Sam McNeice won a pitching duel with Zach Mayo as the Brandon Marlins snapped the Brandon Cloverleafs’ winning streak at seven games, beating the Manitoba Senior Baseball League leaders 1-0 on Sunday night at Andrews Field.
The Cloverleafs had beaten the Oak River Dodgers 6-1 earlier in the day. Also on Sunday, the Reston Rockets got back to .500 by sweeping a doubleheader against the Neepawa Farmers, 9-0 and 4-3.
In the late game at Andrews Field, McNeice struck out six and allowed two walks in a complete-game three-hitter. Mayo pitched a four-hitter for the Cloverleafs, fanning six and walking three.
Nolan Jago went 1-for-2 with two walks and scored an unearned run in the first inning for the Marlins (7-2-1). Mason Schiff had a hit and a walk for the Cloverleafs (9-2).
Cloverleafs 6 Dodgers 1
In the matinee at Andrews Field, Zack Steckler struck out five in three innings of two-hit ball for the win. Ryan Shaw took the loss for the Dodgers (3-7) despite allowing only two runs on five hits in six innings.
Kevin McNeill and Schiff each had two hits, a run and an RBI, with both of McNeill’s hits being triples. Taw Fredrickson counted a triple among his two hits and scored the Dodgers’ run.
Rockets 9 Farmers 0
In Reston, Cole Stober struck out 11 in a complete-game seven-hitter.
Zane Sawer was 4-for-5, while Rory Tycoles went 3-for-5 for the Rockets (4-4-1).
Jason Vinnell went 2-for-3 for the Farmers (1-8), while Jordan Robertson took loss. Robertson gave up five runs, all earned, on seven hits and five walks, with four strikeouts in four innings.
Rockets 4 Farmers 3
In Reston, Tyson Anderson’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning scored two runs to break a 2-2 tie. Tycoles went 3-for-4 with a double for the Rockets.
Cam Tibbett went 4-for-4 and was intentionally walked in his final plate appearance for the Farmers, while teammate Torey Scott was 3-for-5 with a double.
Sawyer pitched eight innings for the win, allowing only two earned runs despite 12 hits and three walks. He had three strikeouts. Des Koop allowed a run in the ninth inning, but earned the save.
Garrett Rempel was the losing pitcher, lasting all eight innings for the Rockets and allowing 11 hits and three walks. He fanned five Reston batters.
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