Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wolves, Braves keep on winning

It’s still early but the Rainy River District Fastball League season already is developing into a two-horse race.
The Fort Frances-based Sight & Sound Wolves and the two-time defending champion Big Grassy Braves gradually are separating themselves from the pack at the top of the standings.

Each improved to 5-0 on Tuesday night against a pair of opponents still seeking their first win of the season.
Marcel Pagee got the job done on the mound, and had plenty of support from the offence, as the Wolves rocked the host Northwest Bay Chieftains 18-4.
Trevor Smith was tagged with the loss for the winless Chieftains (0-5).
The Braves, meanwhile, routed the visiting Manitou Thunderbirds 21-1, with Travis Tom moving into the league lead by himself with his fifth home run.
Jesse Tom tacked on another four-bagger against losing pitcher Aaron Pichineese of the Thunderbirds (0-5).
In other action, Beef’s Warriors (3-1-1) suffered their first loss of the season after falling 12-8 to the Barwick Blue Knights (4-1), who now sit in third place by themselves.
The Couchiching Raiders (1-3-1) were thumped 16-7 by the visiting Big Island Huskies (3-2), who extended their winning streak to three.
Other games from Tuesday saw the Sabaskong Lakers (2-3) earn a 5-3 win over the Stratton Eagles (0-5) while the host Dawson Tigers (3-2) handed the Sabaskong Cubs (3-2) their second-straight loss with a 16-10 victory.
Action tonight (weather permitting) will see Barwick face the Wolves at VanJura here while Beef’s Warriors hosts the Cubs.
Couchiching is at Manitou, Big Grassy visits the Lakers, the Eagles travel to Northwest Bay, and Dawson hits the road to face Big Island.
All games get underway at 7 p.m.

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