Senior Terriers Sweep London Badgers In Four Game Series
Submitted By Dan Thompson on Monday, May 23, 2016
The Senior Terriers improved their record to 11-1 after taking four games from the London Badgers this past weekend. The series was marked by stellar pitching and timely hitting by the Terriers. In the opening game on Saturday the Terriers scored early and often winning by the score of 9-1. In the top of the first, Jack Omstead and Elliott Curtis both walked setting up singles by Jacob Martins and Justin Wamboldt which resulted in two runs.
In the third inning Ethan Jodouin doubled scoring Curtis who had previously singled. Curtis later scored on a single by Dreyden Sloat to make the score 4-0. The game was put out of reach when five Terriers crossed the plate in the fourth inning. Walks to Reagan Manley, Curtis and Wamboldt, singles by Omstead and Jack Anderson and a sacrifice fly by Jodouin resulted in the five run outburst. Wil Hotta pitched six strong innings for the win, Matthew Correia pitched the seventh to close the door on the Badgers.
Game two was highlighted by two balls struck to left centre field by outfielder Ryan Giberson which drove in 4 runs in two innings. The first was a towering solo homer that left the park at the 375’ mark in left centre field in the fifth inning. The second occurred in the seventh inning with the bases loaded on a full count. After fouling off the previous pitch Giberson launched a ball over the leftfielder’s head scoring three with a stand up double. Jack Omstead was 3 for 4, Wil Hotta and Justin Wamboldt had two hits a piece while Reagan Manley, Jacob Martins, Brandon Nieva and Elliott Curtis (triple) chipped in with hits in the double header sweep in London. Christian Pandoff threw four strong innings in relief of Carter Seabrooke to garner the win.
Back in the friendly confines of King’s Christian College on Sunday, the Terriers won game one, scoring all their runs in the fourth inning. Taking advantage of two walks and an error, a single by Reagan Manley and a double by Jacob Martins resulted in four runs crossing the plate. Alex Wall was outstanding throwing a complete game allowing one earned run in the 4-1 win.
In the finale pitcher Jack Anderson matched Wall’s performance going the distance again allowing only one run for the 5-1 victory. The offence was led by Elliott Curtis and Justin Wamboldt with two hits apiece and Will Hotta with a double. Jacob Martins, Jack Omstead, Dreyden Sloat and Reagan Manly all chipped in with singles to complete the four game sweep.