THE CUBBIES PREVAIL OVER THE ROCKIES IN A LOW SCORING AFFAIR AT CHRISTIE PITSBeneath a blanket of warm and humid midsummer skies, the Cubs edged the Rockies 3-2 in five thrilling innings of Peewee Division action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
Here is a Cubs recap of the proceedings courtesy of Kevin Lawrie:
- In what may be the lowest-scoring five-inning game in recent TP Peewee Division baseball memory, the Cubs defeated the Rockies 3-2.
- The shorthanded Cubs were boosted by a three player callups from the Mosquito Division – Dash (7) and Nathan (8) from the Orioles and Maxi from another Mosquito Division team
- Cubs starter Charlie (7) struck out the six batters he faced in the first two innings – but the Cubs were victims of five of the their own strikeouts to make the score 0-0 after two quick frames
- The Cubs broke through in the top of the third thanks to a two-run home run from Charlie.
- Cubs reliever Dash (7) added a number of strikeouts of his own in the next two innings and held the Rockies to only a single run.
- Thanks to a very generous strike zone, Cubs batters struck out eleven times during the game – and Rockies batters struck out a similar number of times.
- The bottom of the fifth was very exciting, with Cubs reliever Matt (9) pressed into service to finish the game. After a strikeout, a Rockies hitter crushed a single and would come around to score on errors – leaving Matt to get two more outs in order to preserve the win. A dropped third-strikeout, aided by a sprawling Sam (14) at first base got the next out. The final out was recorded after a bouncing ball groundout to Jashan (4), who threw to Sam for a close play at first and the final out!