ELMIRA - Stratford Cubs Junior fastball team remain unbeaten in South Perth Fastball League play.
Here Tuesday night, the Cubs and host 37’s played to a 6–6 eight-inning tie. In league play, one extra inning is played before the game is declared a tie.
Adam Cronin went the distance for Stratford, giving up 12 hits. He struck out three and walked a pair.
Corey Tuffnail led the Cubs’ attack with a pair of triples, Cody Patterson tripled, and Josh Bald, Nick Lichti and Chad Foxton all contributed singles.
Tuffnail delivers in big way
In a rematch on Wednesday night at Packham Road, the visiting 37’s scored in the top of the seventh to tie the game 3–3, forcing extra innings for the second straight night.
After giving up a run to the 37’s in the top of the eighth, a Corey Tuffnail two-run, walk-off home run gave Cubs a thrilling 5–4 victory and improved their league record to 8-0–1.
Tyler Randerson worked all eight innings to record the pitching win. He allowed eight hits, struck out eight and walked two.
The Stratford offence was led by Cody Werner with a home run and double, Adam Cronin singled and doubled, and Trevor Sauder rapped a pair of singles.
The Junior Cubs play in the Legends of Fastball tournament this weekend in Kitchener, where they open up Friday against Tavistock at Hallman Yard at 6:30 p.m.