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Friday, July 13, 2018

Micksburg 7 Valley As 6 - game story

from Scott Conroy

Thursday night in GOFL action saw the Micksburg Twins travel to Carp to face the red hot Ottawa Valley A’s who were 3-1 in their last 4. Micksburg was looking to get back in the win column having gone 0-3-1 in their last 4.

Adam Rueckwald had the start for the A’s and Matt Mcintyre countered for the Twins. First pitch was slated and thrown at 8pm, a ball in which Twins leadoff hitter Andrew Mcintyre took to center field to start the game 1-0. In the bottom half, Mcintyre escaped the inning after a lead-off single from Ben Wade who was later thrown out attempting a steal.

The A’s were able to take the lead in the bottom half of the second. Ryley Burns took the first pitch he saw for a solo shot. Kyle Couvieau reached and then scored on a Ben Broek double. Broek then scored on a fielder’s choice to make it a 3-1 score.

Micksburg came back to tie the game in the fourth. Corey Costello and Quinton Rook each singled before a 3 run home run for Jared Steege.

The fifth inning starting similar to the first as Andrew Mcintyre hit his second solo shot of the night, that just made it past centre fielder Ben Wade who nearly missed it while scaling the fence. Twins hurler, Matt Mcintyre helped his own cause after that with a double. That saw Broek enter the game to chuck for the A’s. Jamey Mick singled in Mcintyre. Pinch runner Joe Mick scored on a Scott Conroy sac fly.

The bottom of the seventh gave the fans that stuck around a great finish. The inning started with a score of  7-4 for the Twins. Couiveau was hit by pitch to lead off the inning. A groundball by Gavan Boyd was over thrown to allow Couvieau to score to make the game 7-5. With one out a fly ball hit to right left the runner at third. Wade then hit a ball to left that cleared the fence to make it a 7-6 game. A single and a pop up to second ended the game with a 7-6 final for Micksburg.



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