Giants clinch playoff berth

July 28, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Win over Barrie on Saturday moves O-ville to post season

The Orangeville Giants secured a spot in the North Dufferin Baseball League Senior Division playoffs with a 6-0 win over the Barrie Angels in game one of their double header in Orangeville on Saturday, July 23.

The Giants needed one win for the points to make it to the 2016 playoffs. The Angels were also playing for a play off spot but they would have needed to win both games in the double header.

Their chances were dashed after the first game loss.

Saturday’s win means the Giants finish in the number seven spot in the 14 team NDBL Senior Division.

It was the squad’s last games of the regular season leaving the team with a 14-10-2 record.

After winning the first game of the day, the Giants saddled up for game two and both teams made it back out to the diamond under a blazing sun.

The game got off to a good defensive start in the second inning for the Giants when left fielder Daryl Bond made a wild over the fence catch to rob a Barrie player of a home run.

The third inning saw the bats really moving when Orangeville’s Kevin Buck led off with a single then made it to third base on an over throw at first base in an attempt to throw him out.

Mitchell Pike followed that with a home run hit over the fence that brought in the first two runs of the game.

The Giants were leading 3-1 in the fourth when Shaun Sahadeo brought in a runner on a hit to shallow center field.

The O-ville squad widened the gap on the next bat when Matt Drury made it to second base on a deep hit that brought in another Giants run.

Orangeville kept the bats moving for the rest of the game including a solo home run from Drew Huerter to end the game 6-3 and give the Giants their final win of the regular season.

The New Lowell Knights ended the season in the number one spot in the Senior Division of the NDBL.

The Ivy Leafs finished in second place followed by the Midland Indians and the Clearview Orioles.

The schedule for the Senior Division playoffs hasn’t yet been announced but will get underway after the August Civic Holiday long weekend.

The Giants should be facing the Ivy Leafs in the first round.

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