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Friday, September 07, 2018

West Carleton, Valley As advance to Final Four

West Carleton Electric and the Ottawa Valley As advanced to the Final Four round of the Greater Ottawa Fastball League playoffs with wins on Thursday night.

Ottawa Valley As 5 I4C Victory 4

The Valley As narrowly defeated I4C Victory in Carp, holding on for a 5-4 win to win their series two straight. Valley scored all their runs in the fourth inning. Adam Rueckwald had the win, with Ben Broek earning the save. Neil Cooke took the loss for I4C. Ben Wade and Ryley Burns had key runs batted in for Valley.

West Carleton Electric 8 Micksburg Twins 2

West Carleton Electric managed to get by the host Micksburg Twins 8-2, also winning the series two straight.

Andy Barber went the distance for the Trics while Matt McIntyre also had a complete game for the Twins.

West Carleton got on the board in the top of the first. Andy Barber doubled and scored on brother Jeff's RBI single.

WC added another run in the third when Andy Barber scored again, hitting a triple and scoring on Trevor Barton's double.

The Electric's third run was scored in the fourth as Mitch Taylor doubled, took third on a wild pitch and scored on Steve Cavanagh's double to centre.

The Twins got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Quinton Rook singled and moved to second on Chad Costello's walk. Scott Conroy moved the batters 60 feet on a sacrifice bunt which was a very close play at first. Jared Steege's sacrifice fly to right plated Rook.

Fitzroy got a two-out rally going in the top of the fifth. Chris Costello tripled, then scored on Taylor's RBI single. Neil Murphy then homered to make it 6-1. Two walks and a single loaded the bases, but McIntyre got out of the inning with a strikeout.

Micksburg scored another in the sixth when McIntyre singled and was driven in on Rook's triple. Three straight Ks by Barber ended the threat.

West Carleton added two in the top of the seventh when Andy Barber homered to scored Kevin Shonfield who had walked.

Andy Barber WIN 7IP 2R 2ER 6H 11K 1BB

Andy Barber 3-3, 2B, 3B, HR, 2BB, 3R, 2RBI
Trevor Barton 1-5, 2B, RBI
Jeff Barber 1-4, RBI
Chris Costello 2-4, 2B, 3B, R
Mitch Taylor 2-3, 2B, RBI, 2R, HBP
Neil Murphy 1-4, HR, 2RBI, R
Steve Cavanagh 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB
Kevin Shonfield 1-3, R, BB

Matt McIntyre LOSS 7IP 8R 8ER 12H 6K 4BB 1HBP

Andrew McIntyre 1-4
Matt McIntyre 1-3, R
Quinton Rook 2-3, 3B, R, RBI
Jared Steege sac fly RBI
Brenden Hennessy 2-3, 2B



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