august2007

Men's Junior Nationals - Thursday

August 9, 2007

Summerside, PE



(We have been on the road to Kitchener and setting up in Kitchener so some of these reports delayed but most on NEWS-2 - AD)

DIAMONDBACKS BEGIN BUSY DAY 5 WITH WIN; IMPROVE TO 4-2; CLOSE IN ON FIRST
 
SUMMERSIDE
- Colby Bierle pitched a two hitter, Kyle Rivett hit an inside the park home run and Kinley Sevick blasted a three-run bomb as the Saskatchewan Junior Diamondbacks began a busy day 5 on the right foot with an 11-1 mercy rule victory over winless New Brunswick Miramichi Vics.
Sevick’s hit a first pitch offering in the second inning, scoring Kurtis Mugford and Codie Gross.
An inning later, Gross (1-2) hit a three-run double. Jeremy Kenny (1-2, run scored, tow run double), Matt King (2-3, RBI) and Tyler Dueck (1-2, RBI, three runs scored).
Bierle said the team will rest to prepare for Quebec at 8 pm on field 2 then the completion of their game vs NL Kelly's Pub Canadians at 12 midnight. Sask. leads 2-1 in bottom of the third.
"Hopefully, we can win the last two, that's the plan anyways," he said. "I hope we can pull it off if we can keep our bats going."
Jeremy Regan (1-3) and Matt Houcy (1-2) had the N.B. hits.
Shane Benjamin suffered the loss allowing 10 runs on seven hits, walking three and sitting down one. Brandon Gorman went two and two third innings allowing a run on three hits and sitting down one.
Saskatchewan improved to 4-2 while the Vics fell to 0-6.


‘Cleary" the best
BY PAT HEALEY
SUMMERSIDE
- Sean Cleary tossed a complete game, no hitter striking out 11 in the process as the Kelly’s Pub Canadians of Newfoundland and Labrador remained in the driver’s seat at 6-0 with a 1-0 win over Simcoe Wildcats (Ont 3) here at the 2007 Causeway Bay Softball Canada Junior Men’s fast pitch championship.
The only blemish on Cleary’s game was a batter who reached base in the fourth inning to break up the perfect game.
Bradley Ezekiel (1-2) drove home Mark Lewis (1-3) in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI single for the game’s only run. Jon Kane, Gary Bruce and Ryan Boland each also had a hit a piece.
Luke Raymer suffered the loss striking out nine while surrendering just five hits.
Simcoe falls to 2-4 with the loss.
 

FIVE RUN FIRST POWERS ELMIRA
BY PAT HEALEY
SUMMERSIDE
- Three triples, a double and a two run home run in a five-run first inning powered the Elmira Advance Millwrights past P.E.I. Source for Sports Twins 10-3 here Thursday afternoon at the 2007 Causeway Bay Softball Canada Junior Men’s Fast pitch championships.
Tim Freeman (2-3, three RBI, triple), Dan Martin (2-2, triple, two RBI), Ron Dean (2-3, three RBI, two run home run, two runs scored), Geoff Martin (2-3, two runs scored, double) and Josh Brohman (2-2, double, two runs scored) led the Elmira battery.
P.E.I. was led by Alex MacDonald (2-2, RBI), Matt Dawson (2-3, run scored, double) and Ryan Gallant (1-3, run scored).
Dan Martin went two innings for the win, walking one and striking out one. Ryan Shannon surrendered three runs on five hits while striking out five in four innings relief.
John Veinot went five and two third innings surrendering 10 runs on 11 hits, walking two and fanning three. Pierre Richard came on in relief.
Elmira improved to 4-3 while P.E.I. fell to 3-3.


BOLAND, HILL HELP NL CLICNH DOUBLE LIFE
 
BY PAT HEALEY
SUMMERSIDE
- Ryan Boland hit a two-run triple in the top of the seventh that started a three-run rally as the Newfoundland and Labrador Kelly’s Pub Canadians clinched first place with a 7-3 win over Scarborough Wolverines.
Boland came to the dish with Sean Cleary and Gary Bruce on second and third.. He hit an 0-1 pitch to centerfield that brought the two runners home and later he scored himself on a wild pitch.
Cleary (1-1, two runs scored), Brad Ezekiel (2-4, two RBI), Justin Gill (2-5, run scored, RBI), Steven Pittman (1-1, run scored) and Stephen Strapp (1-3, RBI) also were tops at the plate.
Ezekiel said it was a relief to get the win and game out of the way.
"That game was big for us, everyone played well," Ezekiel said. "When we needed a hit we had someone come through for us."
The defending champs will now turn their attention to rallying from a 2-1 deficit against Saskatchewan Junior Diamondbacks in a game suspended by rain Wednesday. That game was to be played late Thursday night.
Canadians coach Ross Crocker said the team held a meeting after their game Thursday morning, a 1-0 win, after they thought they hadn’t played well at all.
"We didn’t play well at all this morning and talked about cpoming out with a better performance tonight," Crocker said. "The players were all up and everyone did their job to get us the win, led by Jason Hill’s strong pitching."
Brandon Horn (2-3, run scored), Ryan Jaynes (2-3, RBI double), Nick Dambrosio (2-4) and Andrew Putnam (1-4, run scored, three strikeouts) had the offensive hits for Scarborough (5-2).
Hill pitched the complete game fanning nine, walking one, giving up three runs on eight hits.
Matt Leahy suffered the loss, surrendering seven runs on nine hits, walking four, striking out eight in seven innings of work.


sending out as i know the Telegram has deadline and the time diff. also to you CP because you can get it to the TORONTO STAR or Scarborough area media asap as other games are later due to the backup from rain yesterday and this morning. Thanks
 
N.L. clinches double life at Junior Men’s ch’shipBY PAT HEALEY
MEDIA OFFICER
SUMMERSIDE -
The Newfoundland and Labrador Kelly’s Pub Canadians put an exclamation mark on their perfect performance at the 2007 Causeway Bay Softball Canada Junior Men’s fast pitch championship Thursday night.
The Canadians beat Simcoe Wildcats (Ont 3) 1-0 and then beat the Scarborough Wolverines 7-3. They were to resume their suspended game, trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the third, with Saskatchewan Junior Diamondbacks late Thursday
Newfoundland and Labrador downed the only other team that could take first place from them, the Ontario champion Scarborough Wolverines, 7-3 thanks to a three run top of the seventh.
Brad Ezekiel, who has hit safely in six of 23 at bats driving in four runs, said it was a relief to get the win and game out of the way.
"That game was big for us, everyone played well," Ezekiel said. "When we needed a hit we had someone come through for us."
Canadians coach Ross Crocker said the team held a meeting after their game Thursday morning, a 1-0 win, after they thought they hadn’t played well at all.
"We didn’t play well at all this morning and talked about cpoming out with a better performance tonight," Crocker said. "The players were all up and everyone did their job to get us the win, led by Jason Hill’s strong pitching."
Thursday night, Ryan Boland hit a two-run triple with Sean Cleary and Gary Bruce on second and third. He hit an 0-1 pitch to centerfield that brought the two runners home and later he scored himself on a wild pitch.
Cleary (1-1, two runs scored), Brad Ezekiel (2-4, two RBI), Justin Gill (2-5, run scored, RBI), Steven Pittman (1-1, run scored) and Stephen Strapp (1-3, RBI) also were tops at the plate.
Brandon Horn (2-3, run scored), Ryan Jaynes (2-3, RBI double), Nick Dambrosio (2-4) and Andrew Putnam (1-4, run scored, three strikeouts) had the offensive hits for Scarborough (5-2).
Hill pitched the complete game fanning nine, walking one, giving up three runs on eight hits.
Matt Leahy suffered the loss, surrendering seven runs on nine hits, walking four, striking out eight in seven innings of work.
Earlier Thursday, Sean Cleary tossed a complete game, no hitter striking out 11 in the process as the Kelly’s Pub Canadians of Newfoundland and Labrador edged Simcoe Wildcats (Ont. 3) 1-0.
The only blemish on Cleary’s game was a batter who reached base in the fourth inning to break up the perfect game.
Ezekiel (1-2) drove home Mark Lewis (1-3) in the bottom of the fourth with an RBI single for the game’s only run. Boland, Jon Kane and Gary Bruce each also had a hit a piece.
Luke Raymer suffered the loss striking out nine while surrendering just five hits.
Simcoe fell to 2-4 with the loss.
Later Thursday night, the defending champs turned their attention to rallying from a 2-1 deficit in the bottom of the third against Saskatchewan Junior Diamondbacks in a game suspended by rain Wednesday. That game was to be played late Thursday night.

EAST HANTS FINISHES STRONG AT JR MEN'S
SUMMERSIDE -
The East Hants Henchmen reached the .500 mark thanks to a two hit performance by Steve Thomas and a three run home run by Cory Avery paced the Nova Scotia reps to an 8-1 mercy rule win Thursday night.
Pat Stewart (2-3, two RBI) and Jay Duffy (2-2, double, run scored, two RBI).. John Gunn, Laurie Isenor and Aaron Harvey each had singles.
Devon Praught (1-2, RBI) drove home Colin Dillon (1-2) with the lone P.E.I. run in the top of the fifth inning.
Thomas walked one and struck out one in earning the win. Donnelly Archibald suffered the loss, going three and two third innings giving up eight runs on eight hits, walking six and sitting down six. Pierre Richard went one third inning walking one.
East Hants finishes the round robin at 4-4 while P.E.I. sits at 3-4 with a late game against Quebec (1-6) at midnight.


ELMIRA MERCIES N.B. BEHIND SHANNON'S 11 K'S
 
SUMMERSIDE
- After a shaky first inning, Ryan Shannon settled down to strike out 11 and surrender four hits in leading his Elmira Advance Millwright to as 10-3 mercy rule win over the N.B. Vics, who finish winless at the tournament.
Jamie Rader hit a three run home run, Kris Wright drove in two runners and Adam Snider (1-2, two runs scored, RBI) and Jack McLaren (1-2, two runs scored and RBI ) also contributed in improving Elmira to a final 5-3 round robin record.
Shane Benjamin hit a triple and was followed by a two-run home run from Jeremy Regan. Robbie Layton then scored after walking, on a wild pitch.
Benjamin went two thirds of an inning in suffering the loss allowing eight runs - four earned - on six hits.
New Brunswick finishes at 0-8, and eliminated from further play.

BIERLE BLASTS SASK TO WIN
SUMMERSIDE
- Colby Bierle blasted two home runs driving in three and Kyle Hyrcuik hit a two run dinger of his own as the Saskatchewan Junior Diamondbacks downed Quebec 9-2 Thursday night.
Bierle (2-4), Hyrcuik (3-4, two runs scored), Kyle Rivett (2-3, run scored, two RBI) also were tops.
Jean Daniel Doucet (2-3, RBI, triple) and Steve Savard (1-2, RBI) had Quebec’s offense.
Brady Woods went five innings surrendering six hits, two runs, fanning six and walking two.
Pascal Gonthier takes the loss going three and one third inning, allowing 10 hits and eight runs. Matt Greer faced one batter allowing one hit before he was injured with a line shot by Barry Sparvier. Mathieu Benoit came on to mop up.


NL FINISHES 8-0; BEATS SASK 5-2 
SUMMERSIDE -
Late Thursday night (early Friday morning) in their suspended game with the Saskatchewan Junior Diamondbacks, Mark Lewis with a three run home run and Brad Ezekiel with a solo blast, both in the fifth inning, rallied the Canadians from a 2-1 deficit to a 6-3 win to finish round robin at a perfect 8-0.
Jason Hill was the winning pitcher while Kyle Hyrcuik suffered the loss.





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