With golf pro Jason Wizniak absent, another Jason stepped in and boosted Jim Cotter’s Woodland Equipment rink to a 9-1 victory over Sherry Heath’s De Vine Vintners Wednesday night.
Jason (The Gunner) Gunnlaugson was a stand-in at third and proved to be a standout as the Cotter crew improved to 3-0 in the Baron Insurance Super League.
Gunnlaugson set up a steal for a deuce in the first end before Heath’s girls responded with a quiet hit for one, facing three, by last-rock hurler Brianne McLean.
Woodland built on their lead in the third when Cotter recorded an open hit for two. They kept the pressure on in four by leaving McLean a tough shot against five. Her last stone over curled, leaving Cotter with the huge steal and $50 in early lounge credits. The Vintners dropped to 1-2.
Darren Heath (Canwest Propane) brushed back Darrell Houston (Nufloors) 7-4 to leave both rinks at 2-1.
After a close two ends, Canwest broke things open with a double takeout to score five in the third. The front end of Dave Harper and John Slattery set up the fifth end beautifully, allowing Heath to score a deuce.
Jamie Sexton subbed for the injured Mark Longworth (day to day, shoulder) and led Sladen Moore to a 7-4 win over Robbi Kuhn (North Enderby Timber).
The Sladen Moore crew swiped on in the opening end and two more in the second after a few Kuhn misses.
After Kuhn’s gang figured out Dave Merklinger’s ice, they fired back with a deuce in the third. Sexton got the hammer back and flooded the four-foot to take three in the fourth.
NET was forced to draw for a single in five and they battled for a steal of one in six before Sexton drew to the four-foot for one and ran Kuhn out of rocks in seven.
The accountants are 1-1, while the Timber are 0-3.