Friday, June 18, 2010

Seals wake up the lumber

Now THAT's more like it! In what was a solid effort all around, the Seals took control of tonight's game early and never looked back, defeating the Edmonton Capitals 12-9. Jason Kershner took a no-hitter into the 7th but a couple of hits, including a 3 run shot by the pitcher (yes, the pitcher) Mike Hrynio, put an end to his night. Actually, Hrynio is a very good hitter, coming in with a .444 average and going 2 for 2 with 4 RBIs. It was an interesting pitching performance by the "Kersh", as there were runners aboard pretty much every inning but he managed to stay out of trouble until the 7th and by that time the offense had already put up an 8 run...what do you call those things...oh yeah, LEAD!

It was a true team effort, with all positions players except Matt Kavanaugh (and he is excused for his recently hot bat) getting at least one hit. And who the heck is Mike Mooney? Well, as long as he is with us, I don't care! Mooney batted 5th and jump-started the offense with a 3-run blast in the first and looked solid patrolling centre field. He went 3 for 4 at the plate and scored twice himself; a nice addition.

In a beautiful Victoria evening (finally!), it was a game of longball with T-Mac, Mooney, Arhart (who went 4-4) and Rios all hammering round trippers. The Caps made it interesting in the late going scoring 9 runs in the 7th and 8th, but Brandon Villafuerte did just enough to preserve the win. Hopefully this shows the winning way, and if the hitting picks up pitching and vice versa, many wins will follow.