|Copyright 2006 Oshawa Dodgers
Win - Dave Francis
Loss - Scott Robinson
Leafs Prevail Over Oshawa in Bottom of the Ninth
Jeremy Walker scored from third base on a wild pitch thrown by Oshawa
reliever Scott Robinson in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the
Toronto Maple Leafs a 6-5 victory over the Oshawa Dodgers in IBL play
today (Sunday) in Christie Pits.
Toronto scored twice in the bottom of the ninth after the Dodgers had
taken a one-run lead in the top of the ninth on Brad McConnachie’s RBI
Dan Gibbons singled to lead off the ninth, and then was replaced by
pinch runner Ryan Fosbery. Walker drilled a pitch down the right field
line for a double, and Fosbery scored to tie the score. Walker advanced
to third on a sacrifice by Matt Ferreira. Kyle Gilligan came to bat and
watched Robinson’s pitch sail past Oshawa catcher Kevin Brown to the
backstop, allowing Walker to score.
Gilligan paced the seven-hit Toronto attack with two doubles and drove in
two runs. Gibbons added two more hits and scored twice. Walker also
batted in two runs for the Leafs.
Starter Mark James went five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on
three hits and three walks. He had six strikeouts. Dave Francis (1-1)
completed the game, and allowed three runs on four hits. Francis had
four strikeouts and two walks and got credit for the win.
Robinson, Oshawa’s third pitcher of the afternoon, took the loss in relief
giving up two runs on two hits. Steve Lewis had three hits and Mike
Dahiroc added a two-run single for the Dodgers.