#31 Alvinston Indians finish third in St. Clements

ISC II #31 Alvinston Indians finished 3-2, good for third at the annual St. Clements tournament.

Game #1 Sat. 9:30am vs. Napanee Express

Scoreless game until the bottom of the sixth when the Indians finally tallied four runs, to eventually win 4-0.

WP – Ryan Swift (7 IP, 6 K’s, 4 hits, 1 BB, 0 ER)
LP – Jordan MacDonald (6 IP, 3 K’s, 6 hits, 2 BB, 2 ER)

Ryan Swift hit a three run homerun for Alvinston.
Brad Young, Andy Triest, Jason Hope, and Chris Drew were all 1/2 for the Indians.

Game #2 Sat. 2:30pm vs. #11 Port Elgin Blue Devils

Back and forth game that was a thriller for the fans. Well played ball game by both teams.
Port Elgin had a 4-2 lead going into bottom of seventh for Alvinston, when Alvinston counted three runs in the inning to win 5-4.

WP – Ryan Swift in relief of Brad Young
LP – Scott Smith in relief of Rob Fawcett

Andy Triest singled in the tying run after Ryan Dudgeon almost ended the game on a diving play into the hole at shortstop on the hit. Joe Triest then drove in Andy Triest for the winning run. Rowan Lam hit a solo homerun for Alvinston. Ryan Swift, Andy Triest, and Jason Hope were each 1/2 for Alvinston.

Game #3 Sat. 6:30ish pm vs. #10 Elmira Erb Electric Expos (A division game)

This was a well played game, but the difference was the three double plays that Elmira turned in the game. K. Gutscher smashed a three run homerun for Elmira in the first inning, and then Dan Martin also went deep for the other Elmira run. Elmira had 5 hits in the game while Alvinston had 8, but failed to capitalize on their opportunities.

WP – Casey Halstead (7 IP, 8 hits, 7 K’s, 1 ER)
LP – Ryan Swift (3 IP, 4 hits, 3 K’s, 2 BB, 4 ER)
John Ferguson (3 IP, 1 hit)

Theo Metron hit a homerun for the only Alvinston run. Andy Triest was 2/3 for Alvinston.

Game #4 Sat. 8:30ish pm game vs. #13 Wellington Sox (A division game – loser goes home)

Alvinston scored in the second, but Wellington scored 2 in the third inning. Alvinston tied the game in the bottom of the sixth on a solo homerun by Ryan Swift. Alvinston got a single from Chris Drew in the seventh and then Rowan Lam hit an ooposite field game ending 2 run homerun for Alvinston. Final score Alvinston 4, Wellington 2.

WP – Brad Young (7 IP, 9 hits, 7 K’s, 2 ER)
LP – Nic Goetz (6 IP, 7 hits, 3 BB, 5 K’s, 4 ER)

Rowan Lam – Game ending two run homerun in seventh inning
Ryan Swift – game tying solo home run in sixth inning

Game #5 Sun. 12:30pm game vs. #10 Elmira Erb Electric Expos (A division semi-final – winner advances to the final against the #5 Kitchener Outlaws)

Marathon game filled with plenty of hits. Final score was Elmira 9, Alvinston 7. Pitching arms were tired for the most part in this game, and Alvinston made some errors which hurt them. There were numerous home runs for both teams as well. Game always remained close, but Elmira had a couple more big hits that were the difference. There were 5 lead changes in the game. Elmira with the win advanced to the finals.

WP – Dan Martin in relief of Casey Halstead
LP – Brad Young

HR’s for Elmira – K. Gutscher (2 run home run) and Dan Martin (eventual winning run in the game)
HR’s for Alvinston – Ryan Chapman, Rowan Lam, Jason Hope
Alvinston – Joe Triest and Rowan Lam were 2/4. Jason Hope and Ryan Chapman were 2/3. Brad Young was 1/2.
Elmira – Dan Martin 2/4, K. Gutscher 2/3

Alvinston finished the weekend with a 3-2 record in 5 games. It was a beautiful weekend for ball and the weather was very cooperative. Thank you to the Kitchener Outlaws for a well run tournament. There were lots of great games, great teams, and great fun this weekend had by many. Thanks to Mark Bradley and his sweet Roper lawn mower which helped to groom the diamonds on Sunday and improve the condition of the infields after many weekend games. We look forward to this tournament every season – see you next year!
Andy Triest

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