Friday, May 22, 2015

The FP Walshe Flyers outlast Matthew Halton Hawks in high-scoring 21-11 affair,

2015 Halton Hawks
C. Davis file photo
The bats were busy at Fort Macleod on Thursday, and when the dust cleared the FP Walshe Flyers had a 21-11 win over the Matthew Halton Hawks in five innings.

The teams combined for 19 hits, including nine extra base hits.

The FP Walshe Flyers starter Trent Ducharme struggled, allowing eight in two innings, but the bullpen let up three runs and the offense banged out 15 to pick up the slack and secure the win for the FP Walshe Flyers.

The game was back-and-forth heading into the third, with seven lead changes.

The FP Walshe Flyers finally managed to grab the lead after a strong third inning. An error scored Ty Odney and gave the FP Walshe Flyers the lead for good.

The FP Walshe Flyers easily handled Matthew Halton Hawks pitching as seven hitters combined for 15 hits, 15 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

FP Walshe Flyers closer Odney put away the final six outs to record the save.

Matthew Halton Hawks jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Matthew Duncan tripled, bringing home Deloy Mackenzie and Goodreau after a single by Mackenzie got things started. Matthew Halton Hawks pushed more runs across when Duncan scored on an error.

It didn't take long for the FP Walshe Flyers to answer as they scored eight runs of their own in the first. The FP Walshe Flyers scored on an RBI single by Gabe Boutland, a steal of home by Laramie Kostelonsky, an RBI single by Peter Zmurchyk, a two-run triple by Roland Tomter, an RBI single by Brady Welsh, an RBI single by Odney, and a wild pitch.

Matthew Halton Hawks tied the game in the second on a steal of home.

After pushing across two runs in the top of the fourth, Matthew Halton Hawks faced just a 12-11 deficit. A two-run double by Beau Walter sparked Matthew Halton Hawks' rally. Michael Svab struck out to end the Matthew Halton Hawks threat.

The FP Walshe Flyers answered Matthew Halton Hawks' top inning with two runs of their own in the fourth. The FP Walshe Flyers scored on an error and an RBI single by Kostelonsky.

The FP Walshe Flyers added seven more runs in the bottom of the fifth. A wild pitch scored Trent Ducharme to start the scoring in the inning.

Congratulations to Hawks Beau Walter for being in the top 5 in the league for RBI's and  Deloy Mackenzie for being in the Top 5 in a 5 way tie for Quality at Bats.

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