May 15, 2010 | Dan Thompson | 226 views
Srs Win Marathon 11 Inning Battle Over Jays
It was an epic battle! The Terriers went eleven innings with the Ontario Blue Jays Sunday afternoon at Dickson Park, eventually prevailing 2-1.
Austin Huibers pitched into the sixth inning and was outstanding, allowing just one run.
He walked only one and struck out six before he gave way to Matt Betts.
Trailing 1-0 until the bottom of the seventh, the Terriers tied the game on a clutch RBI single by Cole Peragine, scoring pinch runner Christian Fearon from third base.
The two teams would exchange blows through ten innings but neither could push the go ahead run across. In the top of the eleventh the Jays loaded the bases with nobody out, but Matt Betts miraculously pitched out of the jam. Shortstop Brandon Dailey got the first out, with a stellar throw, nailing the potential go ahead run at the plate. Betts followed with two strike outs to snuff the rally and set the stage for the victory in the bottom half of the inning.
Orion Katayama had lead off duties, and worked a walk. With one out, Blair Gignac reached on an infield single, and then Cole Peragine was hit by a pitch loading the bases for Brandon Dailey. Brandon would finally deliver the winning run with a blast down the left field line for the game winning RBI.
The Terriers have won two of three on the weekend. Game four goes at 2pm.