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Schofield hurls 10-0 no-hitter in Rockies romp over Brookfield

ST. CROIX – Justin Schofield won his seventh game of the season in a dominating way July 9 in St. Croix as he hurled a no-hitter for the White Rock Rockies. The game was a 10-0 whitewash of the Brookfield Elks.

It was the Rockies eighth win of the season to go along with three losses.

In the seven games won by Schofield, he has allowed only one earned run while striking out 71 batters.

Tyler Whynot is in second place for home runs in the Shooter's Bar and Grill Softball Fastpitch League with six in 11 games. He trails the league’s leader Aaron Long by one home run.

Despite their 8-3 record, the team wanted to add some pitching depth if they were to go deep into the playoffs. The Rockies signed Morley Googoo, a veteran Nova Scotia pitcher who is now residing in Grand Pre, to the roster.

In the second game of Thursday's doubleheader, Schofield said the Rockies came up empty in the clutch-hitting category, leaving several runners on base. They lost 6-5 to the 3-7 Elks.

Matt Lyttle started the game for the Rockies and went five innings before giving way to relief help.

Lyttle was one of the few hitters who did anything for the local team at the plate, driving in a pair of runs.

The Rockies occupy second place in the league standings with their 8-3 mark as they head to Stewiacke for a single game July 16 at 7 p.m. It is an important game as the Rockies presently trail the first place Halifax Pepperjacks who have an 11-3-1 record. The Rockies are also only half a game up on Murphy's Fish and Chips, who sit in third place with a 7-3 mark.

The Rockies return home to St. Croix on July 26 when they play Stewiacke in a doubleheader with games scheduled at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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