Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart – A near perfect, one-hit performance by pitcher Jordy Frost led the Duncan Renegades to a 10-0 mercy-rule shortened win over the Carnarvon Giants in the 2013 Greater Victoria Baseball Association Midget Championship game Sunday afternoon at Henderson Park in Victoria.
Frost was simply unhittable on the day, allowing just a second inning hit to the Giants Glen Harrison, while striking out eight and walking none over the full five innings of work.
Frost was so dominant, he faced just the minimum number of Carnarvon batters, fifteen for the game. This was made possible when he picked Harrison off first base following his hit to end that second inning and then was perfect the rest of the way, holding seven of the eleven Carnarvon batters (all players bat at the Midget AA level) to just a single at bat during the game.
Meanwhile the Renegades offence, after failing to score in the first inning off Carnarvon starter Noah Meadows, would score a pair of two-out runs in the second, as after Reyia Tomida reached on an error and Keygan Hankins walked, Jake Heerwagen would notch an RBI single to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. Another Giants throwing error, this time on a pick-off attempt, would then allow Hankins to score the second Renegades run.
In the top of the third inning, a pair of two-out walks would come back to haunt Meadows and the Giants, as both would score on a two-RBI, opposite field triple from Duncan's Cameron Frame. After two more errors on pick off attempts, another walk, a fielding error and another RBI-hit, this time off the bat of Aaron Frost, the Giants had posted five runs in the inning and had jumped to an impressive 7-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth inning, yet another walk by Meadows, this time to Duncan's Blair Robertson to lead-off the inning, would come around to score following two more fielding errors and then after a passed ball and back to back singles from Justis Doucet and Ben Slang, the Renegades had added another three runs and led 10-0.
In the top of the fifth inning, Carnarvon reliever Sam Stafford-Veale, who came on for Meadows mid-way through the fourth inning, finally found a way to silence the Renegade bats, retiring the side in order.
It would be too little too late however, as Frost would do the same to the Giants in the bottom of the frame, closing out the 10-0 win in impressive fashion, giving the Renegades the title.