BY JOHN DECOSTE
Kings County Advertiser/Register
After starting the season with 12 straight losses, Kentville’s midget Wildcats baseball team got into the win column on the weekend with a 5-2 win over the Halifax Mets in the second game of a doubleheader.
Christian Vogler went the distance for the win, throwing 88 pitches, allowing just five hits and striking out four. Colin Samson, playing at shortstop after catching the first game, turned in some solid defense.
Samson also contributed offensively, going two-for-three with an RBI. Roland Provencal chipped in a two-run double.
Recent news has been mostly bad – at least on the scoreboard – for the fledgling ’Cats who are in their first season playing in the Bluenose AAA league after several years’ absence.
In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Wildcats competed well but ended up losing to Halifax by a 5-3 score.
Jeff Longaphy was the losing pitcher, who did help offensively: going three-for-four with a double and two RBI. Samson was two-for-two with a double and one RBI. Brandon Hatt was one-for-three.
In a doubleheader against Dartmouth July 22 at Memorial Park, Kentville was outclassed, losing 13-0 and then 11-0. Shawn Boudreau took the loss in the first game; Nick Tibert was the losing pitcher in the second.