By Andrew Mild
Corn Dogs, Oilmen. The two teams have played some really great games to start the 2022 Northern League season. It looked like the Corn Dogs had the game in hand, up 5-3 in the bottom of the ninth at Oil City Stadium on Saturday, but they lost the game on a walk-off base hit – for the second time to the Oilmen in three days.
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Lake County struck early, scoring two runs off of hits from Tyler Schultz and Scott Hansen. Both pitchers settled in after the first inning and it turned into a pitcher’s duel.
In the seventh, the Corn Dogs scored two runs off some great baserunning and errors from the Oilmen. Colin Small scored on a wild pitch after swiping two bases. Gavin Terry slid home on a sacrifice fly from Hansen to move the score to 4-1.
The Oilmen scored two in the bottom of the eighth off a bloop single to make it 4-3. The Corn Dogs tacked on an insurance run, but the Oilmen didn’t go away. Down to their final out with the winning run on second, Jake Ostrowski walked it off with a single into left center, winning the game for Oilmen, 6-5.
Gavin Terry, the Macron Player of the Game, went 1-3 with three stolen bases, three runs scored and two walks. He also gunned out a runner at the plate to keep the game tied.
Photo by Josh Brunette