On Monday, June 17, the Sutton Group Midget Indians hosted Cambridge Cubs in an Intercounty baseball league game, losing 6–3.
The Indians’ Bryan Munoz pitched a great game only to have his defence commit a few too many errors.
Bryce McKnight reached base three times with a single and two walks. Some timely hitting late in the game by Justin Horne, Jake Near and Greg Swan helped Stratford tie the score in the bottom of the seventh inning, 3-3.
In the first extra inning, Cambridge scored three runs to go ahead. In the bottom of the inning, Indians could not respond and cut into the Cubs’ lead.
On Wednesday, June 19, the Midget Indians travelled to St. Marys to take on Team New Era and emerged with a 7-5 win.
Head coach Don Grasby handed the ball to Robbie Runstedler to start the game on the mound.
‘Lefty’ Runstedler pitched six and two-thirds innings of great ball. He was helped with some good defence by fielders Munoz and Lucas Jeffrey, who each took a couple of New Era hits away.
Catcher Tommy Fulton made a key play, gunning down a New Era player trying to steal second base to close out the fourth inning.
Leading the Indians at the plate with two hits each were Justin Horne, Jackson Blowes and Greg Swan. Jake Near, Fulton and Munoz each chipped in singles. Near came in to get the last out of the game for the save.
Next up for the Sutton Group Indians is a tournament in London, June 21–23, and a home game at National Stadium on Monday, June 24 against London Minor Badgers with the first pitch at National Stadium at 7:30 p.m.