august2007

Kelly's Pub Canadians continue dominance at Junior Men's

August 7, 2007

Summerside, PE


Kelly’s Pub Canadians continue Jr. Men’s dominance
BY PAT HEALEY
MEDIA OFFICER
SUMMERSIDE
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The Newfoundland and Labrador Kelly’s Pub Canadians is making the rest of the teams look like boys with their continuing dominance here at the 2007 Causeway Bay Softball Canada Junior Men’s Fast Pitch Championship.
In a battle of undefeated teams Monday night, NL used three home runs and a solid outing from pitchers Sean Cleary and Jason Hill to get past the Elmira Advance Millwright 5-4 on field 2 here in Summerside.
However, it wasn’t without a cost. Shortstop Justin Gill took a ball of the mouth area late in the game. He appeared to be shaken but stayed in the game..
Against Elmira, Mark Lewis (1-4), Jason Hill (2-3) and Ryan Boland (2-3) hit the home runs Gary Bruce (1-2, RBI) and Brad Ezekiel (1-3, run scored) also led the reigning champs.
For Elmira, Ben Tee had the hot stick hitting 3-for-4, double, two RBI), Dan Martin (2-4), Travis Martin (1-3, run scored, RBI triple) and Jack McLaren (1-2, RBI).
Sean Cleary earned the win allowing four hits walking one and fanning four. Jason Hill who started the game gave up four runs on four hits, walked three and struck out three.
Dan Martin went three and two third innings in relief, giving up three hits, two runs, walking one and striking out two. Ryan Shannon took the loss, going three and one third innings to start, giving up three runs - two earned - five hits, walking two and sitting down two.
Earlier in the day, the Canadians had a grand slam and three run blast cap off a seven run, third inning in a 9-2 rout of New Brunswick representative Miramichi Vics.
Jon Kane (1-2, grand slam) and Ken Gosse (1-3, three run home run) each made their at bats in the seven run third count. Justin Gill (1-4) was the other top player for NL.
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.
Matthew Houcy (1-3, two RBI), Jake O’Neil (2-3), Robert Cogswell (2-2) and 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.
Jeremy 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.



ELMIRA REMAIN LATE GAME THREATSMeanwhile, the Elmira Advance Millwright squad is quickly letting fans and teams know no lead is safe against them.
And it’s becoming clear they can step it up when called upon after doing it twice in their first three games here at Very Important Volunteer Field in Summerside..
Although they fell to Newfoundland and Labrador’s Kelly’s Pub Canadians Monday night 5-4 in a thrilling game, it wasn’t decide until the final out was recorded.
The Ontario No. Two squad, who as Midgets won back to back Midget National titles in 2003-04 in Summerside, used late inning heroics for a second straight game to come away with a win, this time 5-4 over Nova Scotia reps East Hants Henchmen..
Monday, Elmira had just six hits off 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, two-run triple), Andy Chase (2-4, home run, two runs scored), Laurie Isenor (2-3), John Gunn (2-3, run scored, RBI) and Pat Stewart (2-3) were East Hants’ top hitters.
Martin earned the win in relief going six and two third innings allowing one run on seven hits, walking one and fanning seven. 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.
Wildcats maul QuebecThe 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
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.
Wolverines edge QuebecScarborough Wolverine shortstop Nick Dambrosio broke the Quebec hearts scoring the game winning run on a wild pitch 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.
Scarborough had just three hits off Francis LeClair 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).
Bottom of the order leads SimcoeThe 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.
 
N.S. TOPS N.B.
Nova Scotia scored four times in the first and sixth innings each as they romped to a 11-2 win over New Brunswick Vics.
Patrick Stewart (3-3, walk, three RBI), Steve Grant (1-4, three runs scored, three run home run), John Gunn (2-4, two runs scored, two RBI, double), Andy Chase (1-2, two runs scored, two walks, RBI, double) and Justin Mosher (1-3, run scored) led the Henchmen attack.
Jeremy Regan (1-3), and Robbie Layton (2-2, run scored, RBI), had the lone Vics hit.
Adam White went six innings, allowing three hits, two runs, walking one and sitting down nine.
Brandon Gorman took the loss allowing 11 runs, nine hits - eight earned, five walks and one strikeout.

 
Putham’s bat does it allIn the final game of day 2, Andrew Putham let his bat do the talking after an impressive pitching outing against Quebec earlier, a 2-1 win.
Putham drove in six of Scarborough’s 10 runs in the 10-0 five inning mercy rule win over the P..E.I. Source for Sports Twins. Nick Dambrosio had a two run triple in the top of the fifth adding to P.E.I.’s misery off replacement pitcher Donnelly Archibald.
Pierre Richard started the game for the Twins and suffered the loss.
Greg Delgarno earned the win in relief of starter Matt Leahy, who went two innings fanning two batters. Delgarno’s stats were unavailable.
Action continues Tuesday starting at 12 noon ADT.
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