WITH THE SEMI-FINAL VICTORY, THE CUBBIES ADVANCE TO THE MOSQUITO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
In a well played Mosquito Semi-Final game on Diamond # 2 this evening, the Cubs defeated the Pirates 7-4 in six innings to advance to the Mosquito Division Championship Game.
With the Cubs (1) leading 5-1 after 3 innings, the Pirates (4) rallied with three runs in the top of the fourth to make it a one run game. However, the Cubs punched across two insurance runs in the top of the fifth to put the game away.
The difference in the game between the two Mosquito semi-finalists was execution. The Cubs made the most of their offensive opportunities and the Pirates did not. Whereas the Cubbies cashed in most of their baserunners with timely hits, the Bucs left the bases loaded in the first two innings with only one run to show for it.
Once again, the stellar Cubs pitching squad held their opponent in neutral. John Eric (4) pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the win (2 IP; 0 ER; 3 H; 0 W; 2 K). Aiden (8) of the Cubs also pitched two solid innings while giving up only one run and striking out two (2 IP; 1 ER; 1 H; 3 W; 2 K).
Kudos to Angus (2) of the Pirates who pitched a scoreless third inning (1 IP; 0 ER; 0 H; 1 W; 2K).
The Cubs now await the winner of the other Mosquito semi-final between the Dodgers (2) and Cardinals (3) scheduled for tomorrow evening.