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Napanee wins tournament opener decisively
Posted: August 11th, 2014 @ 3:39pm
Napanee Express began the quest for the Canadian junior fastball championship in impressive fashion Monday, with a 13-0 victory over Newfoundland on the first day of the nine-team national tournament in Irma, Alta.
The Express exploded for seven runs in the second inning and invoked the mercy rule after five.
Braden Scott, Ty Sebastian, Brandon Blunt, Michael Jordan and Brett Irwin had three hits apiece in a 21-hit Napanee attack in support of pitcher Cole Bolton, who allowed just one hit, struck out six and walked two.
The only hit Bolton allowed was a one-out single by Tyler Wells in the fifth inning.
Seven of the first eight Napanee batters in the second inning hit safely. The Express sent 11 men to the plate that inning, and did all the damage with the benefit of just one extra-base hit, a double by Ty Sebastian.
Jordan Mills belted a two-run home run in the third inning for the Express, which resumes play Monday night against the Owen Sound Selects.
Napanee 073 30 - 13 21 0
Newfoundland 000 00 - 0 1 0
Cole Bolton (W,1-0) and Cody Brooks; Joel Whelan (L,0-1) and Ryan King. HR: Nap - Jordan Mills (1).
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