The Osgoode Chiefs finally got into the win column with a pair of wins in Manotick over the Kars Aces and West Carleton Electric in Greater Ottawa Fastball League action.
On July 12 in Manotick, the Kars Aces split a pair of games, dropping a decision to the Osgoode Chiefs in the opener before bouncing back to beat West Carleton Electric in the nightcap.
In the first game, the Chiefs earned a 4-3 win behind the pitching of Matt McKay. Kurtis Summers took the loss for the Aces, but he aided his own cause by blasting a home run.
It was the Chiefs’ first win of the Greater Ottawa Fastball league season.
The Aces bounced back from the loss with an 8-5 win over West Carleton Electric.
Cory Alkerton, who pitched in relief in the opener, started for the Aces and was the winning pitcher. Brad Porter picked up the save.
Kristian Knapp had a big night for Kars. The Aces shortstop went yard and put one over the fence for his first home run, then showed off his wheels for an inside-the-park home run. Summers hit his second of the night for Kars.
West Carleton’s Connor Hopper also hit an inside-the-park home run in the game.
The following night, West Carleton Electric bounced back and beat Osgoode 3-0 in Fitzroy Harbour.
Adam Rueckwald went the distance for the win, shutting out the Chiefs while striking out 10 and giving up four hits.
Matt McKay, who struck out nine and gave up two earned runs on six hits, had one of the Osgoode hits. Laurent LaFontaine, Owen Arsenault and Austin McCord had the other Chiefs hits.
On Fri., July 14, the Orleans Rebels hosted the Manotick Brewers and handed the visitors a 2-1 defeat.
Andy Barber struck out 15 and yielded only two hits to pick up the win. Carley Shane was the losing pitcher, working five innings for Manotick before Cory Baldwin came on in relief.
Orleans scored both of their runs in the first inning on a hit by pitch and stolen base, followed by back-to-back RBI doubles by Moises Del Corral and Tyler Borris. Tyler Blanchard tripled and scored on a wild pitch for the Brewers in the fourth inning.
In the July 20 doubleheader in Manotick Wed., July 19, both the Manotick Brewers and Osgoode Chiefs took wins over West Carleton Electric.
In the opener, the Brewers got a walk-off single from Ryan Clare as they beat West Carleton 4-3. Clare drove in Tyler Alexander for the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Adam Smith was the winning pitcher for Manotick. Zach Branchaud had two RBIs for Manotick.
In the second game, the Osgoode Chiefs hit the W column for the second time in the season, as they rode the pitching of matt McKay to a 6-5 win.
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