Ottawa Tastes Sweet Victory, Splits Series with Baycats
This Ottawa Fat Cats’ victory was a sweet one, for sure. Not only did it come against the 1st Place, Barrie Baycats, but it also snapped a 10-game losing streak for Ottawa.
For me, the win for the Fat Cats at Barrie Metals Stadium last night, wasn’t a huge shocker. Ottawa proved to us and themselves that they can win ball games, by coming within minutes of defeating the 2nd Place, Brantford Red Sox just a night earlier, only to fall in the Bottom of the 9th.
Unfortunately, Rogers decided to air this doubleheader 20 Hours later than it’s actual start time. However, I will do my best to type up a detailed game recap. Thank god for Pointstreak, eh?
Ottawa got off to a pretty good start, scoring 4 runs in the first 4 innings, compared to Barrie’s 0. Joe Stone has been on an absolute roll as of late. He was only at the plate twice, yet still managed a hit and followed that by scoring on a Mark Charrette Double.
Things would get interesting, however, as Barrie came within 1 run going into the final inning of the game. At this point, I’m sure that everybody knew just how close this game was going to be. We had another barn-burner on our hands.
In the 7th, Matt McGovern–DH for this game–kicked off the offence, by Singling to 1st. He would later score on a Kyle Barclay Triple RBI, along with Jon Dale and Chris Latimer. That would be enough, as the steady relief pitching of Danny Desclouds, got him, and the Fat Cats, the win.
It was a monumental win for Ottawa, however they would have to be forced to put their excitement aside for another 2 hours, because they still had a second game to play in this Doubleheader.
The first run would be scored by Barrie, as they took an early 1-0 lead in the 3rd. However, the Fat Cats would battle back. Mombo got out of his scoring slump, driving in a run and scoring one himself as well. This would not be all from Ottawa in the 4th. They took a 3-1 lead after two RBI’s from Ross Graham and Mark Charrette.
This would be the last of the good news for the Fat Cats, as their fielding costed them a win, once again. Both Dave Latour and Jordan Lundberg scored unearned runs off of Ottawa errors, which sealed the win for their team, the Baycats. Resident Ottawa killer, Adam Hawes got the win for Barrie on the Mound, while Tyler Durward took the loss for the Fat Cats. I still fail to see why MacKenzie plays Durward (0-2).
All in all, it’s been a productive weekend so far for Ottawa. Confidence has been restored, and later today our Fat Cats travel to Kitchener to take on the Panthers at Jack Couch Park. Let me tell you something, I’d be more than satisfied if we can come up with a win against Luke Baker and the Panthers.