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Brandon Marlins baserunner Ryan Duncan makes it safely to second base just ahead of the throw to Reston Rockets infielder Josh Martin during Manitoba Senior Baseball League playoff action on Wednesday evening at Andrews Field.
Eric Zamrykut came around to score on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Brandon Marlins opened their best-of-five Manitoba Senior Baseball League semifinal with a 5-4 win over the Reston Rockets on Wednesday at Andrews Field.
Ty Webber, who hit the ground ball that led to the error, went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Paul Thompson also drove in a pair of runs for the Marlins.
Jesse Goertzen pitched a complete game for the win, giving up five hits and striking out six along the way.
Mitch Olson took the loss for the Rockets, who trailed 4-0 after three innings but rallied with three runs in the eighth to tie the game. He was charged with one run in 1 2/3 innings of work. Brody Pinkerton started and was pulled after four innings.
Zane Sawyer was 2-for-3 with a run scored for the Rockets, who host the Marlins in Game 2 on Friday at 6:30 p.m..
The other semifinal between the pennant-winning Brandon Cloverleafs and the Neepawa Farmers, who won the 4-vs.-5 playoff game, begins on Friday at Andrews Field at 7 p.m.
Mike Tarleton threw a complete-game five hitter Wednesday for the Minnedosa Mavericks as they won the opening game of their best-of-five Santa Clara Baseball League semifinal 8-0 over the visiting Plumas Pirates.
Colton Spraggs went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored, while Andrew Richards was 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI for Minnedosa. Kain Kramer took the loss for Plumas.
In Carberry, Torey Scott was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle as the host Royals evened their semifinal at a game apiece with an 8-4 victory. Daylon Creasy threw a complete-game three hitter for the win, while Tyler Boehm took the loss in relief for Portage, which got a three-run home run in the first inning from Daylon Laramee.
Dana McNish hit a double and threw three shutout innings for the Joe Beeverz Young Guns as they beat the Cubs 3-1 in the Andrew Agencies Senior AA Baseball League at Brandon Field on Wednesday.
Ben Van Walleghem singled and scored for the Cubs.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 24, 2014