Junior Thunderbirds double winners in Intercounty twin-bill

The Stoney Creek Junior Thunderbirds took both ends of an Intercounty Baseball League doubleheader, 8-3 and 11-7, from the Kitchener Dodgers.

In the opener on Tuesday night (July 15), Tim Hebner had three hits and three runs-batted-in to pace the T-Birds at the plate.

Pitcher Eric Cronsberry threw a gem, holding the Dodgers to just six hits in a complete game performance. Richard Seaton had two of the Dodgers hits and Mat Vickers took the loss on the mound, lasting only three innings.

In the night cap, both pitchers went the distance with Chris Plummer outlasting Derek Sinko for the win.

The Thunderbirds were led by Billy Lawrence, Tim Hebner and Zack Byron, each with two hits. Dusty Slater added a two-run homer. Thomas Fear and and Will Torrez had a pair of hits each for the Dodgers who tied the game in the third at 5-5 only to see the visiting Thunderbirds score four in the fifth to take the lead for good.

The two wins left Stoney Creek with an 8-18 record while Kitchener fell to 14-13.

The T-Birds are back in action on Thursday at their Bernie Arbour Stadium on the east Mountain against the same Dodgers. The first pitch goes at 7:30 p.m.