DOWN 6-4, THE MIGHTY GIANTS RALLY IN POWERFUL FASHION IN THE FINAL INNING TO CLIP THE RED BIRDS IN A THRILLER AT CHRISTIE PITS
Game Summary edited with file from Kevin Lawrie
Under the twilight on a warm summer night, the Giants edged the Cardinals 7-6 in five riveting innings of Peewee Division action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
Here is a Giants summary of the proceedings:
- The Giants started bottom of the first inning by scoring four runs.
- Powering the Giants surge was Javert’s (3) grand slam home run in first [although, his grand salami shot was technically a three-run triple because the house league’s four run mercy rule had been reached as a Giants run had already been scored prior to his blast].
- Cardinals pitcher Jordan (14) threw two clean (a.k.a. scoreless) innings while facing only six batters. Jordan was very sharp on the mound and stopped the Mighty Giants offense dead in its tracks.
- There was an awkward play at first base in the bottom of the fourth when Jake (5) stepped off the base that he was occupying to check on a crying female Cardinals player who had been hit by the ball. Jake was called out by the umpire after being tagged by another Cardinals player.
- With the Cardinals leading 6-4 going into the bottom of the fifth, the Giants donned their rally caps and managed to put two runners on base. At this juncture, Javert stepped into the batter’s box and hit his second home run of the game – a three run walk-off winner off Cardinals closer Alex (9) – with much cheering from the Giants parents and players in attendance.
- After being on the wrong side of an awkward umpiring call the previous inning, one Giants player enthusiastically said that their miracle walk-off home run victory over the Cards was our “Rougned Odor moment – and Javert was Bautista!”