Aces explode out of the gate against Marlins

Chris Quigley
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After snagging a line drive, Wing ‘n It Curling Marlins’ Ryan Park fires to Sean Anderson on second to try and get Veitch Physio Aces’ Mark Lombard out on a double play at Jubilee Field Tuesday. — Star photo by Geraldine Brophy

The Wing n’ It Curling Marlins had another rough night at Jubilee Field on Tuesday.

The expansion outfit gave up 14 runs and was mercy-ruled for the second straight night in Corner Brook Molson Senior Baseball League play, this time at the hands of the Veitch Physiotherapy Aces.

The Aces won the game 14-2 in five innings.

On Monday night, the Marlins had dropped a 14-0 decision to the West Side Monarchs.

Similar to that game, the Marlins allowed the first batter of the evening to score, this time the result of three consecutive errors that sent Mark Lombard around the bases and across the plate.

Six more runs would follow that inning, then three more in both the second and third and, finally, another in the fifth.

The Marlins shot back with single runs in the third and fourth innings, but it was far too little to make much of a difference.

Steve Hynes led the attack for the Aces, going 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs on the evening. Steve Kelly also had an effective game, scoring twice and adding a RBI in a 2-for-3 effort. Lombard also crossed the plate three times and added an RBI on a sacrifice fly. He was 0-for-2 statistically, reaching base on an error and a walk.

Mark McWhirter stood out for the Marlins, as he went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. He was walked once. Jamie Brake was 2-for-3.

Rob Myrden earned the pitching win, giving up two runs on nine hits, with five strikeouts and one walk.

The Marlins received mound work from two sources — Greg Gallant tossed four innings, allowing 13 runs — 10 earned — on nine hits. He walked three and struck out two. Tyler Wells relieved him, allowing a single run on two hits over the fifth and final inning of play. He walked one batter.

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