© — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram
Shamrocks batter Dave Buckingham tries to check his swing during a St. John’s senior baseball league game against Feildians at the Smallwood Drive Ball Park in Mount Pearl on Sunday. The Double Blues won 1-0.
Tyler Coley raced home from third base on a wild pitch, and that was all Feildians Ellsworth Group needed as the Double Blues scratched out a 1-0 win over Trapper John’s Shamrocks in Molson St. John’s senior baseball Sunday at the Smallwood in Mount Pearl.
In another game Sunday, Peter Madden cracked a three-run home run in the sixth inning as the Gonzaga Roebothan McKay Marshall Vikings blanked Holy Cross Trinity Pub 5-0 at St. Pat’s Ball Park.
In Mount Pearl, Dan Phillips and Alex Walsh combined on a five-hitter in the Feildians’ win. Phillips (2IP, 0R, 1H, 1W, 2K) started the game, and Walsh (5IP, 0R, 2H, 2W, 1K) came on to register the win. Stephen Barbour (4IP, 1R, 2H, 3W, 4K), one of four Shamrocks pitchers, was tagged with the loss. Bob Kent (1IP, 0R, 1H, 0W, 1K) started, and Scott Goosney and Matt Murphy finished up.
No batter in the game had more than one hit.
At the refurbished St. Pat’s, Matt Peterson went the distance for the Vikings, scattering six hits while striking out three. Ryan Tapper (3IP, 5R, 5H, 1W, 1K), who came on for starter Sean Janes (3IP, 0R, 1H, 1W, 3K), was tagged with the loss. Mark Healy pitched the final inning, recording a strikeout.
John Nichols had two hits for the winners, and Janes had a pair of hits in a losing cause.
The Feildians and Shamrocks finished off a game Saturday that was continued from July 29 with the teams tied 2-2.
The Double Blues won it on John Walsh’s single that scored Mike Delaney. Phillips was credited with the win over Kent.
On Saturday at the Smallwood Drive diamond, A.J. Whiffen turned in a noteworthy performance on the mound, pitching all 12 innings as Knights shaded Storm 5-4 in a lengthy matchup.
Whiffen gave up four runs on nine hits and five walks, while striking out 12. Bernie Morgan (5IP, 2R, 1H, 4W, 2K) was tagged with the loss. Jason Kearley was also impressive for the Storm, going seven innings in the start (3R, 7H, 6W, 9K).
The winning run came when Randy Reid scored from second base on an error by Storm third baseman Blair Connolly.
Matt Sullivan had two hits and knocked in two runs for the Knights, while Steve Barrett had a pair of hits for the Storm.