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Truro Bearcats drop home opener to Kentville Wildcats

Justin Morton takes a swing during Friday night NSSBL action at the TAAC Grounds. Morton had a two-run single in the third as the Bearcats scored four and took a 4-1 lead, but the Kentville Wildcats came back to take a 10-5 decision.
Justin Morton takes a swing during Friday night NSSBL action at the TAAC Grounds. Morton had a two-run single in the third as the Bearcats scored four and took a 4-1 lead, but the Kentville Wildcats came back to take a 10-5 decision. - file photo

TRURO, N.S. - The visiting Kentville Wildcats put a damper on the Truro Bearcats’ home opener Friday night, downing the locals 10-5 in Nova Scotia Senior Baseball league play.

It was to be the first of two home games on the weekend for the Bearcats, but their contest slated for Sunday night at the TAAC Grounds has now been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date.

The Wildcats opened the scoring in the first inning Friday to take a 1-0 lead.

Truro Bearcat Matt Mingo takes a walking lead on Kentville pitcher Alex Ostrov Friday night. Mingo had doubled and eventually scored as the Bearcats plater four in the third inning.
Truro Bearcat Matt Mingo takes a walking lead on Kentville pitcher Alex Ostrov Friday night. Mingo had doubled and eventually scored as the Bearcats plater four in the third inning.

 

Truro came back in the third though, to go ahead 4-1. With Adam Lombard aboard, Matt Mingo drilled a line shot down the left field line, good for a double. Justin Morton singled to bring in those two, and after a John Chapman single, Morton was brought in with a Jeff Chisholm single making it 3-1.

John Chapman was starting pitcher for the Truro Bearcats and took the loss in a 10-5 defeat at the hands of the Kentville Wildcats. Chapman managed a rare steal of home in the third inning in the game Friday.
John Chapman was starting pitcher for the Truro Bearcats and took the loss in a 10-5 defeat at the hands of the Kentville Wildcats. Chapman managed a rare steal of home in the third inning in the game Friday.

 

The four-run inning was capped with John Chapman on third. Chapman bolted for home with pitcher Zack Zinck in his wind-up and was safe, in a rare bid to steal home, to make it 4-1.

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