THE MIGHTY GIANTS RALLY IN THE FINAL INNING TO USURP THE ARTFUL DODGERS IN A THRILLER AT CHRISTIE PITS
Game Post composed with files from Vincent Lynch and Bill Evans.
Under sedate and sunny skies, the Giants rallied in grand fashion to edge the Dodgers 9-8 in a thrilling three innings of Mosquito Division action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 3.
Trailing 8-7 in the top of the third, Giants closer Ethan R. (2) managed to keep the Artful Dodgers off the scoreboard during the inning with a sprinkling of walks to keep his team within striking distance.
After a leadoff single by Sam (14) in the bottom of the third, Jamie (13) followed with a clutch RBI single to bring Sam home with the tying run.
With Jamie standing at third and the game on the line, Adam (10) delivered a grace under pressure RBI single that allowed Jamie to motor homeward with the Giants winning run.
Here are some additional highlights:
- The Dodgers sprung out the gates with an early 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
- Giants starter Sam (14) made his TP pitching debut in the first when he got his first chance at pitching.
- The Giants answer back with three runs in the bottom of the first to trim the deficit to one. Erik (8) and Leo (7) led off the inning with a couple of walks and some aggressive base running. Subsequently, Jeremy (15) drove in a pair of runs with a 2 RBI single. Lucas (1) would plate the third run before the inning closed with a strikeout.
- In the top of the second inning, Giants reliever Lucas (1) made his TP pitching debut. As a first time pitcher Lucas had quite a fast ball but ran into some heavy hitters and ended up giving up four runs to the Dodgers.
- In the bottom of the second, the Giants battled back with four runs to trail 8-7. Leo (7), Rory (11), Adam and Ethan F. (6) crossing the plate with a hard hit single by Ethan R.
- The Dodgers witnessed some excellent pitching from Charlie (5), Taras (15) (his first appearance of the season) and Devin (6).
- Catching for the Dodgers were Lachlan (9), Charlie and Taras.
- Charlie had a base hit.
- Harris (12) collected two doubles and 3 RBI’s.
- Lachlan had a hit and an RBI.
- Avi (8), Devin and Teresa (13) all came home to score runs.
- In the first inning, Devin and Taras relayed an outfield hit to Harris at the cutoff, who lasered a throw to Lachlan at home who deftly made the tag to stop the run.
- Harris completed the first inning with a shoestring catch at second to hold the Giants to three runs in the first.
- In the second, Devin tracked down a grounder at second and fired a strike to Harris at first to record an out.
- A fun time was had by all!