The Corner Brook Junior Barons earned a berth in the final showdown at the provincial junior A baseball tournament, but the end result left them feeling a tad disappointed no doubt.
The defending champion St. John’s Junior Capitals won the crown with a convincing 11-1 win over the Junior Barons Sunday morning at Smallwood Field in Mount Pearl.
Ryan Morgan tossed a nifty four-hitter in the final to send the baby Barons back to the west coast licking their wounds.
The two teams posted identical 2-1 round-robin records in the four-team event to play for the championship.
The baby Barons eked out a 5-4 win over the Caps in round-robin play with Matt Colbourne getting the pitching decision and Myles Vincent sharing the limelight with a grand slam in the victory.
Behind a no-hitter from Daniel McCarthy, the baby Barons opened the tournament with a 10-0 win over the Gander Pilots in a game called off after six complete innings due to the tournament mercy rule.
The Barons dropped a 6-5 decision to the host Mount Pearl Blazers in a final round-robin game that really had no impact on their berth in the final because they had already won two games to qualify.
The senior A baseball final is slated for the capital city this weekend as the defending champion St. John’s Winmar Capitals host the Corner Brook Barons in the first three games of a best-of-seven final for bragging rights.