PHILIPSBURG—Double Trouble’s Sherwin Osbourne from Anguilla won the Elite category and Mo Trouble’s Mark Maidwell was first in Masters at Cyclone Club’s Thrills in the Hills cycle criterium race held in Pointe Blanche Sunday.
The St. Maarten national baseball team, The Pelicans, will face Generals in Double A Baseball at John Cooper Jose Lake Sr. Ballpark this evening. First pitch is set for 7:00pm. Double A started Sunday with two games. Pelicans faced Mets and won 21-0. In the other game Tigers bested Blue Jays 11-1. Last night Generals clobbered Astros 26-3. In the early game today, a 3:00pm start, Tigers will go up against Astros. Sunday Pelicans meet Tigers at 2:00pm and Blue Jays take on Mets at 6:00pm.
Number 55, Franklin Van Gurp, was on the mound for the Arizona Giants as they faced the Reds in Minor league action August 12. Van Gurp who was born on St. Maarten started and worked two innings. He gave up one hit and struck out six to pick up the 1-0 win. Van Gurp now has a 1.84 earned run average, with two wins, one loss and two saves. In 10 games he was worked 14.2 innings walked two and struck out 24. (Phrake Photograph)