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St. John's senior baseball: League-leading Holy Cross ekes out win behind Stone's all-around performance


Veteran drives in three runs, delivers winning relief pitching as Crusaders edge Vikings

As the weather warmed up, Gerry Stone didn’t cool down.
The Holy Cross veteran went three-for-three at the plate while driving in three runs, and for good measure got the ‘W’ in a pitching decision, as the Trinity Pub Crusaders edged the RMM Gonzaga Vikings 9-8 in St. John’s Molson senior baseball Wednesday night at St. Pat’s Ball Park.
Stone had gone four-for-four with four RBIs in his previous outing for league-leading Holy Cross (6-2).
Stone, who reached base safely four times (he also walked), pitched twinning of one-hit relief for the win.
The Vikings’ Dan Connors also allowed just a single hit in a relief outing  — he went 2.2 innings — but took the loss, giving up the winning run.
Peter Madden, who homered, drove in three runs and scored twice for Gonzaga (3-4).
In Wednesday’s other senior game at St. Pat’s, Feildians downed the Knighst 15-3 in a game abbreviated to five innings by application of the mercy rule.
Adam Lawlor (6H, 1W, 2K) pitched the win over Matt Sullivan, who had started for the Knights (2-5),
Grant Vincent had three hits and four RBIS, and also stole two bases for Feildians (4-3), now alone in second place.

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