The Medicine Hat Senior Slow Pitch League would like to give a big thank you to both Bob and Karen Charette for submitting scores and also team play of Team 65. Their break down of the days events , both the good plays and the tough ones, had the league well informed of the tournament day to day action.
Team 65 lost to the Oregon Roadrunners this morning ending their tournament play at Huntsman. After a rain delay this morning Team 65 could not get things going offensively. The whole team put in a great effort, but it was not meant to be today. Team 65 should keep their heads high on their way back to Medicine Hat as once again they had a terrific tournament and proudly represented Medicine Hat.
Day 3 of the Huntsman tournament is over and once again Team 65 had a great day going 1 – 1 on the day. In game 1 Team 65 offense had a slow start to the game as the team had a bit of the jitters starting the play off round. Though the team started to come around as the game went on, they fell to the Silver Eagles by a score of 12 – 9. In game 2 the offense had a much better game as Sherwin started the game with a double followed by triples from Keith and Bob. This lead to a 5 run first inning. Terry Pederson lead the charge in Team 65’s next bat for another 5 run inning. Minnesota kept it close all game though as Team 65 came away with a 21 – 16 victory to stay alive in the tournament. Team 65’s next game is Thursday at 8:30am.
Team 65 had a great second day at the Huntsman Tournament. In game one they had an offensive explosion as they scored 27 runs while holding Mr. Bees to 7 runs. In the opening inning Team 65 scored 10 runs while holding the opposition off the scored board. Sherwin hit an in the park home run and Gord M went 4 – 4 at the plate. In game 2 Team 65 was in a slugfest with the Blues, but were able to come away with a 2 run victory. Sherwin kept the hot bat going as he hit another in the park home run along with additional 2 hits. Keith went 4 – 4 and Bob, Len, and Harold all went 3 – 4. The championship round starts on Wednesday, with Team 65 being in the “B” division.
Team 65 started the tournament with a loss to Oregon. Offensively the team did well, with Keith going 4 for 4 and Sherwin 3 for 4. Collectively the team struggled defensively, which in the end lead to the loss. In game 2 Team 65 played an older team in the Salty Dogs. In this game Keith had 3 hits while Bob hit a home run. Defensively the team was able to pull together and make some great plays that helped them to the win.