Woodbine Racetrack Game Report: Leafs Can't Solve Corrente as Jackfish Force Game Four
WELLAND - To game four we go.
The Welland Jackfish staved off elimination on Tuesday evening, beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 10-2 in game three of this best-of-five semifinal series.
Welland starter Rich Corrente was great on the mound in a complete game performance for the Jackfish, allowing only two earned runs on nine hits and three walks.
Jackfish right fielder Justin Gideon went two-for-four with a walk.
Toronto starter Zach Sloan took the loss after allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks in three innings pitched.
TORONTO - 2-11-2
WELLAND - 10-11-0
BIGGEST PLAY OF THE GAME: Up 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Gideon hit a double to give the Jackfish a 4-1 lead.
The game never really felt in doubt from that point onward.
BY THE NUMBERS...
3. A three-hit game for Jackfish left fielder Hogan Brown, who is now batting .455 in the postseason.
10. Ten runs allowed by the Leafs is the most runs they have allowed thus far in a playoff game.
142. A 142-pitch performance from Corrente.
The series now shifts back to Toronto for game four at 7:30 pm on Wednesday.
Photo: Craig Aikin