PEEWEE > Giants Edge Rockies 9-8


Game Post composed with files from Paul Bagnell and Ted Sharp

Beneath a ceiling of humid and hazy skies, the Giants edged the Rockies 9-8 in three innings of Peewee Division play this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2.

Here is a Giants summary of the game:

  • The Giants narrowly prevailed over the Rockies in a close game of mid-season Peewee Division baseball on Diamond 2 at Christie Pits on Monday evening.
  • The Giants starting pitcher Curtis (2) gave his side a great start by hurling a three-up, three-down inning to begin the game. Curtis caught a pop-up in foul territory for the first out, and struck out the next two batters.
  • Curtis spent part of this season on the disabled list, and his performance against the Rockies showed just how important he is to his team.
  • The Giants scored four runs in the bottom of the first to take a 4-0 lead, with Jonah (15), Cameron (3), Emilie (8) and Curtis all reaching base on walks. Curtis, Thor (12) and Jasper (1) all got RBIs when they drew walks. Jonah’s trip around the diamond was a speedy one – he stole second and third. Curtis concluded the inning by stealing home.
  • Giants reliever Will (13) pitched the top of the second for the Giants, notching a strikeout on the second Rockies batter. Jonah caught a runner with his foot off the third base bag, and tagged that runner out.
  • The Giants scored four more runs in the bottom of the second. Sam (11) reached first after he was hit by a pitch. Leo (5) singled. Nigel (14) doubled. And Jonah singled to drive in the inning-ending fourth run.
  • Giants hurler Curtis pitched the top of the third, and as the game headed into the bottom of the third innning, the score was tied 8-8. The Giants just needed touch home plate just once to win the game.
  • And win it they did when Cameron reached base on a walk, was moved to second on a walk by Emilie, and was driven home by Curtis.

Here is a Rockies account of the proceedings:

  • Pitching was not much on display in the Giants 9-8 defeat of the shorthanded Rockies.
  • The Rockies managed to retire only one Giant in three innings if play.
  • Notable Rockies hitters were Alexander (14) who collected a pair of hits; Matthew (10) who added a walk to a double and a single and Adi (1) who walked and singled.
  • Leif’s (3) run scoring single was his first of the year.