Giants give up three in a row

June 2, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Giants have lost three in a row this past week, but not by much.

The team is fresh off the annual Lisle May long weekend tournament where they finished in the top spot going undefeated for the tournament.

The Giants travelled up Airport Road on Wednesday, May 25, to take on the Cubs.

After scoring the first run in the opening at-bat the Giants had success in the second inning getting men on base but they couldn’t finish.

The Cubs tied it up in the second after a steal and hit over third base to drive in a run.

In the third the Giants again had some hot bats starting with a single from Josh Hickey and a follow up from Drew Huerter. But again the side retired with no Giants runs coming in.

The fourth inning started out well with two men on base, but a Giants player got caught in the pickle between second and third and was tagged out.

Mansfield took a lead in the fourth inning on a hit to shallow centre field then brought in another run on a nice double to take a two run lead.

A third fourth inning run placed the Cubs ahead by three.

The game ended with a 4-2 loss for the Giants.

Game two of the week saw the Giants host the Clearview Orioles at Springbrook Park in Orangeville.

This game turned into a real pitchers battle with Clearview coming on top with a 5-1 win.

The third game of the week had the Giants in Lisle to take on the Astros at Ross Houston Memorial Park.

It was a highly defensive game that saw only one run scored for the entire outing.

The Astros won 1-0 to call it a night.

It’s too early in the year to see how things are shaping up but the Midland Indians are currently in the lead with a 7-1 record.

The Orangeville team has a 2-4 record – tied with Creemore and Alliston with four points. The Bolton Dodgers have also won two games but gained a point on a tie game to move ahead in the standings.

The Giants have a full slate this coming weekend.

On Friday, June 3, they will host the Aurora Jays at Springbrook Park in Orangeville.

Game time is 6:30 p.m.

On Sunday, June 5, they will host back to back games for an afternoon double-header against the Nobleton Cornhuskers.

Game one will get underway at 2:00 p.m.

Game two will follow at 4:00 p.m.

Written by Brian Lockhart

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