Playoff hopes still alive for Thunderbirds

thunderbirdsHamilton Thunderbirds, who won their third game of the season on Sunday (June 28), have a busy week as they go after a fourth win and the eighth and final playoff spot.

On Tuesday, the T-Birds will be in the David Hastings Stadium in Brantford against the Red Sox at 8 p.m. – a game postponed from June 17. Two nights later, Thursday, the Thunderbirds visit Barrie to play the Baycats art 7:30 p.m. followed by a game at home the next night against the Guelph Royals at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium. Gametime is 7:30 p.m.

Bernie Arbour is situated at the corner of Mohawk Road East and Upper Kenilworth.

On Sunday in Hamilton, the Thunderbirds won for just the third time this season but crept closer to a playoff spot with a big 4-3 win over the Mississauga Twins.

Hamilton scored a pair of runs in the sixth inning to take the lead for good, improving to 3-20, and moving to within 3 1/2 games of the eighth place Twins for the final IBL playoff spot.

Mike Fortuna got the win on the mound for the Thunderbirds, throwing six strong innings. He allowed two runs on six hits, striking out five and walking none. Dan Jagdeo had three hits, an RBI and a walks for the Thunderbirds, who has 11 hits, while Darnell Duckett added a pair of hits.

Luis Castillo took the loss. He allowed four runs on 11 hits over six innings, striking out eight and walking two. Adam Zorzit had three hits and Henry Duke added a pair of hits for the Twins.