Sight & Sound now unbeaten in six

With a 6-1 win over the Barwick Blue Knights last night at VanJura Stadium here, Sight & Sound now is undefeated in its last six games to give the Fort Frances squad a 9-4-1 mark in the Rainy River District Fastball League.
Sight & Sound got things started right in the first inning when “Beeker” Watson scored from third base following a single by pitcher Harvey Flamand.
Grant Swire, who had reached base after Watson on a bunt, then scored from third when Barwick catcher Josh Whalen tried to throw out Flamand on a steal of second base.
After a scoreless second inning, Swire belted a three-run homer over the left-field fence off Barwick pitcher George Oltsher to make it 5-0.
“I was going to sit back and be patient because I know the way he [Oltsher] throws,” said Swire. “I saw the ball out of his hand and I was swinging to make contact, and that’s what happens.”
“That was the back-breaker, but that was the only good hit they got in the whole game,” said Oltsher. “Everything else were pop-ups or bloop singles.”
Sight & Sound added another run in the bottom of the fifth when Gary Noga scored from second base on a Derek McKinnon double (Noga was pinch-running for Flamand, who had singled earlier in the inning).
Kevin Gemmell provided the only offence for Barwick, which fell to 9-2 with the loss, with a solo homer off Flamand.
That was the only blip in an otherwise solid outing by Flamand, who fanned nine batters on the night.
“That’s what happens. You just miss your spot and then it’s gone,” Flamand said of Gemmell’s blast.
Sight & Sound will try to extend its unbeaten record on Tuesday when they travel to Sabaskong for a game.
The team then is scheduled to have a bye next Thursday, but it’s probable they will be playing due to the large number of rain-outs the league has had to endure this season.

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