For a second straight contest, the Canton Modified Baseball Team played a well-rounded game, but this time the Bears rolled past Malone, 11-2, to avenge an earlier loss in their final home game of the season.
Canton blew open the game with five runs in the fifth after holding leads of 4-2 and 6-2. The Bears got strong pitching from a trio of hurlers, and wrapped out nine hits. While the Bears did make four errors in the field, they also made some big plays on defense.
“Just like Tuesday, it was a fairly complete game in all areas. It’s great to see the team improving as the season goes on,” said Coach Mark Mende.
The offense was led by Charlie Todd, who was 2-for-3 with three runs batted in, Zadok Roiger, who was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Shoham Zuker, who was 2-for-2. JJ Ahlfeld was 1-for-2 with an RBI and three runs scored, Carter Shatraw was 1-for-2 with an RBI and Jack Murray added a hit.
On the mound Roiger started and got the win, going four innings and giving up two runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out six. Todd went an inning, walking one and striking out two, and Jackson Ames pitched the final two innings and didn’t give up a hit. He had one walk and struck out one.
The Bears play at Gouverneur Friday at 4:30 and then finish the season at Potsdam Monday.
Story written by Head Coach Mark Mende, Photos compliments of Shelly Pike.