Giants make swift comeback against 57's

by Giants Insider

The Fort McMurray Giants have hit the road for the first time this season and find themselves victorious after a 5-2 comeback win over Swift Current on Wednesday night.

The tone was set early by Giants Starting Pitcher Matt Whitney who tossed five innings, allowing only three hits, while striking out four. Whitney was followed by Chan Yoon who added his own scoreless inning to the box score before Jason Maldonado shut the door. Maldonado picked up the win, throwing three innings, scattering three hit while striking out four 57's.

The Giants offense was kept off the scoreboard throughout most of the game although threatened to score almost every inning. The persistence paid off in the ninth as the Giants exploded for their five runs to take the lead. Third Baseman, Darcy Barry sparked the offense hitting a curveball onto MacDonald Road for his first home run in black and orange.

After a Michael Buckley single, the Giants take advantage of some shaky play by the 57's allowing Corey Morro and Joe Finder to reach base while Buckley scored to tie the game. After an intentional walk to Jaden Wiley, Manny Alberto came to the plate to drive a ball to deep left centerfield to clear the bases and give the Giants the lead late.

Player of the Game Manny Alberto in his post-game interview said "we just don't give up, we go all the way until the games over, there's no give up in this group."

The Giants return to Mitchell Field for their final game in Swift Current before making the move down the Trans-Canada Highway to Moose Jaw on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.