Stratford, Morell win away from KCBL final

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Stratford Athletics pitcher Marshall Ellis goes through his windup during Kings County Baseball League semifinal action at MacNeil Field in Stratford Sunday against the Peakes Bombers. Stratford won 13-7.

Shawn MacDougall hit a key two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 7-7 tie and propel the Stratford 3 Points Machining and Aerospace Athletics to a 13-7 win over the Peakes Bombers in Kings County Baseball League playoff action Sunday in Stratford.

Stratford would add four more runs in the frame and took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five semifinal. Game 4 is Tuesday in Morell at 7 p.m.

John Walsh threw two scoreless innings in relief of starter Kyle MacDougall for the win. Josh Coffin suffered the loss in relief of Rob Phelan.

Brad Larter had four hits to lead the Athletics at the plate while Allister Smith, Andrew MacNevin and Randy Taylor each chipped in two hits.

Coffin and Joe Gardiner, who each had three hits, led the Bombers from the dish.

Chevies 10, Brewers 5

Morell — Quen Johnston hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to lift the Morell Coverall Construction Chevies to a 10-5 win over the Northside Brewers and a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-five semifinal series.

The Brewers jumped out to a 3-1 lead after two innings, led by Jason MacLean’s two-run home run in the second inning.

The Chevies answered in the top of the third as Scott Ellsworth led off the inning with a solo home run and Desi Doyle added a two-out single. Dustin Larkin restored the Brewer lead in the bottom of the inning with a home run and they extended their lead to two runs in the fourth as Larkin singled home Peter MacLeod.

The Chevies would respond in the fifth inning, as Grant Doyle hit a three-run home run to right centre field, giving the Chevies a 6-5 lead.

Troy Coffin pitched a complete game to pick up the win, striking out 13. Larkin took the loss, striking out seven.

Desi Doyle finished the night 3-for-3 to lead the Chevies at the plate, while Derrick Plaggenhoef and Johnston added a pair of hits.

MacLeod picked up three hits for the Brewers, with Larkin adding a pair.

Game 3 goes Tuesday in Morell at 6:30 p.m.

Organizations: Morell Coverall Construction Chevies, Kings County Baseball League, Stratford 3 Points Machining Northside Brewers

Geographic location: Morell, Stratford.Stratford

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  • Just The Facts
    September 19, 2012 - 11:17

    Well seeing the FACT that gardiner has prob 15+ years on close to half the stratford squad why dont we checks these facts in 15 years and see how the titles add up then

  • who cares about kcbl
    September 19, 2012 - 09:26

    Smith's boys must have a lot of time on their hands. They are on the here chirping all the time. Its rec league ball boys, but maybe someday Jacob will make the bigs and give up his 'Head' cashier job. Islanders Rock.

  • bomberfanfromthewest
    September 19, 2012 - 08:07

    Everyone seems to forget that Gardiner has more titles than anyone on Stratford will ever have. Don't count the bomb squad out yet. It's far from over!!!!

  • Only The Facts
    September 17, 2012 - 23:00

    With that sixth inning from the A's, the nightmares of the bombers and chevies have arrived. With stratfords bats in full force theres no way they can lose. and to "At the Game" most teams will trade an error early on in the game for a 2 RBI double to break the tie in the sixth. Im not sure if Stratford can score all these runs against the chevies though if they dont have gardiner at second for a guarenteed 3 errors a game.

    September 17, 2012 - 19:15

    I was at the same game, but don't rememer Gardiner or MacDonald saying anything about any poor attempts to steal a base or any air balls from third. Maybe you should enjoy that win and save your predictions along with your comments until the series is over.

  • story time
    September 17, 2012 - 11:16

    Humpty dumpty had a great fall in the 6th! Smart baseball player though!

  • knowonewheniseeone
    September 17, 2012 - 10:38

    hell of a game pitching marshall!!!!

  • Pharmacy Fan
    September 17, 2012 - 08:37

    Pretty funny game to watch yesterday in stratford. Love seeing the 2 big mouths Joe Gardiner 4 errors and Matt MacDonald routine double play, then throws it away cost Peakes a win. These 2 should concentrate on playing ball instead of chirping..Never learn..Disgrace to watch them. Stratford has it in bag now boys! Hit it to second, series over!

  • KCBL fan
    September 17, 2012 - 06:33

    Allister Smith for Playoff MVP! He is been clutch all season long and now in the post season!