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Grand Slam Gives Indians the Win
August 8, 2012

On Tuesday evening, the Alvinston Indians traveled to Morpeth to face the Magic, needing a win to keep pace with the Shedden Mission for first place in the league.
A six run first inning, did the trick, as the Indians sent all nine batters to the plate, with the big hit coming from 18 year old Alex Ritchie for Alvinston, as he cranked a grand slam for the Indians, putting them up 6-0.
Joe Triest singled to lead off the game, Jamie Shields advanced Joe to second, and Chris Drew drove in J. Triest with a single for the game's opening run. Brad Young then followed with a single to put runners on first and third, and a one out sacrifice fly to centre field by Jeff Ingram, plated Drew for the second run. Doug Charlton singled and Aaron Stocking walked to load the bases, which set the stage for Ritchie who delivered the game changing hit.
The Indians would add one more run in the second inning, when J. Triest walked to lead off the inning, Shields then singled, and with two out, a single by Ingram scored J. Triest for the seventh run.

Kyle Crawford got the start for Alvinston, and he tossed 5 innings of shutout ball, while allowing 4 hits and 1 walk and striking out 8. The final score was Alvinston 7, Morpeth 0. The Indians were to play their final regular season game Thursday night vs Springfield but it has been cancelled .






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