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2018 ISC Canada East Legends - recap

June 20, 2018

Mitchell, ON - - 2018 ISC Canada East Legends - recap



ISC Canada East Legends Qualifier recap.

Game #1 of the tournament started out with a match up of 2 premier Legends pitchers, Tim Neill for Waterdown Hammer and Todd Uhrig for the Waterloo Legends. Final score, 1-0 for the Waterdown Hammer Legends, Tim Neill threw a "NO HITTER" and Todd Uhrig threw a 2 hitter.

Game #2

Toronto Dieppe Ridge - 8
Ottawa Spiders - 0
6 inns
WP - Richard Provost, relief by Norm Estabrooks & Tom
LP - Tony Riches
Dieppe Ridge - Bill Fairman HR
Both teams are new to the Legends division.

Game #3 featured Sudbury Relics making their much anticipated Legends debut with ace pitcher Ward Gosse against the Waterloo Legends.
This game was back to back for Waterloo.
Sudbury Relics - 9
Waterloo Legends - 0
5 inns
Joel Belannger led the attack offensively going 3/3 at the plate for the Relics.
Ward Gosse did not disappoint throwing a "NO HITTER" in his Legends debut. Waterloo starts the tournament 0-2 without a single hit in their first 2 games.

Game # 4
Waterdown Hammer Legends - 4
Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends - 0
WP - Rick Hames
LP - Norm Estabrooks
Rick Hames threw a nifty 3 hitter with 5 strikeouts in 5 innings of work keeping a good hitting Dieppe Ridge team off balance, Tim Neill came on in relief of Hames to seal the deal for Waterdown.
Waterdown - Chris McColl 2 hits, Joe Treist 2 hits
Toronto - Jeff Lane 2 for 3

Game # 5

Sudbury Relics - 11
Ottawa Spiders - 6
Ottawa hung tough and were tied 6-6 after 3 and a half innings before Sudbury flexed their muscles and took over on their way to an 11-6 win.
WP - Ward Gosse in reilef of Paul Lizzote who took a line shot to a very delicate area, Paul showed his toughness by continuing to pitch for a couple more innings before giving way to Gosse.
LP - Pierre Lalonde
Sudbury - Eddie Roy 2 for 3, Kelly Wenstrom 3 for 4 & 5 rbi. Giles Lauzon 2 for 3
Ottawa - Glen Sellars 3 for 3, Brian O;Neill 2 for 4, Pierre Lalonde 2 for 2

Game # 6
This is Waterloo's 3rd game of the tournament and they are still looking for their first hit of the tournament.
Waterloo jumps out to a great start with their first 3 hitters collecting singles, they manage one more hit during the first inning and take a 2-0 lead. So they are off and running right ?
Final Score...
Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends - 3
Waterloo Legends - 2
WP - Tom Berube
LP - Todd Uhrig
Toronto - Brian McGuire 1 for 3, Mike Yaworski 1 for 2 & 2 rbi and game winning rbi
Waterloo - Jeff Pauli 2 for 4, Al Staats 2 for 3
Waterloo drops their 3rd straight loss and is in serious trouble at this point and may not make it out of the preliminary round.
Can they rebound in their final prelim game against Ottawa ?
Doun't count them out just yet, afterall they were 3rd place finishers at last year's ISC Legends World Tournament for a reason !

Game # 7

Waterdown Hammer - 14
Ottawa Spiders - 3
6 inns
WP - Jim Hurst
LP - Tony Riches relief by Steve McGillis
Ottawa - Norm Gascon 1 for 2, Craig Pavia 1 for 2
Waterdown - Jim Haslip 4 for 4, Fred Killing 2 for 4, Al Taylor 2 for 3

Game # 8
Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends - 8
Sudbury Relics - 5
WP - Norm Estabrooks, relief by Tom Berube
LP - Vinny Hill
Toronto - Troy Parker 3 hits, Jeff Lane 2 run home run
Sudbury - Curtis Assance double

Game # 9
Wateloo must win or they are eliminated
Final score
Waterloo - 7
Ottawa - 0
WP - Todd Uhrig, another 2 hitter
LP - Pierre Lalonde
Waterloo - Ken Veitch 3 for 3 & 5 rbi, Tim Thorne 2 for 4
Ottawa - Mike Racioppo and Mark Thompson each had singles

Game # 10

Sudbury forfeits resulting in a 2-0 win for Waterdown

Waterdown - 2
Sudbury - 0

Standings after preliminary round

1 - Waterdown 4-0
2 - Toronto Dieppe Ridge Legends 3-1
3 - Sudbury 2-2
4 - Waterloo 1 - 3

Sunday semis finals

# 3 Sudbury vs # 2 Toronto
#1 Waterdown vs # 4 Waterloo

Game # 11 Semi final #1

Sudbury - 4
Toronto - 3
8 innis
WP - Ward Gosse 10k
LP - Tom Berube 10k
Great pitching dual between 2 top level Legends pitchers.
Excellent all around fastball game.
Toronto - Bill Fairman 2 for 3, Rob Greatrix double
Sudbury - Eddie Roy 2 for 4, Pat Brennan 2 for 4, Joel Belanger 2 for 4

Toronto eliminated.

Game # 12  Semi Final # 2

Waterloo - 11
Waterdown - 5
WP - Todd Uhrig
LP - Tim Neill in relief of Jim Hurst
Waterloo - Larry Murphy 3 for 4, Paul Clemens 3 for 4
Waterdown Hammer - Joe Treist 4 for 4, Fred Killing 1 for 3

Waterdown eliminated

Game # 13 Championship

Waterloo - 10
Sudbury - 0
WP - Todd Uhrig, 3rd 2 hitter
LP - Paul Lizzotte
Waterloo - Barry Hammond 2 for 3, Tim Thorne 2 for 2, Todd Uhrig 3 for 3
Sudbury - Joel Belanger triple

Waterloo comes back strong after losing their first 3 games to claim the 2018 ISC Canada East Legends Championship.
It ain't how you start... it's how you finish !
Congratulations Waterloo Legends !
Todd Uhrig was a stud pitching 5 games and throwing three 2 hitters. Todd was named Top Pitcher with Paul Clemens earning MVP.

Final Order of Finish ....

1 - Waterloo - 3-3
2 - Sudbury - 3-3
3 - Waterdown 4-1
3 - Toronto 3-2
5 Ottawa 0-4

A huge thank you to the ISC Canada East staff and everyone involved in putting on an excellent tournament for the Legends teams.

Special thank you to the un-sung heros of every tournament, the umpires, they are the very best at their craft and much appreciated !
Thanks Blue !
 
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