The 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 GETTING BETTER Finally Beat Spurs!
Posted June 26, 2013
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.
The Mounties 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.
Mounties 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
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