Midget Sox drop decision to cross-border rivalsTuesday, July 10, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The Cambrian Nissan Midget Black Sox struggled for two innings and it wound up costing them a ball game.
The Black Sox dropped a 14-9 decision on Tuesday night to the E.U.P. Travelers, based in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The Travelers scored five runs in the opening inning and tacked on six more in the sixth inning to take the victory.
The Black Sox had a pair of big innings of their own in the loss. While trailing 8-0, the locals scored five times in the fifth inning, which cut the Travelers lead to 8-5 at the time. After E.U.P. opened up the game again offensively in the sixth, the Black Sox scored four more runs but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Despite throwing 20 of 21 first-inning pitches for strikes, Cody Yardanoff gave up six hits in the opening inning as E.U.P. jumped out to the lead.
Eric Thornton reached base four times for the Black Sox in the loss. Thornton walked three times and singled in the loss. Collin McAuley chipped in offensively with a double and a walk while Jordan Pine walked three times in the loss.
Tyler Wilson led the Travelers offensive attack with a double and a single in the win.
The Black Sox are back in action on Saturday when they take on Petoskey on the road.