Saturday, November 1, 2014

’Canes settle for tie

The Fort Frances Herricanes thought they were going to get a cuddly kitty but wound up with a tiger by the tail.
In an unexpected slugfest between two teams at almost opposite ends of the standings, the Herricanes and Big Island Wildcats battled to a 20-20 tie in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League action last night.

The Herricanes (9-1-1) stayed undefeated in its last four outings to remain in top spot,
But they had surprising difficulty with the seventh-place Wildcats (2-6-1), who have played better of late with only one loss in their last four games.
Meanwhile, the learning curve still is proving to be steep for the Fort Frances Juniors (0-9), who came close but still fell short in a 17-13 loss to the Manitou Blaze (7-4) last night.
Other games included Northwest Bay (9-1) winning 23-4 over the visiting Big Grassy Lynx (7-3) while the host Redgut Babes (8-1) romped to a 30-3 rout over the Sabaskong Tebinaak (3-6).
There was no report from the game between the Couchiching Lady Raiders (2-7) and host Sabaskong Cougars (0-9).
League action resumes this Monday with the Herricanes and Juniors hooking up in an all-Fort match-up while the Lady Raiders will host Sabaskong Tebinaak.
Big Grassy visits Big Island, Manitou is at Northwest Bay, and Big Island heads to Sabaskong to face the Cougars.
All games get underway at 7 p.m.
In Rainy River District Fastball League play from Monday night, the Couchiching Raiders downed the Northwest Bay Chieftains 10-6 in a make-up game from June 19.
The game ended in dramatic fashion on Faron Morrisseau’s walk-off grand slam.
Tonight, the Sight & Sound Wolves and Beef’s Warriors will face off at the St. Francis Sportsfields (since VanJura still is suffering the effects of flooding at Point Park) while Couchiching hosts Northwest Bay.
Elsewhere, the Dawson Tigers are at Big Grassy, Manitou hosts Big Island, Stratton visits Barwick, and the Sabaskong Lakers and Sabaskong Cubs battle there.
All games get underway at 7 p.m.

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