PEEWEE > Cubs Edge Rockies 3-2


PITCHIN’ IN > In a low scoring Peewee Division affair where runs came at a premium, three Cubs pitchers combined to limit the Rockies to only two runs over the course of five innings. Cubs starter Charlie (7) [top] pitched two scoreless frames where he struck out the six Rockies that he faced, In addition, Charlie also delivered a big two run home run blast in the third to give the Cubs the lead. Cubs reliever Dash (7) [bottom right] pitched two solid innings in the third and fourth where he allowed only one run and chalked up a series of K’s to stymie the Rockies. Entering the fray with a 3-1 lead, Cubs closer Matthew (9) allowed only one run while striking out one to seal the deal on the Cubbies victory over the Rockies.

Beneath a blanket of warm and humid midsummer skies, the Cubs edged the Rockies 3-2 in five thrilling innings of Peewee Division action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2.

Here is a Cubs recap of the proceedings courtesy of Kevin Lawrie:

  • In what may be the lowest-scoring five-inning game in recent TP Peewee Division baseball memory, the Cubs defeated the Rockies 3-2.
  • The shorthanded Cubs were boosted by a three player callups from the Mosquito Division – Dash (7) and Nathan (8) from the Orioles and Maxi from another Mosquito Division team
  • Cubs starter Charlie (7) struck out the six batters he faced in the first two innings – but the Cubs were victims of five of the their own strikeouts to make the score 0-0 after two quick frames
  • The Cubs broke through in the top of the third thanks to a two-run home run from Charlie.
  • Cubs reliever Dash (7) added a number of strikeouts of his own in the next two innings and held the Rockies to only a single run.
  • Thanks to a very generous strike zone, Cubs batters struck out eleven times during the game – and Rockies batters struck out a similar number of times.
  • The bottom of the fifth was very exciting, with Cubs reliever Matt (9) pressed into service to finish the game. After a strikeout, a Rockies hitter crushed a single and would come around to score on errors – leaving Matt to get two more outs in order to preserve the win. A dropped third-strikeout, aided by a sprawling Sam (14) at first base got the next out. The final out was recorded after a bouncing ball groundout to Jashan (4), who threw to Sam for a close play at first and the final out!