It was a disappointing weekend for the Bantam Black Sox as Sudbury outscored the home-side 31-8 in taking 3 straight in baseball action at Sinclair Yards over the weekend.
In the opener on Saturday afternoon, Sudbury used a three-run first inning including a Josh Favaro RBI double that scored two and a Josh Clark single to jump out to an early lead on Soo starting pitcher Brandon Dewar. The Black Sox would get one back in the bottom half of the inning capitalizing on a pair of Sudbury errors but would leave the bases loaded to end the inning.
Dewar struggled in the second giving up 3-straight hits, a double to Nick Hillman, a triple to Ryan McCaffrey and an RBI single by Ryan Faubert putting Sudbury ahead 5-1. The Soo would leave the bases loaded in the bottom of the second but chip away scoring two runs in the third inning on a pair of fielders choice groundouts by Michael Wilson and Jared Sachro, and another in the forth inning off Sudbury starter Josh Clark. Sudbury would score two of their own in the forth off reliever Colton Reid putting the visitors ahead 7-3.
The Black Sox would rally in the 7th inning scoring two runs and putting the winning run on second base. But Sudbury pitcher Phil Miller would end the game with a clutch strikeout giving the visitors the 7-6 victory.
In game two, it was all Sudbury in a 10-0 victory. The visitors would score 3 runs in the first inning without a single hit off Jamis McMaster. But McMaster would settle down from there going five strong innings striking out nine and keeping the Soo close. The Black Sox could manage only a pair of hits in this one off starter Ryan Faubert, who was forced to leave after two innings with a leg injury suffered tagging out a Soo runner at the plate after a passed ball, and reliever Phil Miller.
Sudbury would clinch the game in the seventh scoring seven insurance runs in the inning led by Ethan Jodouinís two-run double and a pair of RBI triples by Josh Clark and Josh Favaro.
On Sunday, the Black Sox were looking to avoid the sweep but it was not meant to be as Sudbury once again came out strong taking this one 14-3 in five innings. The home side would again fall victim to the big inning as Sudbury scored ten runs in the third inning. Phil Miller had a huge game reaching base four times and adding four RBIís including a two-run triple. Ethan Jodoiun had three hits and 2 RBI while Josh Clark added two hits and 2 RBI in the victory.
Michael Wilson was solid in a losing effort with two singles, two stolen bases and a run scored as the Black Sox scattered seven hits over five innings off ofSudbury starter Brody McCaffrey. Liam Riley added an RBI single and Jordan Trudeau contributed a run scoring double.
Black Sox starter Evan Lavallee picked up the loss on the mound.
Bantam Black Sox Swept in Weekend Set with Sudbury
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July 30th, 2012 at 8:05am