Terryville Black sox / Burlington Hunters – hmmm who won the game?
The Terryville Black Sox went into Wednesday’s game averaging nearly 10 runs a game and giving up just 2 runs a game. Burlington Hunters entered with a young team looking to establish itself for future success in the league. The Hunters threw two young guys
(young enough to be Justin McCulloch’s sons, how long has he been in this league for??) as the pitching due of young arms of Tyler Mandeville and Alec Couture allowed only 4 hits while striking out 6. Matter of fact, Terryville managed just 1 extra base hit the entire game.
Andrew Hinckley ended his home run streak of 8 bombs in 8 games. Potential ‘galore’ for the Burlington duo future. Burlington brought their A game and certainly held their own.
BUT this is a Terryville team who was no-hit in the AABC World Series just 2 years ago – but still found a way to win the game 1-0.
Big night for the Black Sox coaching staff led by Dave Alarcon, going back to the well and finding his former 90MPH heater and sharp slider to pick up the win for the Black Sox in a 6-1 victory over the Burlington Hunters. Alarcon is now throwing his name around as a Cy Young contender for this year. The offense was led by asst coach Chris Ayer who walked, scored a run and channeled his inner Hinckley finding some power out of no-where and missed his first Tri-State home run in over 5 years by 2 feet off the “Terryville Monster” and ended up with a Triple. Funny thing is Ayer didn’t think he could reach the short porch – ran out of the box like a ground ball hit to deep short and credits his blazing speed for the triple… even though the left fielder thought it was a home run and just stood there and did not go after the ball. The league leading Black Sox will take on the Tri-Town Trojans Friday night at Community Field and then again Saturday at Eli Terry.
As for Burlington – they held their own and would have covered the spread in Vegas. 6-1 not too shabby. The celebration beverages were flowing and Burlington, once again, won the parking lot!!
Valley Thunder Ducks 6 Twisters 0
|The Valley Ducks broke their skid and stopped looking like flailing ducks in Wednesday night action at Fuessenich against the Twisters. Both teams braved the element to finally get a game in after two rain outs. The quack attack captured a 6-0 victory behind a complete game gem by Angel Valentin, who scattered 7 hits while striking out 4. The Ducks were lead at the plate by Ty Pelletier (3-4,2 1b, 1 2b, 2 r) and Angel Valentin (2-4, 1 1b, 1 2b, 3 rbi) and Ryan Shiel (1-2, 1 1b, 2 bb, 1 rbi). Valentin sealed the game with a bases clearing 3 run double in the top of the 7th. The twisters had a balanced attack with 6 of 9 starters getting hits Parschino pitched a solid 5 2/3 innings striking out 9|