Thunderbirds leave Long Island Mariners high and dry in Elite baseball

The Hamilton-based Canadian Thunderbirds 18 and Under Elite Baseball Club held Long Island to four hits and shutout the Mariners 4-0 in a recent Fall Ball Baseball Clubs mini-schedule game.

Starting pitcher Devin Karlsen of Kitchener went five and two-thirds innings, yielding three hits and a walk enroute to the mound decision. Reliever Tyler Bradley of Innerkip finished the game allowing one hit and a walk to earn the save.

Three clutch hits came from Wes O’Neill of Mississauga with Burlington’s Jimmy Modesto, and Dan Pineau of Pickering adding one each. Pineau lined to right centre for a double and Ryan Van Spronsen of Brantford also had a double.

Justin Muia of Mississauga reached third on a three-base error by Long Island.

Tonight (Wednesday), weather permitting, the Thunderbirds will play the Cambridge Terriers at 7 p.m. at Bernie Arbour Stadium.

On Saturday, the Thunderbirds will be host to several elite baseball clubs at Bernie Arbour at 11 a.m., and the following day they will travel to Thornhill to play the Ontario Mavericks at 11 a.m.

Rain got in the way of three Thunderbirds games on the Sept. 23-24 weekend against Canisius College of Buffalo and the Niagara Rebels and Oakville Royals of the Premier Baseball League of Ontario. The games will not be re-scheduled.

The following are the remaining dates in the Thunderbirds fall schedule:

Wednesday, Oct. 11, East Toronto Ontario Prospects, Bernie Arbour, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 14, Thornhill Ontario Mavericks, Diamond 2, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Oct. 15, East Toronro Ontario Prospects, Ajax, 11 a.m.