Veitch Physiotherapy Aces pitcher Ryan Park delivers a pitch with Wing ‘n It Curling Marlins’ Travis Taylor getting a lead off first base which was covered by Aces’ Nathan Burt in the Molson Senior Club championship play at Jubilee Field Thursday.
— Star photo by Geraldine Brophy
A number of errors cost the Wing ‘n It Curling Marlins dearly Thursday night as they gave up nine runs to the Veitch’s Physiotherapy Aces in the first en route to a 16-5 defeat in the opening game of the 2014 Molson Provincial Senior Club Baseball Tournament at Jubilee Field.
Grant Vincent was a force for the Aces, going 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs.
Shawn Anderson did his part for the Marlins, swatting an RBI and stealing a base in a 2-for-3 night.
Ryan Park won the pitching decision, giving up 10 hits through seven innings, allowing five runs — one earned — and walking two.
His counterpart, Travis Taylor, allowed all 16 runs — eight earned — on 13 hits, with three walks and six strikeouts.
The following is a summary of the other tournament game on Friday:
West Side Monarchs 10, Veitch’s Hawks 6
The Monarchs jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first two innings and held on for the big win over the Hawks.
Rob Park earned the win on the mound, striking out eight batters, while giving up six runs — five earned — on 10 hits through seven innings.
Matt Colbourne and Fred Prosper both took to the hill for the Hawks.
Colbourne allowed six earned runs on three hits in a little over an inning of work. He walked seven and struck out three. Prosper gave up four runs — three earned — on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts in about five innings of ball.
Tournament action resumes 7 p.m. tonight as the Aces host the Feildians Ellsworth Group.
For a full weekend schedule, see the Scoreboard on page 14 of today's Western Star.