Colbourne, Wood lead charge as Hawks soar past Marlins

Dave Kearsey
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CORNER BROOK  Darren Colbourne drove in five runs in a 2-for-5 outing to  lead the Veitch’s Ultramar Hawks to a 20-1 victory over the Wing N It Curling Marlins Sunday.

Colbourne paved the way in the Corner Brook Molson Senior Baseball League contest with a three-run homer and two-run double. The seasoned veteran also scored two runs at Jubilee Field in a game called off after five innings due to the league’s mercy rule.

Mike Brake went 3-for-3 with three RBIs for the Hawks, who scored nine runs in the top of the second inning to put the game out of reach fairly quickly as the opposition still seek its first win as an expansion team.

Mike Simms had one of his most productive games as a Hawk this season going 2-for-4 with four runs scored as the Hawks pushed six runs across in the fifth inning.

B J Randell was the top hitter for the Marlins, who only had three hits, going 2-for-2 with a run scored.

Greg Birmingham went 1-for-2 for the Marlins, who had trouble a tough day on the diamond with seven errors committed in the game.

Colin Wood had seven strikeouts in four innings to get the pitching win for the Hawks.

Wayne Hicks took the loss after surrendering 11 runs on seven hits and four walks  in two innings.

League action resumes Tuesday with the West Side Monarchs tangling with the Supplement Shack Junior Barons 7 p.m. at Jubilee Field.

Organizations: Corner Brook Molson Senior Baseball League

Geographic location: CORNER BROOK, Birmingham

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