No homers, no problem for Closson Fastball Club

It was a rare outing for the Gord Closson Forest Products Softball Club last Thursday as they didn’t blast any home runs over the Waldon Park outfield fence, but a dominant pitching performance by Craig Snyder and offensive contributions from throughout the lineup were enough to earn a 5-0 win over Lantzville Pub.

Snyder retired the first nine Lantzville batters in order and ended up striking out 13 while surrendering just three hits over seven innings. His team, meanwhile, scored twice in the first inning and three times in the fourth to provide support.

Snyder himself was 3-for-4 with two runs, while Marty Steen went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, two runs and one RBI. Brad Robinson was 1-for-3 with two RBIs, Steve Lingren went 2-for-2, Trevor Gicas was 1-for-3 with one RBI, and Mitch Devana went 1-for-3 with a run.

Dave Devana didn’t get a hit, but was credited with an RBI when a mix-up caused Wheatsheaf to throw him out on a fielder’s choice while a runner scored. GCFP will play their final league game this Thursday at Waldon Park against Wheatsheaf, beginning at 7 p.m. The league playoffs are scheduled to start next week, with secondplace GCFP expected to host the third-place team.