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Giants advance to NDBL championship

August 25, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Giants senior baseball club will face the defending champion New Lowell Knights in the final series for the North Dufferin Baseball League senior division championship.

The Giants dispatched the Ivy Leafs in round two of the NDBL playoffs with 7-1 win on Tuesday, August 23, in game five of that series.

Orangeville won their first round series in five games over the Clearview Orioles.

This marks the first time the Giants will be going to the championship.

The series against Ivy got underway on Sunday, August 14 with the Giants winning game one 5-4.

They took a two game lead after coming out on top 6-3 in the second game on August 19.

Ivy fought back with a 4-0 win in game three.

Game four of the series got underway on Sunday, August 21, at Princess of Wales Park in Orangeville with Ivy taking an early 3-1 lead in the second inning.

Orangeville’s Nick Hodgson brought in the second Giants lead when he singled for an RBI in the third inning.

The Leafs had a two run lead in the sixth inning.

The Giants closed it up when Drew Huerter hit to shallow centre field to put two men on base. A bad throw to second bought the Orangeville team

some time to make a successful run for home plate.

O-ville’s Darius Barlas hit over the right field fence for a single run home run.

The game ended in a 4-4 tie to give each team a single point for the series and set up game five in Ivy on Tuesday.

The NDBL will now go into the championship round.

The Giants finished the regular season with a 14-10-2 record and a fifth place in the League standings.

New Lowell ended the regular season in the top spot with a 21-4-1 record and will be looking to repeat their championship win from last year.

The scheduled for the final series has not yet been announced.

         

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