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RRDWFL rematch


The Renegades and Her-icanes played during a brisk summer night yesterday even as the action on the field was steaming.

Each team was equal to the challenge, and as the daylight started to fade away, neither team was able to add any runs during the extra innings.

After the well-fought battle, the game was called in the 10th inning due to darkness and the game ended in a 4-4 draw.

The Renegades put up an almost historic effort as they were playing down a player after Kyleigh Ossachuk left the game with an injury in the bottom of the third.

Since Ossachuk started the game and the Renegades had 10 players in their starting lineup, they were forced to take an automatic out when Ossachuk was due up to bat.

After suffering this mental and moral blow the Renegades still had a chance to win late as they lead 4-3 going into the last inning.

Being shorthanded with one less player diminished the Renegades chances of winning. Both the seventh and tenth inning ended with the third out when Ossachuk was due to bat and left a pair of runners stranded ending any threat for the Renegades.

As the Her-icanes were down by one in the bottom of the seventh the team's first batter hit a line drive to left field and was called out trying to reach second base.

Fans, as well as the Her-icanes, were in disbelief over the call as the 'Canes coach stormed across the diamond to confront the umpire to argue his player was safe.

The call did not deteriorate the Her-icanes as they were able to tie the game later in the inning and forced extra innings.

In extra innings, both teams played some of their best baseball and shutdown either teams' offence and remained a tie as the game was called due to the lack of visibility.

The two teams will meet in a rematch on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Vanjura Diamond in Fort Frances as the series will start over.

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