Rookie Selects Go 1-3 in Exhibition Play Aug. 16/2013
The Rookie Selects finished off their exhibition season on Thursday at the Turtle Club in Windsor. The team has worked really hard in a short 3 week span and put together 4 fine performances. Each game has featured a number of fine defensive plays from each of the infielders and a couple of fine outs recorded by the outfield.
Their first game of the year saw them hang tough with an Amherstburg team that was playing their 12th game. Stefan Jacobs and Josh Cornies paced the offence with 6 hits apiece. Gavin LeBrun and Josh Frias had four and three hits respectively. Kingsville’s offence clicked nearly every inning, with Amherstburg winning 21-9.
Game two saw Kingsville fall behind early to the Turtle Club. Blake Mayville and Brady Eaton each drove in two runs to lead the attack. Eight players belted out at least two hits in the offensive display. Matthew Cornies and Gavin LeBrun ripped RBI singles in the third to put the locals ahead. After falling behind, RBI singles by Stefan, Josh C. and Brady put Kingsville ahead for good in the sixth. Great defensive play by Noah Egglezos at first base hilited the 11-9 win for the locals.
Game three was another close affair. The game was hilited be Stefan’s three run home run that tied the game in the third. Blake cracked a two run double in the fifth to put Kingsville out front. Josh C. and Brady each collected three hits to lead the attack. This game also featured some fine outfield play from Dylan Blay, Alexis Russell, Isaac Frias, and Gavin.
Game four saw Kingsville fall 21-9 in Windsor to the Turtle Club. Gavin and Josh Frias again did a wonderful job catching for the Rookies. Josh C., Blake, and Wes Long got the attack going with four hits apiece. Matthew and Wes paced the offense with 3 RBI each and the game hilite again went to a long home run by Stefan in the fourth inning.
The Rookies are showing vast improvements from their play during the regular season and are busily preparing for the select wind up tournament the weekend of the 24th and 25th.