Giants win Lisle tourny

May 26, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Mansfield Giants came out on top in the annual Senior Club tournament hosted by the Lisle Astros over the May long weekend in Lisles.

First up the Giants met the Kincardine Cubs in the opening game.

Nick Hodgson pitched the compete game going the full seven innings and giving up two runs.

The Giants pulled off the win late in the game. In the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs and no men on base, the Orangeville team rallied to take the game 3-2.

Game two of the tournament saw the Giants up against the Nobleton Cornhuskers on Sunday, May 22.

After playing a full game, the game was scoreless so the teams hung in for extra innings to decide the winner.

The Giants left the diamond with a 2-1 win.

In their third game the Giants met the Creemore Braves with Carson Burns on the mound.

After scoring three runs in the first inning, the Giants went on to win 4-2.

The win place the Orangeville team in the championship game against the Bolton Brewers.

“In the four games we won we had 12 runs and had six scored against,” Said Giants coach Nathan Drury. “Since the team started I knew defence and pitching are the key to winning, our hitting will come around.”

The Giants will be back at their home diamond at Springbrook Park in Oraneville on Friday, May 27, to host the Clearview Orioles.

Game time is 6:30 p.m.

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