Juniors beat Innisfail, secure second seed in provincials

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

This just in from head coach Cody Stasow, of the Slave Lake Heat Junior Heat:
“It looks like we passed Innisfail to secure the number two seed in the six-team provincial tournament going on next weekend.”
This comes after the Heat travelled to Fort Saskatchewan last weekend to play a pair of games against Innisfail and Fort Saskatchewan.
“First game we came back and won by a score of 8 – 7 versus Innisfail. Down 7 – 2 going into the bottom of 7, Dalton Masur and Brandon Hermanson started off the inning by getting on base. With two outs, it wasn’t looking very promising until Brayden Stasow knocked in two runs to trim down the lead 7 – 4,” says Stasow. “Nick Mulich followed up with a triple and Daniel Masur and Ian Pollard all doubled over the center fielder’s head to tie the game up at 7 – 7.”
Stasow adds, “Then after loading the bases, Luke Macaulay got himself into a full count and laid off a tough pitch to walk off in dramatic fashion to win the game 8 – 7. Pitching in the victory (were) Randall Weber and Hermanson.”
The second game against Fort Saskatchewan was a close one, Stasow says, but in the end the Heat came out on top and left with an 8 – 7 win.
“Second game was also an exciting game as it was a back and forth affair with Fort Sask leading 6 – 5 going into the top of the 6th inning,” he says. “Slave Lake rallied back to score three runs and hold onto the 8 –7 win with Lee Worobec and Daniel Masur doing most of the damage at the plate. Lee Worobec went to the distance on the mound for the Heat.”


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