Moosehead Dry pound Bearcats in senior baseball

Published on July 29, 2014

TRURO – For the second straight game, the Truro Bearcats were on the wrong end of a Nova Scotia Scotia Senior Baseball League mercy-rule beating.

The Dartmouth Mooshead Dry waltzed into the Hubtown on Tuesday and left with a decisive 15-4 victory over the Bearcats in front of a scant crowd at the TAAC Grounds.

The loss dropped Truro to one game under .500 at 9-10, while league-leading Dartmouth improved its record to a blistering 17-3.

The Bearcats led 4-2 after three innings, however, the visitors put up four runs in the fourth, added another in the fifth and opened the floodgates with a six-run sixth inning.

Mark Phillips swatted a two-run homerun for the Moosehead Dry, while Chris Gallivan added a three-run double and Greg West chipped in a two-run double in the game that was called after seven innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Ryan Bates stroked an RBI triple for the Bearcats, while Darson Murphy and Mike Tobin each added two hits.

Cameron Marling (7-0) was the winning pitcher and John Chapman (4-4) suffered the loss.

The setback for the Bearcats came after a 16-2 loss to the Halifax Canadians on Sunday.

Truro hosts Halifax on Friday at the TAAC Grounds for a 7:30 p.m. start.