The OMT Shamrocks did more than just defend their St. John’s Molson senior baseball crown.
They demolished those who attempted to take it away.
The Shammies claimed their fourth straight St. John’s senior championship Sunday evening at St. Pat’s Ball Park, where they defeated Feildians 11-3 to sweep the best-of-seven final series in four straight games.
The Green and Gold outscored the Double Blues 50-16 in the series, hitting double figures in runs in each game.
This was after Shamrocks had swept the RMM Gonzaga Vikings in a best-of-five semifinal series, doing so while scoring 25 runs and surrendering just two.
Overall, that’s seven straight post-season wins for the team, which outscored the opposition 75-18 along the way.
“Our pitching and defence was solid throughout, and our hitting was just stellar in the playoffs,” said head coach Sean Gulliver. “There were games when the guys batting 7, 8, 9 in the order were our best batters.
“It was a real team win and those are the best kind.”
Gulliver has been part of countless city championships as a Shamrocks player and coach, but this one held particular significance, because it marked the first time he coached a senior champion whose roster includes all three of his sons, Raygan, Jaxson and Parker.
On Sunday, Feildians held a 3-1 lead after the first inning, but Shamrocks starter Scott Goosney settled down and didn’t allow a run the rest of the way.
Gooney scattered nine hits while allowing one walk and striking out seven batters.
Brent Power drove in four runs for the champions, who broke open game with five runs in the fifth inning.
Riley King suffered the loss.
Players on the Shamrocks’ roster include Gooney, Power, Joel Abbott, Greg Barry, Josh Fifield, Zach Fitzpatrick, Raygan Gulliver, Jaxson Gulliver, Parker Gulliver, Redmond Hunt, Charlie Kelly, Graham King, Josh Langmead, Dylan Mackenzie, Nick Mitchell, Bernie Morgan, Matt Murphy, Dave Penney, Colin Rose and Scott Stockley.
Assistant coaches to Sean Gulliver are Peter Cornick and Andrew Simmons.