Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Warriors sweep twinbill from Cubs

For an injured guy, Sheldon Kelly looked pretty healthy.
The right-hander gave up two first-inning runs, then slammed the door the rest of the way to lead Beef’s Warriors to a 9-2 victory and a sweep of their Rainy River District Fastball League doubleheader against the Sabaskong Cubs last night at Couchiching.

Beef’s won 9-4 in the five-inning opening game of the twinbill—a make-up game postponed from earlier in the season—before the two teams agreed to play the regulation seven innings in the second one.
Kelly has been fighting back, knee, and foot injuries that were expected to keep him out of commission for some time, leaving a hole in the Warriors’ pitching depth outside of Rob McGinnis and Shelby Nosan.
But after shutting down the Northwest Bay Chieftains in a 4-2 win Tuesday night, Kelly was right on the money again—putting up all zeroes after Makwa Copenace’s two-run double put the Cubs (5-9) up 2-0 in the first.
The Warriors (8-4-1), who played without Nosan due to a rib injury she suffered Tuesday, rallied for four runs in the bottom of the first off Cubs’ starter John Big George.
Both teams battened down the hatches after that, with no more scoring until the Warriors picked up a pair in the fifth and three more in the sixth.
No other information on the first game was available at press time.
In other RRDFL action last night, the Sight & Sound Wolves (11-2) bounced back from a Tuesday loss to the Cubs by blanking the Couchiching Raiders 5-0 at the St. Francis Sportsfields.
John Desaulniers pitched the complete-game shutout while Mike Jourdain took the loss for the Raiders (3-6-2), whose offence disappeared only two nights after piling up 22 runs in a win over the Sabaskong Lakers.
Also last night, the Big Grassy Braves (13-0) stayed perfect with a 14-4 defeat of the Barwick Blue Knights (9-5).
Meanwhile, the Stratton Bobcats (2-10) won their second in a row after a 10-game losing streak to start the season with a 6-3 triumph over the now-last place Manitou Thunderbirds (1-12).
Elsewhere, the Dawson Tigers (9-5) romped to a 14-4 win over the Big Island Huskies (7-7) while Northwest Bay downed the Lakers 11-6.
Makeup games will be played when league action resumes Tuesday.

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