Bull­dogs fall short in base­ball fi­nal

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

The Con­cep­tion Bay North Bull­dogs dropped a ra­zor-thin 21 de­ci­sion to the Gan­der Pi­lots in the ban­tam AA pro­vin­cial cham­pi­onships held in Up­per Is­land Cove, Aug. 10-12.

For the first three in­nings of play, both teams were locked in a score­less game, un­til the Pi­lots picked up a run in its half of the in­ning to make the score 1-0. Nick Par­sons ran into trou­ble on the mound, load­ing the base.

The Bull­dogs tied it up in the bot­tom of the fourth when Ryan Glavine crossed the plate af­ter Nick Par­sons beat out a throw to first for an in­field sin­gle. Glavine, who had been on sec­ond base, broke for third on the pitch, and ad­vanced to home on the throw to first base.

Par­sons tried to ad­vance to third dur­ing the con­fu­sion that fol­lowed, but was thrown out at third to end the threat.

Gan­der got that run back in the bot­tom of the in­ning af­ter Bull­dogs hurler Bradley Adams un­leashed a wild pitch, al­low­ing the run­ner to score from third.

The score would re­main 2-1 un­til the fi­nal out in the seventh in­ning.

Brett Glover pitched the com­plete game for the Pi­lots. The Bull­dogs had noth­ing for Glover, who scat­tered four hits over seven in­nings, while strik­ing out 10 ‘dogs. He was also named the tour­na­ment’s most valu­able player.

The Bull­dogs fin­ished the round robin por­tion of the tour­na­ment in first place and go­ing un­de­feated.

The home team met Paradise in the open­ing game of the tour­na­ment, best­ing the vis­i­tors 8-3.

Next up were the Pasadena Pi­rates. The Bull­dogs de­feated the west coast team by a score of 11-6.

In the first semi­fi­nal, CBN met the St. John’s Cap­i­tals.

The Bull­dogs squeaked into the fi­nal with a 2-1 vic­tory. They did it in ex­cit­ing fash­ion with a walk-off bases loaded sin­gle by Nick Par­sons.

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