Mixed results for Pioneers

Williamsburg Pioneers pitcher Emytt Fetterly. – File photo (The Leader/Blancher photo)

WILLIAMSBURG – After starting the season on a six game winning streak, the Williamsburg Jr/Sr. Pioneers suffered their first loss of the season. The team lost 8-3 to the Cornwall River Rats 2 team in Williamsburg June 4th.

Cornwall took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Williamsburg scored one run in the bottom of the inning.

Dean Lapier held the River Rats to one run for two innings, while the Pioneers took a 3-2 lead in the second, and stood tied with the River Rats 3-3 at the end of the third inning.

Cornwall’s bats made short work of the top of the fourth inning, scoring five runs off Emytt Fetterly.

Tory Barnett took to the pitchers mound for the final two innings and shut down the River Rats bats, but the damage was already done. The Pioneers couldn’t get any traction on the diamond and fell 8-3.

Lapier allowed one run, one hit and had six strikeouts in the game. Barnett allowed three hits and had six strikeouts. Each pitched two innings.

The team travelled to Kemptville to take on the Wildcats June 13th.

Williamsburg connected for five runs in the first inning and didn’t look back. Brendan Shaver, Lapier, Barnett, Parker Baker, and Ryan Brodeur crossed the plate for the Pioneers.

Solid pitching from Brayden Barrie, Lapier, and Fetterly kept the Wildcats scoreless through four innings.

Brodeur and Fetterly each scored runs the top of the fourth inning, extending the Pioneers lead to 7-0.

The Wildcats spoilt the Pioneers’ shutout attempt in the bottom of the fifth inning, scoring one run.

Williamsburg added three more runs, one in the fifth, two in the sixth inning.

Kemptville added one more run in the bottom of the sixth inning, too little too late for the team. The Pioneers left Kemptville with an 11-2 win.

Barrie walked three batters and had two strikeouts in one inning while Lapier pitched two innings walking two batters and striking out five batters.

Fetterly had one hit and one strikeout on the pitcher’s mound, while Barnett had two hits, two runs, two errors, and had three strikeouts for the game.

The Pioneers take on Winchester and Brockville this week.