Sep 29, 2013 | Dan Thompson | 599 views
Juniors Sweep Ottawa
This past weekend the 17U Terriers travelled to Ottawa to take on the Canadians in a four game set and came home with four wins back by strong pitching performances.
Game one was an 8-0 win with Christian Lazar pitching six complete innings, scattering five hits while striking out five. LHP Tyler Riehl came in and struck out the side in the seventh.
Offensively Drew Valade led the way with a triple and 2 RBI in the top of the second helping stake the Terriers to a 3-0 lead.
The Juniors tacked on three more runs in the fourth after Shane Clarke doubled to right centre and was driven in by Stephan Markovic before Milton Palomino drove home Markovic and Matthew Vollmer with a single up the middle. The Terriers added one run each in the fifth and seventh innings to make the final 8-0. SS Elliott Curtis chipped in with a double and a run scored.
The backend of the double header on Saturday finished in a 17-1 win, however the game stayed very close until the fifth inning. The top of the first saw the Juniors take a 1-0 lead after Ashton Roy hit a two out double and was driven in when Mason Falbo ripped a single to the right side. The fifth inning saw the Terriers erupt for six runs on hits by Curtis, Roy, Markovic, Palomino and Joe Tevlin. The seventh inning was the undoing for the Canadians as their pitchers issued four walks and three hit batters that led to six runs. Curtis, Roy, Tevlin and Conner Smith finished with two hits and a couple of runs scored each.
Drew Valade was outstanding in his five innings of work, giving up just four hits and striking out one. Kyle Scobel pitched the sixth and seventh and struck out four of the seven batters he faced. Scobel and Valade did not issue any walks in this game.
Sunday’s games were much closer with the Juniors coming away with 9-8 and 9-7 wins. Game one had the Terriers out in front with a 5-0 lead in the second before Ottawa tied the game in the third inning. The Terriers took a 9-5 lead in the fifth before giving three more runs back to make it a 9-8 game heading in the seventh inning. Scobel once again shut the door with two strike outs to earn the save.
Clarke and Vollmer led the way with two hits each, while Robbie Cant, Curtis, Roy, Palomino and Tevlin chipped in with one.
Duncan Jakubowski pitched three strong innings before giving way to Matthew Brillert who gave up a lone hit in his three inning of work.
Game four saw the Terriers hold onto a two run lead in the seventh as the Canadians batted through the order and threatened to take the lead with two outs and the bases loaded before Riehl closed the door with a strike out to end the game.
Conner Smith went four innings giving up three runs on five hits while striking out three. Riehl had seven strike outs in his three innings of work including striking out the side in the sixth.
Offensively Sharon Rasan led the way with a single, double and two walks and three RBI and Curtis who continued his hot streak with a perfect 3 for 3 day adding a walk and two RBI. Valade added two more hits while Roy, Falbo, Markovic and Palomino added one hit each.
The Juniors continue their Fall schedule with four games at home against Quebec this weekend.