Dartmouth Moosehead Dry has a 3-0 stranglehold in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League final.
Dartmouth doubled up on the defending champion Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians 6-3 last night at Beazley Field and can seal the series for their fifteenth title in 20 years with a win in Game 4 tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Mainland Common.
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers draft choice Steve Nelson pitched a complete-game five-hitter last night with 12 strikeouts.
“We’re right where we want to be,” said Dry player-coach Darren Doucette. “We’re sitting pretty, we’re doing the little things, getting good pitching, timely hitting, playing sound ball, and hopefully we can wrap it up.”
Doucette said things got heated in the seventh inning when Dartmouth’s Jeff Reeves collided with Halifax pitcher Mark Haverstock at first base on a double-play throw. Punches were thrown and “both benches cleared,” Doucette said.
Reeves and Haverstock were ejected and both will get automatic three-game suspensions, Doucette said.
“They’re frustrated, they’re looking for anything possible to get going, but there’s really no need for it,” Doucette said. “They (Reeves and Haverstock) just collided coincidentally but when you’re frustrated, you’ll try just about anything.”
Halifax rebounded from a 3-0 deficit last season in the semifinals against the Truro Bearcats.