Sunday evening Alvinston
traveled to Fingal for game 3 or their best of 5 series against St Thomas
with a 2-0 series lead. The pitching matchup would be Ben Hodgins for the
Indians and Ryan Cummings for the Storm
St Thomas would strike first in the bottom of the 2nd on an RBI single by
The Indians were held hit less through 4 innings, but would take a 2-1 lead
in the top of the 5th after Craig Lyons singled, Kyle Vink hit a 2 run
Alvinston would add an insurance run to take a 3-1 lead heading into the
bottom of the 7th. Hodgins would retire the first two batter before Gould
would single up the middle. Mark Coleman stepped to the plate and with one
swing sent the game into extra innings tied 3-3.
Th Indians would respond in the top of the 8th when Jeff Lyons hit his 3rd
homerun of the series for a 4-3 lead. Alvinston would add one more on and
RBI single by Aaron Stocking.
St Thomas threatened in the bottom of the 8th bringing the winning run to
the plate with one out. Kyle Crawford would enter the game in relief of
Hodgins and retire the last two batters to secure the 5-3 victory.
Hodgins earned the win throwing 7.1 IP allowing 7H, 2BB striking out 8.
Crawford earned the save in relief.