It was a wet, messy game, but the Canton Modified Baseball Team came away with a 16-3 win at Gouverneur Friday.
The Bears (6-5) started the game with four runs in the first inning, including RBI hits by Paul Redfern and Zadok Roiger. They added five in the second, five more in the third and two in the fourth of the five-inning game.
Redfern and Roiger both finished with two hits, while Charlie Todd, Brandon O’Shea, James Trombley, John Gidney and Jack Murray each had a hit. Connor Miller and Roiger each scored three runs, while Todd, O’Shea and Redfern scored twice each.
Todd started on the mound and after getting through two innings unscathed, had control problems with the wet ball in the third and gave up three runs. He walked five and gave up three hits over three innings, with three strikeouts to earn the win. Redfern pitched the final two innings, giving up one hit with two walks and a strikeout.
O’Shea made a diving snag of a ground ball at third on the first play of the game and threw the runner out. In the fourth, a Gouverneur player hit a triple to right center field, but with quick thinking by Gavin Schryver after receiving the cutoff throw, the Bears caught the Wildcat player in a run down between third base and home and got the out. In the fifth, Todd made a diving catch to his left on a line drive.
“It wasn’t pretty, but it was good to get the win and get above .500,” said Canton Coach Mark Mende.
The Bears close out the season Monday at Potsdam at 4:30 p.m.
This post comes courtesy of modified baseball Coach Mark Mende. Photos come courtesy of Shelly Pike.