Jul 03, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 175 views
16U Terriers Lose Heartbreaker At Sandlott World Series
The 16U Terriers wrapped up their weeklong trip to Nashville, Tennessee at the Sandlott World Series. After pool play finished, the junior Dogs took on #1 seed Legends Baseball from Tennessee. After scoring one run in the first and third innings, the Terriers broke the game open with a 5 run 5th inning. Zach Choy reached on an error and Cal Murphy walked before back to back singles by Nick Wideman and Tyler Hardie.
Hee Do Kim ripped a double down the right field line to give the Terriers a 7-2 lead.
Legends Baseball made it close with three runs in the 6th to make it a one run ballgame, however, Kevin Lucas shut the door and preserved the win.
Brock Beirness started and had a solid outing, striking out 4 in 5 2/3 innings earning the win.
The win moved the Terriers to their second elimination game against the Cincinnati Riverbats. The Terriers opened the scoring in the top half of the first when Bruce Yari hit a two out double before Logan Stewart hit a mammoth double off the right centre field fence. The Riverbats tied the game in the home half of the 3rd inning and the game stayed tied until the 5th inning when Hee Do hit a 1 out double to left centre then stole third. Kyle Thalheimer hit a ground ball to second base to score Kim and put the Dogs ahead 2-1.
Fast forward to the bottom of the 7th, with 1 out and a runner on first. Wes Seikris was called for a questionable balk to advance the runner into scoring position. After the lead off hitter flied to centre for the second out, the Riverbats tied the game on a single and eventually scored the game winning run on an infield error.
Next up for the 16U Terriers is a trip to Indianapolis for the Midwest Championship hosted by the Indiana Bulls.