Fawcetts upset Twins to open Sr. Men's with win

August 27, 2007

St. John's, NL

Fawcetts upset Twins to open Sr. Men's with win
ST. JOHN'S , NL - The Hunter's Ale House Fawcetts have started the 2007 Labatt Canadian senior men's fast pitch championship off with a huge upset, beating the Kitchener Hallman Twins (Ontario 1) 3-2 in their opener Sunday afternoon.
Charlottetown trailed 2-0 before scoring three runs, one each in the third fifth and bottom of the seventh to win the game.
It was import pickup Glenn Ormsby's big bat that did the damage as he drove in two runs in the win. Ormsby played with the Orillia Quaker Riversharks during the ISC season.
Jeff Ellsworth (1-2, two runs scored), Steven Larter (1-2, run scored), Kelly Wenstrom (1-1) and Chris Craig (1-3) also contributed to the win.
Dale Levy (3-3) had the big bat for the Twins, who come in off an early exit from the ISC Worlds last week in Kitchener.
Mike Bishop picked up the win striking out eight in seven innings work, allowing six hits. Todd Martin, in relief of Paul Koert, took the loss for the Twins.
Five run third rallies Alberta over Fawcetts
ST. JOHN'S, NL - The Stoney Plain Twiliters of Alberta scored five times in the bottom of the third inning en route to a 7-2 come-from behind win over the Hunter's Ale House Fawcetts to open play on Day 2 here at the Labatt Canadian men's senior fast pitch championship.
The loss drops the Charlottetown-based Fawcetts record to 1-1 (won-loss). They are scheduled to face the Newfoundland and Labrador No. One team, Impact Signs  in the main game Monday night at 8 p.m.
Against Alberta, Mike Taylor (1-3) and Barry Sullivan (2-4) each drove in two runs while Shane Fitzpatrick scored twice in the win.
Glenn Ormsby's third inning double plated Steven larter, who walked, and Jeff Ellsworth who had singled with Charlottetown's only two runs in the game. Ormsby finished 1-for-1 in the game with a walk.
Ellsworth (3-4), Mark Arsenault (2-3) and Kelly Wenstrom (1-3) supplied the hitting for the Fawcetts
Colin MacKenzie, a star pitcher in his own right in the International Softball Congress, walked nine while striking out nine and surrendering seven hits in the win 
Grant Patterson suffered the loss, giving up six runs on nine hits, walking one and fanning six. Mitch Hardy pitched to four batters in the seventh, allowing one run on  one hit and walking one.

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