Aug 20, 2018 | Dave Graff | 416 views
Same Day Auto Bantam 1's Claim Silver at ICBA Tier 1 Final Tourney
The Same Day Auto Major Bantam tier 1 team ran into a hot Waterloo team on Sunday in the final game of the Inter County playoff tournament losing 9-0 to the first place Tigers..
Starting pitcher Ethan Boersma had a very solid performance on the mound for Stratford with only four of the Waterloo runs being earned on seven Tiger hits. Boersma walked two and struck out six. Carter Musselman finished up striking out two and also had one of only three Nat hits on offense. Kyle Powers and Cam Daigle had the others.
Late Saturday a walk off line drive base hit by Carter Musselman in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Daigle with the winning run in a 4-3 victory over Cambridge securing Sunday play for the Nats. Daigle had two doubles in the win, Caleb Musselman singled and scored twice, Nathan Graff singled, scored and added an RBI, Tyler Hotson singled and James Koch singled to knock in the trying run for the Nats in the bottom of the sixth. On the bump Daigle allowed three earned runs on five hits over six innings, walking three and striking out seven. Michael Pauli pitched a strong top of the seventh setting the stage for Carter Musselman's heroics in the bottom half.
Stratford opened the tournament with a frustrating 10-1 loss to Guelph. After Boersma set down the first 11 Royal batters in order the home town team chipped away and ended up scoring five earned runs on nine hits off Boersma and Naoto Fujita who combined to strike out five and walk 3. Carter Musselman had two doubles for Stratford and Pauli a single.
Needing a win in game two to stay alive the Nats beat Brantford 4-3. A clutch grab by centre fielder Erik Smith on a line drive in the fifth inning snuffed out a potential Red Sox rally and Daigle recorded the last out in the top of the seventh to leave the potential tying run at third base. Carter Mussleman and Pauli combined to allow three earned runs on seven Red Sox hits, striking out three and walking three. At the dish for the Nats Carter Musselman had another three hits towards his eight for eleven weekend and knocked in a run, David Hynd had an RBI double, Graff had two hits while Powers and Carter Stock had one apiece.
The tier one Bantams next action is the OBA Championships in Leamington on Labour Day Weekend.