Lions Club Wins Big in the South End
9 - 2 victory over St. Hyacinths crowns Major League Champs
June 17, 2009
S.E.L.L. Major League Champs 2009 Lions Club! (MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
By: Kevin Kula
Lions Club topped off an amazing regular season Tuesday night with another decisive win; this time to win the South End Little League Championship title. The juggernaut Lions Club team, however, had some trouble finding their groove in the first few innings against St. Hyacinths.
Alex comes into pitch for Lions Club with bases loaded-1 out, and K's the next 2 batters! (MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
Alex scores the first run of the game! (MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning. It was Lions Club that first broke the 0-0 deadlock. Alex #15 for Lions Club hit a single that was mishandled; and off of the error, Alex managed to round the bases to give his team a 1-0 lead. But Lions Club was just getting warmed up. Lions Club went up 2-0 after a single from Brendan #7 drove in Shawn #20. Lions Club scored one more run when Parker #8 scored off a hit from Kody #9 that was again mishandled by St. Hy's fielders for an error.
Lions Clubs Brendan is safe on this close play at first. (MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
(Above) A nice hit for Tristian is caught by #7 Sean (Below)
(MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
Lions Clubs Kody gets an RBI with this hit. (MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
St. Hyacinths came close to tying Lions Club in the top of the fifth, but came just one run short. Justin #3 crossed the plate on a huge triple from Benny #21. Benny also scored, one batter later, off a single from Chase #9. Though still down by one run, St. Hy's had narrowed their deficit to 3-2.
Unfortunately for St. Hyacinths, their momentum was answered with an offensive surge from Lions Clubs' hitters. Five hits, and a handful of stolen bases resulted in six more Lions Club runs. Finally St. Hy's pitcher, was able to stop Lions Clubs' rally with two timely strikeouts.
Kozy slides in a cloud of dust - safe at 3rd. (MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
Parker comes into score for Lions Club. (MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
Alex is ready at the plate. (MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
St. Hy's David ends the inning with 2 strikeouts. (MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
Down 9-2, St. Hyacinths needed hits badly in the top of the sixth. Unfortunately for them, their desperation was met with merciless pitching from the mound and St. Hy's was defeated after suffering three consecutive strikeouts.
Parker comes in to close for Lions Club. (MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
The end of the 2009 season ends with high-5s and good feelings. (MyBayCity Photo by Kevin Kula)
On the minor league field the Championship game was also played Tuesday evening. The undefeated Peak Performance team enjoyed a sound victory over St. Hyacinths, 10-3.
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