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Alvinston Wins Run-filled Matchup on the Road
June 25, 2012 

In St. Thomas District Baseball League action the Alvinston Indians played a rare Sunday night game in Glencoe. The game was filled with many runs, and several lead changes.

The Alvinston Indians were the first to score, giving young pitcher Jeff Lyons a two to nothing lead, before he stepped on the mound. Joe Triest walked to lead off the game, was sacrificed to second by Jamie Shields, Chris Drew followed with a walk, and then consecutive singles by both Aaron Stocking and Simon Rogers plated both J. Triest and Drew.

Glencoe was quick to respond however, as they pieced together 4 straight singles, and received three base on balls, en route to a 5 run inning, and a 5-2 lead.

Alvinston then went to work in their half of the third inning, and strung together several hits, on their way to a six run inning. Lyons walked to start things off, and he scored on an RBI single by Stocking. Rogers then followed Stocking with a two run bomb over the left field fence. Chris Shepherd battled his way on after a base on balls, and then a bunt single by Alix Chisholm put runners on first and third. Andy Triest then singled to score Shepherd, and J. Triest did the same, plating Chisholm. A. Triest scored the sixth run of the inning, when he scored after a fielder's choice.

Now with an 8-5 lead, Alvinston appeared to be in the driver's seat, however, in the bottom of the third, the Astros went back to work again, scoring 4 runs. That put Glencoe back in front by the score of 9-8. Alvinston then squared matters at 9, when a two out walk by Joe Triest, and a hit by pitch by Shields, put runners on first and second. Craig Lyons went in to run for J. Triest, and he scored on a clutch two out game tying RBI by Drew. Glencoe repaid Alvinston with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning, and another 10-9 lead.

In the sixth inning, the Indians made a push and that was enough to seal the win for them. Alvinston scored 4 runs in the sixth inning. Rogers singled to start things off, and Doug Charlton doubled, putting runners on second and third. Pinch-hitter Pat Sanders then delivered, clubbing a single the other way, to score Rogers and the all-important tying run. A. Triest was then hit by a pitch to load the bases, and a Shields hit down the first base line was juggled, allowing Charlton to score the go-ahead run in the contest. Drew and Lyons then both walked with the bases loaded, scoring both Sanders and A. Triest for the 12th and 13th runs.

The final score of the game was Alvinston 13, Glencoe 10. Doug Charlton came in in relief of starter Jeff Lyons, and was the pitcher of record, collecting the win. Charlton threw the final four innings, allowing one run on three hits, while walking one batter, and fanning five.

The Indians are now 8-3 on the season, and sit in second place in the league. They travel to Springfield on Tuesday night, to face the Springfield Brewers at 8:30pm.