Two days after three pitchers combined to no-hit Salmon River, another trio of Canton Modified Baseball hurlers limited Ogdensburg Free Academy to two hits in a 13-1 win for the Bears Monday.
Charlie Todd got the start and the win for Canton (2-0), going three innings and allowing two base runners on walks. One of those was thrown out stealing by catcher JJ Ahlfeld. Todd struck out six in three innings.
He was relieved by Paul Redfern who gave up the first hit of the game for OFA, a double with a runner on first and one out in the fourth. Redfern responded by striking out the next two hitters to escape the jam. In the fifth, he loaded the bases on a hit and two walks and OFA scored its only run of the game on a passed ball steal of home. Redfern finished with four strikeouts and three walks in two innings.
Jackson Ames finished off the gem for the Bears, allowing one baserunner on a walk to go with four strikeouts in the last two innings. The Bears did not commit an error in the game.
On offense, the Bears again used big innings to pull way, scoring five in the first, three in the third and five in the fifth. Canton managed only five hits, but also reached base on seven walks, a hit by pitch and three OFA errors. Aggressive base running helped the Bears plate runners.
Todd was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored. Ahlfeld was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and three runs scored. Ames had an RBI single, two walks and three runs scored. Redfern had an RBI single, a walk and reached based in all three at-bats.
The Bears take to the road for a game at Massena Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.