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Storm, Shammies squeak out one-run baseball victories

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Corner Brook native Matt Colbourne struck out 10 batters in five innings of work to help Storm outlast Holy Cross Trinity Pub 10-9 in St. John’s Molson senior baseball Monday night at St. Pat’s Ball Park.

Colbourne, son of long-time Barons great Darren Colbourne, allowed only two hits, but struggled with his control, walking five and hitting three batters. However, it was Isaac Doyle (2H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K) getting the win in one inning pitched.

Sean Janes (5IP, 9H, 9R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K, 1HBP) started for Holy Cross. However, it was Kevin Cashin (0.1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K) who was tagged with the loss in relief.

Grant Kenny led the story with a three-for-three performance at the plate. Eric McKay had two hits for Holy Cross, and knocked in two runs.

In another game decided by a run, OMT Shamrocks got past Knights 8-7. Greg Barry led the Shammies offensively with a pair of hits, three runs scored and a couple of stolen bases. Parker Gulliver also had two hits for the winners.

Matt Murphy (4IP, 2H, 7R, 1ER, 4BB, 2K) got the win and Zach Fitzpatrick (2IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 4K) picked up the save. Tyler Holwell (2.2IP, 5H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K), the last of three Knights pitchers, took the loss. Brandon Jackson started, and Noah Anderson three an inning.

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