Blackhawks win, Hounds tie

The Chicago Hounds tied the Vikings 2-2 at Taft High School after 10 innings today, the game was called due to lateness/darkness (an inning cannot start after 8 pm on a field without lights as per CMBA rule).

The Hounds had outstanding pitching and defense today. Brian Hearns (#30, P) held the Vikings to only 2 runs over 5 innings–his changeup was devastating. Then Kurt Kerrigan (#12, DH/P) held the Vikings scoreless with another 5 innings on the hill, firing fastballs and sliders. Joe Wietecha (#19, 3B) had several fantastic plays at 3B, including catching a fly ball on the top of the hill at Taft by the tennis courts, and making a stab at a ball screaming down the line at third as well (while also completing the long throw to first).

The Hounds were down 2-0 in the bottom of the 7th, needing 2 to tie. Kerrigan walked, and then Mike Mudd (#29, RF) hit a scorching liner to left, scoring Kerrigan. Mudd reached third on the triple, and then scored as the ball scooted away from the 3rd baseman on the throw from in from left field.

The Hounds and Vikings then played 3 extra frames without scoring, and the game was called due to the league rule. It was a fun game–a win would have been preferred, but coming back down 2-0 in the bottom of the last inning was a big boost.

The Hounds are now 2-5-1 on the 2015 campaign, and next play the 2014 champion Browns on Saturday at 9:30 am at Winnemac Park.

Hope to see you there!