Playoffs in both Tillsonburg slo-pitch leagues are in full swing. The ladies commenced Round 2 last week.
Congrats to Ace Cleaning who finished third in Ladies Masters Intermediate in SPN Provincials over the weekend in Niagara Falls.
It's been interesting to see that A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge is making its way through Tillsonburg.
Fifth place ServiceMaster pulled off a mild upset sweeping fourth place Jays two straight, advancing to the semifinals against first place Great Lakes Physio-Corey's.
Orange Crush swept sixth place EMI Steelerz wrapping it up in the final game against a short-handed EMI. They will face Eichenberg's Dodge Girls in the other semi.
ServiceMaster: Tracy VanPuymbroeck 5-5, Kerry Jensen 3-4
Jays: Nicki Dawson 4-4, Kristen Cadotte 3-4
Tracy VanPuymbroeck had a two-out walkoff RBI in ServiceMaster's seventh.
ServiceMaster: Kerry Jensen 3-4, Jodi Hodges 2-2
Jays: Melissa Hughes 3-4, Bobbi Hiscock 3-4
Steph Erdelac and Tracy VanPuymbroeck each scored three runs for the winners.
Orange Crush 9,
EMI Steelerz 3
Orange Crush: Mavis Poirier 2-2, Tammie Lisabeth 3-3
EMI: Elisha Duyvestijn 2-2, Laurie Loughrin 3-3
After being shut out in their first three at-bats, Orange plated two in consecutive innings.
Orange Crush 17,
EMI Steelerz 11
Orange Crush: Mavis Poirier 3-3, Christina Langrell 3-3
EMI: Alana Haskett 4-4, Deanna Little 3-4
Ladies A Semifinals
Great Lakes Physio-Corey's moved out to a quick six-run lead against ServiceMaster in Game 1, but needed two late runs to tie it before winning 9-8 in walkoff fashion.
Orange Crush took over the lead in the fifth and added an insurance run in the seventh to take the semifinal lid lifter 7-5 against Eichenberg's.
Great Lakes-Corey's 9,
Great Lakes-Corey's: Jill Whiteside 3-3, Michelle Puhr 2-3
ServiceMaster: Melissa Howick 2-3, Cheryl Johnson 2-2
Great Lakes-Corey's Kasey McKenzie sped home with the game's winning run in the the seventh. Hillary Stoop had a bases clearing triple and a run-scoring triple for the winners.
Orange Crush 7,
Orange Crush: Nicole Harris 4-4, Shannon Schneckenburger 3-3
Eichenberg: Kate Hahn 2-3, Stacy Harris 2-3
Leadoff batter Nicole Harris had a pair of extra base hits and two singles, and Jen Hiller scored two runs for Orange.
Energy Productions staved off elimination with a ninth inning win over Ritchie's. Their third and deciding game was played Monday with the winner facing first place Hollister KIA.
Focus swept its series with Camo and face Challengers in the other semifinals.
Energy Productions 14,
Energy Productions: Crystal Haegens 4-4, Tammy Lalone 3-3
Ritchie's: Lisa Warner 4-4, Heidi Macdonald 4-6
Energy took advantage of three ninth-inning base on balls rallying for four runs. Melissa Johnston crossed three times on the night.
Focus 21, Camo 5
Focus: Cheryl Wilson 4-4, Nancy Benner 4-5
Camo: Amber Granger 2-2, Steph Parker 2-2
Cheryl Wilson and Kristen Bogart each scored four runs for Focus.
Ladies A Division
Game 2: Great Lakes vs ServiceMaster, Aug. 25
Game 3: ServiceMaster vs Great Lakes, Wednesday, Aug. 27, A3 6:30 p.m.
Game 2: Eichenberg's vs Orange Crush
Game 3: Orange Crush vs Eichenberg's
Game 2: Challengers vs Focus, Aug. 25
Game 3: Focus vs Challengers, Wednesday, August 27, KIW 8:30 p.m.
Haines Roofing are one game away from sweeping Robert Q Travel. IC Waters upset third place Maple View Variety in their opener. Gators won a low-scoring affair over Survivors, while Game 1 between Roosters and Woodland RV was rained out.
Haines Roofing 26,
Robert Q Travel 16
Haines Roofing: Dave Phillips 4-4 4 HRs, Phil Durham 4-5, Shawn Finch HR
Robert Q Travel: Clayt Stubbs 4-5 2 HRs, Josh Stubbs 4-4 HR, Cody Quinney HR, Bryan DeBlaire HR
Dave Phillips homered four times for Haines.
Gators: Darryl Baswick 2-2, Darryl Vandendriessche 3-3
Survivors: Henry Teichroeb 3-3, Pete Klassen 2-3
Scott Carruthers had a run-scoring triple for Gators in the first which ended up being the only two runs they needed in the win.
Kirwin and Oatman are one game away from sweeping second place DeGroote-Hill. They mercied them in the opener and came from behind to tie it and walked it off in the eighth to take Game 2.
Bill's Pizza Kekambas are also two games up on Next Realty after a close 7-5 victory on Friday night.
Domino's Hounds have had little trouble and are poised for a sweep after 11 and 12-run victories in Games 1 and 2.
Ontario Laser Spartans scored a plethora of runs in the eighth in their opener with GC Lounsbury. GC took advantage of a short-handed Spartans squad mercying them in Game 2 to even the series.
Domino's Hounds 11,
Broadway Lanes 0
Domino's Hounds: Scott Ball 3-4, Craig Todt 4-4
Broadway Lanes Bears: Brad Wencel 2-3, Brent O'Brien 2-3
Hounds plated runs in every inning but the second. Craig Todt tripled and doubled, and Scott Ball also tripled.
Domino's Hounds 22,
Broadway Lanes 10
Domino's: Jimmy McKillen 3-3, Mark McKibbon 3-4
Broadway Lanes: Jesse Legg 3-4, Justin Lockstein 2-4, Phil Beauvais HR
Jimmy McKillen led the winners with a pair of doubles and three runs scored against short-handed Bears.
Ontario Laser 33,
GC Lounsbury 19
Ontario Laser Spartans: Martin Klassen 6-6 3 HRs (grand slam), Corny Krahn 6-7, Abe Krahn 2 HRs
GC Lounsbury: Trevor Stuyt 4-5 2 HRs, Colin McDonald 3-3, Rob Vandemaele HR
Spartans erupted for 18 eighth-inning runs. Abe Krahn and Martin Klassen each homered twice in the frame. Klassen also had a grand slam and a solo shot earlier driving in 12 on the night.
GC Lounsbury 18,
Ontario Laser 1
GC Lounsbury: Trevor Stuyt 4-4, Greg Onaitis 4-4, Mike Vanwynsberghe HR
Ontario Laser Spartans: Abe Krahn 2-2, Jake Klassen 2-3
Mike Vanwynsberghe was a double shy of hitting for the cycle. Trevor Stuyt had a triple, double and four runs scored for GC Lounsbury.
Bill's Pizza 12,
Next Realty 5
Bill's Pizza Kekambas: Cody Furlong 3-3, Steve Demeter 3-3
Next Realty: Blair Myers 4-4, Ryan Myers 3-3
Bill's put this one away with a three-run sixth. Cody Furlong scored three runs on the night.
Bill's Pizza 7,
Next Realty 5
Bill's Pizza Kekambas: Cody Furlong 2-3, Kyle Hollister HR
Next Realty: Dallas Dalby 3-3 HR, Steve Derks 3-3
Another three-run sixth helped turn the game in Kekambas' favour.
Kirwin Oatman 19,
Kirwin and Oatman: Joe Fansher 4-4 HR, Scott Swance 3-3, Thom Puhr HR, Cheyne Sarafinchin HR
DeGroote-Hill: Jim Long 3-3, Scott Mudford 2-3
Kirwin and Oatman's Joe Fanscher was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Kirwin and Oatman plated multiple runs in every inning.
Kirwin Oatman 14,
Kirwin and Oatman: Thom Puhr 5-5 2 HRs, Scott Swance 3-4
DeGroote-Hill: Doug Falkins 3-4 HR, Trevor Fleet 2-3
Thom Puhr hit a three-run homer to send it to extras, and won it for Kirwin and Oatman with a walkoff RBI in the eighth.
Destroyers tied their series with Corey's Restaurant winning in walkoff fashion in Game 2. Corey's had won the first game by seven.
Ward's Automotive won by four in Game 1 over Stickmen.
John Beere rallied late in an upset win over third place Delhi Dodgers. Delhi evened the series winning the second game by forfeit.
John Beere 24,
Delhi Dodgers 20
Jay Verhegghe 4-4, Shaun Elliott 4-4, Kevin Stuyt HR (grand slam), Jesse Anderson HR (grand slam)
Delhi: Matt Sinden-Hanson 5-5, Miles Dobias 4-4
John Beere put this one away with an eight-run last inning. Jesse Anderson hit a grand slam in the rally.
Ward's Automotive 13,
Ward's Automotive: Trevor Hawley 3-4, Ryan Bruckler 3-4
Stickmen: Rob Underhill 3-4, Andrew Patenaude 3-4
Conner Smith, Troy Lamoure and Trevor Hawley each crossed twice for Ward's.
Corey's Restaurant 22,
Corey's: Dennis Argojo 5-5 2 HRs, Derek Elliott 4-4
Destroyers: Kody Underhill 5-5, Troy Temple 3-4
Dennis Argojo had two homers, three singles and five runs scored for Corey's.
Corey's Restaurant 24
Destroyers: Ross Russell 4-4 HR, Kevin Alward 3-5 HR
Corey's: Justin Wood 5-5 2 HRs, Matt Mallott 4-4 HR, Scott MacIntyre HR, Chad Hill HR
Destroyers got the walkoff RBI in the seventh from seasoned veteran Terry Lockstein.
A Playoffs (best-of-five)
Haines leads Robert Q Travel 2-0
Roosters vs Woodland RV
IC Waters leads Maple View Variety 1-0
Gators leads Survivors 1-0
B Playoffs (best-of-five)
Domino's Hounds leads Broadway Lanes Bears 2-0
Kirwin and Oatman leads DeGroote-Hill 2-0
Bill's Pizza Kekambas leads Next Realty 2-0
GC Lounsbury tied 1-1 with Ontario Laser Spartans
C Playoffs (best-of-five)
Corey's Restaurant tied 1-1 with Destroyers
Ward's Automotive leads Stickmen 1-0
Delhi Dodgers tied 1-1 with John Beere