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Jr Cubs win in walk-off fashion




By Brian Lockhart

 

The Mansfield Junior Cubs won 6-5 over New Lowell on Monday night, June 27, on the diamond in Mansfield with a walk-off run in the final inning.

The game started out well for the Cubs when they opened the game up with four runs in the first inning.

The second inning got off to a gangbusters start when Cole Newton hit to centre field and took a big chance by rounding second base and turning on the after burners to make it to third for a triple - sliding into the base under the throw.

The Knights were back in the game in the top of the third with two men on base and a hit to deep right field that brought in two runs.

Mansfield went ahead by three in the third that brought in a single run and made it a 5-2 game.

A third new Lowell run in the fifth inning closed the gap and by the time the seventh rolled around the game was tied at five.

The game ended in dramatic fashion in the seventh inning when the Cubs were at their last bat with two men on base.

New Lowell deliberately walked a player to load the bases and try for a squeeze play that would end the game.

But when the fourth ball was called on the batter, the game ended when the walk brought in the winning run.

"We were hitting good tonight. Our pitching really helped us out," said Cubs third baseman/pitcher, Jordan Metz. "I just tried to pitch my way out of it one strike at a time."

Metz was on the mound for several innings after the Cubs rotated several times during the game.

The win was the Junior Cubs fifth straight victory on the mound.

The Cubs will be back on their home diamond in Mansfield this Sunday, July 3, to host the New Lowell Knights.

The first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.
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