BY JOHN DECOSTE
Kings County Advertiser/Register
July 8’s trip to Dartmouth ended up doubly disappointing for the Kentville Wildcats.
First, the hometown Moosehead Dry held to on win 12-11 in the completion of a suspended game from June 24.
That game had been stopped with one out in the top of the ninth inning, one Kentville runner on base and Mike Lockhart batting, when the lights at Beazley Field went out at 11:15 p.m. due to a municipal by-law.
There was no further scoring when the game resumed, prior to the start of the regularly scheduled game between Kentville and Dartmouth.
In that game, the Dry scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to break open what had been a fairly close contest and score a 13-3 win. The game was called after seven innings with the Dry ahead by 10.
The Wildcats held an early 1-0 lead after scoring in the top of the second inning. Dartmouth replied with four in the bottom of the third, and added a pair in the fifth to lead 6-3 at that point.
Steve Nelson earned the win with a complete-game performance. Corey Kent, the first of three Kentville pitchers, took the loss.
Joel Irvine led the Dartmouth offence with a pair of doubles and two RBI. Chris Gallivan had two singles and two RBI, and Chris Head, Darren Doucette, Greg West and Dan Comeau each had one hit and one RBI.
Curtis Falls had the game’s only home run for the Wildcats, who finished with three runs on seven hits. Ian Lockhart and Jeff Zwicker added two singles apiece.
The Wildcats, who with the two losses dropped into fifth place at 5-10, a half-game behind Sydney, are back home July 14 to once again face Dartmouth.