17U Terriers Go 2-2 On Weekend
Submitted By Dan Thompson on Sunday, August 25, 2013
After dropping two one run ball games to the Mets 18u team and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues on Saturday, the Junior Terriers bounced back with two wins on Sunday defeating the Ontario International Baseball Academy.
Game one was won in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the seventh inning when Zarley Cina doubled and drove in Milton Palomino who singled earlier in the inning.
Palomino advanced to second when Elliott Curtis drew a walk.
The first two runs of the game were scored in the third inning with two out when Curtis and Cina singled back to back, Mason Falbo walked and Shane Clarke hit a clutch single scoring Curtis and Cina. The third Terriers run was scored in the fourth inning when Joe Tevlin reached on an error, was advanced by a perfect sacrifice bunt by Stefan Markovic which was followed by a ground out by Matthew Vollmer. This advanced Tevlin to third base, which was immediately followed by walk to Palomino. Tevlin scored on an attempted steal of second base by Palomino, who managed to allude a tag prior to Tevlin crossing home plate. OIBA later tied the game 3-3, which set up the heroics in the seventh inning. Evan Lawrence pitched the seventh inning and was credited with the win.
In game two, the Terriers scored seven runs in the first two innings and cruised to an 11-5 win. Matt Vollmer led the offence with three hits, followed by Mason Falbo with two hits including a double to the left centre field wall. Sharan Rasan, Elliott Curtis, Zarley Cina, Shane Clarke and Konar Smith all chipped in with hits in the 10 hit attack. Newcomer Willy Hotta pitched 3 2/3 innings for his first win with the Terriers.
The Terriers 17U team is back in action next weekend with another pair of double headers against OIBA on Saturday and the Buffalo Braves on Sunday. Both games begin at noon at King's College.