Edinburgh Diamond Devils 23 - Granite City Oilers 1

Scheduled Date: 
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 13:00
Away Team: 
Edinburgh Diamond Devils
Home Team: 
Granite City Oilers
Away Score: 
23
Home Score: 
1
Game write up: 

The Devils made the long trip north to take on the Aberdeen Oilers, hoping to keep their winning run going against a team which beat them last time out. But ominously for the Oilers, the Devils had been playing well recently
In the first the Devils threatened early, loading the bases, however Sylvain then attempted to take home on a passed ball, but on an unfamiliar pitch the ball bounced straight back to the catcher and Sylvain was out by miles with the out by Miles (or out by miles squared for you maths fans).
Bret started on the mound for the Devils and ran into some early trouble allowing the leadoff hitter to get to second. However, when attempting to steal third he was gunned down by Hsin-Yen behind the plate.
In the second the Devils took the lead as Matt would lead off by getting drilled by a pitch and then Sylvain would drive in the run with double to give Bret the lead and he would retire the Oilers in order in the bottom of the inning.
In the 3rd the Devils began to barrel up the ball and 4 hits and a pair of walks forced the Oilers starter out of the game with 5 runs scoring. And they kept going in the 4th inning with another 4 hits, capped by a big 2RBI triple by Hsin-Yen to deep right centre. However, the Oilers usual slick fielding was absent here as a spill in the outfield and 2 infield errors contributed to 8 runs coming in.
However, the Oilers weren’t giving in and in the bottom of the inning got on the scoreboard as a run would come in to cut the deficit to 14-1.
Things settled down until the 6th when the Devils would again get the bats going with another 4 runs, once again Highlighted by another big hit from Hsin-Yen who’s ground rule double landed only a few feet short of a 2 run homer.
In the 7th the Devils stayed hot with another 5 runs, with singles for both Matt and Andrew meaning that every single Devils hitter had at least one hit and reached the base twice in the game.
Unfortunately for the Oilers Bret was still pitching strong for the Devils and even in the 7th still had some gas left in the tank, putting up another zero on the board to end the game with the Devils comfortable 23-1 victors.
So the long trip was worth it for the Devils as they took the long (and hungry for some) trip home with the ‘W’. As for the Oilers they were unlucky to run into a red hot Devils team without their star pitcher available.
Next up the rigged fixtures continue as the Devils take another trip on the road to take on the Galaxy in Glasgow.