The Alvinston Indians traveled to Fingal on Monday evening, to face the St. Thomas Storm. The Indians sent ace Kyle Crawford to the mound, while St. Thomas countered with Brent Crocker.
Alvinston scored first in the top of the first inning, when Devin Triest singled with one out, Jeff Lyons then walked, and Brad Cooper drove in Triest with an RBI single. Alvinston would add another run in the second inning, when Bryan Johnson doubled down the third base line, and then Carter Dolbear promptly singled to score Johnson. In the third inning, Jeff Lyons walked again, Cooper singled, and Eric Hyatt crushed a first pitch offering for a three run homerun, and a 5-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third inning, three hits by Storm players Troy Rick, an RBI double by Paul Velema, and a single by Kevin Lynch helped produce what would be the only St. Thomas run on the evening off of Crawford. Two more walks and one more hit the rest of the way, was all Crawford would allow. He earned the win, allowing the one earned run, 4 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 12.
The Indians added one more run in the fifth, and 4 more in the sixth, for a 9-1 win in six innings. Brad Cooper was 4/4 for the Indians with two singles, two doubles, three runs, and three RBI's. Carter Dolbear was 3/3 with a walk, three singles, and two RBI's. Veteran Kevin Morgan and Devin Triest each had multi hit games for Alvinston. The Indians lineup featured 4 players under 20 years of age, and they produced 7 hits in 14 at bats, which speaks to their very bright futures for Alvinston, and in the game of fastball. The Indians improved to 16-1 on the season, and sit alone in first place in the St. Thomas & District Major Fastball League.