The Alvinston Indians traveled to Fingal on Tuesday night, for an away game against the always tough St. Thomas Storm. The game was a good one, with the score changing on several occasions.
Both teams scored a run in the opening inning. Jamie Shields singled to lead off the game, then stole second base, and scored on an RBI double by Joe Triest. St. Thomas squared matters in their half of the first, when Aaron Gould singled and would eventually score on an RBI single by Brent Crocker. St. Thomas then took the lead in the second, when an unearned run came around to score for a 2-1 lead for the Storm. However, Alvinston got pesky for a run in the third inning, when Brady Davenport reached base via a bunt single, was sacrificed to second by Shields, and then scored on an error after a hit by Joe Triest. In the fourth, Alvinston took the lead. Newcomer Simon Rogers reached base after he was hit by a pitch, he then promptly stole second base, and then scored on an RBI single by Tom Jobson, to give the Indians a one run lead.
The game remained 3-2, until the bottom of the sixth, when St. Thomas touched the Indians up for two runs, to retake the lead at 4-3. A clutch two out single by Derek Stafford, plated both St. Thomas runners, and forced Alvinston to score in their half of the seventh, or see their hopes of a win evaporate.
With one out, Andy Triest walked, then stole second base, and then scored on a clutch two-out single by Jeff Ingram, to tie the game at 4's. St. Thomas however, plated the winning run in the bottom of the seventh when Ryan Cummings scored the winning run, on a walk off RBI single by Dusty Brown, for the 5-4 win.
Ryan Cummings ended up collecting the win for St. Thomas in relief of Storm started Dan Beecroft. Brad Young suffered the loss for Alvinston, going seven strong innings , and allowing 3 earned runs on ten hits, while striking out 4.
Alvinston travels to Springfield Wednesday, to face the Springfield Brewers. The Indians are now 6-3 in league play.