Stonewall Blue Jays no-hit Brewers, fall to Legionaires in extras

Eric Swanson (left) of the Stonewall Blue Jays, with teammate/manager Adam Kirk in the infield, threw for a no-hitter in a 12-0, five-inning victory over the Bonivital Brewers at Fines Field in Stonewall, Man. on June 12, 2019. (Adam Peleshaty/The Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times/Postmedia Network)

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Just days after a no-hit rout of the Bonivital Brewers, the Stonewall Blue Jays’ rally against the St. Boniface Legionaires fell short.

After the Blue Jays scored three in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game to extras, the Legionaires replied with seven in the top of the eighth and held on for a 12-5 victory at Fines Field in Stonewall on June 16. Both teams combined for nine errors.

The loss brought Stonewall’s record down to 5-4, three games back of the undefeated Legionaires (7-0).

St. Boniface opened the scoring with a run in the top of the second, but the Blue Jays took the lead with two in the bottom of the third. The Legionaires regained the advantage with two more runs in the fifth and another two in the seventh for a 5-2 lead.

Zach Campbell had four hits and was a home run away from the cycle, batting in three runs for St. Boniface. Game statistics for Stonewall were unavailable at press time.

Giants 4  Blue Jays 2

Two runs by the Elmwood Giants in the top of the seventh turned out to be the difference as they defeated the Blue Jays 4-2 at Fines Field on June 10.

Stonewall scored one in the bottom of the fourth, but Elmwood scored twice in the sixth inning. The Blue Jays later tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth.

Josiah Churchill hit a home run for the Giants and batted in three runs. Stonewall’s Rory Tycoles, who resides in Lundar, led all players with three hits.

Swanson throws five-inning no-hitter

The Blue Jays’ Eric Swanson no-hit the Brewers for five innings and the mercy rule was put into effect as Stonewall routed the Brewers 12-0 at Fines Field on June 12.

Stonewall opened the scoring with five in the bottom of the first, before scoring one in the second, three in the third and three more in the fifth inning. Since the Blue Jays were leading by more than 10 runs after five full innings, the game was called by the umpires.

Nik Aguiar was the sole base runner for Bonivital, reaching base on Swanson’s only walk of the contest.

Stonewall’s next game will be against the St. James A’s at Fines Field on June 26 at 7:30 p.m.