Black Sox bantams sweep while midgets splitSunday, August 05, 2012 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The Elks 341 Bantam Black Sox bats got a major workout on the weekend as the locals hosted Thunder Bay in a three-game exhibition series.
The Black Sox outscored Thunder Bay 59-9 en route to the three-game sweep.
Thunder Bay’s minor bantam team, made up of primarily 14-year-olds, made the trip to Sault Ste. Marie, using the weekend as experience as the team prepares to make the jump up to major bantam next summer.
Connor Henderson knocked in a pair of runs thanks to two singles in the weekend opener on Friday night. Ronnie Sayers and Michael Wilson also had a pair of singles each in the win while Brandon Boyer doubled in the opener.
Jamis McMaster led the way in game two on Saturday with an inside-the-park homerun and a single while knocking in three runs in the win. Dewar, Jarrod Sachro, Beau Nolan and Liam Riley each added a pair of singles while Colton Read chipped in with a double.
In game three on Sunday morning, Dewar had a pair of singles and knocked in three runs to help the Black Sox cap off the three-game sweep. Sayers knocked in two runs with a triple and a single. Wilson had two singles and knocked in two runs while Riley knocked in three runs in the game three win.
The Bantam Sox will travel to Thunder Bay for tournament action next weekend.
The Cambrian Nissan Midget Black Sox split a double header in Sudbury on Saturday.
The Midget Sox received a masterful pitching performance from Cody Yardanoff, who struck out 11 and surrendered just two hits in a 2-1 win in game one. Dominic Buonomo, Brock Barry and Scott Morphet each had singles in the opener.
In game two, Jeb Pallot pitched six innings, scattering five hits and striking out nine in a 3-2 Sox loss. Coty Anderson and Trevor Sayers each had two singles in the loss.
The Midget Sox host Sudbury for a double header next weekend.