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Feb 26, 2007  |  Vote 0    0

Scotiabank Bantams win thriller on road after two earlier losses

St. Marys Journal Argus

The Scotiabank Bantam boys baseball team stayed busy with three games over the last two weeks. After dropping the first two games, the locals brought home a win in a very exciting third game.

On June 20, St. Marys hosted London Oakridge and came away on the short end of an 8-1 final.

Base hits came off the bats of Jesse Dinsmore, Nick Bachner, Lucas Hicks, Lucas Wiffen, and two by Glen Bilyea.

Jase Doucette also walked twice and pitchers for St. Marys were Nick Bachner, Lucas Wiffen and Jesse Dinsmore.

The next night, the Scotiabank crew travelled to London North and were out-slugged 11-1.

All of the London runs scored in the first two innings as the visitors dug themselves a giant hole that they couldn't climb out of.

Cale Stacey reached base twice and scored the lone St. Marys run.

Other highlights included Cory Leonhardt walking twice, Tony Levy with a single and walk, and Lucas Wiffen with two walks. Jase Doucette and Roman Martin also chipped in with base hits.

Five-run third

On Wednesday, June 29, the Scotiabank Bantams hit the road for a game in Exeter and won a thriller, 7-6 over the host team.

After two scoreless innings, St. Marys got their bats going in the top of the third inning. Jesse Dinsmore led off with a walk and Adam Ford was hit with a pitch. Colin Hayes and Roman Martin followed with run-scoring singles.

Tony Levy then drove home two more with a single, and Lucas Hicks capped the big five-run inning with another RBI hit.

Exeter got three runs back in their half of the third inning, but St. Marys plated two more runs in the fourth on four straight base hits by Josh Drinkwalter, Jesse Dinsmore, Adam Ford and Colin Hayes to up their lead to 7-3.

Exeter fought back with one in the fourth and two more in the sixth to close the gap to 7-6 and set the stage for an exciting finish.

In the bottom of the seventh and final inning, Exeter managed to get a runner to second base with two out and brought their best hitter to the plate.

Jesse Dinsmore was brought in to pitch and got the slugger to pop up to Lucas Wiffen to end the game.

Pitchers for St. Marys on this night were 'lefty' Barry Theal, Josh Drinkwalter and Jesse Dinsmore.

Upcoming- The Bantams' team record now stands at 4-10-1 and they have upcoming home games on Monday, July 11 against Wyoming at 6:15 p.m. and Thursday, July 14 against Parkhill at 6:30 p.m.

Reid Dundas's crew is also entered in a tournament in Brantford on the weekend of July 15-17.

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