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Newlyweds Scott Stockley and Joanne Buckingham share a kiss at St. Pat's Ball Park on Saturday. The pair had wedding photos taken on the infield during an intermediate league game that went long.
Newlyweds Scott Stockley and Joanne Buckingham share a kiss at St. Pat's Ball Park on Saturday. The pair had wedding photos taken on the infield during an intermediate league game that went long.

They spent their summers at the old ball park and they met at St. Pat’s, so it should be no surprise this particular bride and groom and their wedding party took over the infield at the baseball diamond Saturday afternoon.

In the eighth inning of a St. John’s Intermediate Baseball League game between Shamrocks and Holy Cross, Scott Stockley and his new bride, Joanne Buckingham, along with groomsmen and bridesmaids, gathered for photos following their wedding ceremony.

Considering Stockley has been playing for the Shamrocks senior team and the St. John’s Capitals the past six years, St. Pat’s seemed like the perfect setting for a few extra pictures. And don’t think for a minute Buckingham was reluctant to get her shoes scuffed up with red clay — she’s the daughter of former Shamrocks star Dave Buckingham, and the sister of current Shammie, Dave Jr. As a teenager, she worked in the canteen, so she’s no stranger to St. Pat’s, either.

“St. Pat’s has always been an important part of our lives,” she said.

Scott planned to have a few pictures taken at St. Pat’s, but what he didn’t count on was an intermediate game to go into extra innings. Wouldn’t you know it, but the Shamrocks tied the game in the bottom of the seventh to force extras.

“And we only had a half-hour before dinner,” he said.

So the Shammies and Holy Cross did what any baseball teams would do when a bride and groom want to take over the field — they went to their respective dugouts for a spell as the wedding party had pictures taken.

They made it to the meal and reception on time, and now the couple is planning a honeymoon ... after the baseball season is done.

 

rshort@thetelegram.com

 

INTERMEDIATE (Saturday)

• Holy Cross 7, Shamrocks 5

WP: Andrew Janes (2IP, 1R, 0ER, 1H, 0W, 0K)

LP: Mattie Murphy (2.2IP, 3R, 3ER, 4H, 4W, 3K)

TB: Holy Cross — Eric McKay (3-for-5); Shamrocks — Ryan Dooley (2-for-3)

NOTE: Shamrocks tied the game in the bottom of the seventh to force extras, and Holy Cross scored two in the top of the eighth for the win

 

• Feildians 10, Storm 9

WP: Mattie Marshall (2IP, 1R, 1ER, 2H, 3W, 1K); SP: David Edwards (5IP, 8R, 5ER, 12H, 3W, 1K)

LP: Aaron Peach (2IP, 2R, 1ER, 1H, 1W, 3K); SP: Tyler Hennessey (5IP, 8R, 5ER, 9H, 5W, 2K)

TB: Feildians — Kent Whitten (3-for-4); Storm — Bernie Morgan (2-for-3)

 

SENIOR (Friday)

• Shamrocks 4, Gonzaga 3

WP: Scott Goosney (4IP, 0R, 1H, 0W, 7K); SP: Bob Kent (6IP, 3R, 3R, 5H, 2W, 6K)

LP: David Lahey (2.1IP, 1R, 1ER, 2H, 1W, 0K); SP: Matt Peterson (6IP, 1R, 1ER, 5H, 0W, 1K); RP: Dan Connors (1IP, 2R, 1ER, 1H, 2W, 1K)

TB: Shamrocks — Brent Power (3-for-4); Gonzaga: Dan Connors (3-for-3, with home run)

NOTE: After scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, the Shamrocks won it in the bottom of the 10th when Parker Gulliver bunted in Trevor Clarke with the winning run on a suicide squeeze ... Scott Goosney retired the last 10 Gonzaga batters he faced, and finished with seven straight strikeouts

In the eighth inning of a St. John’s Intermediate Baseball League game between Shamrocks and Holy Cross, Scott Stockley and his new bride, Joanne Buckingham, along with groomsmen and bridesmaids, gathered for photos following their wedding ceremony.

Considering Stockley has been playing for the Shamrocks senior team and the St. John’s Capitals the past six years, St. Pat’s seemed like the perfect setting for a few extra pictures. And don’t think for a minute Buckingham was reluctant to get her shoes scuffed up with red clay — she’s the daughter of former Shamrocks star Dave Buckingham, and the sister of current Shammie, Dave Jr. As a teenager, she worked in the canteen, so she’s no stranger to St. Pat’s, either.

“St. Pat’s has always been an important part of our lives,” she said.

Scott planned to have a few pictures taken at St. Pat’s, but what he didn’t count on was an intermediate game to go into extra innings. Wouldn’t you know it, but the Shamrocks tied the game in the bottom of the seventh to force extras.

“And we only had a half-hour before dinner,” he said.

So the Shammies and Holy Cross did what any baseball teams would do when a bride and groom want to take over the field — they went to their respective dugouts for a spell as the wedding party had pictures taken.

They made it to the meal and reception on time, and now the couple is planning a honeymoon ... after the baseball season is done.

 

rshort@thetelegram.com

 

INTERMEDIATE (Saturday)

• Holy Cross 7, Shamrocks 5

WP: Andrew Janes (2IP, 1R, 0ER, 1H, 0W, 0K)

LP: Mattie Murphy (2.2IP, 3R, 3ER, 4H, 4W, 3K)

TB: Holy Cross — Eric McKay (3-for-5); Shamrocks — Ryan Dooley (2-for-3)

NOTE: Shamrocks tied the game in the bottom of the seventh to force extras, and Holy Cross scored two in the top of the eighth for the win

 

• Feildians 10, Storm 9

WP: Mattie Marshall (2IP, 1R, 1ER, 2H, 3W, 1K); SP: David Edwards (5IP, 8R, 5ER, 12H, 3W, 1K)

LP: Aaron Peach (2IP, 2R, 1ER, 1H, 1W, 3K); SP: Tyler Hennessey (5IP, 8R, 5ER, 9H, 5W, 2K)

TB: Feildians — Kent Whitten (3-for-4); Storm — Bernie Morgan (2-for-3)

 

SENIOR (Friday)

• Shamrocks 4, Gonzaga 3

WP: Scott Goosney (4IP, 0R, 1H, 0W, 7K); SP: Bob Kent (6IP, 3R, 3R, 5H, 2W, 6K)

LP: David Lahey (2.1IP, 1R, 1ER, 2H, 1W, 0K); SP: Matt Peterson (6IP, 1R, 1ER, 5H, 0W, 1K); RP: Dan Connors (1IP, 2R, 1ER, 1H, 2W, 1K)

TB: Shamrocks — Brent Power (3-for-4); Gonzaga: Dan Connors (3-for-3, with home run)

NOTE: After scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, the Shamrocks won it in the bottom of the 10th when Parker Gulliver bunted in Trevor Clarke with the winning run on a suicide squeeze ... Scott Goosney retired the last 10 Gonzaga batters he faced, and finished with seven straight strikeouts

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