Morrow & Morrow three­p­eat as cham­pi­ons

The Compass - - ORTHTE - PHO­TOS AND TEXT BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER/THE COM­PASS

The Bay Robers 19-and-over men’s slo-pitch league con­cluded a suc­cess­ful sea­son Sept. 27 af­ter Morrow & Morrow capped off a 4-0 sweep in its best-of-seven se­ries with Eco­foam to take the ti­tle at the Wil­bur Sparkes Re­cre­ation Com­plex. The champi- on­ship marked the third straight league ti­tle for Morrow & Morrow. In the first game of the dou­ble-header, the de­fend­ing champs de­feated Eco­foam by a score of 8-1 to take a 3-0 se­ries lead. In the sec­ond game, Morrow & Morrow got the brooms out with a 14-4 vic­tory. The Com­pass was there to take in all of the ac­tion. Here are some scenes:

Morrow & Morrow cap­tured its third con­sec­u­tive Bay Robers 19-and-over men’s slo-pitch league ti­tle af­ter sweep­ing Eco­foam in the best-of-seven cham­pi­onship se­ries. Mem­bers of the team are: Front (l-r) —Robert Mercer, Justin Fol­lett, Tyler Thomp­son, Justin Coombs and Blair Adams; back — Jeremy Mercer, Brian Gree­ley, Brad Jones, Stephen Dawe, Randy Wade and Jim Whe­lan. Miss­ing from photo are Ed­ward Bad­cock, Zack Ryan and Tyler Adams.

Peter Mercer takes a rip at a ball.

Morrow & Morrow short­stop Tyler Thomp­son rears back to fire a ball across the in­field, while third base­man Brad Jones ducks for cover.

Eco­foam play­ers (from front) Brent Ma­haney, B.J. Har­ris, Johnny Dyke and Ja­son Dyke keep an eye on the game.

Ja­son Dyke takes a vi­cious cut at the ball, while his team­mates look on.

Eco­foam short­stop B.J. Har­ris an­tic­i­pates a ball be­ing hit to him.

Jim Whe­lan de­liv­ers a pitch to an un­seen Eco­foam bat­ter.

Blair Adams waits for the ball.

Blair Adams mis­judged this fly ball as it scrapped the top of his glove and fell into the out­field.

Eco­foam first base­man Cory Ma­haney and Morrow & Morrow player Jeremy Mercer share a laugh dur­ing a lull in the ac­tion.

Eco­foam hurler Peter Mercer lays a ball over the plate.

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