History meant nothing to the LTN Contracting Reds.
After tasting defeat at the hands of the Decorum Painting Angels in three league games and a 9-6 loss to the Angels in a Saturday night playoff, the Reds got another shot at their Prince George rivals Sunday afternoon in the final of the Spruce City Men’s Fastball Icebreaker Tournament.
They seized their opportunity and beat the Angels 5-4 to win the six-team tournament at Spruce City Stadium.
Kyle Garnot muscled a pair of home runs out of the park to lead the Reds offensively in the final, teeing off on pitcher Robbie Antoine, who ended up taking the loss. Garnot was frustrating the Angels’ batters until he took a Jarret Potskin line drive off his pitching hand and had to be replaced. Norm Linton went the rest of the way on the rubber to pick up the victory.
The Reds, also known as Big Guy Lake, were coming off a dramatic come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Spruce City Selects in the semifinal Sunday morning. Down 4-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, they scored five runs that inning to lock up the win.
The Spruce City Men’s Fastball Association resumes play on Tuesday with games at 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Next weekend, Falcon Camp Services will represent the Spruce City league at the Softball BC Masters Provincial Championship in Kelowna.