Apr 29, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 196 views
Srs Roll Over Niagara Baseball In Season Opener
The SR Terriers got the 2011 PBLO season off to a great start with a DH sweep of Niagara Baseball.
Lefty Adam Anderson put in five innings of solid work in game one.
Adam struck out eight en route to a 12-2 victory. He allowed just one hit. Aaron Bain wrapped things up in the sixth and seventh with four strike outs of his own.
In the top of the first, speedy Blair Gignac scored the season's first run when he reached on an error, stole second then scored on a Brian Doran RBI double down the right field line. Niagara tied the game in the bottom of the second, but that did not last long, as the Terriers jumped ahead 4-1 in their half of the third. Cole Peragine lead off with a walk, advanced on a Jordon Mountford single then scored on a David Head single. David would finish with three hits and five RBIs in game one. Nathan DeSouza, Mattingly Romanin and Tom Byckowski also all had hits during the three run rally.
The Terriers tacked on two more runs in the fifth after first baseman Simon Clarke lead off with a double that short hopped the left field fence. He would eventually score on a Blair Gignac sac fly.
The biggest blow of the game would come off the bat of third baseman David Head in the top of the seventh. After Gignac, Doran and Peragine reached to load the bases, David stepped in and blasted a shot over the center fielders head for a three run bases clearing triple. The Terriers had ten hits in the 12-2 win.
Game two brought more of the same, as it did not take long for the Terriers to stake right hander Eric Hall to a 2-0 lead. In the top of the first Brian Doran drew a one out walk, which set the stage for a two run homer by short stop Cole Peragine. The SRs relentlessly put up crooked numbers inning after inning on their way to a 14-1 drubbing.
Mattingly Romanin, Blair Gignac, Tom Byckowski, Brian Doran, Cole Peragine and Nathan DeSousa all had multiple hits in this one.
In 17u action the Terriers dropped two hard fought games to the Ontario Bluejays, 3-2 and 4-3. Right hander TJ Baker had five strike outs in game one. Robert Grilli and Jon Palumbo chipped in with singles for their first knocks of the young season.
The SRs will play in London on Wednesday, then the Ontario Bluejays on the weekend. The 17s will match up against the Royals 18s next Saturday and Sunday.