Inverness splits double at home with Little Anse
Ryan MacDonnell had a big game for the Inverness A’s on Sunday, hitting a three-run triple and a double while pitching a strong game in relief against the Little Anse Hawks.
-by Bill Dunphy
The Inverness Athletics settled for a split in Sunday’s doubleheader at home against the Little Anse Hawks.
Errors might have cost them a sweep of last year’s RABA champs, with the Hawks taking a 7-0 lead in the opener and hanging on for an 11-9 win.
The A’s rallied for five runs in the bottom of the fifth to cut the Little Anse lead to 10-9, stranding the tying run on third.
The Hawks added an insurance run in the top of the seventh and Little Anse pitcher Tyler Babin closed out the win for Rod Samson.
James Doyle was tagged with the loss, giving up nine runs on nine hits in four innings of work, with six errors committed behind him.
Ryan MacDonnell didn’t allow a hit in three innings of relief, but saw two runs cross the plate on two errors.
MacDonnell led the A’s at the plate with a three-run triple and a double.
Justin Brann was also two-for-four with a pair of base hits and two runs scored.
And Chris Clarke had two hits in four at-bats, driving in one run.
Quarrie Gillis and Jonathan Gosbee were both two-for-five. Mark Copley and Sandy Sofan both added a single each.
“It was a good turnout of players, which was nice to see,” said Copley. “The veteran guys from Little Anse always seem to get you out in some way or another. A few plays here and there hurt us and the innings got long, but we’ll be better the next time.”
Quarrie Gillis got the start in game two for Inverness and picked up his third win this season, an 11-8 decision over the Hawks’ Dylan MacDonald.
Jamieson Chisholm pitched two innings of relief for the save.