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Halifax nips senior Wildcats 5-4


KENTVILLE - As an illustration of what kind of year it’s been for the Kentville senior Wildcats, the Wildcats have lost eight games by a total of 10 runs en route to a 4-17 record as of Aug. 6, 21 games into the season.

Kentville’s sixth one-run loss of the season came Aug. 5, a 5-4 setback at the hands of the Halifax Pelham Canadians at Memorial Park.

The bulk of the scoring in the game came in the first inning. Halifax scored two in the top of the inning off Kentville starter David McIntyre, and the Wildcats came back with three in the bottom of the inning off Halifax starter Craig Field.

The Pelham Canadians added a run in the top of the second to tie the score, then took a 4-3 lead with a run in the top of the fourth.

Halifax made it 5-3 in the top of the seventh, and while the Wildcats got back to within a run in the bottom of the eighth, that was as close as Kentville would get.

Field was the winning pitcher, with relief help from Mark Pelham. McIntyre, who gave way to Codey Shrider in the seventh inning, took the loss.

Jake Pelham singled, doubled and drove in a run for Halifax, which finished with five runs on nine hits. Pat Gilbert had three singles, and Shawn Peverill singled and had one RBI.

For the Wildcats, Shrider, who began the game at shortstop, had two singles and drove in a run. Tyler Fancy had a two-run single in the first inning. Kentville ended up with four runs on six hits, and committed three errors in the field.

The Wildcats were scheduled to meet Dartmouth in a 7:30 p.m. start Aug, 6 at Beazley Field.

Kentville’s sixth one-run loss of the season came Aug. 5, a 5-4 setback at the hands of the Halifax Pelham Canadians at Memorial Park.

The bulk of the scoring in the game came in the first inning. Halifax scored two in the top of the inning off Kentville starter David McIntyre, and the Wildcats came back with three in the bottom of the inning off Halifax starter Craig Field.

The Pelham Canadians added a run in the top of the second to tie the score, then took a 4-3 lead with a run in the top of the fourth.

Halifax made it 5-3 in the top of the seventh, and while the Wildcats got back to within a run in the bottom of the eighth, that was as close as Kentville would get.

Field was the winning pitcher, with relief help from Mark Pelham. McIntyre, who gave way to Codey Shrider in the seventh inning, took the loss.

Jake Pelham singled, doubled and drove in a run for Halifax, which finished with five runs on nine hits. Pat Gilbert had three singles, and Shawn Peverill singled and had one RBI.

For the Wildcats, Shrider, who began the game at shortstop, had two singles and drove in a run. Tyler Fancy had a two-run single in the first inning. Kentville ended up with four runs on six hits, and committed three errors in the field.

The Wildcats were scheduled to meet Dartmouth in a 7:30 p.m. start Aug, 6 at Beazley Field.

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