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2010 Trend-Arlington Men's Fastball - Final Recap

September 30, 2010

Ottawa, ON


OTTAWA, On -- One of the rainiest Septembers in the history of the Trend-Arlington Men's Fastball League couldn't stop Game 3 of the 2010 finals from being played just a day later than last year's final on 29 September.  With the series knotted at one game apiece, Durabuilt Construction was host to Lone Star Texas Grill.  Gord Flannery started his fifth game of the playoffs against Craig MacDonald. After a 1-2-3 first , Durabuilt led off with a familiar single by Andy McAfee, who was erased by a Jim Yeldon fielder's choice. Brett Dugan, Gord Flannery and Mike Flannery tallied RBI singles and Durabuilt was up 3-0 after one inning.

In the second, Lone Star couldn't capitalize on a Jim Yeldon error as he redeemed himself by gunning out Craig MacDonald. Flannery left the next two hitters standing at the plate on strikeouts. Durabuilt lengthened the lead in the bottom of the second, when Dugan doubled home another McAfee single, and then himself scored on an error down the third base line hit by Flannery. The game was likely out of reach in the 4th as Lone Star could only push across one run after four straight hitters touched Flannery, who struck out Norm Ferris to end the threat with a 5-1 lead. Durabuilt tacked on 3 more off Mike Goodfellow in the 5th, who came on in relief of MacDonald.. Flannery had a no-hitter going until the 5th when Johnny Paolozzi ripped a double the other way to lead off the inning. However, two come-backers and a K finished off the Lone Star hopes. Durabuilt's powerful lineup ended up being too much, as they claimed the Championship shortly after 9pm.  A 9-1 record in elimination competition this season, Durabuilt Construction overpowered the competition to become 2010 Trend Arlington Men's Fastball League Champions.

Andy McAfee 2B
Jim Yeldon SS (Captain)
Brett Dugan CF
Gord Flannery P
Stu Kerr 3B
Mike Flannery OF
Steve Flannery OF
Buck Richer 1B/P/OF (Alt Captain)
Zeke Arthur OF (r)
Howie Abramovitch OF
Dean McDonald C (injured)
Mark Dore (injured)
Injury Substitutes:
Mike Gellner C/OF and Nick Norton C

            1 2 3 4 5 6 7  R  H   E
Lone Star   0 0 0 1 0 0 0  1   1  3
Durabuilt   3 2 0 0 3 0 x  8  13  4

2B: LS  Paolozzi 1; Dur Dugan 2
3B: Dur: M Flannery
HBP: Sampson by Flannery

Pitching
Durabuilt
Flannery   6IP 1R 0ER 0BB 8K
and Nick Norton

Lone Star
MacDonald  4IP 5R 4ER 2BB 2K
Goodfellow 2IP 3R 3ER 2BB 1K
and Brent Taylor


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