Mounties GETTING BETTER Finally Beat Spurs!
Posted June 26, 2013
Vancouver Mounties finally defeated the Cloverdale Spurs after losing
two previous one run games to the Eddie Dagg coached Spurs. This one
was no different than the other games as the runs were hard to get as
pitching and defences again dominated this game with the Mounties eeking
out a 4 - 2 victory over the Spurs.
Mounties leadoff batter
Quito led off with a single to right field. Quito stole 2nd and 3rd and
scored when Currie singled and the Mounties had a 1 - 0 lead. The
second inning was scoreless and the Spurs got a break in the 3rd with
one out when the Mounties fumbled a ball giving the Spurs a baserunner
and life. The Mounties got the next batter to hit into a fielders
choice but with two outs the Spurs made the Mounties pay for their
blunder when leadoff batter Bydweg crunched his first pitch over the
left field fence and the Spurs now led 2 - 1.
answered back in the bottom of the 3rd when Quito was hit by pitch.
This time it was the Spurs who made an error when Kingsbury moved Quito
to 3rd on a sac bunt that went wrong for the Spurs and Kingsbury
was safe at 1st. Currie once again knocked Quito in with a Sac fly and
the game was knotted up at 2 after 3 complete innings.
starter Younan was masterful putting up goose eggs the rest of the way
and holding the powerful hitting Spurs to 2 hits on the evening. The
Mounties put the game away in the 5th when Quito reached base again on
another hit by pitch. Starting to sound like a broken record but Quito
stole 2nd and wait for it her it comes....... Currie tripled to score
Quito for the 3rd time in the game. The Spurs now pulling out all the
stops moved their infield in to try and keep Currie at 3rd, just like
the Mounties did in the 9th inning last Saturday when the Spurs knocked
in the winning run. This time it was the Mounties turn as Hogan
blooped one over the shallow first basemans head to score Currie and put
the Mounties up 4 - 2.
It was another hard fought contest
between these two foes, a rivalry that started in 2010 at Spooner Creek
in Washington when the tournament director nearly had to bring in the
National Guard as the Dagg managed Spurs and the Mounties
showed their American neighbours that when these two Canadians teams
meet they can be very passionate about the game of baseball. Although
the rivalry is a lot more friendly and respectful now both teams always
seem to bring their "A" games whenever they meet on the field. The
Mounties out hit the Spurs by a 7 - 2 margin
Next up on the Mounties Hit List: Tacoma Tigers