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Monday, July 16, 2012

Wednesday doubleheader in Manotick - now with both game stories

from Marcel Mondoux

Wednesday night in Manotick sported the the two teams, Ottawa Taylor's Blitz and Barrhaven Broadway Blues, that share the diamond at Centennial Park in two "home and home" games.

Barrhaven 8 Blitz 2
Starting pitchers for game 1 had the visiting Blitz team go with Derick Bulley while the home team Blues countered with Trevor Lahey was was relieved in the sixth by Jason Smith.

Lahey retired the side in the first with 2 k's and a popout giving the Blues a quick turnaround to get their sticks going. Bulley retired the first batter on strikes before Kevin Shonfield singled and moved to second via a walk to Aaron Amo. Bulley was then able to retire the next two batters on a flyout and a groundout. 0-0.

In the top of the second, the Blitz managed a hit and stolen base by Andrew Bruce but was stranded as Lahey got a looking strikeout and infield groundout. In the bottom half, after a groundout, Lindsay Medynski and Mike Branchaud hit back to back singles and were scored by Kevin Williams two batters later giving the Blues the edge early. 2-0 Blues.

The Blitz cut the lead down to one in the third as Derek Bergeron led off with an infield single followed by an errant throw to first allowing him to reach second base safely. Taiki Nishimura sac bunted Bergeron over to third and was scored on a sac fly by Marcel Mondoux. Bottom third had Bulley retire 3 of 4 batters in the inning on 2 k's while stranding Steve Edgerton on second via his single and passed ball. 2-1 Blues.

Forward to the fifth when Mondoux reached base with a single and a stole second to bring up Bulley to score him on a two out single to tie the game at 2. The Blues respoded with 2 in the bottom half when Chad Hargrove and Jordan Adams singled to set up a 2 run single off the bat of Medynski putting the Blues up 2. 4-2 Blues.

Jason Smith entered the game in the top of the sixth inning, relieving Lahey. Aside from a walk to Ryan Mitts, Smith went unscaved allowing the Blues to tack on some more runs in their stick half. Jason Smith (not the pitcher) led off the inning with a single and moved to second as Williams walked. After getting the next 2 batters out, Hargrove stepped in at the plate to provide a big 3 run HR off the glove of the Blitz left fielder and over the fence. Edgerton came up next and hit a double and was scored by Medynski's single. 8-2 Blues.

Smith finished the Blitz off in the top of the 7th to earn himself the save. 8-2 Blues.

Lindsay Medynski gets the Caveman's Choice as player of the game for his big 4-4 night at the plate.

Blitz lines:

Marcel Mondoux - 1/3 R RBI SB SAC
Jamie Blakely - 2/4
Derick Bulley - 1/4 RBI
Andrew Bruce - 1/2 SB BB
Derek Bergeron - 1/3 R

Derick Bulley - L 6IP 8R 7ER 15H 2BB 8K

Blues lines:

Kevin Williams - 2/3 R 2RBI BB
Kevin Shonfield - 1/4
Chad Hargrove - 2/4 2R HR 3RBI
Steven Edgerton - 2/4 R 2B
Jordan Adams - 2/4 R
Lindsay Medynski- 4/4 R 3RBI
Mike Branchaud - 1/3 SAC
Jason Smith - 1/3

Trevor Lahey - W 5IP 2R 2ER 5H BB 3K
Jason Smith - SV 2IP 0R 0ER H BB 3K

Blitz 1 Barrhaven 0

Game 2 showed a bit more of a pitching duel as the visiting team threw Chad Hargrove countered by the home team going with Jamie Blakely. Both starters went the distance.

Blakely started the game off retiring the first nine Blues batters in order until Aaron Amo led off the fourth with a single. Joe Allen put down a sac bunt to advance Amo to second but was left stranded.

For the Hargrove over the same amount of innings only allowed 3 hits. Two off the bat of leadoff hitter Marcel Mondoux and a single by Tony Searle. Both runners were left stranded during their time(s) on base.

The top of the fifth inning showed some excitement in the game. Lindsay Medynski led off and continued his hot night with a single and moved to second on a single by Steve Edgerton. Blakely proceeded to walk Jordan Adams on a lenghty at bat to load the bases. A line out to the second baseman and a quick flip to first completed a needed double play for the Blitz. Blakely was able to retire the next batter on strikes to end the inning.

Mondoux led off the top of the sixth with a single and moved to second by stealing the bag. Two batters later, Derick Bulley came in clutch by stroking an RBI single to give the Blitz the only run of the game.

Blakely completed the game by retiring the side in order to give the Blitz a much needed win.

Hats off to both starting pitchers who allowed only eight hits during the game.

For his CGW, Jamie Blakely earns the Caveman's Choice as player of the game.

Blues lines:
Aaron Amo - 1/3
Lindsay Medynski - 1/3
Steve Edgerton - 1/3

Chad Hargrove - CGL 6IP 5H 1R 1ER 0BB 7K

Blitz lines:
Marcel Mondoux - 3/3 R SB
Derick Bulley - 1/3 RBI
Tony Searle - 1/3

Jamie Blakely - CGW 7IP 3H 0R 0ER 2BB 3K



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