TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS OFFENSE NEUTRALIZED BY STELLAR EFFORT FROM WESTON STARTING PITCHER
On a picture perfect summer day at Christie Pits Diamond 3 this evening, Weston defeated the Toronto Playgrounds Mosquito Select team 12-7 in five innings.
The potent TP offense was neutralized for four innings by a stellar all star effort from Weston’s starting pitcher, Alexandro (7). Alexandro threw with power, control, and economy, as he allowed only one run, four singles, one walk, while striking out eight TP batters.
His dominance over the proceedings was illustrated by the fact that the Mosquito Selects were unable to score a run for three innings. TP scored their lone run against him in the fourth, when he finally began to tire.
And when TP did threaten offensively, Alexandro was backed up by an air tight Weston defense, which seemed to vacuum up every ball hit their way.
Alexandro’s pitching effort allowed the Weston offense to make the most of their opportunities in building a sizable 12-1 lead through 4 ½ innings.
The Mosquito Select offense finally got into gear in the bottom of the fifth as they took advantage of Weston’s relief pitchers and rallied for six runs on six walks, a single and a hit batsman to trim the deficit to five. However, the hole was too deep for TP to extricate itself from, and the valiant comeback attempt eventually fizzled.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Zachary (32) pitched a strong second inning by allowing one Weston run while striking out one.
- Jeremy (11) tossed a solid one run third inning against Weston while striking out two.
- Jack (27) threw strong fifth inning by allowing only one Weston run.
- Adam (18) stroked a clutch rbi single in the bottom of the fourth to bring Ben (5) home with TP’s first run of the game.
- Two stellar back to back TP defensive plays in the top of the second. Third baseman Daniel (20) snagged a hot Weston shot down the line and cooly threw a strike to first baseman Jeremy to record the first out. This was immediately followed by second baseman Maxwell (4) deft handling of a hot Weston shot up the middle. Maxwell adroitly corralled the ball and threw a strike to Jeremy at first for the second out.
- Centre fielder Max (7) made a super catch on a deep fly ball in the top of the fifth to rob Weston of a sure extra bases hit.
The Mosquito Selects (3-5-1) play their next game on Tuesday, July 9 when they travel to Millwood Park to play Bloordale.