Kentville junior Wildcats pick up two wins, one tie in weekend play

Published on June 30, 2014

Bradley Fuller, the junior Wildcats’ starting pitcher in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader with Halifax, pitched a complete game but failed to get the decision when the game ended in a 6-6 tie.

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The junior Wildcats showed they have the skills to rally back when needed.

The Kentville team played Hantsport June 28 as part of the Baseball Day in Kentville event. After falling behind 6-0 after three innings, the Wildcats scored six in the bottom of the seventh inning for a walk off 7-6 victory.

Dryden Schofield pitched the complete game, allowing no earned runs, and struck out six batters. He also opened the scoring for the Wildcats in the fourth inning with a solo home run.

The Kentville squad batted around in the seventh inning, with Ethan Lycan Lang getting the game-winning hit.

On June 29, the Wildcats were back in action with a doubleheader against Halifax. Game 1 ended a 6-6 tie after eight innings. Bradley Fuller pitched the complete game, allowing only one earned run, while striking out 12 batters.  Offensive highlights include two singles and two runs scored by Schofield, Nick Tibert had three hits and two runs scored, and Justin Beach had two hits and a run scored.

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The second game ended after five innings because of the 10-run rule as the Wildcats defeated Halifax 12-2. Shodai Fushino, making his last start before returning to Japan, pitched the complete game, allowing only three hits and no earned runs.

Dryden Schofield had a home run with three runs batted in, Beach had two hits and two runs scored, Fuller had a hit and three runs batted in, Adam Gardner had three hits and three runs scored and Brandon Croft had two runs scored.

This brings the junior Wildcats’ league record to six wins and six losses, plus a tie, placing them in fourth in the seven-team league.  

Kentville is next in action on July 3 at 7 p.m., when they face off against Tri-County.