Twins Split in COBA Major Week 7
By Dan Estey
Canadian Baseball Network
The Mississauga Southwest Twins split their contests during Week 7 of action.
On Tuesday, the Twins hosted the Brampton Royals on their regular home night at Clarkson Park. Mississauga got out of the gates quick on this night as they scored a single run in the first inning and followed that up with five more runs in the bottom of the second to race out to a quick 6-0 lead. The Royals stuck around though as they were able to put up four runs off of Twins starter Billy (Hoover) Hurley to cut the lead down to 6-4. Brampton added another run in the top of the 8th inning to make it 6-5. The Twins bullpen, however, were not able to shut down the Royals bats as they added four runs on the top of the ninth making the final 9-6 for Brampton.
Hurley started for the Twins going five innings and allowing four runs (all earned) on six hits. He walked one batter while striking out six. James Byrnes followed him throwing three innings allowing only an earned run on three hits. He walked three batters while striking out two. Kyle Porter took the loss allowing two runs on one hit and two walks. Tomas Rincon finished the ninth slowing two more runs (both unearned) on one hit and collected three strikeouts.
Offensively, Ian Campbell had a 2-for-5 night with a home run and two RBIs. Andrew Dos Santos was also 2-for-5 while John Broll, Chris Piccini and Jamie Smith (triple) all collected a hit and an RBI in the loss.
On Friday, the Twins were back in action at Clarkson Park but were the visitors this time as they played against the Oakville A’s.
The A’s got on the board fist in this one grabbing a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Mississauga answered right back as they got a single run in the third, two in the fourth followed by single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh to build up a 6-2 lead. The Twins would add one more run in the top of the seventh to win this contest by a score of 7-2.
Jordan Petruska collected the win for Mississauga as he threw five innings allowing two runs on four hits. He didn’t walk a man, while collecting five strikeouts. Eric Ventura followed him to the mound throwing two scoreless innings on one hit. He walked no one while striking out. Billy Martin threw two scoreless on zero hits and striking out one batter.
At the plate, Campbell led the way again going 3-for-5 with a double and scored two runs. Sid Elford (3-for-5) and Porter (3-for-5, two RBIs) also collected three hits a piece. Troy Black was 2-for-5 and an RBI while Mike Cardinale (2-for-4, RBI), Josh Federico (2-for-5) and Jamie Smith (2-for-5, with a solo homer) also collected two hits a piece. Jerome Smith was 1-for-5 with a solo homer.
The COBA Major D-Ville Bats Player of the Week for Week 7 (June 11-17) _ 1B-DH Matt Lahn of the Milton Red Sox.
Lahn played in one game during this week helping lead the Red Sox to a tough 12-9 victory on the Road in Erindale on Monday. For his week, he was 4-for-6 (.667) with three singles and a grand slam home run. He scored two runs while collecting five RBI.
For his season, Lahn is now hitting .528 (19-for-36) with six doubles, a triple and a home run. He has walked six times while scoring 10 runs and collecting 18 RBI.
Ian Campbell (Mississauga SW Twins)
2 Games, .500 Avg., 10 AB, 5 Hits, 3 Singles, 1 Double, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 Runs
Pip Murray-Smith (Erindale Cardinals)
1 Game, .500 Avg, 6 AB, 3 Hits, 2 Singles, 1 Double, 1 BB, 3 RBI, 2 Runs.
The COBA Major Lazer Pro Pitcher of the Week for Week 7 _ RHP Steve Hough of the Brampton Royals.
Hough had one appearance this week helping to lead Brampton to a 9-6 win on the road against the Mississauga SW Twins. In this game, he tossed four shutout innings while allowing just two hits. He walked one batter while striking out one in collecting the win.
Trevaun Smith (Erindale Cardinals)
1 Game, 0 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Save, 2 Innings, 2 Hits, 0 Run, 0 Earned Run, 0.00 ERA, 0 BB, 3 K
Jordan Petruska (Mississauga SW Twins)
1 Game, 1 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Save, 5 Innings, 4 Hits, 2 Runs, 2 Earned Runs, 3.60 ERA, 0 BB, 5 K
Monday, June 12th
Greg Cranker Field R H E
Milton Red Sox 12 16 4
Erindale Cardinals 9 14 2
Winning Pitcher – Matt Lahn, Losing Pitcher – Josh Marson
HR – Matt Lahn (Milt); Chris Novia (Erin)
Clarkson Park R H E
Brampton Royals 9 9 2
Mississauga SW Twins 6 10 4
Winning Pitcher – Steve Hough, Losing Pitcher – Kyle Porter
HR – Ian Campbell (Miss.)
Nelson Park R H E
Niagara Metros 3 10 2
Burlington Brants 5 7 2
Winning Pitcher – Evan Krychowski, Losing Pitcher – Geoff Strong
Save – Jordan Rienzo
George Taylor Field R H E
Oakville A’s 0 5 2
Niagara Metros 8 12 1
Winning Pitcher – Rhys Tapper, Losing Pitcher – Chris Grittani
Clarkson Park R H E
Mississauga SW Twins 7 18 1
Oakville A’s 2 5 1
Winning Pitcher – Jordan Petruska, Losing Pitcher – Alex Hawley
Save – Billy Martin
HR – Jamie Smith + Jerome Smith (Miss.)