Cape Breton Post

Sydney Sooners continue winning ways


SYDNEY, N.S. — A pair of rookie pitchers helped lead the Sydney Sooners to a 5-2 victory over the Nova Scotia under-17 Selects in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League team’s penultimat­e game of the regular season.

Brayden Boutilier went five innings to earn the win on Saturday at the Susan McEachern Memorial Ball Field in Sydney, while fellow first-year hurler Parker Hanrahan pitched two scoreless inning to earn the save. Jack Lawless went the distance for the Selects.

Veteran shortstop Chris Farrow was once again the catalyst of the Sooners attack as the league’s leading base stealer used his speed to score from second base on a wild pitch. He would later smack a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to secure the victory.

Jordan Sampson hit two doubles, scored twice and added an RBI, while another Sooners rookie, Corson O’Rourke, hit a single, a double and had one RBI.

The win improved the Sooners record to 15-10 on the season as games against the Selects count in the NSSBL standings. The Sydney-based squad is guaranteed to finish second behind the defending league champions Dartmouth Moosehead Dry.

The Sooners were back on the field for their final match of the regular season on Sunday afternoon. The score was not available at press time.

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