The Carillon Sultans are one game away from capturing the Manitoba Junior Baseball League title after coming from behind to beat the Altona Bisons 5-4 in game two of the final Wednesday night.
The win gives them a two-nothing series lead in the best of five set. Sultans coach Tim Penner says his guys were able to maintain their composure despite falling behind early.
Right Fielder Orrin Hogue helped lead the offence for Carillon with one run, two hits, two RBI, and four stolen bases. In fact it was fitting that Hogue was the one to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh with two outs. The team recorded 8 stolen bases - 5 in bottom of 7th inning. Winning pitcher Brett Hiebert gave up 3 of his 4 runs in the first inning, but settled in after that. He says the team was able to bear down in the clutch.
Colin Waldner took the loss for the Bisons giving up 4 hits in the bottom of the seventh with his team up by one. Angus Klassen had 2 hits, 2 RBI and scored a run. Bisons coach Dan Giesbrecht admits it was a tough loss for his team.
Game three goes Friday night in Altona.