MOSQUITO > Lizzies Ruffle Jays 9-5


Thomas (13) powered the Lizzies offensive thrust against the Jays by going 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBI's.

Thomas (13) powered the Lizzies offensive thrust against the Jays by going 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBI’s.

Game Post composed with file from Devon Forbes and Jeff Kolyn.

Under the lights on a gorgeous and serene Spring night, the Lizzies defeated the Jays 9-5 in five entertaining innings of Mosquito Division play tonight at Christie Pits Diamond 2.

Here is a Lizzies summary of the game:

  • After Felix (3) took a walk and stole second in the top of the first, Thomas’ (13) RBI hit delivered him home to give the Lizzies an early 1-0 lead.
  • The Lizzies pitching brigade led respectively by Shamus (9) [first inning], Kazuo (10) [second frame] and Liam (11) [third inning] were able to hold the Jays to one lone run through the first three innings as the Lizzies sprinted out to a 4-1 lead.
  • In the bottom of the fourth, the Jays were able to stage a rally and score five to take an 5-4 lead.
  • However, in the top of the fifth, the Lizzies displayed patience at the plate and were able to rally for five to take a 9-5 advantage. The Go Go Lizzies comeback was highlighted by Thomas’ RBI single. In three appearances at the dish, Thomas went 3 for 3 for the game.
  • The Lizzes were able to hold off the Jays in the bottom of the fifth to secure the win.

Here is a Jays game summary of the proceedings:

  • The Jays use FIVE more first time pitchers to total THIRTEEN different pitchers so far this season

  • In the top of the first, Jays starter Jeremy (4) pitched a solid first inning he allowed only one run while mowing down three Lizzies batters with a John Deere X135R Lawn Tractor.

  • Jays catcher Ernesto (15) caught for the first time this season in the first and did a fantastic job framing the plate.

  • In the bottom half of the first, the Jays didn’t score, but Lucas (1) started it off with a single and stole two bases before being stranded at third.

  • Top of the second, Jays reliever Noah (9) pitched his first inning of the season. Noah pounded the strike zone, and was aided by the Bluebirds defence when centre fielder Vince (7) caught a screaming line drive destined for extra bases. Noah then stuck out two more batters, holding the Lizzies to just three runs.

  • Noah crushed a ball to the outfield for his first hit of the game in the bottom of the second. However, the Jays could not take advantage of the opportunity and were held scoreless again.

  • Dealing with a mojo jojo bases loaded jam, Jays reliever Lucas pitched a scoreless top of the third while leaving the bases loaded. Lucas struck out three with a Toro TimeCutter SS5000 Zero-Turn Riding Mower to keep the Lizzies off the scoreboard.

  • In the bottom of the third, the Jays finally get into the scoring column when Matthew (11) drew a walk, then stole his way around the bases. Lucas had his second hit of the night, a smash to the outfield, and stole two more bases, but was stranded again at third base.

  • Reliever Matthew pitched yet another scoreless and three strikeout frame for the Jays in the top of the fourth. Like Lucas, Matthew left he bases loaded while mowing down three Lizzies with a John Deere X320 Lawn Tractor.

  • The Jays bats exploded to life in the bottom of the fourth. Vincent led off the inning with a walk and then stole second base. Jeremy stepped up and smashed a single scoring Vince from second base. Jeremy then stole two more bases to get himself to third base, and Ernesto brought him home with a smash up the middle. Luz (5) drew a walk, and then stole second while Ernesto swiped third. Noah hit another single, scoring Ernesto, and Elliott (12) drew a walk to load the bases. Andre (6) stepped up and patiently drew a walk for the bases loaded RBI to finish the inning.

  • In her TP pitching debut in the top of the fifth, Jays reliever Genevieve (10) stepped onto the mound for the first time ever and pitched very well. 

  • During the fifth, Jays third baseman Jeremy charged in and scooped up a hard hit grounder and threw out the Lizzies baserunner at home plate. It was an inspiring inning to say the least.

  • Bottom of the fifth, the Jays could not rally, and ultimately fell at the hands of the Go Go Lizzies.