august2007

Junior Men's on Monday

August 6, 2007

Summerside, PE


NL powers over NB 9-2 at JR MEN'S 

Grand slam, three-run blast power NL over NB at Junior Men's
 
SUMMERSIDE
- A grand slam and three run blast capped off a seven run, third inning as Kelly’s Pub Canadians of Newfoundland and Labrador routed New Brunswick representative Miramichi Vics 9-2 in day two play at the 2007 Causeway Bay Softball Canada Junior Men’s fast pitch championships here in Summerside.
The damage got done in the third after a pair of walks first to Felix Squires then shortstop Justin Gill (1-4) followed with a single. Stephen Strapp (0-2) was then walked to load the bases bringing NL slugger Jon Kane to the plate.

Kane (1-2) made no mistake tagging NB pitcher Jeremy Regan for a long home run that went about 300 feet, scoring all four runs. The onslaught continued when third basemen Shane O’Brien (0-1, walk) was hit by a pitch and then Matt Hill (0-1) was walked. Ken Gosse (1-3, ) sent the first offering from relief pitcher Brandon Gorman out of the park to make it 8-0.

NL pinch hitter Mark Lewis would be walked in the fourth and later score on an error by Vic center-fielder Matt Houcy for the defending champions final run of the game.
New Brunswick got their first two runs of the tournament, scoring one each in the fourth and fifth innings. The Vics had nine hits off NL starter Wayne Bruce while NL had just six hits.

Houcy (1-3, two RBI), Jake O’Neil (2-3), Robert Cogswell (2-2), Shane Benjamin (1-3, run scored, triple) did the damage at the dish.
Bruce went five innings allowing two runs on nine hits and fanning five for the win. Regan took the loss allowing seven runs on three hits, walking four. Brandon Gorman gave up one run on one hit in the two batters he faced before Benjamin finished it off allowing a run on two while walking two.


WILDCATS MAUL QUEBEC 

WILDCATS MAUL QUEBEC
SUMMERSIDE (Pat Healey)
- The Simcoe Wildcats (Ont 3) made good on their chances with runners in scoring position Monday afternoon, scoring eight runs on five hits in an 8-1 five-inning mercy rule defeat of Quebec on field 2 at the 2007 Causeway Bay Softball Canada Junior Men’s softball championship here in Summerside.

Chris Kett (1-2, run scored, two run home run), Jeff Bassindale (1-3, two RBI), Jamie Davis (1-2, two runs scored, stolen base)and Nathan Fuller (1-2, run scored) led the attack.

Quebec managed just two hits off Simcoe starter Scott Marshall. Those hits came off Maxime Breton (1-2, run scored) and Mathieu Lessard (1-2, RBI).
Marshall walked one and fanned one in earning the win.
Pascal Gonthier suffered the loss, allowing five runs on three hits in one and two third innings, walking two and striking out one. Mathieu Benoit allowed three runs in two and one third innings giving up two hits and walking three.
 

LATE HEROICS GIVE ELMIRA WIN OVER EAST HANTS

SUMMERSIDE (Pat Healey)
- For the second straight game, the Elmira Advance Millwright (Ont. 2) used late inning heroics to come away with a win, this time 5-4 over Nova Scotia reps East Hants Henchmen as day 2 got started at the 2007 Causeway Bay Softball Canada Junior Men’s fast pitch championships in Summerside.

Sunday, Elmira scored the winning run in the seventh in a 3-2 win over Simcoe Wildcats.

Monday, the Ontario No Two entry used just six hits of Nova Scotia ace Cory Avery to score five runs in the win. East Hants pounded out 10 hits off Elmira’s Ryan Shannon and Dan Martin.

Jack McLaren (2-3, run scored, two RBI), Ben Wideman (1-4, run scored, triple), Josh Brohman (1-3, run scored), Ron Dean (1-2, RBI) and Kris Wright (1-3, two runs scored, walk) were tops.

Steve Grant (1-4) with a two-run triple and Andy Chase (2-4, two runs scored) with a solo home run gave East Hants a 3-0 lead after two innings, before Elmira’s bats came alive in the third.

Laurie Isenor (2-3), John Gunn (2-3, run scored, RBI) and Pat Stewart (2-3) were also tops.

Dan Martin earned the win in relief going six and two third innings allowing one run on seven hits, walking one and fanning seven. Ryan Shannon allowed three runs on three hits while striking out one in one and one third innings work.

Avery went the distance allowing four runs on 10 hits walking three and fanning nine in taking the loss.

Elmira sits at 2-0 after the win while East Hants falls to 0-2.



JR MEN'S - WOLVERINES EDGE QUEBEC 2-1 

SUMMERSIDE
- Scarborough Wolverine shortstop Nick Dambrosio broke the Quebec hearts scoring the game winning run on a wild pitch by Francis LeClair in the top of the eighth inning as the Ontario champions won 2-1 at the 2007 Causeway Bay Softball Canada Junior Men’s fast pitch championship.Scarborugh had just three hits while Quebec managed just four of their own in the low scoring, low-hitting contest.

LeClair was throwing heat in the pitcher’s duel with Wolverine pitcher Andrew Putham, striking out six on 128 pitches. Putham threw 105 pitches in the complete game, striking out four while walking four.

"I feel better pitching when just focused on pitching and not hitting," Putham said of Chris Lewis taking his spot hitting for the game. "We just got to go out there and do what we have and good things will happen."

Brandon Horn (1-2, walk, stolen base), Dale Broadway (1-2, walk, stolen base) were the other hits.

Quebec hits came from Miguel Mottard (2-3, stolen base, RBI), J.D. Doucette (1-3, run scored) and Charles Hebert (1-2).



Wildcats use bottom of order in win

SUMMERSIDE
- The bottom half of the Simcoe Wildcats lineup did all the damage early on, resulting in a three run second and then held off the furious rally by the Saskatchewan Junior Diamondbacks late in the game for a closer then expected 5-4 win.

Chris Kett (1-3, run scored), Whitney Bridge (1-3, run scored, RBI), Kevin Buckley (1-3, RBI) and Brandon Wylie (2-2, sac fly RBI, double) were the stars to improve Ontario No. Three to 2-1 (won-loss).

Jeremy Kenny (1-3, two run home run), Colby Bierle (2-3, double, RBI) and Matt King (1-3) had the offensive stats for the D’Backs.
Luke Raymer earned the win, going seven strong innings fanning 10 batters while allowing four runs - two earned - and walking one.
Colby Bierle went four innings giving up five runs on five hits and sitting down seven. Kyle Hrycuik went three innings in relief giving up two hits walking one and fanning four.



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