Sep 02, 2013 | Dan Thompson | 202 views
Junior Terriers Take 3 Of 4 On Weekend
The Junior Terriers swept a double header versus the Ontario International Baseball Academy on Saturday and split two games against the tough Buffalo Braves on Sunday. All three wins were come from behind victories including one that was of the walk-off variety.
In game 1 on Saturday, the Terriers were down 4-0 in the bottom of the sixth when they struck for three runs to get in striking distance of OIBA.
Mason Falbo led off with a double, Shane Clarke followed with a walk, Joe Tevlin then reached on a fielder’s choice. Drew Valade then singled and drove in the first Terriers run as Clarke scored. Matt Vollmer then reached on a fielder’s choice as did Sharan Rasan on a walk. Bob Cant then singled driving in Valade. With the bases still loaded Elliot Curtis walked, forcing in Matt Vollmer.
In the bottom of the seventh, Ashton Roy doubled, Mason Falbo singled advancing Roy to third where he later scored on a ground out by Clarke. With two out and Falbo on third, Drew Valade hit a sharp grounder to third that the fielder had difficulty corralling. Valade beat the throw to first and Falbo scored the walk-off winning run.
Duncan Jakubowski started and went four and two third innings, while Evan Lawrence finished the game and was credited with his second win of the fall season.
In game 2, the Terriers fell behind 1-0 until the top of the seventh when Curtis and Roy led off with singles, Falbo was then hit by a pitch to load the bases. Stefan Markovic flied out to right scoring Curtis. Roy later scored on an RBI single by Milton Palomino. Konar Smith threw four strong innings as the starter giving up only three hits. Drew Valade threw the final three innings without surrendering a hit garnering the win.
On Sunday the Terriers fell behind again giving up three runs in the first inning. This was quickly answered in the second inning when the Terriers sent 7 men to the plate scoring 5 runs. Walks by Zarley Cina, Joe Tevlin and Konar Smith set the table for singles by Rasan and Roy and a double by Falbo which resulted in the five run outburst. Tyler Riehl threw five strong innings as the starter while Christian Lazar completed the last two innings for the 5-4 win.
Game two on Sunday was a real pitcher’s duel as the Terriers fell 1-0 to the Braves. Starter Kyle Scobel was outstanding allowing just one hit while striking out five hitters in five innings. Matthew Brillert threw the sixth and seventh innings holding the Braves scoreless.
The Juniors continue their Fall schedule this weekend when they travel to Sarnia, ON to take on the Great Lakes Canadians before returning home on Sunday to complete the home and home series.