Craig clutch for Fawcetts

Jason Malloy
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Scott wins pitchers' duel with McCullough

Chris Craig’s bloop single scored Mark Johnson with the go-ahead run Wednesday as the Charlottetown John Brown Grille Fawcetts won a pitchers’ duel with Saskatoon 2-1 in eight innings.

The Fawcetts improve to 2-1 at the seven-team Canadian senior men’s fast pitch championship while the Saskatoon Diamondbacks fell to 1-2.

Charlottetown’s Don Scott and Saskatoon’s Devon McCullough threw up zeros for the first four innings.

Extra innings started with the last out from the seventh inning starting at second base. Johnson stole second on a delay with one out and Craig's third hit of the game was the difference.

Tyler Doucette got the host squad going with a single chopped over the third baseman in the fifth. A wild pitch sent him to second and Brandon Horn drove him home with a single past the second baseman.

Chad Starling had a one-out infield single in the bottom of the inning and went to second on a wild pitch. McCullough cashed him with a two-out double to right-centre field.

Scott gave up a run on six hits and struck out seven. McCullough allowed two runs on seven hits, two walks and struck out 14, including the first seven outs of the game.

Jeff Ellsworth had two for the host team. Brennan Pokoyoway, Trevor Ethier, Jessin Potskin and Derek Arsenie all had hits for Saskatoon.

The game took two hours and a minute to play.

The Fawcetts play Quebec at 6:30 p.m. while Saskatoon plays Sooke, B.C., at 4 p.m. Sooke is 0-2 after the first day of play.

Organizations: Saskatoon Diamondbacks

Geographic location: Fawcetts, Saskatoon, Charlottetown Sooke Quebec

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