Game Recap: Kanata Cubs vs Lac St.Louis Tigers
Hits were hard to come byUpdated Monday June 10, 2019 by Kanata Baseball Association.
Kanata Tournament – Game 3 – Kanata Cubs vs Lac St.Louis Tigers
The Kanata Cubs were the visiting team for game 3 looking to get on the bats quickly. Coleman was leading off and after a very strong at bat making the Tigers pitcher throw quite a few pitches he was out for the first time in the tournament. Scot followed as the second batter and worked a walk but that is the most the Cubs would get against a solid Tigers pitcher as he struck out the next two batters. Hunter went to the mound for the Cubs. Hunter got a quick ground ball out as the lead off batter hit a grounder to Scot at 3rd who got the runner after a hard throw to Cameron at 1st. The next batter got a double to the left centre gap. The 3rd batter after a long battle hit a homerun to score 2 runs. After a walk Hunter delivered a hard strikeout to the next batter. After back to back walks the bases were loaded and Hunter managed to get out of the inning holding the Tigers at 2 runs delivering a strikeout to the next batter.
The Cubs were up and looking to tie the game in the 2nd. Aidan led off and was just called out on a close call after a groundball hit to the shortstop. Back to back walks would come be next for the Cubs. Unfortunately a strikeout and a groundball to the second baseman would end the inning. Hunter wanted to keep it close for the Cubs. Hunter started strong with a strikeout to the leadoff batter. A ground ball to Scot who got the runner on a close play at 1st for out number two. The inning would end with the next batter who Hunter got to fly out to Kyle in leftfield.
In the third inning it was really tough one for the cubs. The only baserunner the Cubs could get was a double hit by Coleman down the left field line. Unfortunately the Cubs were not able to move him around the bases as they got back to back strikeouts. Hunter was out there once again. A single would start the inning. After a stolen base Hunter struck out the next two Tigers batters. Hunter almost had the third but the runner was able to make it to first safely as the ball bounced around behind home plate and the throw was not in time. As the throw was made to first the runner at 3rd was able to come around and score. Hunter was able to get a fly ball to centerfield to Connor.
In the fourth inning Mason led off with a walk. A strikeout would come next after a tough at bat. A ground ball back to the pitcher and another strikeout ended the inning for the Cubs. Hunter was back on the mound looking to hold the strong Tigers team to a 3 run lead. After a lead off double Hunter was able to get a strikeout to the next batter before he had reached his pitch count. Aidan came on in relief. The runner would come around to score after a pass ball. A grounder to Owen L who had taken over for Aidan at short flipped to Mason for the second out of the inning. A pop fly to Mason at 1st ended the inning with the Tigers leading by 4.
Hunter was leading off for the Cubs and was able to rope a hard ground ball through the infield. Back to back walks to Owen L and Kyle gave bases loaded and had the Cubs in business. The Tigers made a pitching change and brought in their ace. That pitcher managed to strikeout the next three batters to end the Cubs rally. The Cubs had to hold the Tigers here to get a chance as time was running out. Aidan was back on the hill. After a leadoff double he got the strikeout of the next batter but that was all the Cubs could get as 4 singles, a double, and a dropped third strike brought in 6 runs for the Tigers to end the game.
A hard fought battle by the cubs against a very strong Lac St.Louis Tigers team. The Cubs coaches indicated there was some real learning done in this game for the cubs.
Final Score: Kanata Cubs 0 Lac St.Louis Tigers 10
Player of the Game: Hunter McKnight