It was a late start, but an early finish for the West Side Monarchs-Wing â€˜n It Curling Marlins matchup in the Corner Brook Molson Seniorâ€ˆBaseballâ€ˆLeague on Monday night.
The Monarchs rolled over the expansion Marlins at Jubilee Field, taking a 14-0 lead by the fifth inning â€” including a five-run third â€” and forcing a mercy-rule decision.
Aaronâ€ˆFlood was 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored to lead the way offensively for the victors, while Adam Warren went 2-for-3 with a home run.
David Janes stood out for theâ€ˆMarlins with a 1-for-1 stat line that included a walk. Cory Hurley was 1-for-3.
Michael Tavenor was strong through five innings of work in the win, striking out nine batters and walking one. He allowed only two hits.
Sean Anderson was charged with the defeat, as he gave up 10 runs â€” nine earned â€” on nine hits. He recorded four walks and struck out three.
The game began poorly for the Marlins, as Monarchsâ€™ Greg Sharpe, the gameâ€™s first batter, singled, then proceeded to steal second and third before scoring on an error by catcher Tyler Wells.
The Monarchs led 2-0 after one and 5-0 after two, before putting up five runs in the third to really blow the game open. Two more runs followed in both the fourth and fifth innings to trigger the mercy rule.