It is very hard to believe that August in the books and everyone's attention is focused on slo-pitch playoffs and Provincials.
The fact that some series had been completed and some not scheduled Friday saw all the Annandale diamonds empty and just one game played at Kiwanis.
Eichenberg's wrapped up the regular season title after winning easily over Hollister Kia and Orange Crush. They were tied with Corey's-Maple View Variety at 23-2, but beat Corey's-Maple View in the latter part of the season giving them two wins out of three.
Service Master closed out their regular season with big wins over Jays and Orange. Corey's-Maple-View won over Jays and Kia.
Service Master 13,
Orange Crush 5
Service Master: Jodi Hodges (4-4) HR, Cheryl Johnston (2-3)
Orange Crush: Tara Foster (3-3), Alika Kingsbury (2-4)
Jodi Hodges had a three-run homer in the winner's four-run fourth.
Hollister Kia 9
Eichenberg's: Tamarah Schultz (5-5), Tena Bueckert (5-6)
Hollister Kia: Jess Salverda (2-3), Mandi Kromplak (2-3)
Tamarah Schultz led Eichenberg's with three triples and six runs scored.
Corey's-Maple View 18,
Corey's-Maple View: Kasey McKenzie (5-5), Hillary Stoop (4-4)
Jays: Kristen Cadotte (4-4), Nicole Shewan (4-4)
Corey's-Maple View plated seven first-inning runs. Shannon O'Neill had a three-run triple in the rally.
Corey's-Maple View 16,
Hollister Kia 1
Corey's-Maple View: Tracey Pressey (4-4), Shannon O'Neill (4-4)
Hollister Kia: Danielle Swart (2-3), Katie Dedrick (1-2)
Kim King had a triple and double for the winners. Tracey Pressey scored four runs.
Service Master 9,
Service Master: Becky Dancy (3-3), Steph Erdelac (3-3) HR
Jays: Kirstie Jones (3-4), Shirley Moore (2-3)
The top three in Service Master's order each had three hits. Steph Erdelac's two-run fourth inning homer decided it.
EMI Steelerz won three times to easily be the top seed entering the B playoffs. They mercied Dean Masson Construction and Energy Productions and also beat Dean Masson by six. Ritchie's won a close one over Dean Masson and mercied Cleats. Energy also mercied Cleats.
Dean Masson Construction 8
Ritchie's: Ashley Akers (3-3), Randi Williams (3-3)
Dean Masson: Jen Millen (4-4), Nikki Clause (3-3)
This was a close one coming right down to the seventh. Tara Seitz and Holley Dayman crossed in the inning.
Energy Productions 20,
Energy: Melissa Johnston (4-4), Nicole Currier (4-4)
Cleats: Brittany Wolf (2-2), Corrie Smith (1-2)
Shanna Wellink and Crystal Haegens each scored three runs for Energy.
Ritchie's: Ashley Akers (4-4) HR, Michele Warboys (4-4), Jess Howe HR, Randi Williams HR
Cleats: Corrie Smith (2-2), Hazel Oake (1-2)
Ashley Akers was a double shy of hitting for the cycle for Ritchie's. Michele Warboys and Akers had two triples.
EMI Steelerz 19,
Dean Masson Construction 12
EMI: Jordan Coderre (4-5), Tracey Coderre (4-5)
Dean Masson: Amber Granger (3-4), Megan Bye (3-3)
EMI batted around in their first three at-bats plating 17 runs in doing so.
EMI Steelerz 17,
Energy Productions 2
EMI: Deanna Littler (4-4), Rhonda Mayo (3-4)
Energy: Lyndsey Miller (2-2), Jen Kichler (2-2)
Jordan Coderre and Deanna Littler each scored three runs for EMI.
EMI Steelerz 20,
Dean Masson Construction 4
EMI: Shannon Collings (4-5), Julie Boldt (4-5)
Dean Masson: Amber Granger (3-3)
Shannon Collings scored four runs for the winners.
Most has been decided in this one after Haines Roofing and Boston Pizza completed sweeps against Roosters and Robert Q Travel respectively. This means that the two will square off in one of the semifinals in a rematch of last year's finals.
Survivors will play the winner of the Gators-IC Waters series. IC Waters took the lead in the series with a close 14-12 win.
IC Waters 14,
IC Waters: Shawn Crane (4-4) 3 HRs, Scott Mudford (4-4) HR, Jeff Cadotte HR, Eric Lockey HR, Mike Shewan HR
Gators: Darren Swick (3-4) 3 HRs, Kieran Taylor (3-3), Tyler Phillips HR
Shawn Crane's leadoff seventh-inning homer was the deciding run. Crane hit two other homers as well, and IC Waters hit their maximum homers.
Boston Pizza 27,
Robert Q Travel 6
Boston Pizza: Ryan Miller (5-5) HR, Matt Austin (4-4), Mike McCarthy HR, Tim Pressey HR
Robert Q: Bill Bertin (3-3) 2 HR, Matt Bilger (3-3), Josh Stubbs HR
Ryan Miller and Mike McCarthy each drove in five runs for Boston Pizza.
Boston Pizza 12,
Robert Q Travel 5
Boston Pizza: Matt Austin (3-4), Matt Ungar (2-3), Randy Miller HR, Nathan Klassen 2 HRs, Clayton Robinson HR
Robert Q: Bill Bertin (3-3) HR, Charlie Crossett (2-3), Bryan Deblaire HR
Nathan Klassen homered in consecutive at-bats for Boston Pizza.
Haines Roofing 13,
Haines Roofing: Dan Clark (3-4), Craig Smith (3-3), Dave Phillips 2 HRs
Roosters: Scott Heath (3-4), Greg Buchner (3-4)
The story in this one was the two big bombs that Dave Phillips hit over the Annandale 4 fence.
Tirecraft and Kekambas have both advanced after winning three straight over Ontario Laser Spartans and Cain's Pelicans respectively. Kirwin and Oatman are one win away from eliminating Sandham Transport. Domino's Hounds tied up their series with GC Lounsbury.
Domino's Hounds 25,
GC Lounsbury 11
Domino's: Joe Kingsbury (4-5), Barry Howick (5-6) HR, Mark McKibbon HR
GC Lounsbury: Mike Vanwynsberghe (2-3), Chris MacDonald (2-3)
Domino's leadoff batter Barry Howick hit for the cycle and scored five runs.
Cain's Pelicans 20
Kekambas: Jeremy Weiss (3-3), Brandon Rohrer (3-4) HR, Cody Furlong HR
Cain's: Benson Howey (4-5) HR, Andrew Dawson 2 HRs, Nick Lonsbary HR, Nick Wilson 2 HRs
A heartbreaking loss for Cain's as they gave up five sixth-inning runs and the winning run in the seventh.
There is only one series left to be settled as the other three winners emerged last week. The Delhi Dodgers-Destroyers will go to a fifth and deciding game on Tuesday night.
Corey's Restaurant and Hit N Run finished off their series in three with both winning game number three by two runs.
Ward's won their series over Flying Squirrels in four games.
Corey's Restaurant 14,
John Beere 12
Corey's: Derek Elliott (3-4), Wes Haegens (3-3)
John Beere: Bryan Granger (3-4), Chris White (3-4), Shawn Elliott 2 HRs
Corey's spoiled a good effort by John Beere overtaking them with a four-run sixth.
Delhi Dodgers 13
Destroyers: Kevin Alward (3-3) HR, Troy Temple (4-4), Craig Higgins HR (inside the park homer)
Delhi: Nate Moyaert (4-4), Garrett Roelens (3-4) HR
Troy Temple drove in five runs for Destroyers.
Delhi Dodgers 19,
Delhi: Rob Atkins (5-5), Ryan Blackman (4-4), Garrett Roelens HR, Scott Stefan HR
Destroyers: Dave Lockstein (4-4), Mike Belanger (4-4), Kevin Alward HR, Troy Temple HR
Play of the night was Delhi third baseman Ryan Blackman jumping and reaching over the third baseline bench at Kiwanis to catch a popup.
Hit N Run 13,
Norox Basement Applications 11
Hit N Run: Jake Hildebrandt (3-4), Deidrich Klassen (3-4) HR, Jakie Enns HR
Norox: Brent O'Brien (3-4), Brady Herron (3-3), Brad Wencel HR, Jess Legg HR
Hit N Run won it on a two-run walk-off homer by Jakie Enns.
Hit N Run 22,
Norox Basement Applications 7
Hit N Run: David Enns (4-4), Paul Reimer (4-4) HR, Deidrich Klassen HR
Norox: Jess Legg (3-3) 2 HRs, Cam Curtis (3-3)
David Enns led the winners with five runs batted in.
Ward's Automotive 15,
Flying Squirrels 9
Ward's: Mike Mudford (4-5), Connor Smith (4-5) HR, Ryan Bruckler HR, Pat MacElhone HR
Flying Squirrels: Matt Brimmer (3-3), David Phipps (3-3)
Ward's hit a pair of homers in their six-run fifth.
Ward's Automotive 16,
Flying Squirrels 10
Ward's: Connor Smith (5-5) HR, Troy Lamoure (4-5) HR
Flying Squirrels: David Phipps (4-4), Kevin McDonald (3-4)
Everyone in the winner's line-up scored at least one run.