Game Recap: Kanata Cubs vs South Bend Bears (Game 2)
Double-Header Game 2Updated Sunday May 19, 2019 by Kanata Baseball Association.
Game 2's of any double header are always hard to win if you have won the first. The Cubs seemed ready as Mason Kemp headed to lead off the game with a nice single. A walk by Aidan had the Cubs in business early. Unfortunately a fielders choice force play at 3rd had Mason out followed by a fly out by Owen P and a ground ball force out by Wilson ended the inning but that was a good start by the Cubs. Hunter McKnight headed to the mound to start the game for the Cubs. After giving up a walk Hunter mowed down the competition with 3 straight strikeouts. Score after the first was 0-0 tie.
In the second inning unfortuantely our Cubs went down in order 3 up 3 down with a strikeout, fly out and ground out to end what was a quick inning for the Bears pitcher. Hunter went back to the mound. Back to back singles by the Bears had something going for the Bears. A grounder back to Hunter who made the quick toss to Aidan gave the Cubs their first out. back to back to back walks had the bears scoring a couple runs. After a few pickoff attempts at 1st which looked like Hunter nailed the runner numerous times a grounder hit to Mason at short who he flipped it over to Connor at 3rd to get the second out of the inning. Hunter managed to strike out the next batter to end the inning but not before the Bears scored 3. Score Bears lead 3-0.
In the 3rd inning the Cubs managed to get a single by Kyle and a walk by Aidan was all they could muster as a couple of strikeouts and a ground out ended the inning. Hunter went back to the mound for inning 3 after a rough second inning. A deep fly to Coleman in centerfield gave the Cubs 1 out. A fly ball off the glove of Thomas gave the Bears a baseunner but not before Hunter with an excellent pick off move and throw to Aidan at 1st caught the runner a step too far off first to give the Cubs their second out. After a homerun by Aidan H of the Bears the bext batter hit a deep fly to Coleman who made the catch look easy. Bears lead after three innnings 4-0.
In the top of the 4th inning the cubs had Owen Perry leading off. He absolutely demolished a ball for a homerun and a great answer back to the homerun by the bears to give give the Cubs their first run of the game. The Cubs showed great discipline at the plate as they worked 4 walks in the inning. Connor steals home to score the second run of the inning on a botched baserunning play that does not end up costing the Cubs. Cameron Goldie singles in the 3rd run of the inning for the cubs as they battled hard this inning. Abraham came on to pitch in the 4th inning trying to hold the Bears off and keep his team close. He was dominant as he struck out the side on 11 pitches. Cubs trail Bears 4-3.
the 5th inning had AB lead off helping his own cause with a single. A single by Connor was all the cubs could muster as they stranded two runners on base after a couple of strikeouts and ground out ended their inning. AB went out for the bottom half. After giving up a single AB picked the runner off at 2nd base as Aidan layed down a beautiful tag off the throw from AB. After giving up a walk AB then struckout the next two batters to keep the cubs only trailing by 1 after 5 innings.
The Cubs were out of time as the 6th was going to be the last inning of the game. Thomas grounded out and the Cubs were down to 2 outs. After Owen L tried to dodge a low inside pitch it hit his ankle and he was awarded 1st base. Strikeout had the cubs down to their final out. Cameron singled followed by a single by Aidan which score Owen to tie the Game. AB stepped up a roped a deep double scoring Cameron to give the cubs the lead 5-4. A groundout ended the inning with the Cubs now up. The inning started with a fly ball which Coleman ran in and tracked beautifully for the first out. The next batter thought he had a clear base hit as it was a hard hit on the left side of second but Aidan laid himself out with a beautiful diving catch and a throw from his knees to Cameron at 1st gave the Cubs two outs. A come back grounder to AB who flipped to Cameron for the 3rd out secured the victory in game number 2.
Final Score: Kanata Cubs 5 South Bend Bears 4
Player of the Game(s): Abraham Barron