Jun 04, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 301 views
Junior Terriers Pitching Staff Outstanding In Four Game Series With The London Badgers
Starting pitchers Travis Laiter, Cal Quantrill, Bryce Schumilas and Mike Morley along with relievers Averey Bet-Payumo, Jonathan Palumbo and Turner Spears combined for an outstanding pitching performance en route to three wins this past weekend.
In 30 innings Terriers hurlers surrendered three earned runs, eight bases on balls and eighteen hits. Only one of the hits was for extra bases. Manager Rick Johnston remarked, “When you receive pitching performances like we did this weekend you are always in a position to win. When you combine this with the excellent defence we received this weekend the chances for success are great.”
The Terriers entire outfield played remarkably well along with third baseman Cal Quantrill and second baseman Turner Spears who was a perfect 16 for 16 in fielding chances.
After dropping the opening game on Saturday 4-2 to the Badgers, the Terriers bounced back with a 7-1 win in the nightcap of the double header. Tobey Handley led the offence going 2 for 4, with an RBI and two stolen bases. Aaron Palmer was 1 for 2 with 2 bases on balls and two stolen bases.
In game three on Sunday, Toby Handley led off the game with a single and scored on three consecutive passed balls. That turned out to be the only run of the game as both teams were held scoreless for the duration of the seven inning game.
In the series finale, Hunter Galloway doubled in the second inning which was quickly followed by two ground balls by Jonathan Palumbo and Averey Bet-Payumo that resulted in the first run of the game. In the seventh inning trailing 2-1, Aaron Loder walked and quickly advanced to second on a short passed ball. He then stole third base and scored on a throwing error by the Badgers’ catcher. This set the stage for heroics in the bottom of the tenth inning. Loder led off with a double to the right centre field alley and on the first pitch that Aaron Palmer saw, he ripped a single to left which scored Loder for the walk-off victory.