© Joey Smith - Truro Daily News
TRURO – The Truro Bearcats will look to recover some ground in the standings Monday, as they take on the second place Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians at home.
The Bearcats come into the game having won four straight, dating back to June 24. They were last in action six days ago, when they mounted a late-game comeback to down the Kentville Wildcats 11-10.
While the Bearcats have been fairly stagnant due to a lax schedule, the Canadians have been piling up wins. The Halifax squad is fresh off sweeping a three-game weekend series against the Sydney Sooners in Cape Breton, and is two games up on the Bearcats in the standings.
“It’s going to take a total team effort,” said player-coach John Chapman. “Halifax has been rolling lately. Defense will be our key, it’s something we’ve been working on all season.”
Monday night's game is an opportunity to close the gap to one game, while maintaining four games in hand. Just over midway through the season, the games in hand will be an important asset for the Cats down the stretch.
“This game is huge,” Chapman said. “Not only is it a team we are chasing, but it’s a chance to win five straight and set the tone for a busy three weeks.”
The opening pitch will go out at 7:30 p.m. at TAAC Grounds.