Wolves crush Big Island in playoff action

The Sight & Sound Wolves cruised to an easy 14-2 victory against Big Island in the Rainy River District Fastball League playoffs last night at VanJura Park.
Bob Andy dominated on the mound for the Wolves and Marcel Pagee provided the offence slamming two home runs in the win.
According to Wolves first baseman Derek McKinnon the key to victory was simply sticking to their game plan.
“I think we just stayed on our game tonight and played the game we wanted to play,” he said.
It also didn’t hurt to have Andy dominating the Big Island hitters all night long.
“He (Andy) was right on his game, he had really good control,” McKinnon said.
Sight & Sound will now go on the road to face Barwick tomorrow night with a chance to avenge their only loss of the postseason.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Barwick eliminated Rainy River from postseason contention in an 8-0 rout last night.
Due to the double elimination format of the playoffs, the Wolves will need to beat Barwick twice—first on the road and then at home—if they are to claim the RRDFL title.
Meanwhile, Barwick can capture the championship with a single win.
McKinnon believes the Wolves are up to the task despite the fact they dropped a 12-11 decision to Barwick this past Saturday.
“After that game, we’ll know what to do to beat them,” he said. “We’ve learnt our lesson.”
The Wolves began their offensive barrage against Big Island in the bottom of the second inning.
Clayton Windego singled, stole second and then advanced to third on a Paul Visser ground ball.
He would later score on a pass ball to make it 1-0 for the home team.
Wolves’ starter Bob Andy quickly retired the side in the top of the third to bring Sight & Sound back to the plate to face Carl Big George Jr. who replaced starter Robert Handorgan.
Derek McKinnon led off with a single and Marcel Pagee homered to push the Wolves lead to 3-0.
An Ed Volde single was then followed by an Andy double to make it 4-0.
Harvey Flamand later scored Andy with a single to make it 5-0, capping the scoring in the inning.
Another quick inning of work from Andy put the Wolves back at the sticks in the bottom of the fourth.
McKinnon singled setting the table for Pagee who did not disappoint, crushing his second home run of the game; putting the game out of reach at 7-0.
Big Island made their second pitching change of the game after Andy homered and Windego doubled in the bottom of the fifth inning.
New pitcher Will Handorgan didn’t fare any better than his predecessors.
Handorgan recorded an out but then allowed a double to Paul Visser to make it 9-0.
Andrew Watson, Eric Shute and Cole Kaemingh followed up the Visser double with singles to extend the Wolves’ lead to 10-0 and loading the bases for Pagee.
The Wolves shortstop failed to hit his third homer of the game but did manage a double scoring both Watson and Shute to make it 12-0.
Ed Volde then walked and Andy singled to make give the home team a 14-0 advantage before Handorgan was able to get Flamand to hit into an inning ending double play.
The lone offensive bright spot for Big Island came in the top of the sixth inning in the form of Shawn Comegan.
The Big Island slugger hit his third homer of the postseason, a two-run shot, to put the visitors on the board.
However, it would be the only mistake Andy would make as Sight & Sound cruised to a 14-2 victory.

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