The Pickering Red Sox travelled to Thornhill for a rare Wednesday game, sending Dan Connolly to the mound for a start against the first place Thornhill Reds.  Connolly entered the game having yet to allow an earned run on the season, and was solid for Pickering in this one in an abbreviated start, going three innings - allowing his first run (which was also earned).

The game would remain 1-0 for the Reds until the fifth inning when Peter Ricciardi would knock in C Mike Rodriguez, tying the game at 1 in the top of the 5th inning.

Shaun Slemko would hold the Reds scoreless in his three innings of work, and it allowed Pickering to take a 2-1 lead when Sean Molony executed a straight steal of home off of the Reds pitcher, who was taking a little too long from the full wind-up.

The score would remain the same until the bottom of the 8th inning when Thornhill strung together some hits off of Avi Arantharajah, who was also the victim of the twilight sky, as the Reds started the inning with a double that was lost in the sky - and then ultimately delivered the key blow, a 3-run double with two outs in the inning, a tough break for Avi and the Red Sox, seeing them fall behind 5-2.

Sean Molony would add a solo HR in the top of the 9th inning, but that was all that Pickering could muster in their last at bats of the game.

Game Notes

  • IF Sean Molony 1-3, BB, HR, SB (home)
  • Pickering could only manage 5 hits in the game facing numerous Thornhill arms as they prepared for the upcoming Vaughan tournament.
  • Next up: Leaside, June 20th at Don Beer, 7:30pm first pitch