Jul 27, 2012 | Dan Thompson | 242 views
Dramatic Win Propels Sophomores To Consolation Semis
After dropping their first three pool games, the 16U Terriers bounced back with three consecutive victories including a come from behind win this afternoon over the Ft. Worth Cats. The Terriers got on the board first when Curtis Windsor reached on an error and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Kurt De Kock hit a sac fly to right to move Windsor before Matthew Plut grounded out to third to score the game’s first run.
The Cats took the lead in the home half of the inning, then added two more in the third after the sophomores failed to capitalize in the top half of the inning with the bases loaded and nobody out. The Terries pulled within two runs in the sixth when Liam Wilson reached on an error and moved up to second on a passed ball. Garrett Jewell continued to swing a hot bat and scorched a single to left centre scoring Wilson setting the stage for the seventh inning. Andrew Lonsdale led off the inning with a single before Windsor walked to put men on first and second. With one out, both runners moved up on a wild pitch setting the stage for Luke Tevlin’s two RBI single down the left field line to tie the game. Plut’s slow roller to the third baseman allowed Tevlin to reach second and Wilson drove him home with a single to left field. In the bottom of the seventh, Paul Gibson, who came on in relief in the fourth inning, got two quick outs before putting men on first and second with a walk and an error. With the count 3-2 and the runners in motion, Gibson struck out the two hitter for the win. Gibson gave up one hit and didn’t allow a run in his four innings of work to earn the win. Brendan Fox started the game and went three innings, scattering six hits. Next up is the consolation semi finals on Sunday morning.