THE BUCCANEERS FEND OFF THE METROPOLITANS TO SECURE THE GOLD DOUBLOONS OF SWEET VICTORY AT DOVERCOURT PARK
Game Summary edited with file from Terry Brown
Under a ceiling of warm and serene summer skies, the Pirates prevailed 8-6 over the Mets in four innings of Peewee Division action this evening at Dovercourt Park.
Here is a Mets summary of the proceedings:
- Both teams scored the maximum four runs in the first frame. The Pirates used six walks and a single to fill their scorecard. The defensive highlight for the Mets was a fly ball caught by Leandro (10) in centre field.
- James (9) opened the bottom of the inning with a walk and, as he’s done all season, sped his way to third base. Teddy (12) hit a grounder to first base to bring the runner home and open the scoring for the Mets. Mathew A. (2) continued the rally with a single, followed by four walks around a ground out. Matthew D. (14) closed out the inning with an RBI single. The Mets sent all nine players to the plate.
- In his first pitching appearance of the year, Mets reliever Jack (1) displayed mid-season form, his smooth pitching mechanics resulting in strike after strike. Jack held the Pirates to two runs, and accounted for all three outs, recording two K’s and fielding a comebacker that finished the inning.
- The Mets were held off the board despite a well-struck leadoff double by James. The Pirates retained their 6-4 lead.
- Mets reliever Isaac (4) responded with his own shutout inning, and he featured in all three outs. The first baserunner for the Pirates wandered too far off second; a quick throw by Isaac to Matthew D cleared the base paths. The second out was recorded on a strikeout. The inning ended on a pop out run down by Isaac himself.
- Jade (6) led off the Mets side with a towering fly ball that fell between shortstop and left field for a single. Mets batters continued to make contact but the Pirates snagged two other fly balls, stranding runners at first and third, keeping the score at 6-4.
- Mets reliever Leandro showed improved consistency in his throwing motion. He held the Pirates to two runs while striking out the side. Leandro has piled up five K’s in the last two Mets games.
- The Mets were down four runs heading into their last at bat. Matthew D. started things off with a walk and eventually came around to score, but the Pirates struck out the next two batters. Down to their last out, Jade and Emilia (5) responded with walks that brought the tying run to the plate. Jack singled Jade home, narrowing the lead to 8-6. However, the Pirates pitcher ended the game with his third strikeout of the inning.