Caps manage one win
The St. John’s Capitals salvaged a win from the 2014 Canadian senior baseball championship with a 4-3 win over Alberta Saturday at St. Pat’s Ball Park in St. John’s.
The Caps finished the tournament – well attended despite the wet weather – 1-3.
The Newfoundland and Labrador representative, the Corner Brook Barons, dropped a 6-3 decision to British Columbia Saturday to finish 0-4.
B.C. 6, Corner Brook 3
At the Smallwood Ball Park in Mount Pearl, in his last appearance at the nationals as a player, future Newfoundland sports Hall of Famer Frank Humber went the distance for the Barons, issuing six runs on 10 hits and two walks.
The former Olympian and pro struck out five.
Mike O’Neil had two hits for Corner Brook. Ryan Eiswerth, the first of three B.C. pitchers, was credited with the win. Brad Ferraro, Sean Hotzak, Mason Crotty and Jesse Peters each had two hits for British Columbia.
St. John’s 4, Alberta 3
At the refurbished St. Pat’s diamond, Kieran Buckingham went five innings, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks. Matt Murphy pitched a third of an inning, giving up a run on a hit and a walk, while fanning one. Dan Connors and Greg Barry finished up. The Caps scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning, two on a Gerald Butt base hit.