#4 Palermo Athletics in Canada East Travel League action

Palermo Athletics @ Owen Sound Senior Selects Games 1 & 2 May 23/09
Courtesy Al’s Fastball

Palermo Athletics went 2-2-2 in Owen Sound on the weekend, tying 2 and losing 2 to ISC #15 Owen Sound Selects and sweeping a pair from the Owen Sound Juniors.

from Fred Wallace Bayshore Broadcasting, Owen Sound – Travel League Games 7 and 8

Game 1
Owen Sound 5
Palermo 2
Palermo 2..0..0..0..0..0..0
Selects 0..1..0..0..1..3..x

1b Andy Jackson 2 run homer in the top of the first = 2-0 Palermo
Bottom of the 2nd, Conor Mcternan rbi single scores Stefan Walma = 2-1 Palermo
Bottom 5th, DP Andy Skelton bounces one off the top of the scoreboard in rightfield to tie the game 2-2
Bottom of the 6th, Mike Taylor 3 run homer to centerfield = 5-2 Selects
Matt Leahy was the winning pitcher for the Selects & had 12 strikeouts

Game 2
Palermo 4
Owen Sound 4
Palermo 0..0..0..0..3..0..1
Selects 2..1..1..0..0..0..0

Bottom of the 1st, rbi singles from Andrew Scott & Aaron Fraser give the Selects a quick 2-0 lead
Bottom of the 2nd, Owen Sound goes up 3-0 as Frank Lang walks and eventually scores on a looping flare by Jamie Purdon
In the bottom of the 3rd, the Selects score again as Ben Wideman drives in Andy Skelton.
In the top of the 5th, Palermo mounts a comeback with 3 walks, a single and sacrifice fly to make it 4-3 Owen Sound.
In the 7th, Palermo ties it as Jamie Robinson walks and moves around on a wild pitch, single and scores on a fielder’s choice.
The Selects did not threaten in the bottom of the 7th and the game ended 4-4
Andy Skelton went all the way for Owen Sound & Andy Jackson went the distance for Palermo.

Saturday, May 23rd 2009 (Game 3)
………………….R H E
Palermo 2 3 0
Owen Sound 2 3 1

* Dave Harper Double 1RBI in 2nd Inning = 1-0 Palermo
* Mike Welton Single 1RBI in 2nd Inning = 2-0 Palermo
* Ben Wideman Single 1RBI in 6th Inning = 2-1 Palermo
* Jamie Purdon Single 1RBI in 6th Inning = 2-2

Owen Sound Pitchers
Matt Leahy 4.2IP, 3Hits, 4Walks, 3Strikeouts, 2Earned Runs
Andy Skelton 2.1IP, 0Hits, 2Walks, 2Strikeouts, 0Earned Runs

Palermo Pitchers
Rob Robinson 5IP, 2Hits, 2Walks, 8Strikeouts, 2Earned Runs
Gord Scott 2IP, 1Hit, 1Walk, 1Strikeout, 0Earned Runs

Owen Sound Batters
Ben Wideman 1-3 Single 1RBI, 1Stolen Base
Jamie Purdon 1-2 Single 1RBI

Palermo Batters
Dave Harper 1-2 Double 1RBI
Mike Welton 1-3 Single 1RBI

Saturday, May 23rd 2009 (Game 4)
………………….. R H E
Palermo 5 10 4
Owen Sound 7 7 5

* Frank Lang single 2RBI in 2nd Inning = 2-0 Owen Sound
* Cyrill Nibbs single 1RBI in 2nd Inning = 2-1 Owen Sound
* Andrew Scott single 1RBI in 3rd Inning = 3-1 Owen Sound
* Aaron Fraser single 2RBI in 3rd Inning = 5-1 Owen Sound
* Frank Lang single 1RBI in 3rd Inning = 6-1 Owen Sound
* Jamie Robinson RBI Single in 4th Inning = 6-2 Owen Sound
* Brian Prouse Single 1RBI in 5th Inning = 6-3 Owen Sound
* Frank Lang Single 1RBI in 5th Inning = 7-3 Owen Sound
* Jamie Robinson RBI groundout in 6th Inning = 7-4 Owen Sound
* Cyrril Nibbs RBI single in 7th Inning = 7-5 Owen Sound

Owen Sound Pitchers
Jamie Smith 7IP, 10Hits, 3Walks, 1Strikeout, 2Earned Runs (win)

Palermo Pitchers
Gord Scott (loss) 3IP, 4Hits, 1Walk, 2Strikeouts, 6Runs 0Earned
Tom Berube 4IP, 3Hits, 0Walks, 4Strikeouts, 1Earned Run

Owen Sound Batters
Aaron Fraser 2-3 2Singles, 3Runs Scored, 2RBI
Frank Lang 1-2 Single 4RBI

Palermo Batters
Cyrill Nibbs 3-4 3Singles, 1RBI
Jamie Robinson 1-5, 2RBI

Sunday, Palermo meets the Owen Sound Volkswagen Junior Selects at 10 am & again at 12 noon.

Palermo Athletics vs Owen Sound Brick Brothers Volkswagen Junior Selects

Game 1
Palermo…. 1..0..0..1..3..0..0……..5
OS VW Jr…0..0..0..0..0..1..0………1

Palermo opened the scoring in the first as Jamie Robinson smacked a double, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball to make it 1-0 Athletics.

There was no scoring until the 4th, when Palermo made it 2-0. Mark Cameron walked, moved to second on another walk and scored on an rbi single from Brian Prowse.

In the 5th, Palermo sealed the win with 3 runs. Tom Berube was driven in by Mark Korten to make it 3-0 and the A’s got two more on an infield error to make it 5-0.

In the bottom of the 6th, Brick Brothers got on the board when Matt Murphy bunted for a single, moved up on an error and scored on a hard line out to centerfield by Dylan Cunningham.

Gord Scott pitched a very effective game for Palermo, giving up 4 hits & striking out 8.

Defence was also sterling for both teams.

For Palermo, Shortstop Tom Chater made two excellent plays in the 2nd inning, while Korten at first base also made a good play to preserve the lead in the 5th.

For Owen Sound, Darren Newson displayed a rifle arm cutting down both an attempted steal and later a bunt. Plus, Rightfielder Matt Kuhl chased down a fly in the corner, wheeled and double the man off first base for an inning ending double play

Game 2
OS VW Jr…0..0..0..0..0..0..0………0

Bob Blamauer opened the scoring in the top of the 2nd with a solo homer. Brick Brothers avoided further damage in the inning by turning a rapid 5-3-6 double play.

In the 4th, Palermo extended the lead to 2-0 as Pitcher Tom Berube got aboard and scored on an rbi single from Chris McColl.

In the 6th inning, Palermo broke it open with another 3 run inning. First, Brad Robinson crushed a solo home run over the fence in centerfield. Cyril Knibbs followed a few batters later with a 2 run homer in the leftfield corner to make it 5-0.

Palermo complete the scoring in the 7th as Dave Kingdon got on with a fielder’s choice, and scored on Blamauer’s single.

Berube went 5 scoreless innings for Palermo to get the win, giving up 3 hits.

Chris McColl pitched the last two innings, retiring the first 5 batters in order, loading the bases and then getting Matt Kuhl to end the game with a flyout.

Fred Wallace
Bayshore Broadcasting
Owen Sound

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