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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Orleans defeats I4C on Wednesday

by Travis Valois

The Orleans Rebels kicked off their season against I4C in Manotick. Neil Cooke opened up throwing for I4C while Andy Barber threw for Orleans. The first inning saw Orleans get on the board. Kevin Shonfield singled with one out then advanced on a passed ball. Derick Bulley drove him in to put the score at 1-0.  The Rebels had a clean half inning. The Rebels added to their lead in the 2nd when Ryan Mitts scored. The 3rd saw two more runs tacked on when Derick Bulley drove in Derek Barber who had reached first on a walk. A couple errors plated Bulley. 

I4C got on the board in the 4th inning. Jeff Barber took over for Andy and struck out the first batter before giving up a pair of singles to Ryan Clare and Chris MacFarlene. Derek Martin walked to load the bases. Jeff would K two more batters but not before Neil Cooke was walked putting the score to 4-1.

I4C tied the game in the 5th with a 2 RBI single from Derek Martin followed by an overthrow on a steal to score the runner from 3rd.

The game went into the 7th inning tied 4-4. Matt McNish struck out the first two Rebel batters before giving up a single to Kevin Shonfield. Derek Barber reached base before some wild events. Shonfield looked dead to rights advancing to third, an over throw on a rundown lead to Shonfield reaching 3rd and Barber reaching 2nd. Derick Bulley was walked which loaded the bases. Jeff Barber delivered with the bases loaded, hitting a triple on a 0-2 count.

The score was 7-4 going into the bottom of the 7th. I4C looked like they may have something going with a 2 out walk but the game was finished when Ryan Mitts made a nice basket catch on a hard hit ball to left field.

Andy Barber 3 IP, 5K, 1BB, 1H,0ER
Jeff Barber 4 IP, 9 K, 5BB, 3H,3ER

Shonfield 2/4
D. Barber 1/3, RBI, BB
Bulley 2-3, RBIx2, BB
J. Barber 2/4, RBIx3, 3B
Mitts 1/3
Mainville 1/2

Neil Cooke 3IP, 3K, 1BB, 4H, 3R, 2ER
Matt McNish 4IP, 2K, 1BB, 5H, 4R, 3ER

Clare 1/3
MacFarlane 2/3, BB
Martin 1/2, RBIx2, BB


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