Winsted Whalers 9 Ducks 7
|Despite the weather reports, the Radar and the various weather related memes, the TDucks and Winsted were able to squeeze their game in at Walker Field on Tuesday night.|
The TDucks started strong, despite the 13 raindrops that fell on their heads, and scored 2 runs in the top of the first inning powered by hits from Pelletier and Shiel and a walk by Ev.
The Whale would respond in the bottom of the first inning with 6 runs of its own, following 6 hits including Walker Field, RF alley HRs (#getafence) from Jay Torres and Tim Smith. Duck’s pitcher Pelletier was quoted saying, “I threw a lot of strikes.” The TDucks changed pitchers and quickly wrapped up the first inning with threats of TStorms on the horizon.
Whale would also change pitchers for the top of the second inning. It didn’t seem to make any difference to the TDucks though, as they continued to grind out tough ABs and chop away at Winsted’s lead (despite Winsted tacking on 3 more runs) eventually pulling to within 2 runs with the tying run at the plate in the top of the seventh.
Winsted pitchers continued to work in and out of jambs through out the game and were able to eventually shut the door (albeit very quietly) on the TDuck offense.
The VTDs were lead at the plate by Pelletier (1-2, 2BB, 3R) and Ev (1-3, 3B, 2R, SB, 2RBI) but 9 of the starting 10 TDucks were on the base paths at least once over the course of the game.
Leading offensive Whalers were Jay Torres (2-4, 2B, HR, 2R, RBI), Johhny Lippincott (3-3, 2R), Tim Smith (2-4, HR, 4RBI, 2R) and John (#batting1000fortheseason) Ambrozaitis, (0-0, BB)
Check out the Whale next on Thursday (7/8) as they take on Burlington and Hurricane Elsa (#letitgo) at Walker Field.
Tri-Town Trojans 11 Canton Crushers 1
Game recap coming soon…
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