The Alvinston Indians made the trek to Springfield on Wednesday evening, to play the host Springfield Brewers. The game pitted an exciting pitching matchup between Indians starter Kyle Crawford, and Springfield starter Shaun Winship.
After a scoreless opening inning, Chris Drew reached base via an error in the second, and with two out, Eric Hyatt delivered by hammering a triple into the gap to score Drew for the game's first run, and putting Alvinston out in front 1-0. In the third, the Indians tacked on one more run, when Jamie Shields reached base via an error, was moved over to second after an Andy Triest bunt single, and Shields eventually scored on a Joe Triest sacrifice fly RBI.
Shields then went back to work in the fifth inning for Alvinston, and with two out, he clobbered a pitch over the right-centre field fence, putting Alvinston out in front 3-0.
That was enough for Indians starter Kyle Crawford, who faced three batters more then the minimum, en route to a two hit and one walk tidy shutout victory for Alvinston. Crawford also had 10 strikeouts in the win.
The win improves Alvinston's record to 7-3 in league play, with their next action being the ISC Qualifier this weekend in Niagara Falls. The next big home game is Monday night at 6:45pm, when the New Zealand Black Sox National Team comes to town to play the local Indians, in what should be a memorable evening for both the players for the Indians and their fans.