The Minnedosa Mavericks opened defence of their Santa Clara Baseball League title with a 10-4 victory over the host Carberry Royals on Friday night.
John Hutton singled three times for the Mavericks, while Brent Madill added a pair of singles. Keaton Turner and Mike Mitchell both singled twice for the Royals.
Andrew Richards worked the first four innings for Minnedosa before being replaced by Josh McManus. They combined to allow nine hits and five walks, with five strikeouts.
Todd Heselwood, Warren Birch and Cory Billiaert combined to allow 10 hits and four walks for the Royals.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 26, 2012