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Alvinston Strong Again on the Road
June 26, 2012 

On Tuesday evening, the Alvinston Indians made the trek to Springfield for a matchup with the Brewers. Both teams sent effective veterans to the mound, as Alvinston tossed Brad Young, while Springfield countered with Todd Winkworth. The game was a tight one until the fifth inning, when a costly error turned the game in favour of Alvinston the rest of the way.

Alvinston scored the first run when Andy Triest singled, stole second base, and scored on an RBI single by Brad Young. Winkworth squared matters for Springfield however, in their half of the first inning, when Winkworth got everything of a pitch, and hit a solo homerun. Nothing came to fruition in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings for either team, but Alvinston was back at it in the fifth.

A. Triest got things going again with a one out single. Chris Drew was the second out, advancing A. Triest to second base on a perfectly executed bunt. That's when Brad Young hit a ball at the third baseman, that would have ended the inning, but the third baseman overthrew the ball, and A. Triest scored the go-ahead run, while Young advanced to third base on the miscue. Jeff Ingram then followed with a key RBI single to put the Indians up 3-1. Jeff Lyons then reached base via a walk to put runners on first and second. Next up was Simon Rogers, and he doubled down the line to score Ingram. Aaron Sotcking then joined the hitting party, as he clobbered a triple to the corner, scoring both Lyons and Rogers, and giving the Indians a big inning, and a 6-1 lead.

Brad Young then went to work, throwing three more scoreless innings in the 5th, 6th, and 7th, to preserve the 6-1 win, and an impressive outing for Young. Young earned the win, throwing all seven innings. He allowed one earned run, on 8 hits, with one walk, and 5 strikeouts. Midget player Alex Ritchie made his debut for the Alvinston Indians, seeing some time at second base, and getting his first at bat in an Indians uniform.

A. Triest, Stocking, and Ingram were all 2/4 in the contest, while Drew was 1/2 on the night, and Lyons was 1/3. The Indians return home on Thursday night to play the Morpeth Magic, at 8:00pm. Alvinston is now 10-3 on the season in league play.