Sight & Sound opens with win

Sight & Sound started its fastball season last night the same way the team ended the 2004 campaign—with a win.
Amid soggy field conditions at VanJura Stadium, the two-time defending champions of the Rainy River District Fastball League easily handled Red Gut Bay 15-5.
“We’re excited to get going every year,” said starting pitcher Harvey Flamand, who allowed six hits while striking out six. “These guys are some good ball players and it always makes for a good game.”
Red Gut Bay jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first when Clayton Windigo crossed home plate, but Sight & Sound tallied three times in the bottom half on runs scored by Ed Vold, “Beeker” Watson, and Derek McKinnon.
Sight and Sound then exploded for seven runs in the second inning to basically put the game out of reach.
It started with a pair of walks to Curtis Jerry and McKinnon sandwiched around a Vold strike-out. Flamand then helped his own cause with a double that scored Jerry and put McKinnon on third.
After he came home on a Watson single, Dale Jerry followed with a three-run homer.
But Sight and Sound wasn’t done. A bases-loaded walk to Vold brought in Marcel Pagee, who had singled after Jerry’ blast.
After Clinton Bruyere replaced Chris Morrisseau as the pitcher, McKinnon walked to bring in Eric Shute, who had walked earlier in the inning.
“We had such a rotten spring so we never got any practice, but everyone was hitting the ball well,” said McKinnon, who also serves as the team’s manager.
“We didn’t really have to make too many defensive plays,” he added. “Nobody was booting [the ball] around or panicking. I was pretty happy with the way everyone played.”
After Red Gut Bay scored a run in the top of the third, Watson belted a solo shot in the bottom half to make it 11-2. Pagee later followed a D. Jerry walk with a two-run homer to widen the lead even more.
Sight and Sound added their 14th run when Flamand walked with the bases loaded.
Red Gut Bay, who had lost 5-0 to Rainy River on Tuesday night, scored three runs in the fourth (“It’s rally time,” one player joked), but the inning ended with C. Jerry making two nice grabs in the left-field.
Pagee rounded out the scoring in the next inning after stealing second and then heading home on an errant throw.
Sight & Sound’s next home game is slated for Thursday, May 26 at 8 p.m. versus Pinewood.