North Shore’s Roy Quigley, right, attempting to avoid the tag of Cardinals cather Tyler Wells in men’s softball final at Fred Basha Memorial Park A Diamond Tuesday.
— Star photo by Geraldine Brophy
CORNER BROOK After a quick start on Tuesday night, North Shore are on the brink of becoming Corner Brook Molson 67 Men’s Fastpitch Softball League champions once again.
The Shore scored four runs in the first two innings, highlighted by a Nathan White two-run homer in the second, as they defeated the Cardinals 7-5 at Fred Basha Memorial Park A Diamond to take a 3-1 stranglehold on the best-of-seven league final.
Ryan Park was 4-for-5 for the victors, with four singles and two runs. Roger Murrin went 3-for-4 with a double and two singles. He scored two runs and added an RBI.
For the Cardinals, Cory Hurley was 1-for-3 with a double. He also reached on an error, picking up two RBIs and a run scored. Tyler Wells was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Bruce Wells earned the pitching decision, giving up four runs on four hits over three innings, with four strikeouts and no walks. Murrin relieved him after three, allowing one run off one hit, with one walk and four strikeouts.
Chanel Allain took the loss after being tagged for seven runs on 14 hits. He struck out two and walked one.
With the 4-0 lead in the back pocket, the Shore added another in the top of the third to go up 5-0, before the Cardinals roared back with four runs in the bottom of the inning to make a game of it.
The Shore grabbed a 6-4 lead in the top of the sixth, which the Cardinals closed to 6-5 on the other side, but the Shore added another run in the top of the seventh.