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Alvinston Indians Win Three Games this Week
Friday may 23, 2014


The Alvinston Indians traveled to Morpeth on Wednesday evening, for a double header.  The Indians scored a run in the first and two in the fourth inning for a 3-0 lead, but a seven run fifth inning iced game one and secured the win for the Indians, with a 10-0 victory.  Kyle Crawford was the winning pitcher for the Indians allowing one hit and a walk with 14 strikeouts in the shutout win.  Ty Sebastian smacked a two run home run for the Indians, while Jamie Shields, Jeff Lyons, Brad Cooper, and Aaron Stocking all had extra base hits.  Scoring for the Indians were Craig Lyons, Shields (2), J. Lyons, Bryan Johnson, Stocking (2), Sebastian (2), Cooper, and Ryan Chapman.  Driving in the runs were Sebastian (3), J. Lyons (2), Stocking (2), and Chapman.
 
In game #2 of the double header, the game pitted young starters Bailey Whiteye for Morpeth, and Travis Pavey for Alvinston.  The Indians scored two runs in the opening inning, when C. Lyons singled, stole second base, and then scored on an RBI double by his brother J. Lyons.  Sebastian then drove home J. Lyons for the 2-0 early lead.  In the bottom of the third, the Magic were able to get to Pavey, en route to five runs and a 5-2 lead. Darryl Smith and Kyle Vink had back to back dingers for the Magic, and the Morpeth squad pieced together five straight hits.  Sebastian came in in the fourth inning for Alvinston, and settled the game down for the Indians.  The Indians finally got back into the game in the fifth inning, with a big inning of their own.  The Indians pieced together 8 runs, and a 10-5 lead.  6 walks were issued in the inning by Morpeth pitching, as well as one hit by pitch.  The big blast occurred when Steve Lyons cranked a two strike offering over the left centrefield fence, for a grand slam homerun.  Morpeth answered back with single runs in the fifth and sixth, while the Indians replied with 2 more runs in the sixth inning.  Devin Triest hit an RBI single to score Shields, while Triest would come around to score on an RBI double by Stocking.  Sebastian earned the win in relief of Pavey for the Indians, as the Indians won game 2 by a score of 12-7. 
 
On Thursday evening, the Indians returned to home turf, to face a shorthanded St. Thomas Storm lineup.  Crawford took the mound for Alvinston, while St. Thomas countered with Brent Crocker.  Jamie Shields, the second batter of the game for Alvinston, slugged a solo homerun to start the scoring.  Jeff Lyons then walked, and eventually scored on an RBI single by Craig Lyons.  Now with a 3-0 lead, the veteran Storm lineup replied with a single run of their own, when Kevin Lynch came around to score on an RBI groundout by Tom Edie.  In the bottom of the second inning, Andy Triest singled and then came around to score via pass balls or wild pitches, for a 4-1 lead.  The Indians would score two more runs in this frame, when Brad Cooper singled home both Jeff Lyons and Aaron Stocking who had walked to reach base.  In the fifth inning, Alvinston hammered home the win, when they loaded the bases, with C. Lyons walking, Chapman singling, and Travis Pavey doing the same.  With one out, Devin Triest came to the plate and promptly hammered a pitch over the left centrefield fence, smacking a grand slam, and ending the game due to the mercy rule.  Final score was Alvinston 10, St. Thomas 1.  Crawford went the distance for Alvinston, pitching five innings of one run ball, allowing 2 hits and 5 walks, while striking out 9 Storm swingers.
 
The Indians have a record of 5 wins and 1 loss on the season in St. Thomas & District Major Fastball League action. 
 


 

 



 

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