The Sight & Sound Wolves advanced to the semi-final of the Rainy River District Fastball League playoffs by the skin of their teeth.
The local squad salvaged a 4-3 win over the Big Island Huskies last night thanks to a four-run outburst in the fifth inning.
“It was a pretty close game,” Wolves’ manager Derek McKinnon said.
“I don’t think there was any scoring until the fifth, and then Bob [Andy] hit a three-run home run,” he noted.
The Wolves added one more run later that inning, then held off a late charge from the hosts.
Big Island scored a pair of runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh, including a long bomb from Jessie Tom.
Andy earned the win pitching all seven innings while Travis Tom was the loser.
Sight & Sound will need to win on the road again when they battle the Big Grassy Lightning this evening in the semi-final (6 p.m.)
The meeting is a rematch from the second round of the playoffs back on Aug. 11, when Andy out-duelled Lightning ace Jeff Morrison in a 4-1 Wolves’ victory.
Big Grassy, meanwhile, earned a spot in tonight’s semi-final after a 10-2 win over defending champion Barwick last night.
It was the Blue Knights’ first loss of the playoffs, so they will meet the winner of tonight’s game in the league final Thursday at 6 p.m.
If Big Grassy beats Sight & Sound, they’ll host the Knights on Thursday based on their top ranking during the regular-season.
If the Wolves win tonight, the final will be played in Barwick.
Barwick has won the RRDFL crown in each of the last three seasons.