Alvinston Indians Wins Season Opener
Tuesday May 10, 2016
The Alvinston Indians opened the South Middlesex
Men's Fastball League in Appin on Monday evening, against the
Appin A's. Their roster looks very different than in the past,
but the effort that is needed to wear the jersey has not
The Indians sent 17 year old Cole Pavey to the mound as their
starting pitcher, and the young pitcher was touched up in the
opening frame for two runs, however he rebounded nicely,
blanking Appin in the next three innings, and holding them to
only one hit.
In the top of the third inning, Alvinston inched closer when
rookie Mark McNally got the Indians going, by clubbing a solo
Now down 2-1, the Indians sent pitcher Jeff Wise to the mound in
relief of Pavey, and he held Appin at bay over three innings of
work, allowing only one hit, while striking out 6.
That allowed the Indians offence to come to life in the top of
the seventh inning. Wise walked to lead off the inning, and 16
year old Robbie Black singled to put runners at first and third,
with nobody out. With one out, Mark McNally doubled to score the
game tying run, as Wise crossed home plate. The next batter was
Tristan Fisher, and he fought his way to a walk, to load the
bases. Bryan Johnson then clubbed a ball at the third baseman
that was mishandled enough for Black to score what would be the
winning run of the game.
Final score was Alvinston 3 and Appin 2, as the Indians clawed
their way to victory. Strong pitching by Pavey and Wise (who
earned the win), combined with Mark McNally going 2 for 3 with a
homerun, double, run, and 2 RBI's in his debut, helped propel
the Indians to the win.
Next action for Indians, is Thursday's home opener in Alvinston
against the Charing Cross Jr's, beginning at 8:00pm.