Walk-off completes colossal comeback for midget AAA Mustangs

Down 8-0, Cowichan battles back to win 9-8

The midget AAA Cowichan Valley Mustangs capped off a huge comeback with a 9-8 walk-off win over the Victoria Eagles at Evans Park on Wednesday night.

The Mustangs trailed 8-0 halfway through the fourth inning, but the last three and a half innings were all Cowichan, and Nolan Fothergill’s one-out single in the bottom of the seventh gave the home team the victory.

Victoria scored twice in the first, three times in the second, and three times in the top of the fourth to take a convincing lead.

Things changed in the bottom of the fourth. Cam LeSergent sparked the comeback when he walked on four pitches, then stole second midway through Fothergill’s ensuing at-bat. With Tyler Dobson at the plate next, LeSergent stole third and Fothergill stole second. Josh McCann’s sacrifice fly brought LeSergent home, and the Mustangs were finally on the board.

After a scoreless fifth, the Mustangs added five in the sixth. Still down by a pair in the bottom of the seventh, Cowichan tied the game when LeSergent singled home Andrew Strobl, then won it when Fothergill brought home Morley Scott and LeSergent.

Scott was also the winning pitcher after keeping the Eagles off the board for the final two innings, surrendering just one hit and issuing a pair of strikeouts. Starter Matteo Iorio also struck out a pair over two innings of work, and Cameron Linn struck out six in three innings.

Strobl went 3-for-4 at the plate and Scott was 2-for-3, while Fothergill went 1-for-3 with a team-best three RBIs.

Along with 11-1 and 10-0 wins over Richmond City at home last Saturday, Wednesday’s win boosted Cowichan’s record to 9-1. The Mustangs will host Central Okanagan for a double-header this coming Sunday, with games at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Just Posted

Multi-vehicle crash along the Malahat leaves traffic crawling

Southbound lane heavily delayed at Malahat Summit

Shawnigan Lake’s Maggie Banks wins BC Games’ top prize

Rubgy star honoured with W.R. Bennett Award and scholarship

Duncan wrestler Ashton Combdon beats the odds to medal at BC Summer Games

Combdon joins CVWC teammates Talon Hird and Hayley Bye-Pace on the podium

Family effort helps Duncan swimmer Mary Paridaen van Veen to gold at BC Summer Games

Mom, dad and sister all members of the Cowichan Valley swimming community

Phase one of Maritime Centre pier reconstruction complete

To complete the full scope of the survey’s recommendations the cost was estimated at $500,000.

BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies

The torch in the Cowichan Valley has been extinguished as Fort St. John gets ready to host the 2020 BC Winter Games

Coming up in Cowichan: Medicine walk

Sylvester will teach participants about traditional uses for many of the plants that grow naturally

Police confirm girl, 8 others injured in Toronto shooting; shooter dead

Paramedics said many of the victims in Danforth, including a child, were rushed to trauma centres

Why do they do it? Coaches guide kids to wins, personal bests at the BC Games

Behind the 2,300 B.C. athletes are the 450 coaches who dedicate time to help train, compete

Government sets full-time salary range for Justin Trudeau’s nanny

At its top range, the order works out to a rate of $21.79 per hour, assuming a 40-hour work week

Lower Mainland teams battle for baseball gold at BC Games

Vancouver Coastal squeaked out a 3-2 win against Fraser Valley

The Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw people signed an agreement-in-principle with the B.C. government

The signing ceremony, at the Eliza Archie Memorial School, was 25 years in the making

Canada to resettle dozens of White Helmets and their families from Syria

There are fears the volunteers would become a target for government troops

Francesco Molinari wins British Open at Carnoustie

It is his first win at a major and the first by an Italian

Most Read