Jun 11, 2017 | Dan Thompson | 281 views
Owen Macneil Spins A Gem In Win Over Onc
Right-hander Owen MacNeil cruised through six innings, scattered two hits and allowed just one run in a 8-1 Terriers win over the Ottawa-Nepean Canadians on Sunday afternoon at Kings College.
Owen did not have to pitch out of trouble at any point in the game before handing the ball off to Michael Manning who pitched the seventh.
The Terriers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first after Dante Wright singled and then made his way around the bases on Christian Bottero's single and subsequent error by the ONC first-baseman.
In the bottom of the second Stephen Phillips walked and went to third on Connor O'Halloran's double to the gap. With two out, Matt Ward came up with the biggest hit of the day, a clutch two RBI double into the right field corner to make it 3-0. Christian Bottero added to the lead when he plated in the third after drawing a walk and scoring on a series of ground ball outs by Jack Iannuzzi and Brayden Heleno.
Three more Terriers scampered around the bases in the fourth, including Liam Bavington and Matt Ward who crossed on Dante Wright's two RBI double that was laced down the first base line and into the corner. Dante scored later in the inning for the seventh Terriers run. Jack Iannuzzi capped off the scoring after he crushed a double to left center, then scored on Brayden Heleno's second RBI of the game.
The Terriers dropped a tough game Sunday morning, losing 1-0 and spoiling an outstanding one hit pitching performance by lefty Connor O'Halloran. Connor went the distance, striking out seven Ottawa hitters. He walked just one. The ONC run was unearned.
In 18U action at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St.Mary's, the 17U Terriers took a pair from the Ottawa-Nepean Canadians 9-5 and 11-10.