The Moncton Fisher Cats offense exploded in the final inning Sunday, securing a five-inning 10-0 win over the Chatham Ironmen at Kiwanis Park.
Steve Thorne knocked in three runs with a pair of singles, including a two-run single in the massive fifth inning, which saw the home side score eight runs on five hits, four walks, one hit batter and a fielder’s choice scattered over three Chatham hurlers.
Justin Cormier threw a three-hitter for his first win of the season, and helped his own cause with a pair of singles and a run scored. No Chatham runner got further than second base as he struck out four and hit a batter in a strong opening performance.
Derek Wilson, slotted in at first base and fifth in the batting order, scored a pair of runs with two walks in his Fisher Cats debut. Cormier and Pat Godin reached base three times for Moncton, while four other hitters made it on base twice, including Serge Vautour and rookie Tyler Walchuck.
J.F. Neveu took the loss, matching Cormier’s strong pitching in the early stages before the game got away from him in the fourth. He gave up five runs on five hits, fanning five and walking his last hitter before Sonny Newman took over.
Newman got one out, but gave up the remaining five runs on seven hitters, hitting the first batter he faced and giving up two hits. Ronnie Dickson came in to stop the bleeding, giving up the final single to score the tenth run.
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The Fisher Cats hit the road Monday to take on the Charlottetown Islanders. They return to Kiwanis Park Sunday afternoon against the Saint John Alpines. First pitch is slated for 2 P.M. –Mike Sanderson