EMI Steelerz stave off elimination twice to set up Game 5

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Hopefully weather continues to be favourable and comfortable for teams participating in the finals this week!


Hit N Run came back from a 2-0 deficit winning four straight to capture the Tillsonburg Men’s C Division title over Cain’s Pelicans.

They won Games 3 through 5 convincingly, then won 5-3 in a close Game 6 to clinch the series.

Hit N Run 20, Cain’s Pelicans 4

Game 3

Hit N Run: Frankie Knelsen 4-4, Jacob Enns 3-3

Cain’s Pelicans: Ryan Verbuyst 3-3, Mike Robinson 2-2

Jacob Enns had a bases clearing triple and drove in five for Hit N Run.

Hit N Run 15, Cain’s Pelicans 7

Game 4

Hit N Run: Johnny Epp 3-3 HR, Jacob Enns 2-2, Johnny Klassen 2 HRs, Jake Enns HR

Cain’s: Nick Lonsbary 2-3, Nick Wilson 2-3, Andrew Dawson HR, Andrew Kamenar HR, Adam Jensen HR

Johnny Klassen homered twice and drove in five for Hit N Run. Johnny Epp homered, doubled, and drove in five.

Hit N Run 22, Cain’s Pelicans 6

Game 5

Hit N Run: Paul Reimer 4-4, John Dyck 3-3, Martin Epp 2 HRs

Cain’s: Adam Jensen 2-2, Andrew Kamenar 2-2

Hit N Run sent a message early plating six in their first at-bat. Martin Epp had a three-run homer in the rally.

Hit N Run 5, Cain’s Pelicans 2

Game 6

Hit N Run: Jacob Enns 2-2, Diedrich Klassen 2-2, Martin Epp HR

Cains’s: Kurt Vaughan 3-3, Tyler Danbrook 2-3

Martin Epp’s two-run second-inning homer was all Hit N Run needed in clinching the title.


It will be the third and fourth place teams meeting in this year’s Men’s B Division Final.

Big Bass Brawlers fought back from an early 7-2 Kirwin and Oatman lead winning by 10 in Game 5.

Hollister KIA Kekambas also came from behind to take their Game 5 against DeGroote-Hill. They trailed by 10 in the fifth but put up 15 over their next two at-bats to advance to the finals.

DeGroote-Hill 12, Hollister KIA Kekambas 11

Game 4

DeGroote-Hill: Jim Long 3-3, Adam Goodlett 3-3 HR (grand slam), Mark Vanderhaeghe HR

Hollister KIA: Kyle Smith 4-5, Brandon Rohrer 4-5 HR, Chad Barclay HR

DeGroote-Hill Paul Nicholson’s diving catch at second ended KIA’s seventh-inning rally.

Hollister KIA Kekambas 18, DeGroote-Hill 15

Game 5

Hollister KIA: Chad Barclay 4-4 2 HRs, Taylor Ostermaier 3-4, Travis Horvath HR

DeGroote-Hill: Doug Falkins 4-4, John Nichols 3-4

Hollister KIA came back from a 10-run fifth-inning deficit to stun DeGroote-Hill. Steve Demeter had the clutch winning RBI.

Big Bass Brawlers 21, Kirwin Oatman 11

Game 5

Big Bass: Jason Nesbitt 4-4 3 HRs, Shaine Hall 3-4, Brent Schooley 2 HRs, Rob Derks HR, Bob Evans HR

Kirwin and Oatman: Thom Puhr 4-4 HR, Cheyne Sarafinchin 4-4 HR, Jason Godby HR, Martin Hawel HR

Jason Nesbitt hit a pair of two-run homers, a three-run homer and a two-run single in Brawlers’ come-from-behind win.


Haine’s Roofing won three straight over IC Waters to advance to the A Final against Maple View Variety D-Backs.

Maple View took the opener despite playing with just nine. Haines Roofing tied the series on Friday night.

Haines Roofing 11, IC Waters 8

Game 5

Haines Roofing: Martin Klassen 2-2, Steve Byron 2-2, Dave Phillips HR

IC Waters: Matt Summer 3-3, Chris Sanders 2-3, Steve Voth HR, Mike Shewan HR

A big seven-run fourth for Haines Roofing game them a big lead. Dave Phillips had a three-run homer in the rally.


Maple View Variety 18, Haines Roofing 15

Game 1

Maple View Variety: Brad Wencel 4-5, Jeff Pace 4-5, Randy Miller HR, Abe Epp 2 HRs, Ryan Black 2 HRs

Haines: Dave Phillips 4-4 3 HRs, Craig Smith 3-4, Phil Durham HR

Two seven-run innings by Maple View Variety keyed the nine-man victory. Ryan Black’s two-run homer was the deciding factor.


EMI Steelerz staved off elimination twice last week to set up a fifth and deciding game Monday night against ServiceMaster.

EMI Steelerz 13, ServiceMaster 9

Game 3

EMI: Kim Sage 4-4, Julaine Vandenbrink 4-5

ServiceMaster: Kerry Jensen 4-4, Becky Abbott 4-4

Leadoff batter Julaine Vandenbrink scored three runs for EMI.

EMI Steelerz 21, ServiceMaster 12

Game 4

EMI Steelerz: Kim Sage 4-5, Elisha Duyvstyn 4-5

Amber Myers and Elisha Duyestyn scored four runs for the nine-player EMI squad.


Challengers captured B Consolation with a sweep over Hollister KIA.

A really impressive fact was that Challengers played with just eight in the entire series.

Challengers 23, Hollister KIA 16

Game 3

Challengers: Lisa Klassen 5-6, Helena Dyck 5-6

Hollister KIA: Crystal Haegens 4-4, Mandi Kromplak 5-5

Hollister KIA: Crystal Haegens 4-4, Mandi Kromplak 5-5

Nettie Peters tripled, doubled twice and scored five runs for Challengers.


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