# 1 Ranked Snappers Win a Nailbiter Against Harriston

The Niagara Snappers held on to their # 1 ranking, beating former two-time ISC II Champions, the Harriston Mercurys in a 2-1 extra inning affair. Strikeout king Cory Costello, who set the tournament strikeout record in last year’s event for his hometown Micksburg Twins, struck out 16 in picking up the win, recording the final out of the game on a strikeout. With the score tied 1-1, the game went into the tiebreaker, with each team being given a runner at second base. The Snappers loaded the bases and pushed one run across in the top of the seventh, while Costello held Harriston scoreless in the bottom of the eighth inning. Harriston’s veteran pitcher Scott Harriston held the powerhouse Snapper offense in check, but the Mercurys were able to muster the lone run against Costello, which came early in the game on a passed ball/wild pitch, in an inning in which he struck out the side.

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