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Hawks soar past Monarchs in senior baseball opener

Frank Humber is shown in this 2013 photo. — Star file photo
Frank Humber is shown in this 2013 photo. — Star file photo

A pair of wily veterans played a key role in a season-opening win for the Veitch Ultramar Hawks.

Darren Colbourne drove in two runs for the defending champs and went 2-for-4 at the plate, while Frank Humber tossed a complete game to lead the Hawks to a 5-1 win over the West Side Monarchs.
The match up served as the official kick off for the Corner Brook Molson Senior Baseball League Sunday at Jubilee Field.
Humber gave up a run, scattered three hits and walked one over seven innings. He also chalked up seven strikeouts in the win.
Rob Park took the loss for the Monarchs allowing four runs in one inning of relief work. Monarchs starter Matt Colbourne, playing against his former teammates, gave up a run on five hits and three walks over five innings.
The other league contest Sunday saw Steve Kelly drive in four runs with a double in a 1-for-3 outing to lead the Veitch Physiotherapy Aces to an 8-5 victory over the Wing ‘N It Marlins.
Daniel McCarthy, 2-for-2 with an RBI, and Ryan Park, driving in two runs in a 1-for-2 performance, were the top hitters for the Marlins.
League action resumes Tuesday with the Hawks battling the Aces 7:45 p.m. at Jubilee Field.
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