We played an excellent game in Dundas in the semi-final. It was the top of the 7th inning, we intentionally loaded the bases (with one out) so that we could cause a force at home. All was going to plan when a ground ball was hit to the shortstop who was ready to scoop it up and throw home. Well, just before he was able to field it the ball hit something, not sure what and it bounced up and over the shortstops head (by about 10 feet) and out into left centre field – two runs scored which turned out to be the winning runs.
Our starting pitcher threw an amazing game – he pitched 5 2/3 innings (I think) and struck out 10 – not bad outing at all.
We ended up losing the game 6-4, easier to swallow than the two previous tournaments where we lost 2-1 in both semi-finals. I am hoping that we can get over the top in our next one which would be the Provincial Championships.
Baseball is winding down now. We have 8 regular season games left, two double-headers this coming weekend and then two double-headers the next week – we have some games scheduled in August but we have the first three weeks of August off.
It’s been a good season.