Tuesday night the Hawks welcomed the Thornhill Reds to town in the final tune up before Elims. 6 pitchers combined to limit the Reds to 6 hits on the night with Kyle McGillvray and Matt Laise working the first 4 innings. After a Troy McLaughlin RBI single in the 3rd, Alex Bruce hit a 2 run shot that put Newmarket in the lead for good. The bullpen picked up from there with Austen Jones, Brandon Clarke, CJ Dungavell and Alex Bruce all pitching in to keep the Reds bats quiet.
The Hawks travel to Windsor this weekend for the Provincial Elimination tournament. Their opening round opponent will be the Sarnia Braves at noon on Friday.
-Chris Bloom stays hot as a pistol going 2-3 with a BB and 2 SB
-Paul Rupnik returned from having his wisdom teeth removed to go 2-4 with 3 SB and an RBI