Hurricanes win rematch with Brewhas

Josh Emin of the Brewhas dove back to second base in a nick of time to avoid Billy Jackson's tag. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The defending champion Hurricanes atoned for one of their two losses this season by bashing the Brewhas 19-7, Monday night at Veterans Park.

The Brewhas won the first encounter, 17-9, on July 2 and had a 2-1 lead after two innings.

Joel Rebello crushed a home run in the third to tie the game and the Hurricanes regained their swagger.

In the fourth, the ‘Canes broke the game open with eight runs on ten hits. The damage would have been worse but Ryan Fisher made a spectacular catch in center field, falling over the fence, to rob Seth Abbott of a home run.

Billy Jackson slugged another homer for the ‘Canes in the seventh, and Matt Gebo hit a consolation three-run dinger for the Brewhas.

In Monday’s first game, the Treds thumped the Sons of Pitches, 11-4. The surging Highlanders stopped the Blazers in the nightcap, 9-6.

Thursday, July 12, the Blazers finally put it all together and stunned the Wildcats, 12-1. The Brewhas routed the S.O.P.s, 25-9, and the Highlanders topped the Treds, 15-11.

In late games last night, July 18, the ‘Cats faced the Brewhas, the Treds took on the Blazers, and the second place Highlanders met the first place ‘Canes.

As of Monday night, the standings were: Hurricanes (8-2), Highlanders (7-3), Wildcats (6-4), Brewhas (6-4), Treds (4-7), S.O.P (3-8), Blazers (2-8).