The Williamsburg Pioneers headed to Kemptville on back to back nights last week.
Wednesday, May 25th they took on the Kemptville2 Wildcats.
Ben Radley was the lone Pioneer to cross home in the top of the first. Radley battled some mound issues in the bottom half of the first and the Wildcats took full advantage. They brought four runners home and jumped out to an early 4-1 lead.
Radley and his mates showed some character in the second as they plated the maximum five runs. Wyatt Barkley, Mason Paradis, Caleb Machan, Terrence Mudde, and Radley himself, all scored to pull ahead 6-4. The Wildcats would knot things up at six before Radley was able to get out of the inning with his fifth strikeout of the night.
Hudson Urquhart cashed in Aiden Hutt for what would be the game winning run in the third. The Pioneers used their much improved defence along with a strikeout from Cam Shaver to blank the Wildcats in the third.
The fourth saw the Pioneers swinging the bats.
They used singles from Chloee Young, Marty McLeod, and Hutt to increase their lead to 12-6. Shaver, Mudde, Young, McLeod, and Hutt all reached home. Shaver would strikeout the side to end the fourth and the game.
A few highlights from this game included Hutt behind the plate, Paradis running the bases, and McLeod “punching” a single through the Wildcats infield.
The Pioneers offense stayed in high gear on Thursday, May 26, against the Kemptville3 Blue Jays.
Young got it started with a one out double to left field. Young, Urquhart, Hutt, Barkley, and McLeod crossed the plate to make it 5-0. Young got her first start of the season, and was very solid in doing it. She gave up one run and “fanned” three.
The Pioneers kept “the pedal” down in the second. Radley doubled and would later score. Young, Shaver, and Hutt also scored ahead of Barkley, who had driven the ball over the centre fielder for a homer.
Radley made quick work of the Jays in the second to hold the lead at 10-1.
The Pioneers recent streak of scoring in nine straight innings came to an end in the top of the third as they went three up, three down. The Jays scored twice to make it 10-3.
Radley scored in the fourth to get one back and make it 11-3. Shaver got through the fourth rather quickly and maintained the 8 run cushion.
Williamsburg would put the game out of reach after the fifth as they went up 16-3. McLeod, Quinn Barrie, Mudde, Paradis, and Radley all scored. Shaver gave up a run in the bottom half to make it 16-4 after five.
The Jays silenced the Pioneer bats before scoring five runs of their own in the sixth, making the final 16-9 in favour of the Pioneers.
This one was highlighted by Mcleod hitting his cutoff man, Young making a solid debut on the mound and Radley crossing home three times.
The Pioneers have now won three in a row and have improved their record to 4 wins and 1 loss.
Their next action is Tuesday at Winchester1 and then back home on Thursday when they host Winchester2.