Exeter Sporting Goods picked up its first victory of the season with a 7-1 win over the Sanford & Dillman Hornets in Men’s Fastball action at Lumberman’s Park on May 14.
Chris Cameron pitched seven solid innings for Exeter and registered six strikeouts for the win. Chad Paterson went 3-for-4 at the plate.
Bob Collens also chucked a full game but had to settle for the loss.
Squeaker for Red Rock
On May 15, Red Rock defeated Jake’s Pub 7-6 in a hard fought battle.
Jake’s jumped out to an early lead with four runs in the top of the first inning, but Red Rock countered with four of its own in the bottom half of the first.
Then, things tightened up on both sides until the bottom of the fifth when Brent Szabo hit a clutch two-run, two-out triple putting Red Rock up for good. Jake’s made it interesting it the top of the sixth, but was unable to score the tying run.
Pat Findlay was on the mound for the victory for Red Rock, while Jason Armeneau and Greg Parent split pitching duties for the Jake’s Pub.
Exeter beat the Lac la Hache Food Mart Bantams 8-6 is a slugfest on May 16.
On May 17, Shuswap shut out Jake’s Pub 5-0.
How they stand
After all teams have played four games by May 17, Exeter Sporting Goods is on top of the standings with a perfect 4-0 record for eight points.
Red Rock is in second with six points, with a 3-1 win-loss record.
The Sanford & Dillman Hornets are third with four points on a 2-2 record.
Jake’s Pub and Shuswap are tied in fourth place with two points and 1-3 records.
The Lac la Hache Food Mart Bantams are still looking for their first victory.
Who’s on first?
• On May 23, Sanford goes up against Jake’s on May 23.
• Shuswap looks to give the Bantams a lesson on May 24.
• There will be an intra-league tournament May 26-27. 100 Mile Men’s Fastball League president Rob Sanford says they will use a round-robin format with the finals set to go around 2 p.m. on Sunday.
• On May 29, Sanford Smokers take on Jake’s Old Buds.
• Shuswap goes up against the Bantams on May 30.
All league games are at Lumberman’s Park and start at 7 p.m. Fans are welcome to grab a seat on the bleachers and take in a game of exciting fastball.