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Hawks sweep double-header versus Monarchs in Corner Brook Senior Baseball League play

Veitch’s Ultramar Hawks’ Fred Prosper scampers to third following a wild pitch during the first game of a double-header versus the West Side Monarchs at Jubilee Field on Sunday. Prosper would eventually be driven in to score.
Veitch’s Ultramar Hawks’ Fred Prosper scampers to third following a wild pitch during the first game of a double-header versus the West Side Monarchs at Jubilee Field on Sunday. Prosper would eventually be driven in to score.

A six-run sixth inning blew open the game on Sunday, as the Veitch’s Ultramar Hawks thumped the West Side Monarchs 10-3 in play from the Corner Brook Molson Senior Baseball League at Jubilee Field.

Brad Penny was a major factor in the victory, with five RBIs and a run scored in a 3-for-4 outing at the plate.

Ian Griffin scored twice and swatted in another in a 1-for-3 effort.

Steve Sheppard had a run and an RBI in a 1-for-3 day overall in the losing cause.

Frank Humber chucked the entire game for the winning side, giving up three runs (two earned) on 11 hits. He struck out three and surrendered no walks.

Losing pitcher Aaron Purcel-Pilgrim went a little over two innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on five hits. He had three walks and two strikeouts. Noah Briffett also struggled in about three innings of work, getting tagged for six runs (two earned) on four hits. He walked three and struck out two.

Later in the day, the Hawks kept the momentum going early with a four-run first inning to take a 5-1 win over the Monarchs in the second half of the double-header.

Griffin stood out again for the Hawks with a 3-for-4 stat line that saw him score once and drive in another.

Chris Kelly scored the lone run for the Monarchs.
Cory Lockyer pitched the win, allowing just two hits through six innings. He walked six and struck out two.

Travis Taylor took the three-inning loss, giving up four runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout.

In the first league game of the day, the Wing n’ It Curling Marlins edged the Veitch Physiotherapy Aces 2-1.

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