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Truro Bearcats on a bit of a roll as Jason Smith pitches a gem

Back-to-back wins bode well in what could be a tight playoff race

Published on July 15, 2017

Bearcats’ catcher Matt Mingo slides in safely to third Friday night during action between Truro and the visiting Kentville Wildcats. Truro scored twice in the third and held on to win 2-0 for their second victory of the NSSBL season.

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TRURO – You can call it modest, but meaningful.

Jason Smith pitched the Truro Bearcats to their second win of the season Friday, holding the Kentville Wildcats to just three hits en route to a 2-0 win.
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Jason Smith pitched a masterful complete game three-hit shutout Friday at the TAAC Grounds to lead the Truro Bearcats to their second straight Nova Scotia Senior Baseball victory.
It’s modest because this two-game winning streak represents the only two wins of the season for Truro (2-13).
It’s meaningful because both came at the expense of the Kentville Wildcats (3-11) who it appears the Bearcats will be jousting with for fourth spot in the standings, as the midway point of the season arrives.
At the TAAC Grounds Friday the Bearcats scored a pair of runs in the third inning, which proved to be all they’d need in the 2-0 win.
Justin Morton, Matt Mingo, Adam MacAloney, John Chapman and Jeff Chisholm all had singles for the winners, with Morton and Dan Bates crossing the plate for the two runs.
Alex Ostrov took the loss on the mound for Kentville, while Brad Fuller had two singles and John Ansara added a double for the only hits Smith would give up on the night.
A busy weekend for the Bearcats kicks off Thursday when they travel to Dartmouth to take on the Moosehead Dry, with the Dry returning the favour Friday at the TAAC Grounds. Both are 7:30 p.m. starts.
Sunday, July 23 Truro travels to Kentville for an important double-header with the Wildcats. Games are slated for 2 and 5 p.m.

Matt Mingo was easily safe on this play at third during action Friday night, when the Truro Bearcats blanked the Kentville Wildcats 2-0.