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Indians Comeback Late on Canada Day
July 2, 2012 

The Alvinston Indians started off slow and played catch up all night on Canada Day in Alvinston, with a strong crowd on hand, on what was a beautiful night for ball for both fans and players. Alvinston played host to Glencoe, with both teams missing some important pieces in their lineups.

Glencoe scored early in the first inning, when they pieced together a run, after some sloppy defence by the Indians. Alvinston was able to reply however, in the second inning, when Jeff Ingram walked, Aaron Stocking followed suit by doing the same, and then a double by Alix Chisholm, tied the game 1, plating Ingram. Both teams did nothing in the middle innings, with starting pitchers Greg Moore for Glencoe, and Kyle Crawford for Alvinston both doing their jobs on the mound.

In the top of the sixth inning, a leadoff walk by Crawford and a pass ball, put a runner on third base for Glencoe, and Kyle Mitchell doubled into the gap scoring Kevin Eichenberger for the go-ahead run. Brad Young replaced Crawford and closed out the inning for Alvinston, but not before Glencoe had their all important 2-1 lead.

Moore retired the Indians in order in the sixth inning, and Young held the Astros from reaching base in the top of the seventh inning, setting up the last half inning in the game, with Alvinston needing to score a run to tie the game. Young Midget player Alex Ritchie singled to fire things up for Alvinston. Chisholm followed Ritchie by laying down a perfectly placed bunt, that put runners on first and second with nobody out. Pat Sanders then followed with a bunt of his own for the Indians, and an error by the catcher for Glencoe on the throw to first, loaded the bases. That set the stage for Andy Triest who singled over the shortstop's head, scoring both Ritchie for the tying run, and Chisholm for the winning run, as Alvinston escaped with a 3-2 win.

Brad Young was the pitcher of record in the game, earning the win for Alvinston after relieving Crawford, as he tossed 1 1/3 innings of work in relief, with one walk, and three strikeouts. Chisholm was 2/3 for Alvinston, with a double, a run scored (the game winning run), and an RBI, while Ritchie was 1/3 scoring the tying run in the contest. Andy Triest was 1/3 for the Indians, hitting the walk off single, and earning 2 RBI's.

Alvinston is now 11-3 in league play, but are in for a tough test on Tuesday night, when they travel to Fingal to play St. Thomas at 8:00pm.







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