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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Micksburg wins 2-0 over Pontiac in Game 3 of the UOVMFL finals

Micksburg took a 2 games to 1 lead in the Upper Ottawa Valley Men's Fastball League finals last night in Bryson. NOTE: Game 4 will now be played on Thursday September 14 in Micksburg (not Friday as originally scheduled).

from Shawn Laframboise

Game 3: Micksburg Twins 2 Pontiac Royals 0

After last Friday night's game getting rained out, the Twins travelled to Bryson last night for game 3 of the UOVMFL finals. Corey Costello pitched another complete game for the Twins, getting the win, while Len Burger took the loss with relief from Darren Featherstone.

In a revamped Micksburg line-up, Corey Costello was moved to the lead-off spot. After battling the count full, he ended up taking a walk to lead off the game. Barry McIntyre followed up with a sacrafice bunt to advance Costello to second. Burger then proceeded to strike out the next two Twins' batters to get out of the inning. Costello continued his sharp pitching by striking out the first three batters he faced in the bottom half of the inning.

In the second inning, both Burger and Costello retired the first three batters they faced.

In the third, Burger came out with three more K's, and adding an intentional walk to Costello. Jacques Pilon got the Royals first hit of the game, on a two-out infield single, but was left stranded at second.

Jamie Mick led off the fourth inning for the Twins and smacked a double to the gap in left-center field. Burger retired the next batter but then Kerr Childerose knocked a single into left field and Pilon was able to hold Mick at third base preventing the run. After Childerose stole second base, Kevin Humphries knocked both runs in with a single to right field. He was then doubled off at first after Burger snagged a Scott Bell come-backer to get out of the inning.

In the bottom of the inning, Chad Milne had the only hit for the Royals, and was left stranded at second after three Royals struck out.

Featherstone came into the game to start the fifth inning. Burger left as a precautionary measure to what is being called a "lower body" injury, and is questionnable for game 4. Joran Graham led off the fifth inning with a walk for the Twins, and was sacraficed over to second by Jerry McIntyre. Costello was then given the one-out intentional walk (on five pitches) in
order to implement the force play. A ground ball to short stop followed and Milne made the out at second to leave runners on the corners with two out. Featherstone then struck out Mick to get out of the inning.

Costello and Featherstone each retired the first three batters they faced in the sixth.

In the seventh inning, Scott Bell had the lone hit for the Twins, and Featherstone had the only hit for the Royals.

Costello finished the game with 12 K's allowing only four hits and one walk.

Burger pitched four innings, striking out 8, with three hits and two earned runs. Featherstone struck out four in three innings of work, allowing one hit and two walks.

Game 4 is scheduled to take place Thursday night in Micksburg at 8:30. (Note date change from original Friday date.)


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