Orangeville Giants rally in sixth inning to tie Knights

June 30, 2016   ·   0 Comments

GiantsBack to back doubles tie it up

The Orangeville Giants managed to rally from a two-run deficit in their Friday (June 24) night game against the New Lowell Knights when the sixth inning saw the O-ville squad get the bats moving late in the game.

The Friday night game at Princess of Wales Park in Orangeville saw two of the top teams in the League meet up.

New Lowell is currently in first place in the League with a 12-2-1 record. The Giants came to Friday’s game with an 8-7 record and a sixth place standing in the 14 team League.

The Giants have had a good month winning six of ten games in June.

Friday’s outing saw the New Lowell team get off to a good start taking a 3-1 lead in the early going.

Not much happened in the middle innings thanks to some good defensive play by both squads.

The game was tied up in the sixth inning when Carson Burns hit a ground-rule double that landed just before the centre outfield fence and bounced out of play.

Josh Hickey followed up with another almost identical hit to deep centre field to drive in Burns and set up the play with an Orangeville man on second base.

The game was tied up on the next hit.

With one at-bat left for each team, neither squad could find that extra run to take the lead and the team’s had to settle for a 3-3 tie.

“It was a good game, we were in it. We gave up the lead, heads were down, bats weren’t working the first time up. We got up the second time through the order and things started working,” said Giants coach Nathan Drury. “We’ve got a lot of doubles this year. As soon as someone hits a double it seems to start our bats up. We don’t seem to wake up until the later innings.”

The Giants will be back on their home diamond at Springbrook Park on Sunday, July 3, to host the Lisle Astros.

Game time is 1:00 p.m.

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