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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Valley As beat Quyon in an extra inning

The Ottawa Valley As defeated the Quyon Flyers in Greater Ottawa Fastball League play on Thursday night in Quyon, winning 5-4 in eight innings. The win means that Valley takes the best of three playoff series two games to one and they advance to the final four.

Adam Rueckwald earned the win for the As. Matt Greer took the loss in relief of Trevor Lahey.

Quyon got out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning at Greer's two run homer scored Dave Hobbs who had led off with a single.

The As responded quickly in the top of the second as Gavan Boyd and Lindsay Medynski both hit RBI doubles to make it 2-2.

The visitors took the lead when Ben Wade hit a solo homer in the top of the third.

The Flyers tied things at three in the fifth inning when Lane McMurtry hit a monster solo shot.

With the game tied up after seven complete, the international rule went in effect in the eighth.

Valley started the speedy Wade as the runner at second. Steve Frost hit a bunt single, followed by an RBI single by Ryley Burns. Clayton Vance then hit into a fielder's choice, erasing Burns. The As then put in crafty veteran Bryan Armstrong. Army bunted and with the Flyers unable to make a play, the bases were loaded with one out. A fielder's choice saw Frost put out at home. With two out, bases loaded, Gavan Boyd was hit by a pitch, scoring Vance to make it 5-3. The As threatened to score more runs, but Nick Armitage's diving stab on a Medynski grounder ended the top of the eighth.

The Flyers bottom of the eighth saw Steve McCord start at the two bag. After a pop up, Shawn Laframboise hit a single to score the Toad and make the score 5-4. Following a line out to centrefield, a fly out to deep centre by McMurtry ended the game and the Ottawa Valley As advanced to the GOFL Final Four.



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