Orangeville Bengals baseball team makes strong comeback but fail to close the gap against Georgina

June 16, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

A slow start and one inning cost the Orangeville Bengals their game against the Georgina Bulldogs at Springbrook Park in Orangeville on Saturday, June 11.

The Bengals rallied in the later innings and had a good comeback but couldn’t close the gap and had to settle for a loss.

The game started off with Adam Sutowski getting a single then stealing second base. Braydon St. Denis hit and drove in the first run of the game.

With the bases loaded, Ryan Hussey hit to bring in a run and an error at second base allowed the Bengals to bring in another run for an early 3-0 lead.

It was a tie game, Georgiana took advantage of good scoring opportunities and brought in three runs. They then went ahead by a run to take over the lead.

The third inning saw the Bulldogs have a good offensive strategy with a lot of hits and success on the bases.

The Georgina squad managed to bring in seven runs for the inning to take an 11-3 lead.

The Bengals were back in the game in the fourth inning. Zach Davis started with a single then stole second base to put Orangeville players on first and third.

Sutowski hit a single to bring in a run. That was followed by a huge play when Tyler Robertson put on the afterburners to steal home plate for a Bengals run.

The Bengals had a good effort in the final inning but couldn’t score and had to settle for a 12-8 loss.

“It was a couple of small errors that cost us three runs,” summed up Bengals coach Terry Sheppard after the game. “Our guys like to battle. They have a good approach at the plate. The morale is still pretty good – despite losing that game – it’s a good gelling group. We’re happy with that and we’ll be fine for the rest of the season. We have a lot of guys that can pitch and we’re defensively sound. We put #31, Ryan McIlhargey on the mound, and did a good job – they only scored one run after that.”

The Bengals will be back on their home diamond on Saturday, June 18 when they will host the Creemore Padres.

Game time is 4:00 p.m.


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