Baby Barons upend Marlins in doubleheader

Dave Kearsey
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Travis Taylor of the Supplement Shack Junior Barons comes around to score, after driving in a run with a double, on a David McCarthy single in the fourth inning of Sunday's first game of a doubleheader against the Wing N It Curling Marlins. The Marlins lost 9-8 after squandering a 7-0 lead.

CORNER BROOK  Travis Taylor drove in three runs in a 1-for-3 outing as the Supplement Shack Junior Barons registered a sweep of the Wing N It Curling Marlins with an 8-7 win in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon.

Taylor delivered a two-run single in the sixth inning and cashed in a run in the second inning compliments of a sacrfice fly.

Michael McWhirter, younger sibling of Marlins’ Mark McWhirter, went 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk as the Marlins still look for its first win as an expansion team.

Des Ball, a Deer Lake native, was the big gun for the Marlins with two hits in four attempts, while Cory Wight went 1-for-2 with an RBI and run scored in a losing cause.

In the first game, Daniel McCarthy helped the baby Barons erase a seven-run deficit by going 2-for-3 with a walk in a 9-8 win over the winless Marlins.

Daniel Humber supported the offensive attack with a brace of runs batted and a stolen base in a 2-for-4 outing.

Mark McWhirter was the top hitter for the Marlins going 3-for-3 with a walk, while Jamie Brake shared the spotlight going 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored.

Travis Taylor, who had an RBI double for the winners, took the pitching decision in relief of starter Ryan Harnett.

Taylor gave up one run on one hit and two walks in 3 1/3 innings while chalking up five strikeouts. He issued two walks during his short relief stint.

Harnett gave up seven runs — four earned — on seven hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings.

Shawn Anderson took the loss after allowing nine runs on nine hits and three walks. The right-handed workhorse of the Marlins pitching staff picked up eight strikeouts in a complete game.

The following is a look at Friday’s senior baseball contest at Jubilee Field:

 

West Side Monarchs 8, Wing N It Curlng Marlins 3

Aaron Flood drove in a brace of runs going 2-for-5 and Gary Kean delivered two runs in a 1-for-3 outing to lead the charge for the black and gold Friday night.

David Janes was the top hitter for the Marlins going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, while Jamie Brake chipped in with a 1-for-3 effort.

Brad Brewer tossed a complete game allowing three runs on four hits and five walks. The big southpaw marked up four outs via the strikeout route.

Mark McWhirter took the loss after surrendering eight runs — four earned — off six hits and seven walks. The left-hander chalked up seven strikeouts in a complete game.

 

 

Organizations: Marlins

Geographic location: CORNER BROOK, Deer Lake

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