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It’s a very busy time in slo-pitch, both the Ladies and the Men’s A and B playoffs commence this week.

The SPN Provincials are in full swing with Co-ed starting this past weekend then Masters, Men’s and Ladies Divisions the next three weekends.

All the diamonds will be in use Monday to Friday.

Men’s A

Haines Roofing beat Woodland RV Park twice to capture first place in the A Division finishing just one win ahead of Maple View Variety.

Woodland dropped to third after also losing to Roosters as well.

Gators claimed fourth with a walkoff win over Robert Q and an 11-run victory over IC Waters.

Gators 20, Robert Q Travel 19

Gators: Lee Jensen 3-3, Kieran Taylor 3-3, Jon Nunn 2 HRs

Robert Q Travel: Nick Russell 5-6, Logan Kloet 5-6 HR, Mike McCarthy HR

Dave Hodges had Gators’ walkoff hit in their three-run come-from-behind seventh.

Haines Roofing 21, Woodland RV 11

Haines Roofing: Phil Durham 4-5 HR, Martin Klassen 4-5 HR, Jake Klassen HR, Dave Phillips 2 HRs

Woodland RV: Aaron Phillips 5-5 HR, Rick Csoff 4-5, Tim Townsend HR, Brad Adams HR, Tom Csoff HR

Dave Phillips homered twice and drove in four for Haines.

Roosters 20, Woodland RV 13

Roosters: Jared Pettman 3-4, Scott Heath 3-4, Curtis Neabel 3 HRs, Jeff Konigshofer 2 HRs, Mark Hamulecki HR, Derek Buchner HR

Woodland RV: Brad Adams 2-3, Brandon VanHaecke 2-3, Ben VanHaecke 2-3, Ben Heinrichs HR, Kyle Neumen HR

Seven homers hit by the Roosters accounted for 14 of their runs.

Gators 23, IC Waters 12

Gators: Dave Hodges 5-5 2 HRs, Jon Nunn 4-5, Lee Jensen HR, Ron Demaiter 2 HRs, Derek Penner HR

IC Waters: Tony Smart 3-4, Jeff Cadotte 3-3 2 HRs, Steve Leacock HR, Mike Shewan 2 HRs

Dave Hodges homered twice and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle for Gators.

Haines Roofing 13, Woodland RV 7

Haines: Craig Smith 4-4 HR, Brad Wentzell 2-3 HR, Dave Phillips HR, Phil Durham HR

Woodland RV: Josh Mabee 2-3, Tim Townsend 2-3, Kyle Newman HR

Brad Wentzell had a three-run homer in Haines’ seven-run fourth.


Men’s B

Big Bass Brawlers won a pair to clinch third place in the division. They doubled up on Hollister KIA and then scored 12 seventh-inning runs with two out, handing Ontario Laser Spartans yet another tough loss.

They dropped a two-run decision to DeGroote-Hill who in turn beat the Hounds by two as well.

GC Lounsbury Dirty Mitts finished two games above the .500 mark with an eight-run victory over Kirwin Oatman.

GC Lounsbury 20, Kirwin Oatman 12

GC Lounsbury: Colin McDonald 3-3, Rob Vandemaele 3-4

Kirwin Oatman: Thom Puhr 4-4, Brad Slade 2-3

Leadoff batter Jarrett Anderson scored three runs for the Mitts.

Big Bass Brawlers 16, Hollister KIA 8

Big Bass: Steve Derks 4-5, Brent Schooley 3-4 HR, Shaine Hall HR, Joe Stone 2 HRs

Hollister KIA: Travis Horvath 3-3 HR, Kyle Hollister 2-3

Joe Stone homered in consecutive at-bats, driving in six for Bass Brawlers.

Big Brawlers 20, Ontario Laser Spartans 19

Big Brawlers: Jason VanGroningen 4-4, Joe Stone 4-4 HR

Ontario Laser: Pete Friesen 4-4, Abe Krahn 4-5

Bass Brawlers plated 12 runs in the seventh with two out to pull out the win.

DeGroote-Hill 13, Hounds 11

DeGroote-Hill: Bob Long 2-2, Scott Mudford 2-2, Trevor Fleet HR, Jim Long HR

Hounds: Bob Millen 3-4, Harv Johnson 3-4

DeGroote-Hill came from behind looking sharp in their assorted retro jerseys.

DeGroote-Hill 18, Bass Brawlers 16

DeGroote-Hill: Scott Mudford 5-5, John Nichols 4-5, Mike Schmeltz HR, Mark Vanderhaeghe HR

Big Bass Brawlers: Rob Derks 4-4 HR, Shaine Hall 4-5, Ross Groat HR, Brent Schooley HR

Chris Parker, Scott Mudford, and Mark Vanderhaeghe each crossed three times for DeGroote-Hill.


Men’s C

Delhi Dodgers won their first-ever Tillsonburg Men’s Slo-Pitch playoff game beating Destroyers in the lidlifter of their series by 11. The Dodgers went up two games after a come from behind extra-inning victory.

Cain’s won their opener in walkoff fashion over Stickmen. The Pelicans also mercied them in Game 2.

Broadway Lanes Bears amassed 46 runs in their two easy wins over Carmeuse Lime.

Cain’s Pelicans 13, Stickmen 12

Game 1

Cain’s: Adam Jensen 4-4, Andrew Dawson 4-4

Stickmen: Shawn Ryerse 4-4, Jamie Neville 3-4

Mike Kamenar had the walkoff hit for Cain’s. Nick Lonsbary had a strong defensive game in the outfield.

Cain’s Pelicans 24, Stickmen 7

Game 2

Cain’s: Tyler Danbrook 4-5, Kurt Vaughan 4-5, Adam Jensen HR

Stickmen: Dylan Graydon 4-4 HR, Chris White 3-3

Cain’s turned a rare triple play to end the fifth.

Delhi Dodgers 22, Destroyers 11

Game 1

Delhi: Garrett Roelens 5-5, Jordan Pope 5-5

Destroyers: Terry Lockstein 2-3, Tyler Sergeant 2-3

Nate Moyaert and Garrett Roelens each scored four runs for Delhi.

Delhi Dodgers 14, Destroyers 13

Game 2

Delhi Dodgers: Nate Moyaert 5-5, Josh O’Neil 4-5

Destroyers: Kevin Alward 3-5, John Sergeant 3-4

Alan Geerts had the walkoff hit for Delhi in the eighth. Delhi had forced extra innings with a five-run seventh.

Broadway Lanes 19, Carmeuse Lime 4

Game 1

Broadway Lanes Bears: Wes Haegens 3-3, Devon Schultz 3-3 HR

Carmeuse Lime: Gus Ford 3-3, Chad Vigar 2-2

Bears plated seven in the second and fifth innings.

Broadway Lanes 27, Carmeuse Lime 7

Game 2

Broadway: Jason Pye 4-4 HR, Jesse Legg 4-4 HR, Phil Beauvais HR

Carmeuse Lime: Patrick McElhone 2-3, Connor Smith 2-3 HR

Jeff Davies drove in four for the winners.


Ladies A

Eichenberg’s captured first by virtue of beating Great Lakes Physio-Corey’s two out of three times they faced each other.

Eichenberg closed out its season with a shutout victory over Jays, followed up with a five-inning mercy of Challengers.

Great Lakes shut out Cardio Plus, and struggled in beating a game eight-player Hericanes squad.

Orange Crush won in a low-scoring game against Hericanes. EMI Steelerz won by 14 over Hericanes.

EMI Steelerz 19, Hericanes 5

EMI: Amber Myers 5-5, Jordan Coderre 5-5

Hericanes: Heidi Hopper 3-4, Kristen Duncan 3-5

EMI plated seven in the second and sixth innings.

Orange Crush 6, Hericanes 3

Orange Crush: Candi Obar 3-3, Kathryn Peter 2-3

Hericanes: Stacy Latimer 3-4, Hilary Stoop 2-4

Candi Obar and Kat Peter each had a pair of doubles for Orange Crush.

Great Lakes – Corey’s 12, Hericanes 9

Great Lakes Physio – Corey’s: Cindy Kyle 4-4, Tracey Pressey 4-5

Hericanes: Kristen Duncan 4-5, Melissa Mabee 4-5

Great Lakes had to score nine late to defeat the eight-player Hericanes.

Eichenberg’s 2, GL Physio-Corey’s 1

Eichenberg: Mary Boldt 2-2, Amanda Stubbs 1-2

Great Lakes: Cindy Kyle 2-2, Christine Gubesch 2-3

Pitchers Becky Ford and Kathy Vanderven from Eichenberg’s and Deb Simmonds from Great Lakes all pitched well in a low-scoring game.

Eichenberg’s 22, Challengers 2

Eichenberg: Tena Beuckert 3-3, Lauren Duffy 3-3

Challengers: Susie Klassen 2-3, Helena Dyck 1-2

Lauren Duffy had a triple and scored three runs for Eichenberg.

Great Lakes – Corey’s 23, Cardio Plus 0

GL Physio-Corey’s: Christine Gubesch 5-5, Kaitlin Anseeuw 4-4, Janet Culliton HR

Cardio Plus: Steph Simmonds 3-3, Kristy Hawley 2-3

Michelle Puhr and Cindy Kyle each scored four runs for the winners.

Eichenberg’s 15, Jays 0

Eichenberg: Amanda Stubbs 3-3, Jen Mowatt 3-3

Jays: Ang Moore 1-1, Kirstie Jones 1-2

Kim Harrop and Jen Mowatt each hit doubles for the Dodge Girls.

Ladies B

Hollister KIA recorded wins No. 20 and 21 last week including a comeback win over Ritchie’s Ice Cream and BBQ. They also mercied Focus.

Focus beat Challengers by three, while Scared Hitless rounded out the season with a mercy of Outcasts.

Focus 14, Challengers 11

Focus: Greta Styve 3-3, Nicole Sanderson 4-4

Challengers: Helena Dyck 4-4, Susie Klassen 4-5 2 HRs

Kristen Bogart had a pair of doubles for Focus.

Scared Hitless 20, Outcasts 4

Scared Hitless: Cass Ratelle 3-3, Jen Miller 4-4

Outcasts: Lyndsay Baillie 2-3, Tonya Temple 2-3

Mandi Howe scored three runs for Scared Hitless.

Hollister KIA 13, Ritchie’s Ice Cream 11

Hollister KIA: Danielle Swart 4-4, Crystal Haegens 3-3

Ritchie’s: Randi Williams 4-4, Ali VanKerrebroeck 5-5

Julie VanHaecke, Jenn Dahl and Kristen Mawhinney each drove in two for Hollister KIA.

Hollister KIA 18, Focus 3

Hollister KIA: Kristen Mawhinney 4-4, Jen Cadman 4-4

Focus: Cheryl Wilson 2-3, Bernita Jordan 2-3

Mandy Kromplak had a two-run triple for the winners.


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