DOWN 3-2, THE PESKY HALOS RALLY WITH THREE IN THE THIRD INNING TO PREVAIL FOR THE ROUND ROBIN VICTORY OVER THE GO GO LIZZIES AT CHRISTIE PITS
Game Post composed with file from Aaron Law
Beneath a layer of warm and hazy skies, the Angels prevailed 5-3 over the Lizzies in 3 ½ innings of Mosquito Division round robin playoff action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 3.
The proceeding was a crisp and well played affair between two talented and well coached teams. Strong pitching from both squads dominated the vast majority of the game as the bullpens of the Angels and Lizzies combined for a total of thirteen strikeouts. As a result, any runs scored came at a premium.
Here are some highlights:
- Angels starter Maggie (4) struck out two in the top of the first to keep the Lizzies off the scoreheet.
- In the bottom of the first, the Halos jumped out to an early 1-0 lead. With two outs and an Angel on base, Taio (1) delivered a RBI hit to right field to bring home Matthew (11).
- Angels reliever Max (12) would mow down three in the top of the second to keep the Lizzies off the scoreboard.
- The Halos would add another run in the bottom of the third to widen their lead to 2-0. With one out and the bases loaded, Jonah (15) drew a RBI walk to plate Julien (8).
- In the top of the third, the Lizzies offense surged to life as they scored three to take a 3-2 lead. With no outs and the bases loaded, Felix (8) drew a RBI walk to bring Luca C. (14) home to roost. Dajuan (7) followed with a 2 RBI single to centre field that allowed Julian (10) and Jamie (15) to come homeward bound.
- However, the Angels would answer back with three in the bottom of the third to retake the lead 5-3. After a two out walk by Jack (10), Taio would single to put two Halos on base. Maggie followed with a RBI hit to deliver Jack home with the tying run. A subsequent combination of Lizzies errors and wild pitches would allow Taio to come home with the winning run and Maggie to come homeward with an insurance run.
- Refusing to surrender, the Lizzies would load the bases on a pair of walks and a hit in the top of the fourth in a determined comeback bid. However, Angels closer Cooper (2) would find the groove and seal the deal on the comeback win by striking out three and leaving the bases stranded.