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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Micksburg 2 Pontiac 0; Twins take 3-1 series lead

Photo from the Pembroke Daily Observer Website
COSTELLO BLANKS THE ROYALS - Micksburg Twins' Corey Costello pitches against Campbell's Bay during game four of the final series in the Upper Ottawa Valley Men's Fastball League on Friday. Micksburg won 2-0 to take a three games to one lead in the best of seven series.

UOVMFL Finals: Twins take 3-1 series lead in heated game
Costello throws no hitter; Burger done for the season

submitted by Shawn Laframboise

The Micksburg fans saw another low scoring affair in UOVMFL play Friday night as both teams went without a hit and the Twins taking the game 2 - 0.

Corey Costello pitched the complete game no - hitter for the Twins and Darren Featherstone throwing the majority of the game for the Royals. Lenny Burger started the game for Pontiac, deciding to test his knee injury. Barry McIntyre led off the game with a walk and then stole second base. After advancing to 3rd on a pass ball, McIntyre scored on a Jerry McIntyre sacrafice fly to left field. Burger faced one more batter before handing the ball over to Featherstone for the rest of the game. The knee injury proved to be too much and he announced later on that he is officially done for the season.

The game remained quiet until the third inning when Royals' right fielder Greg Wrinn stepped up to the plate. He asked the ump to get Costello to tuck in his shirt. Twins' catcher, Chad Costello, then asked Wrinn if he had any padding on underneath his uniform The ensuing pitch was a rise ball that plunked Wrinn in the ribs. This started an uproar from the Royals' bench and words were exchanged from both teams. The Royals' fielder then stole second and third but was left stranded on base.

The top of the fifth inning was delayed for a few miniutes which saw the Royals' second baseman get into an altercation with a Micksburg fan.

In the bottom of the inning, Featherstone walked both Barry and Jerry McIntyre and then coach Tim Ferrigan decided to give Corey Costello the free pass again, loading up the bases for Jamey Mick. After getting down in the count 1 - 2, Mick fouled one off and watched three balls go by to score the second Micksburg run.

Game 5 will take place next Tuesday night at 8:30 in Micksburg. The Twins look to close out the series and the Royals will be playing some desperate ball as they find themselves with their backs against the wall.

Note: see also the article in the Pembroke Daily Observer by Stephen Uhler. http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=204004&catname=Sports&classif=


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not related but is the winner of this series still gonna take on the gofl champ?

2:29 pm  

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