THE CUBBIES DOUSE A FINAL INNING RALLY BY THE BUCS TO CLAIM THE GOLD DOUBLOONS OF SWEET VICTORY AT CHRISTIE PITS
Game Report composed with file from Judy McKinnon
Beneath extremely hot and humid skies this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2, the Cubs topped the Pirates 10-8 in four innings of Mosquito Division action.
Here are the highlights:
- In the top of the first inning, Pirates starting pitcher Adam (14) started out strong with two big strikeouts. The Pirates also defense shut down the Cubs offense with a beautiful throw from catcher Nathan (4) to third baseman Jack (13) on third to catch the Cubbies runner stealing to record the 2-5 putout and the third out of the inning.
- In the bottom of the second, Nathan (4) of the Pirates hit a long line-drive to left field – the team’s biggest hit of the season. It couldn’t get past the left-fielder, though, who happened to be Pirate Adam (7). He made an amazing catch to record the third out for the short-handed Cubs. No runs scored.
- Both teams scored in four runs in the second inning and the Cubs pulled ahead by two in the third.
- Trailing 10-6, the Pirates doggedly rallied for two runs, including a heads-up steal of home by Michael (8), but it wasn’t quite enough.