Championship series tied
September 10, 2018
The Ivy Leafs and Bolton Brewers both won a game over the weekend to knot the best-of-seven series in the North Dufferin Baseball League championship.
Game one played Saturday in Lisle ended with a 1-0 win for the Brewers while the second game on Sunday in Ivy finished with a 4-3 win for the Leafs.
The first game was a pitching duel between Ivy's Brad Grieveson and Bolton's Trent Barwick, both going the distance.
Barwick allowed no runs on six hits, with one walk, and recorded seven strikeouts.
Grieveson allowed one run on three hits and struck out five.
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when Mike Wallace of Bolton got on base by a double and was scored by a John Hutchinson single.
Ivy had a chance in the fifth with bases loaded, but a soft hit to Barwick on the mound resulted in a throw to home for an out and then to first for a double play. A fly out in the next at bat ended the inning.
Ivy out-hit Bolton with Steve Bowman, Kael Racioppa, Norm Love, and Chad Watters hitting singles. James Anderson chipped in with two hits.
Wallace hit a double and single and Hutchinson hit a single for Bolton.
On Sunday, game two was scoreless until the sixth inning when the Brewers knocked in a run.
The Leafs went ahead scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth but it was quickly relinquished when Chater in the top of the seventh, hit a two-run shot for the Brewers to make it 3-3.
In the bottom of the seventh with a man on base Love hit a single by the infield to score the walk-off run.
Craig Speers, Kevin Dumond, Dan Forrester, Tyler Plumpton, Watters, and Love singled for Ivy.
Steve Warden and Chris Fafalios recorded singles for Bolton with Wallace hitting two. Francesco Amantea and Brett Barwick hit doubles and Chater hit a single and a home run.
Nick Pettinaro started on the mound for Bolton and pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowed three runs on four hits, walked five and hit two batters, while striking out five.
Andrew White pitched the remainder of the game allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout.
Chris England toed the rubber for the Leafs for 5 1/3 innings. He allowed one run on six hits fanning three Brewers.
In relief, Grieveson pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two runs on two hits with two strikeouts.
The series continues this weekend when play resumes at Ivy on Saturday at 2 p.m. Game four goes Sunday in Bolton with the first pitch at 3 p.m.
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