Friday, July 31, 2015

’Canes ‘walk’ all over Babes

Marc Cohn once sang about “Walking in Memphis.”
Add up the combined distance travelled by those who received free passes here last night and someone easily could have walked to Memphis.

No less than 29 walks were issued by pitchers in the Fort Frances Herricanes’ 23-14 victory over the Redgut Babes in Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League action.
The windy, chilly conditions made it feel more like mid-October than mid-July, and made life especially miserable for Babes’ starter Tracy Morningstar.
The right-hander handed out 16 walks in her 4 2/3 innings of work while giving up 21 runs and 11 hits to take the loss.
Herricanes’ ace Laureen Hill battled control problems early, too, but buckled down to give up only one run over the last three innings to earn the complete-game victory.
Hill gave up 13 hits, 14 runs, and nine walks while fanning two.
Fort Frances, which played what was supposed to be a road game at home due to Redgut’s field being too wet, jumped out to a 16-4 lead after three innings.
But the locals watched the defending league champs charge back with nine runs in the fourth to make it a three-run game.
The Herricanes chalked up four more runs in the fifth, though, and held on from there.
Melissa Belluz was in the zone offensively for the Herricanes (12-1-1), going 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
Caylee Woolsey and Dana Ward each added two hits and three RBIs for the Fort.
Morningstar Tom went 3-for-3 for Redgut (8-2-1) while Micaela Jack, Beulah Perreault, Morningstar, and Krystal Windigo each had two hits and two RBIs.
In other league action last night, Sabaskong Tebinaak (3-6-1) battled the host Big Island Wild Cats (3-6-2) to a 10-10 tie.
No scores were reported from the games between Northwest Bay and Fort Frances Juniors, the Couchiching Lady Raiders and Manitou Blaze, and the Sabaskong Cougars at the Big Grassy Lynx.

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