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Kings edge Selects 5-4

Selects vs. Kings

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Selects lost a 5-4 heartbreaker to the Kings Tuesday night to drop to 7-10 on the season.

After two scoreless innings, Kevin Ryrie got the Selects started in the top of the third when he singled, advanced to third on a throwing error, and pulled the rarely-seen delayed steal of home to give the Selects a 1-0 lead. They pushed the lead to 2-0 in the fourth when Mike Brown hit a leadoff single, stole second, and came in to score on a passed ball. The Kings, however, answered in the bottom half of the inning. Jason Falk and Kevin Bisch led off with back-to-back singles and a throwing error from Brown allowed the Falk to score. Bisch then came in on an Anthony Medley single to knot the game at two.

The Selects came right back in the top of the fifth, regaining the lead when Brown hit a two-out single to cash Ryrie and Mark Cameron, who had reached on a hit-by-pitch and error, respectively. The 4-2 lead was short-lived. In the bottom of the fifth, Matt McLaren doubled and scored on a Falk single and, with two outs, Fred Follings hit a rocket to centre that Brown couldn't handle, allowing Falk to score the tying run. After Follings shut down the Selects in the top of the sixth, the Kings won the game in walkoff fashion, with Aaron Correia singling past a drawn-in infield to plate the winning run.

The Selects now look to move into a tie for the Black Division's final playoff spot with a 7 p.m. match-up against a very tough Jays squad on Thursday.

MVP: Mark Cameron, 1B