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Selects win season opener

Selects vs. Classics

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Selects opened their 2012 KFL campaign on a winning note, defeating the Classics 1-0 in the KFL's first televised game on Rogers TV (Cable 20). In a rematch of last year's championship series, the Selects exacted a small measure of revenge behind a tremendous performance from Scott Clark, who threw a complete game two-hitter while striking out six.

The Classics threatened in the top of the first when John Sexton drew a one-out walk and Brad Maunder reached on an error, moving Sexton to third. Clark, unfazed, induced a tapper back to the mound for the second out and then notched a timely strikeout to escape the jam. The Classics would manage just two baserunners the rest of the way - leadoff singles in the third and fourth innings before Clark retired 12 straight to secure the victory.

For a while, the Selects were similarly stymied on offense. In the bottom of the fourth, however, Kevin Ryrie hit a well placed leadoff double, moved to third on a fielder's choice by Chad Fink, and scored on a hard hit grounder by Tim Coverdale, which was misplayed by the Classics' shortstop. It wasn't a lot, but on this night, it was all Clark needed.

The Selects are in Woodstock this weekend and resume KFL action Thursday at 7 against the 1-1 Thunder.

MVP: Scott Clark, P