Marty Steen had a double, a triple and a grand slam for the Duncan Tigers on Tuesday. (Citizen file)

Marty Steen powers Tigers to win in Battle of Breweries

Red Arrow team mercies Longwood

Marty Steen finished a single shy of a cycle on Tuesday night as the Red Arrow Duncan Tigers defeated Longwood Brewery 10-0 in a four-inning mercy at Glenora’s Waldon Park.

Steen hit for extra bases on every trip to the plate as he went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and a grand slam, knocking in six runs and scoring two himself as the Tigers won another chapter in the Nanaimo Senior Men’s Fastball League’s Battle of the Breweries.

The Duncan team’s efficiency in mercying Longwood in four innings prevented Steen from a chance at a rare accomplishment.

“If the game was any longer, he might have hit for the cycle,” Duncan manager Joe DiLalla commented.

The Tigers started off strong in the first inning as Kyle Wanless and Tanner McQuarrie walked, then scored on Steen’s triple. Dan Whiteford brought home Steen on an infield put-out, and there was no more scoring until the bottom of the fourth.

Craig Snyder walked to lead off the fourth and Dave Wylie singled, and both eventually scored on passed balls. Trevor Gicas hit a double, Wanless smacked a single and McQuarrie reached on an error, and then they all came home on a grand slam by Steen.

The Tigers had just six hits on the evening, but walked nine times, with five of those free passes turning into runs. Wanless finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs, Wylie was 1-for-3 with a run and Gicas went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Snyder pitched the whole game, allowing three hits and no walks.

Between their last home game and Tuesday, the Tigers also won their last couple of road games, beating Longwood 15-4 at Pioneer Park on May 15 and Wheatsheaf 6-3 in Cedar on May 23. Duncan’s next game is set for Tuesday, June 4 at home against the Parksville Red Sox at 7 p.m.

Just Posted

Guest column: Inheritance under B.C. Law, Part III – Challenges to your will

In B.C., a will can be challenged on several grounds

Business notes: Cowichan Health & Wealth Building sold

Ed Williams, associate broker for NAI Commercial’s Cowichan Valley office, passes along… Continue reading

Caps get back in win column

Cowichan remains unbeaten at home with 5-2 win over Surrey

Candidate corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk environment and climate change

This is part one of a four-part series outlining candidates’ thoughts on key topics

Pumps at Cowichan Lake shut down

Recent rain raised water levels

Third instance of Trudeau in skin-darkening makeup emerges

Another instance of Trudeau using makeup to darken his face has emerged, within 24 hours of the first

Nelson man accused of swimming naked at Toronto aquarium expected to plead guilty

David Weaver, of Nelson, was arrested and charged in October of last year

VIDEO: Party leaders react to Trudeau’s brownface photo bombshell

Fallout from Justin Trudeau’s brownface photo, and two other instances, sure to dominate campaign

35 of 87 dogs in 2018 Williams Lake seizure were euthanized, BC SPCA confirm

The dogs did not respond to the behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans

B.C. ‘tent city’ disputes spark call for local government autonomy

UBCM backs Maple Ridge after province overrules city

B.C. drug dealers arrested after traffic stop near Banff turns into helicopter pursuit

Antonio Nolasco-Padia, 23, and Dina Anthony, 55, both well-known to Chilliwack law enforcement

B.C. MLA calls on province to restrict vaping as first related illness appears in Canada

Todd Stone, Liberal MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson, introduced an anti-vaping bill in April

Most Read