Dartmouth Inches Closer to NSSBL Title
Veteran Jason Bailey just keeps on doing it for the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry. In the fifth game of the NSSBL finals Thursday night at Beazly Field, Bailey allowed just one run on three hits while striking out 11 on the way to the complete game victory.
To show he still had lots left in the tank, Bailey struck out the side in the nineth.
Dartmouth got all the runs they needed in the third. Dan Comeau and Chris Gallivan had back to back singles before Chris Head sacrificed the pair to second and third. After a Matt Thomas groundout, Joel Irvine hit a ground ball to SS Ryan Veinot that went through his legs allowing Comeau and Gallivan to score.
The Canadians got their only run in the seventh when Veinot walked, stole second, and scored on an RBI single by Mark Pelham.
In the bottom of the seventh, Head reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout, and then stole home. An argument ensued with plate umpire Dennis Crotty ejecting Halifax starting pitcher Steve Ivey. A Comeau RBI single in the eighth scored Colin Johnson who had reached on an error.
The win brings the final to 3-2 in favour of the Moosehead Dry in the best of seven series. The Dry can wrap up the league title on Saturday when the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians play host to the Dry at 2:00 pm at Mainland Common.
Craig Langille will take to the mound for the Dry on Saturday, while Halifax will counter with either Reggie Snow or Barrett Bellefontaine.