Dukes top Knights 3-2 in 10 innings in annual Independence Day game

100 1059The Dundas Dukes completed a season sweep of the Northfield Knights by beating them 3-2 in an exciting Fourth of July game at Dundas. Leading 1-0 the Dukes gave up two runs in the fourth inning when starter Jeff Deuth walked the first two batters and gve up a bunt single to Luke Teske, which was also the first hit of the game. Picha lined a single off Deuth's glove for the first run and Mike Wickman hit a deep fly to center that was dropped scoring the second run. It could have been worse for the Dukes, however, as they threw Teske out at the plate Moore to Maus to McDermott. The second time that combo has worked in as many games. The Dukes tied the score 2-2 in the sixth and Deuth and Jeremy Kruse battled until the tenth.

In the bottom of the tenth, Moore led off with a walk and was advanced to second on a bunt by Josh Maus. He went to third on a wild pitch. Northfield then walked Sylvester and Guevara to load the bases with one out. Carson Jones hit a 3-1 fastball to the base of the left field fence for the gamewinner. The Dukes are now 11-13 overall and 6-5 in the CCVL.

(Recap written by Bill Nelson)