Athletics play double header in Orangeville

July 20, 2016   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart
The Alliston Athletics Senior NDBL team travelled to Orangeville on the weekend to take on the Giants in a scheduled afternoon double header.
The Athletics took an early lead in the first game of the afternoon going ahead 3-2 by the top of the third inning.
Dave Blanch started a good fourth inning with a hit the dropped into centre field – good for double – to put men on second and third base.
A second hit brought in an Alliston runner for a 4-2 Athletics lead.
Things turned around in the fourth inning when the O-ville squad started getting the bats moving starting with a dinger that allowed placed men on first and second.
With the bases loaded, a walk brought in another run across the plate. A hit past second base brought in another O-ville run to tie the game.
Another hit to shallow centre field brought in another Giants run.
The inning ended with a fly-out to centre field and the Athletics were back at bat in an effort to get back in the game.
They tried some aggressive tactics including a steal and a base runner tagged out at second base.
A quick hit and a double play ended the inning.
The game ended with an Alliston player on first base and an infield grounder that was picked up to stop the runner at second and a throw to first to end the game on a double play.
The final was 6-4 for the Giants.
The second game of the day was a hard fought battle for both teams that ended in a 3-3 tie.
The Athletics have two more road games before returning to Riverdale Park in Alliston for their final game of the regular season.
That game will be held on Sunday, July 24, at 8 p.m.

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