Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wolves stave off Warriors

Beef’s Warriors had a comeback to remember and a conclusion they’d like to forget.
The Warriors stormed back from a five-run deficit to tie the game, only to have the Sight & Sound Wolves rack up six more runs in the sixth to grab a 15-9 win in Rainy River District Fastball League action here last night.

Warriors’ starter Rob McGinnis tied the game in the fifth with an RBI single.
But with reliever Shelby Nosan on the mound, the Wolves (10-1) jumped ahead in the sixth on a combination of good hitting and some defensive breakdowns by Beef’s (5-4-1).
Mike Bodnarchuk scored the go-ahead run all the way from first after Beef’s third baseman Ryan Madahbee fielded Matt Cheetham’s grounder but made an errant throw over first base while staring into a blinding sunset.
Marcel Pagee battled his way to the complete-game victory, which was Wolves’ third in a row.
Nosan, a Baudette, Mn. resident who is the lone female playing in the men’s league, came into the game in the fourth at her natural shortstop position.
She later took over for McGinnis and was saddled with the loss.
Also last night, the Couchiching Raiders (2-5-2) extended their winless streak to three games with a 12-7 loss to the visiting Northwest Bay Chieftains (4-6).
Cal Smith homered while pitching his team to its fourth-straight triumph after an 0-6 start to the season.
He got offensive assistance from Rich Smith, who also belted a round-tripper.
Faron Morrisseau had two homers for Couchiching while Todd Morrisseau added one as Chris Morrisseau was tagged with the loss.
Other action saw the host Big Grassy (11-0) double Dawson (7-5) 6-3, Manitou (2-9) top the Big Island Huskies (6-6) 7-6 affair, Barwick (8-4) down Stratton (0-10) 8-5 final, and the Sabaskong Lakers (4-6-1) beat the Sabaskong Cubs (4-7) 9-4.
League action resumes next Tuesday with Sight & Sound visiting the Cubs, Couchiching hosting the Lakers, and Beef’s Warriors at Northwest Bay.
The rest of the schedule sees Manitou at Big Grassy, Dawson hosting Barwick, and Big Island in Stratton.
All games start at 7 p.m.

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