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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Stittsville defeats Kars 10-8 UPDATED with details

info from John Craig and Spud Morrison

The Stittsville 56ers defeated the Kars Aces 10-8 in GOFL action Tuesday night in Carp. Darren Featherstone and Dan Bradley (win in relief) threw for the 56ers while Nick Ellis and Kevin Chevrier (loss in relief) chucked for Kars.

It was an eventful game at the Carp Fairgrounds last night between the Kars Aces and the Stittsville 56ers as echoes of a catcher and a golden arm could still be heard. After a rare summer shower the game started on time with a looming black sky in the distance. Nick Ellis took the hill for the Aces and got 3 ground balls in the top of the first to get a quick inning out of the 56ers. Darren Featherstone started for Stittsville and matched the three up three down posted by Kars.

Stittsville’s bats came alive in the 2nd in an inning that was plagued by two rain delays (and more water than we’ve seen all summer) and after drawing three walks they scored four on a couple of fielder’s choices and three singles.

The four run lead was short lived though as Kars scored three of their own in the top of the 3rd. Nick Ellis homered to score one. Kristain Knapp singled then Cory Morrison homered to make the score 4-3. Dave Tubman followed with a single then Scott Marion tripled to tie the score.

The bottom of third saw one wiley vet take the hill as Kevin Chevrier dusted off his pitching toe and came in in relief. Stittsville picked up two more on Dan Bradley’s 2 run HR to left, 6-4 after three.   Brad Pender hit a 3-run shot in the top of the 4th to give Kars the lead back then Cory Morrison hit a liner off the shin off Darren Featherstone and he had to be replaced by Dan (Marmaduke) Bradley back to his old familiar circle to close out the 4th.

Kars up 7-6 in the bottom of 6th, the see-saw match saw a couple of costly errors allowed the home side 56er’s to score four runs and take a 10-7 lead.

The last few innings were quiet and it seemed the 56ers had it all but wrapped it up with two out in the 7th. Andy Davey then hit a fly ball deep to centre when lo and behold Jose Canseco made a surprise GOFL debut and on the warning track saw the ball bounce out of his glove and up over the fence - home run. Canseco leaned against the fence in disbelief and appeared to be trying to pick the lock to the centre field gate but eventually turned around to finish the game. The 56ers got a ground ball to get out of the inning and pick up a 10-8 victory.

The Caveman's Choice as player of the game was Dan Bradley with a 2 run HR and a win on the hill after coming in to relive Featherstone.



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