St. John’s first baseman Andrew Symonds was the lone bright spot on a Capitals team that finished winless in four starts and was outscored 35-11 at the national senior baseball championship which clewed up Sunday in Windsor, Ont.
Symonds hit .429 to finish 10th overall in tournament batting, but the Caps otherwise struggled, losing to New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia.
Following a 14-6 opening-day loss to New Brunswick last Thursday, the Caps turned in a pretty solid effort against Ontario, but ended up on the wrong end of a 4-1 score.
Symonds had a pair of hits, while Scott Goosney was solid on the mound for St. John’s, scattering nine hits over seven innings and striking out four.
In the nightcap of their Friday twinbill, Alberta stomped St. John’s 10-0. Symonds had another two hits in that game. Mike Janes was roughed up on the hill, allowing 10 runs on seven hits in only a third of an inning. Sean Janes finished up, giving up two hits in 3.2 innings in the game which lasted only five innings.
The Caps closed out their tournament Saturday with a 7-4 loss to Nova Scotia. Greg Barry started and went 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits. He fanned four.
Justin Crawley came on in relief, and surrendered two runs on four hits.
Mike Dyke had two hits for St. John’s.
The host Windsor Stars met British Columbia in the final on Sunday night.
St. Pat’s Ball Park in St. John’s will be the location of the 2014 senior nationals, scheduled for August 21-25.