Granite City Oilers 9 - Glasgow Comets 1

Scheduled Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:00
Away Team: 
Granite City Oilers
Home Team: 
Glasgow Comets
Away Score: 
9
Home Score: 
1
Game write up: 

A windy but sunny day in Glasgow greeted the travelling Granite City Oilers from Aberdeen to play their first game against a Glasgow side in 3 years since their hiatus from the League. They had been beaten handily the previous week and looking to get on the board against a Comets team coming fresh off a 3 week rest from their Opening Day win.

Again, an All US pitching matchup ensued as Texan John Nelson took the hill for Glasgow up against Army Vet Steve Evans from out of Arkansas. Glasgow got off to a slow start as the bats came alive early for the visitors. Steve Evans most notably helping his own cause with a 2RBI Double highlighting a 4 run rally in the top if the 1st. Comets could not offer any response as they were shut down time and time again. by a rampant Oilers side, spearheaded by the trickery on the mound on show from Evans. Glasgow recovered defensively though, as Nelson went on to strike out the side in the 2nd and 2 in the 3rd to roll the game on at 4-0 Aberdeen after 3 innings.

Glasgow's hopes of keeping the game tight were soon dashed in the 4th as the Oilers went on to blow the game wide open. As the Comets fielding evaporated, Oilers took advantage. Jared Thomley with the clutch hit to spread the lead to 6-0 before Nelson made way for Xander Harrison on the mound, hoping that the change of speed would limit the damage with the bases loaded. There was some reprieve however Aberdeen scored on RBI groundout followed by another base hit to send the score to 8-0. The bottom of the 4th proved productive for Glasgow, but not to the extent they needed, as Louis Maguire drove Mike Greenwood across the plate with an RBI Groundout.

This is all Glasgow would manage as Evans continued to set them down to the end of the day. Evans also helping his cause again in the 5th with his 3rd RBI of the day to cap a player of the game performance. Oilers took the field in the final inning and went on to strike out the side in order and that was that.
Comets had half an hour to regroup for the upcoming game 2. However game 1 belonged to the visitors. Comets out-played in every department but keen to make amens...