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Senior Wildcats gain season-opening split in Truro

TRURO - The Kentville senior Wildcats split a May 24 doubleheader with the Truro Bearcats in Truro, the Wildcats' first action of the 2015 season.

Kentville won the first game, scoring four runs in the eighth inning to erase an 8-5 Truro lead. The Wildcats ended up with nine runs on 13 hits, while Truro had eight runs on 10 hits. Each team committed three errors.

Joey Cavadini picked up the win in relief of starter Shayne Conrad. Jeff Chisholm, the second of three Truro pitchers, was tagged with the loss.

Tyler Fancy led a balanced Kentville offence with a double, two singles and three RBI. David MacIntyre doubled, and also drove in three runs. Alex Ostrov had a double and two singles, and Codey Shrider singled and doubled.

For Truro, Chisholm had a home run and two singles. Ryan Bates doubled and singled and drove in a run, and Guy Pellerine had two singles and one RBI.

In game two, the game went into extra innings tied at three. Kentville scored once in the top of the twelfth, but Truro came back with two in the bottom of the inning.

Dustin Harvie picked up the win in relief of John Chapman, who pitched the first 11 innings. After leaving the mound, Chapman took a position in the field, and ended up driving in the game-winning run.

MacIntyre, Ostrov, Shrider and Devin Boutilier all saw mound duties for the Wildcats, with Boutilier taking the loss.

Bates had two singles and a double for Truro, and Chapman had two singles as well as the game-winning RBI.

For the Wildcats, Colby Turple had three singles. Shrider doubled and singled and drove in two, Mike Mills had a single and double and one RBI, and Tyler Fancy added a pair of singles.

The Wildcats travel to Halifax May 26, then return home to face Truro in their home opener June 3 at 7:30 p.m.

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