Duncan Masters win home opener

Victory follows second-place finish at Wheatsheaf tournament

The Duncan Masters played their home opener in the Nanaimo Senior Men’s Fastball League at the Glenora ball park on Tuesday, winning 3-1 over Baker Supply.

The teams were tied 1-1 after four innings, but Duncan capitalized on a throwing error by the Baker shortstop to go ahead in the fifth.

“That was a big play,” Duncan manager Joe DiLalla said. “Otherwise we might not have scored two in the fifth.”

Pitchers Sam Aldridge and Jamie Gicas combined for a two-hitter, while at the plate, Trevor Gicas hit a home run in the third, finishing 2-for-3 with two runs. Dan Whiteford also went 2-for-3 and scored the other run, and Dave Devana had Duncan’s other hit.

Last weekend, the Masters finished second in the Ice Breaker tournament at Cedar’s Wheatsheaf Pub.

The team started strong on Saturday by beating the Victoria Thunder 3-0 thanks to a 16-strikeout no-hitter by Bricklen Anderson, then went on to beat Baker Supply 5-0.

On Sunday morning, Duncan tied the Sooke Pirates 0-0, then beat Strawberry Vale Braves 9-4, led by a two-run homer from Trevor Gicas.

Duncan ended up falling to the Sooke Hammers 1-0 in the final, despite Aldridge holding the Hammers to one run on two hits.

The Duncan Masters play every Tuesday in Glenora at 7 p.m.