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St. John's intermediate baseball: Edwards' pitching keys Crusaders' season-opening win

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Holy Cross blasts Storm, Shammies edge Feildians

Phillip Edwards scattered four hits and allowed just a single walk over six innings of work as Holy Cross thumped the Riverdale Storage Storm 11-1 in the first game of the 2019 Molson St. John’s intermediate baseball season Tuesday night at St. Pat’s Ball Park.

Edwards struck out five and the only run he permitted was unearned in e game shortened by an inning because of the league’s 10-run mercy rule.

Jacob Reid delivered three singles, stole two baes and scored three times for the Crusaders.

Isaac Doyle took the loss, allowing nine runs, although just two of them were earned. Aaron Peach and Blake Fudge pitched in relief for the Storm, who got two hits from Adam Hennessey.

Tuesday’s second game also went just six innings, although that was because it was called off due to curfew, leaving Shamrocks with a 7-6 win on Feildians.

Shammies starter Ben Murphy (3H, 5R, 5W, 7K, 1HBP) went four innings before being replaced by Josh Fifield (2IP, 1H, 1R, 2W 2K), who picked up the win. None of the runs they allowed was earned.

Jake Tobin (3IP, 3H, 5R, 4ER, 5W, 3K, 1HBP) was relieved by Peter Walker (2IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2W, 2K)

Joel Abbott ((2 RBIs) and Stephen Abbott (2R, 2 stolen bases) of the winners and the Feildians’ James Locke (2R) all had two hits in the game.

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