Nolan Rivard Grand Slam Keeps Twins Alive

The NCABL post season has been interrupted temporarily as the Parkland Twins compete in the Western Canada Baseball Championship being hosted in Oak River, Manitoba. The Twins lost a close game in their tournament opener by dropping a 3-2 decision to the Manitoba Border All-Stars yesterday. The Twins were then blanked 12-0 at the hands of the Carlyle Cardinals. Today (Saturday, August 19, 2023), however, proved that the Twins could prevail against strong opposition as they bounced the Oak River Dodgers by a score of 8-4 on the strength of a Nolan Rivard grand slam home run in the sixth inning. The Twins will now wait to see what help they can get as the round robin continues to be played out.

Part 2 of 2 on the results from the Western Canada Baseball Championship in Manitoba

Unfortunately the stars did not align for the Parkland Twins as they were already mathematically eliminated from the tournament final when they met the South Delta Brewers in their last game of the round robin, a game they lost 13-4. That set the stage for a final pitting the Oak River Dodgers (4-1) against the Manitoba Border All-Stars (3-2). What can be taken away from this series is that the Twins dropped a game by one run to one finalist and were the only club to beat the other finalist and eventual Western Canada Champion Oak River Dodgers. The Twins should be satisfied with this outcome.

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