victory over the Okotoks Baseball Academy (AB).
Matt Betts went the distance and was outstanding allowing only 5 hits and only one walk. It looked like his great pitching performance was going to go to waste as the Terriers trailed 2-1 going into the bottom of the 7th.
Their lone run had come on a Cole Peragine RBI single in the bottom of the 5th after Blair Gignac sacrificed Mattingly Romanin to second base. Mattingly had singled to lead off the inning.
Okotoks took a 2-1 lead in their half of the 6th inning setting the stage for the Terrier comeback. Simon Clarke lead off the bottom of the 7th inning with a line drive single to the left center field gap, then was replaced by pinch runner Orion Katayama. Romanin followed with a bunt single to set up runners at first and second. After Anthony Vacca and Christian Fearon made outs, Cole stepped in with the game on the line and laced a 1-2 pitch into the right field corner scoring Katayama and Romanin. The game concluded with a very exciting play at the plate as Mattingly's head first slide around the Okotoks catcher sealed the win.
OTHER GAME HIGHLIGHTS
- 2B Mattingly Romanin went 3-3 with stolen base and 2 runs scored
- SS Brandon Daily doubled over the center fielders head
- 3B Cole Peragine went 2-3 with a stolen base and 3 RBI's
- Matt Betts was awarded game MVP
Next up for the Terriers are the Langley Blaze (BC)