Costello steals the show in Micksburg victory
Take 1-0 lead in fastball final
by STEPHEN UHLER Local Sports - Friday, September 01, 2006

The Micksburg Twins have taken the lead in the Upper Ottawa Valley
Men's Fastball League finals against the Campbell's Bay Royals,
thanks to pitcher Corey Costello.

A fourth-inning home run hit by Costello ended his pitching duel
with Lenny Burger, and proved to be the game winner, as Micksburg
chalked up a 1-0 victory to take the opening game in the best-of-seven

Playing at home, the Twins first made their bats sing in the
bottom of the first, with a double by Barry McIntyre. However,
he got no further than that as Burger quickly shut his teammates

This continued throughout the game, with Burger and Costello
keeping the bats quiet, with an able infield mopping up the occasional

Still scoreless by the bottom of the fourth inning, after Brad
Steege was called out, Corey Costello stepped up next and connected
with Burger's pitch, sending the ball over the fence.

Micksburg pressed hard to increase their lead. Jamie Mick struck
out, then Chad Costello singled. Under the two out rule, the
Twins' catcher was called back and Mick acted as his substitute
runner. With Kerr Childerhose at bat, Mick attempted to steal
second and slide under the reach of the second baseman, but was
called out by the umpire covering the base.

After that, Costello and Burger picked up the pitching duel where
they had left off, which quieted the bats for the remainder of
the game.

The Twins and Royals head to Bryson, Quebec for game two of the
final on Tuesday, Sept. 5, starting at 8 p.m. Game three is back
in Micksburg 
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