An early lead and a late game comeback meant an exciting game for Meadow Lake’s Sr. White Sox on Sunday.
The team was in Macklin for an evening game against the Lakers on June 10. While the Sox led the way most of the game and were sitting at 6-1 in the sixth inning, a late snag in pitching filled the Lakers’ bases. Instead of losing momentum, the Sox pulled up their cleat strings and took the field back, ending the seven-inning match up with a score of 11-6.
Team manager Kevin Gerwing said despite a late-game pitcher switch, the game was overall a good one.
“We brought in Jordan Oystrick and he was able to close the door,” he said. “We scratched on another five runs with Dryden Beaubien getting a bit hit that cashed in a pair. Todd Fiddler played solid second base, for the first time he’s played that position.”
Pitcher Craig Weran said he was proud the players didn’t let a snafu derail the entire game.
“We scored five more at the top of the seventh,” Weran said. “It felt like we had the game in hand, then all of the sudden their bases our loaded. The good thing for us, even blowing that late lead, we could have thrown our hands in the air or fight back. We showed a little bit of character and got those runs right back. So a good game for us overall.”
The Sox were supposed to head to North Battleford to go up against the unbeaten Battleford Beavers tonight, but the game is being postponed. Both Gerwing and Weran said it was due to poor field conditions at the normal game location, then the game was moved an hour ahead to an alternate diamond. Unfortunately with the time change, not enough Sox players could travel to make a 6:30 p.m. start time. An alternate date is expected to be announced soon.
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