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Sarnia Braves Major Midget on Win streak
June 25, 2012 

The Sarnia Midget Braves made it 8 in a row Saturday afternoon in Macomb ( Michigan ) Amateur Baseball Association play, completing a sweep of the Bluewater Whitecaps of Algonac, Mich. by scores of 3-0 and 14-4.
The 1st game was somewhat of a pitching duel as Jake Marks pitched a complete game no-hitter, striking out 15 Whitecap batters, while walking 3 hitters. The Braves didn't commit any errors. Sarnia managed only 3 hits in the game, scoring in the 1st, 2nd, and 5th innings. Travis Helps had what ended up being the game winning RBI in the 1st inning, grounding out to 2nd base, but scoring Dominic Bucci on the play, who had reached base on an error. Charlie Stubbs singled in the 2nd inning to score Dylan Whitbread who had walked and advanced to 2nd base on another walk to Bucci.Sarnia's final run came in the 5th inning after Bucci doubled, Stubbs grounded out to 2nd base, advancing Bucci to 3rd base, and Mitchell Bigras hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Bucci.
The second game saw Mitchell Bigras take the hill, and he scattered 6 hits, striking out 7 batters, while walking only 2, and picking up the complete game victory.. The Braves also committed 4 errors in the game. Sarnia scored 4 runs in the 1st inning, and 6 more in the 2nd inning to blow the game open. Dominic Bucci, Cole Moriarity, Travis Helps, Tristan Buntrock, and Dylan Whitbread all had 2 hits in the game while Josh Taylor and Justin Stephenson each had 1 hit in the 12 hit attack.
Next action for the Midget Braves is Saturday June 30 at Blackwell Park, a doubleheader beginning at 1pm., against perennial league leaders - the Grosse Pointe Redbird 18's, managed by former Detroit Tiger Dave Bergman.