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Shammies, Vikings in see-saw battle


There’s quite a series going on at St. Pat’s Ball Park as two-time defending champion Gonzaga Vikings and Shamrocks are locked in a battle for the St. John’s Molson Senior Baseball League championship.

Sunday, southpaw Greg Barry spun a complete-game five-hitter as Shamrocks evened the best-of-seven affair 2-2 with a 6-2 decision.

Barry allowed three walks, and fanned four.

Kieran Buckingham (5.2IP, 8H, 6R, 3BB, 4K) started and was tagged with the loss. David Lahey pitched to one batter in relief.

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Peter Madden continues to swing a hot bat for the Vikings. Madden went two-for-four with a single and double. Jay Warford had two hits for the Shammies.

Saturday, Madden hit a walk-off two-run home run to cap off a come-from-behind 8-7 Gonzaga victory.

Ken O’Brien also hit a two-run dinger for the Vikes.

Matt Peterson (1IP, 3H, 3R, 0K, 2BB) was credited with the win in relief of starter Dan Connors (6-plusIP, 5H, 5R, 7K, 3BB).

Scott Goosney (6-plusIP, 8H, 8R, 3BB, 5K) was tagged with the loss.

Dylan MacKenzie had two hits for Shamrocks.

 

Intermediate final

Shamrocks registered a pair of 8-3 wins Friday and Saturday over Holy Cross for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven intermediate final.

 

Saturday

OMT Shamrocks 8, Holy Cross 3

WP: Ben Murphy (5IP, 6H, 3R, 5BB, 3K)

LP: Kevin Cashin (5IP, 8H, 6R, 1BB, 5K)

TB: Shamrocks — Dylan Mackenzie (3-4, 3RBI); Holy Cross: Kevin Cashin (3-3)

Friday

OMT Shamrocks 8, Holy Cross 3

WP: Mattie Murphy

LP: Andrew Janes

TB: Shamrocks — Josh Langmead (3 hits), Dylan Mackenzie (2); Holy Cross — Ryan Walsh 2 hits) and Eric Mackay (2)

 

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