may2007

Lightning Drop 2 to Start OCDFL Season

May 27, 2007

Sharon, ON


Sharon, ON – The Lake Simcoe Lightning kicked off the2007 season on the wrong foot this past week dropping both games to start offthe OCDFL season 0-2. Tuesday night the Lightning dropped a 1-0 extra inning heartbreakerto the Scarborough Royals. The game was a real pitching dual as the Royals AndySkelton struck out 19 batters going the distance for the win. The Lightningsent Rick May to the mound who lasted 4 innings in a quality start beforegiving up the ball to newcomer Greg Garrity. Garrity making his firstappearance of the season struck out 8 batters over 4 plus innings of work. TheLightning gave up the go ahead run in the top of the 8th but had achance to break things open in bottom when Marshall McCullough struck out withthe bases loaded to end the game.
 
Thursday the Lightning traveled up Yonge Street to take on the rivalBradford Sox. Garrity went the distance giving up 5 unearned runs in the 5-0loss. Bradford sent Ryan Swift to the moundwho also went the full game for the shutout.
 
The Lightning return home to the East Gwillimbury SportsComplex Tuesday night to take on the visiting Stouffville Mennos.  TheMennons are coming of a 7-2 win over the Newmarket Stingers. Former LightningPitcher Jay Nesbitt makes his return to Sharonafter going 5 innings in the win over Newmarket.
 
Also coming up on June 3rd the Lightning will beholding their annual fundraising auction night. The auction is once again beingheld at Shoeless Joe’s in SharonThe night will include many items up for bids including porting ticket, autographedmemorabilia, house wares and more. For more information regarding the auctionor Lake Simcoe Lightning Fastball contact Todd Hamblin at todd.hamblin@rogers.com or JohnZeiger at zigs@bellnet.ca
 
Todd Hamblin
Lake Simcoe Lightning
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