Game Recap: Kanata Cubs vs Tyrans-Blanc
Quiet in QuebecUpdated Wednesday June 19, 2019 by Kanata Baseball Association.
After what was seemingly was the longest drive to get across the border and what was definitely a warm night the Kanata Cubs were in Gatineau to take on the Tyrans-Blanc team. The Cubs were looking to get on the bats early with the direction from the coaches being aggressive hitting, putting the ball in play, and having a hitters mindset. Jacob Sherwin led off for the cubs and was able to work a walk. Unfortunately after managing to swipe both 2nd and 3rd Jacob was left stranded at 3rd as the next three cubs batter went down by strikeout. Aidan was on the mound and after 1 pitch a comeback which Aidan reached up and grabbed and a quick toss to Jacob at 1st gave the Cubs their first out. A walk then a strikeout had the cubs with 2 outs in the inning. That walk would come around to score after a fly ball managed to land in the outfield. Aidan took care of the next batter courtesy of the strikeout. Cubs trail 1-0.
In the top of the second it was a similar fate for the cubs as they unfortunately went three up three down this inning. A fly ball which the Tyrans leftfielder tracked and caught, a ground ball to the first baseman who took it to the bag himself, and the last out was a fly ball to the right fielder. Aidan was back on the mound in the bottom of the 2nd inning. The dreaded lead off walk would come around to score on a single but only after Aidan struck out the next two batters. A ground ball up the middle scored the Tyrans' 2nd run of the inning before a ground ball to Mason at 2nd who quickly flipped to Jacob at 1st for the 3rd out ended the inning. Cubs trail 3-0.
Top of the 3rd was a similar story unfortunately for the Cubs on this night. After a strikeout to start the inning, Owen L was beaned and got aboard. Owen took off for 2nd to steal and what he thought was an over throw proved costly as he strayed from the bag and was caught on the wrong side of a rundown. A strikeout to the next batter ended the inning for the cubs. Aidan waas out for his final inning based on the Baseball Quebec rules so he wanted to make it a good one. A lead off single to left field through the infield got the Tyrans lead off batter aboard. Aidan managed to Strikeout the next two Tyrans batters. A double to left field scored 1 for the Tyrans team before Aidan was able to get a ground ball hit to Hunter who fired it across the diamond to Jacob for the 3rd out. Cubs trail 4-0.
Top of the 4th the Cubs got the bat on the ball but couldnt get the ball past the Tyrans defense. A high fly ball to left field, a high fly ball to centerfield and a ground ball to the pitcher spelled the end of the inning for the cubs with just 3 batters. Mason was on the mound in replace of Aidan starting the bottom of the fourth inning. The Tyrans leadoff batter got aboard with a lead off single to the left side. Mason got a strikeout of their #9 batter for the first out. A single would score the Tyrans' first run of the inning. The next batter hit an infield fly just in foul territory on the third base side which Hunter tracked and caught for the 2nd out. A line drive to opposite field would score two runs for the Tyrans team. Thomas managed to get to the ball quickly and fire it in almost getting the runner straying off first. A ground ball back to Mason who flipped it to Cameron who had taken over at first base gave the cubs their 3rd out. Cubs trail 7-0.
In the top of the 5th the Cubs were looking for their first hit of the game. Hunter delivered with a hard hot shot that the 3rd baseman could not field cleanly and Hunter was able to beat it out at 1st. The next Cubs batter just got under a ball and popped it up where the catcher made a nice grab and fired to first to double off Hunter before he was able to get back to the bag to tag up. A walk was all the Cubs could get this inning after that as ground ball to shortstop would end the inning for the Cubs. Mason a clean bottom of the 5th as he got the leadoff batter to ground out to Hunter who fired across the diamond to Cameron at 1st. A ground ball hit through to rightfield came next but Thomas came up firing and Cameron was ready on his bag and the Cubs got their second out on what was a bang bang play at 1st. After the next batter reached on an error the Cubs ended the inning as a ground ball was hit to Scot at short and he was able to reach out and make the tag for the third out as the runner tried to squeeze by him. Cubs trail 7-0.
It was do or die time for the Cubs this inning as this was the last inning. After a leadoff groundout to the shortstop, Cameron came up and was able to hit a single just over the head of the second baseman to get aboard. A fly ball to center field would come next leaving the Cubs down to their last out. Mason drew a walk to give runners at 1st and 2nd. They advanced courtesy of the Tyrans pitcher balk. Thomas was up with 2 runners on and he was able to hit a seeing eye single to the right side past the second baseman to score Cameron. The next cub but a charge into a ball but it was not enough as it stayed in the air long enough for the Tyrans fielder to make the catch. Cubs score 1 in the inning.
Final Score: Kanata Cubs 1 Tyrans-Blanc 7