LIKE THE SUMMER WIND, BASEBALL CARRIES ON AS WE FAST APPROACH THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Game Report compiled with files from Garry Bulloch, Maxim Panitch & Rebecca Wells Jopling
Beneath cloudy skies at Christie Pits this evening, the Cubs & Lizzies (+ 1 Pirate) topped the Cardinals & Pirates 6-4 in 3 ½ innings of Mosquito Division midsummer dog days of summer combo pack action.
Here are the highlights:
- Sam (7) of the Lizzies threw a scoreless first inning for the Cubs & Lizzies (+ 1 Pirate) with one strikeout.
- Jeremy (8) of the Lizzies got a home run on a bunt in the second, driving in three runs (only two counted though, because of the four-run mercy rule) for the Cubs & Lizzies (+ 1 Pirate).
- In the second inning, catcher Angus (1) of the Cubs threw out two Cardinals & Pirates attempting to steal third. Angus made two amazing laser throws to third baseman Jeremy (8) of the Lizzies, who quickly applied the tag on the landlubbin’ thieves both times.
- In the third inning, first baseman Quinn (12) of the Pirates almost turned a double play by catching the ball from the fielding pitcher and quickly delivering a throw to second baseman Kyle (15) of the Lizzies, who made a very clean catch, but did not apply the tag in time. At least the Cubs & Lizzies (+ a Pirate) got the out at first!
- Second baseman Jasper (13) of the Pirates made a sensational snag off a hot shot and had the wherewithal to step on second for the force out to end the first inning and hold the Cubs & Lizzies (+ 1 Pirate) to two runs.