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Thunder narrowly lose to Huskies

The Cecil Lake Norwest Thunder had two close games against the Grimshaw Huskies at home yesterday. The Huskies beat the Thunder 4-1 in the first game and 5-1 in the second game, marking vast improvement for the Thunder.

The Cecil Lake Norwest Thunder had two close games against the Grimshaw Huskies at home yesterday.

The Huskies beat the Thunder 4-1 in the first game and 5-1 in the second game, marking vast improvement for the Thunder.

"Seven innings, both games," said Thunder player/coach Kevin Bell. "Goal is achieved now, just gotta hit the ball a lit more now."

The Thunder started off their first game really strong with three outs in the first four Huskies batters, with Tyson Bell pitching for the Thunder.

The Thunder's Jordan Gies was in scoring position in the bottom of the inning, but the hits wouldn't come for the Cecil Lake team.

The Huskies got their first run in the top of the third. Jordan Aaron took over pitching for the Thunder in the top of the fourth inning. The Huskies got another run in the top of the fifth and Dave Barry came home for the Thunder in the bottom of the inning, with a few more Thunder runners in scoring position. The Huskies got one more run in the top of the seventh and the Thunder couldn't get their bats swinging to come back.

I thought it was pretty good, we kept it close," said Aaron, adding that it's the best game so far this season.

"It feels good, we can definitely win one this season."

He was impressed with his defence in the first game, including a couple of nice double plays.

"The outfield made a lot of catches, it was nice. When you catch those ones, it keeps runners off base."

The Thunder were able to keep the Huskies close again in the second game, only letting them score once in the first and third innings, with three in the fifth and one in the seventh. Kyle Backstead scored for the Thunder in the sixth.

There's been lots of improvement so far this season, said Bell and he hopes it'll continue into their doubleheader in Grimshaw next weekend.

"We're hoping to pull one of them out and then from there I'm thinking if we can get to seven innings and keep it close, I'll be happy and I think the boys'll be happy too. Winning is just a bonus now."

The WBL is still in need of Fort St. John umpires - right now the Thunder and the Fort St. John Paladin Black Sox are paying umpires their usual game fee plus travel costs. For more information, contact Bell at 250-781-3361.

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