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St. John's intermediate softball: Storm prevails for a walkoff win in a wild one at Lions Park


Gregory delivers bases-loaded single for C.B.S. in bottom of the seventh inning

Mike Gregory slapped a walk-off bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Conception Bay South Storm came up with a 6-5 win over the Under-19s in Molson St. John’’s intermediate softball play Monday night at Lions Park.

Losing pitcher Marcus Pittman had control problems all night — he allowed 15 walks — and that continued in the bottom of the seventh inning when he walked three straight C.B.S. players before giving up Gregory’s one-out hit.

It was of only three hits by the Storm in the game.

Brad Barlett (8H, 5W, 0K) went the distance on the mound for C.B.S. to earn his first career intermediate league win.

Ryan Maher of the U19s was the game’s top batter, going four-for-four and driving in three runs. Luke Strickland added two hits for the losers.

Monday’s other games at Lions Park wasn’t nearly as close as the Roebothan McKay Marshall Republic downed theConception Bay Central Junior Canadians 13-6 in a game shortened to five innings because of the league’s seven-run mercy rule.

Phillip Corbett and Andrew Temple each hit three-run homers for the winners, while Mark Corbett picked up his first carer hits, RBI and run in the game.

Trevor Hefferan (6H, 3WB, 6K) earned the win over Nick Woodford (9H, 8W, 5K).

Woodford also had his first career intermediate hit, going two-for-three with two runs driven in

Shane Healey , who also had two hits, and Patrick O'Leary each scored twice for the Junior Canadians.

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