Merchants defeat Cubs in some Friday Night Fastball
Friday May 12th action in the Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League saw the Foam Lake Merchants defeat the Fishing Lake Cubs 12 to 5. Merchants pitcher James Anderson picked up the win with 6 innings of work with the 7th inning being closed out by Ryan Junop who also had a Home Run in the game. Merchants Brennan Hack had a few nice plays at 3rd including a one-hop bare hander. The Merchants had a few new good young players out for this season. The Cubs had a decent number baserunners but only were able to cash in runs in the 4th. Their 5 run inning brought the game to 7-5 but the Merchants pulled away in the end. Merchants next game is in Wadena Tuesday May 16th vs the Wadena Wildcats, while the Cubs play host to the Stoney Creek Braves Thursday May 19th. The Braves make their debut in the league Saturday May 13th with a double header in Wynyard starting at 1:00.
WP: James Anderson
HR: Ryan Junop
Pictured: Cubs pitcher Hal Machiskinic pitching to Garth Anderson