A Battle Royale to Open LCFS

Game 1:

The Blackhawks opened the scoring in the second inning on a Roth sacrifice fly to score Turner but the Athletics were quick to reply in the same inning on a Paden Brenholen home run. This set the stage for a classic battle. The Blackhawks struck next in the fifth scoring two runs on two hits to lead 3-1 going into the sixth. They added another in the sixth on two hits and an Athletic error. With the score 4-1 for the Blackhawks in the bottom of the sixth, the Athletics exploded for four runs on four hits aided by three costly Blackhawk errors to take the lead 5 – 4. Hoet and Ewanishan singled to lead off the seventh and Kevin Stork stepped up to the plate to deliver a two-RBI double giving the Hawks another slender one run lead going into the bottom of the seventh. With two out in the seventh, Darren Reay managed a single and eventually scored to tie the baseball game and to throw it into extra innings. A walk to Brett McElroy followed by a steal of second set up the dramatic finish. With Cody McElroy also on base and with one out, steady catcher Mike Falkins sacrificed to score the winning run in the bottom of the tenth. Final score: Sherwood Park Athletics 7 Edmonton Blackhawks 6.

Game 2:

In game two, starter Josh Turner was replaced by Regan Hoet following an injury to Turner. Hoet went on to out dual Kyle Mazechka for the win. Hoet and Turner gave up the same number of hits as did Mazechka but the Athletics failed to produce the timely hits required to score runs. The Blackhawks scored in the third to take a 1 -0 lead on a walk by Jamie Gregg who scored on an RBI soignée by Hoet. The Athletics battled back in the top of the sixth scoring Brenholen on an RBI double from Austin Simper. The Blackhawks responded with a barrage of hits in the bottom of the sixth with two away. Four hits produced three more runs for the Blackhawks providing them with a victory and forcing a deciding game in the Series. Final Score: Edmonton Blackhawks 4 Sherwood Park Athletics 1.

Game 3:

Sunday August 25 2:00 PM Legion Park St. Albert Admission: $5

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