Late inning rally leaves T-Birds winless

thunderbirds1The host Mississauga Twins scored four runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 7-5 wins over the winless Hamilton Thunderbirds in senior Intercounty Baseball League play on Saturday (May 30).

The victory was Mississauga’s first win at Meadowvale Park as the Twins improved to 3-2 on the season while Hamilton fell to 0-9.

Kurtis Robinson picked up the win for the Twins, allowing three runs on three hits over three innings of relief. Mickey Campeanu earned the save, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth.

Scott Wells hit a three-run homer for the Twins, while Craig Dempsey had a three-run double as part of the big four-run eighth inning. George Anapong-Mensa and Darryl Pui both had two hits for the Twins.

Jordell Farquhar was the loser, allowing two hits in the eighth. Darrell Duckett had two hits and drove in three runs for the Thunderbirds.

Hamilton was outhit 12-9 but the Twins committed three errors to the Thunderbirds one.

Hamilton had taken a 2-0 lead after one inning but Mississauga pushed three across in the bottom of the third for a one-run lead. Hamilton retook the lead with three runs in the seventh inning to set the stage for the Twins rally.