THE BUCKEYES ERASE AN 8-4 DEFICIT IN THE FINAL INNING TO PREVAIL FOR THE VICTORY AT DOMINICO FIELD AT CHRISTIE PITS
Under a pristine blanket of gorgeous skies, the Buckeyes defeated the Eagles 11-8 in four innings of Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Bantam Division action this afternoon at Dominico Field at Christie Pits.
The dog days of summer proceeding was fun and well played affair between two talented teams. In the end, the pesky Buckeyes rallied from an 8-4 deficit in the final frame to overtake the gritty Eagles and take home the prize.
In the top of the first, the Buckeyes jumped out to an early 1-0 lead. After leading off with single and stolen base, Josh (37) advanced to third on a wild pitch. A subsequent Eagles error would allow Josh to motor homeward with the opening run of the game.
Eagles starter Matthew (6) would strike out a pair in the first to subdue the Buckeyes insurgency.
The Eagles would answer back with three in the bottom of the first to take a 3-1 lead. Following a leadoff walk, Matthew would swipe a pair of bases to get into scoring position at third. Wahid (13) followed with a RBI single to bring Matthew home with the tying run.
After a walk by PJ (7) put two seals on the lake, Cameron (16) delivered a one out two RBI single that brought Wahid and PJ home with the go ahead runs.
Buckeyes starter Georgia (13) would tally a pop out and a pair of groundouts in the first to end the Eagles uprising.
Eagles starter Matthew would ring up a strikeout and a groundout in the top portion of the second to keep the Buckeyes off the scoring ledger.
Matthew also received a nice 3-2 putout play from his teammates that thwarted a Buckeyes baserunner from scoring.
Taking flight, the Eagles scored four in the bottom of the second to extend their lead to 7-1. After a one out walk by Jude (8), Cameron garnered a walk that put two ducks on the pond. Matthew stroked a two RBI single to bring Jude and Cameron home.
Following a walk by Wahid that put two aboard, Matthew made a brazen move to steal third. After sliding safely into third, the Buckeyes committed a faux pas that allowed Wahid to advance to second and brought Matthew home to crow.
After PJ drew a walk to put two mallards on the lake, Jude delivered a groundout that allowed Wahid to score.
Buckeyes reliever Josh (37) tallied a strikeout and a groundout in the second frame.
Refusing to surrender, the Buckeyes replied with three in the top of the third to close the gap to 7-4. Following a one out walk and stolen base, Nick (5) would move over to third on a balk call. After Jeremy (4) garnered a walk and stolen base that positioned him at second, a passed ball by the Eagles allowed Jeremy to advance to third and brought Nick home to roost. A subsequent wild pitch would allow Jeremy to come home with a run.
After reaching base on a hit by pitch with two outs, Teddy (14) would reach third on a stolen base and a wild pitch. Teddy would eventually score on a steal of home.
Eagles reliever Wahid (13) would strikeout three in the third to extinguish the Buckeyes insurrection.
The Eagles would add one to their tally in the bottom of the third to increase their advantage to 8-4. After a leadoff single, Cameron would utilize his Grand Theft chops to steal his way around the horn to third. A subsequent Buckeyes wild pitch would open the portal for Cameron to motor homeward with the bacon.
Buckeyes reliever Nick (5) would ring up two strikeouts and a groundout in the third to quell the Eagles mutiny.
Donning their rally caps, the Buckeyes sent ten batters to the plate in the top of the fourth and rallied for seven runs to take an 11-7 lead. After Nick drew a one out walk, Georgia and Josh followed with back to back walks to load the bases. A wild pitch by the Eagles would allow Georgia and Josh to mosey respectively to third and second and bring NIck home to do the jitterbug. A subsequent Eagles faux pas would allow Georgia and Josh to come homeward and make it a one run game.
Following a two out walk by Thomas (16), Petra (2) drew a walk to put two ducks on the pond. After Thomas stole third, a passed ball by the Eagles allowed Petra to advance to second and brought Thomas home with the tying run.
With a runner on third, Nick stroked a clutch RBI single to bring Petra home with the go ahead run.
After stealing second and advancing to third on a wild pitch, Nick would come home to roost on another wild pitch.
Following a walk and a pair of stolen bases that moved her to third, Georgia/Nick would motor home with another run on a wild pitch.
Eagles relievers Wahid and Jude (8) would combine to strikeout three in the fourth to extinguish the Buckeyes rebellion.
Buckeyes closer Teddy would chalk up a groundout and a pair of strikeouts in the bottom of the fourth to seal the deal on the comeback victory over the Eagles.