The Twin City Angels U16 A team was clicking on all cylinders, defensively and offensively, which led to an 8-0 win over the Saskatoon Lasers on June 5 at Prairie Oasis Park in Warman.
Twin City got of to a great start after Angels pitcher Jorden Marianchuk retired the side in order in the top of the first inning. In the bottom-half, the Angels didn’t waste any time as Brady Gaucher hit a leadoff single.
Gaucher wasn’t on first base for long before stealing second to get herself into scoring position. The second batter of the inning, Madison Lockwood, bunted for a single which advanced the runner at second.
Gaucher stole home on a wild pitch and Saskatoon caught a break by getting the other base runner out, attempting to steal third base. The next two batters were victims to the pop fly; however, the Angles had a 1-0 lead.
Twin City continued to handle the Saskatoon batters in the second inning, only allowing one to reach base and the Angels were right back on offence. The home team had a chance to really open up the game when the bases were loaded with only one out.
The Angles were only able to score one run and led 2-0 going into the third inning, as the Lasers were still within striking distance.
In the third inning, the Lasers made contact with the ball, but the Angels were on point defensively, making the plays they needed to, as it was a three-up, three-down inning.
Megan Laskowski led off Twin City’s half of the third with a base hit, yet the second batter was recorded out on a infield fly. Hayley McLean reached base after hustling out a ground ball as the throw at first was low.
A few batters later, Teagan Weiman ripped a two out single which scored two runs. The next batter, Carlie Meikle, really worked the Saskatoon pitcher by fouling pitch after pitch and she was rewarded with an RBI after a base hit.
The Angels scored three runs in the inning and led 5-0.
In the top of the fourth inning, again, Saskatoon made some sold contact, but right to the Angels’ fielders who made the fundamental plays and the Lasers were once again retired in order. Twin City failed score a run in the bottom-half as it was the first inning of the game where the Angels didn’t cross the plate.
Marianchuck again pitched efficiently in the fifth inning and the Angels’ bats were back at it, scoring another three runs. After the inning was completed the game ended as the mercy rule came into play.