Jul 14, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 188 views
16U Terriers 2-0 In Buffalo
The offense continued for the 16U Terriers as they banged out 23 hits in their first two games at the New Ear Cap Classic in Buffalo, NY. In game one the Terriers took on the Celtic Knights from Pittsburgh, PA. Down 7-2 in the fifth inning, the Dogs struck for 6 runs to take the lead. Logan Stewart hit a one out bases loaded triple to score Hee Do Kim, Kyle Thalheimer and Bruce Yari. The Knights tied the game in the 6th to set the table for a dramatic Terriers walk off win.
Kim kept his July surge going with his second single of the game to lead off the bottom of the 7th. After Kim was forced out at second base to put Thalheimer on first, Yari walked. Both runners moved up on a passed ball before Celtic intentionally walked Stewart. Coughlin stepped up and executed a suicide squeeze to score Thalheimer and Yari after the pitcher threw the ball to the backstop to make the final 10-9.
Owen Stubberfield lasted 3 2/3 innings and struck out two. Ryan Grant earned the win pitching the last 3 1/3 innings.
In game two, the Terriers offense was in full force, producing 15 hits in their 13-6 win. Playing from behind once again, the Terriers scored 3 runs in the top of the 3rd inning to tie the game 4-4. Thalheimer reached on a catcher’s interference before Yari singled, setting the stage for a Pat Coughlin triple. Pinch runner Nick Wideman tied the game on a wild pitch.
The Chiefs took the lead 6-4 in the bottom of the 3rd only to have the Terriers tie it once again in the fourth after back to back doubles by Grant and Kim and a triple by Yari. In the top half of the 5th with only a couple of minutes remaining in the time limit, the Dogs tacked on 7 more to put the Chiefs away. Coughlin lead off with a single before being replaced on the bases by Wideman. Tyler Hardie’s bunt single lead the third baseman off the bag, allowing Wideman to take third on the play. Zach Choy’s safety squeeze scored Wideman for the go ahead run and the floodgates opened after that. After a Wes Siekris walk and a Jake Gerovac single, Grant reached first on another catcher’s interference. Kim ripped his second double of the game, narrowly missing a grand slam. That scored Siekris and Gerovac to make it 10-6. Thalheimer begun four singles in a row with Yari, Stewart and Coughlin all following to round out the scoring.
Yari was 4 for 4 and Coughlin was 3 for 4 to pace the offense in game two.
Brock Beirness started on the bump while Will Prowse closed it out.
The Terriers are in action Saturday morning against the HBQVB Orioles. Right hander Kevin Lucas has the ball.