FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS, THE CENTENNIAL EXPOS PREVAIL OVER THE MIGHTY GIANTS AT CHRISTIE PITS
Beneath a tranquil ceiling of warm summer skies, the Expos defeated the Giants 12-2 in 3 ½ innings of Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Peewee Division action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
Here is a Giants account of the proceedings courtesy of Roe Sivanandan:
- The Expos played host to the Giants on a genteel June evening at Christie Pits. The comeback kids on the Mighty Giants came into the game riding high with three wins and a tie.
- In the top of the first, Lex (12), Nikhil (3), Kieran (2) and Elliott (14) got on base via a fielder’s choice and some walks to score a pair and give the Giants an early 2-0 lead.
- Giants starter Alex O. (15) pitching a solid inning in the bottom half of the first. However, the Expos were tenacious offensively and scored four runs to take a 4-2 lead.
- Sasha (10) and Joshua (7) showed a lot of patience at the plate in the top of the second against an Expos pitcher, who was throwing heat and painting the corners, while striking out three to keep the Giants off the scoreboard.
- Giants reliever Lex (12) pitching for the first time ever in the bottom of the second frame. Although Lex had an amazing inning on the mound, the Expos displayed great patience at the plate and had some solid hits to score four, and widen their lead to 8-2.
- Andre (5), Euan (11), and Fisher (4) came up to bat in the top of the third against another solid Expos pitcher, who struck out the first two Giants batters he faced, while inducing a grounder to get Fisher out at first.
- In the bottom portion of the third, Giants reliever Elliott (14) ascended the mound to pitch. However, Expos once again showed patience at the dish and got some timely hits to score four more runs and increase their advantage to 12-2.
- The comeback kids tried gamely to mount another Mighty Giants comeback rally in the top of the fourth (and final) inning. However, the Giants encountered difficult circumstances on an evening where all parts (batting, pitching and fielding) their game were out-of-sync. After Ian (9) got hit by pitch, Lex garnered a walk to put two ducks on the pond. With one out. Jonas (1) came to bat and earned a walk to load the bases. However, the Expos closer got his composure and shutdown the Giants to end the inning without giving up a run – ending Giants’ undefeated streak.