Dan Whiteford (right) crosses home plate after his solo homer in the second inning on Tuesday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Duncan Masters fall to Baker Supply

Wild one ends in high-scoring eighth inning

The Duncan Masters fastball team lost a wild one to Baker Supply in extra innings on Tuesday evening.

The score was tied after seven, but the teams broke out the bats in the eighth and when the dust settled it was 6-5 for the Nanaimo team.

“It was 2-2 after seven, then all of a sudden it kind of went nuts in the eighth,” said Duncan manager Joe DiLalla, who was pressed into umpiring duty on Tuesday.

After Baker Supply scored four in the top of the eighth, Duncan started the bottom of the inning with Craig Snyder on second. Dave Devana singled to bring him home, then Trevor Gicas homered to score himself and Devana. That was it for the Duncan offence.

“I heard someone say [Gicas] killed the rally with the home run,” DiLalla laughed.

Blair Bourgeault led the Duncan attack with two hits, while seven other players had one knock apiece. Dan Whiteford blasted a solo home run in the second prior to Gicas’s two-run shot in the eight. Devana, Snyder, Tylor Branzsen, Dave Wylie and Jamie Gicas all had singles.

“We got nine hits,” DiLalla noted. “We just came up short.”

Snyder was solid on the mound, racking up 10 strikeouts over eight innings.

“He pitched a good game,” DiLalla said. “Just the eighth didn’t go well.”

The Masters played their regular-season finale on Thursday, and will know soon who they face in the playoffs next week.

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