Twins rally to spoil Thunderbirds’ home opener


Darryl Pui of the Mississauga Twins slides back to first base as Steve Black of Hamilton Thunderbirds prepares to tag during the Thunderbirds home opener match at Bernie Arbour stadium in Hamilton. (Photo: Ron Bernardo)

Darryl Pui of the Mississauga Twins slides back to first base as Steve Black of Hamilton Thunderbirds prepares to tag during the Thunderbirds home opener match at Bernie Arbour stadium in Hamilton. (Photo: Ron Bernardo)

The new Mississauga Twins played their first game since transferring from Stratford and made it a successful one, rallying for a 10-9 win over the Hamilton Thunderbirds Sunday (May 3) in opening day senior Intercounty Baseball League play.

The Twins scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to pick up the victory, ending the 3 hour and 44 minute game with a win in their IBL debut representing Mississauga. Losing pitcher Bill Langford allowed two walks, two hit batters and a single in the ninth that led to the Twins rally, giving reliever Jarred Ferecik the win. Ferecik went 1 1/3 innings and allowed no runs on three hits before Adam Zorzit got the last three outs for the save.

Mitch Peragine had three hits and two RBI for the winners, while Steve Paciuc added three hits. Henry Duke had two hits and three RBI for the Thunderbirds who pounded out 11 hits at Bernie Arbour Stadium.