I think summer is finally approaching as the temperatures continue to rise each day!
Good thing the right team wrapped up the Stanley Cup last week.
Last week's winner in the Sammy's Fun Puzzle Contest was Kalvin Smith who correctly answered the question who Ben Affleck's buddy was - Matt Damon. He found the names Matt Davis, Matt Ungar, Matt Scott and Holley Dayman to come up with his answer.
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IC Waters is the hottest team in the division and hasn't lost a game since a 16-13 loss to Maple View Variety on May 30. This week they piled up the runs in a 14-run win over Gators.
Gators replied with a walk-off win over Haines Roofing. Survivors also edged Haines and walked it off against Maple View Variety to tighten the standings. Maple View had a big victory over Robert Q Travel.
Haines has a one-point lead over Robert Q and Survivors, while Gators and IC Waters are just two points back.
Maple View Variety 27, Robert Q Travel 21
Maple View - Abe Epp (5-5) HR, John Epp (5-5), Ryan Miller 3 HRs, Nathan Klassen HR, Tim Pressey HR, Matt Ungar HR
Robert Q - Charlie Crossett (4-5), Josh Stubbs (4-5) HR, Billy Wilson 2 HRs, Bryan Deblaire 2 HRs, Ryan Black HR, Bryan Hamulecki HR
Maple View plated six in each of the first three innings. Ryan Miller homered in the first and second.
IC Waters 27, Gators 13
IC Waters - Scott Mudford (6-6), Steve Leacock (4-4) 2 HRs, Mike Shewan HR, Jeff Cadotte HR, Shawn Crane HR, Fred Froese HR, Darren Cadotte HR
Gators - Matt Helinak (3-3) HR, Jamie Nunn (2-3)
Scott Mudford and Steve Leacock each scored four runs.
Gators 6, Haines Roofing 5
Gators - Chris VanParys (2-3), Dave Hodges (3-3)
Haines - Dan Clark (3-4), Steve Balazs (3-4)
Scott Balazs walked it off for Gators with a bases-clearing triple.
Survivors 16, Maple View Variety 15
Survivors - Martin Epp (4-4), Peter Klassen (3-4) 2 HRs, Martin Klassen HR, Johnny Klassen 2 HRs, Joe Banman HR
Maple View - Peter Epp (4-4), Nathan Klassen (3-4), Tim Pressey HR
Survivors trailed by five entering their last at-bat. They homered three times and John Klassen walked it off with a base hit.
Survivors 15, Haines Roofing 14
Survivors - Martin Klassen (3-4), Jake Klassen (4-4) 2 HRs, Johnny Klassen HR, Pete Fehr HR, Peter Klassen HR, Martin Epp (4-4)
Haines - Dave Phillips (4-4) 2 HRs, Jason Wall (3-4), Darren Hawel HR, Phil Durham HR
The Survivors rallied in the seventh for the second straight game. Martin Epp had the game-winning RBI.
It is a two-team race in the division as the top two, GC Lounsbury and Ontario Laser Spartans, each won twice last week. GC easily beat a short-handed Hounds and won by six over Kirwin and Oatman.
Spartans had an easy time with Kekambas and beat Corey's Restaurant on Friday.
Ontario Laser Spartans 16, Kekambas 2
Ontario Laser - Jacob Enns (4-4), Pete Krahn (3-4), Dan Blatz HR, Abe Krahn HR, Martin Klassen HR
Kekambas - Kyle Smith (3-3), Evan Prouse (3-4)
Abe Krahn and Martin Klassen each hit three run homers in the Spartans first.
GC Lounsbury 18, Kirwin and Oatman 12
GC - Jarrett Anderson (3-3), Travis Nikin (3-3), Trevor Stuyt HR
Kirwin - Shane Hall (5-5) HR, Adam Swance (4-4)
GC scored their runs over three innings. Trevor Stuyt homered and scored in all three.
Ontario Laser Spartans 19, Corey's Restaurant 13
Ontario Laser - Corny Krahn (4-5), Martin Klassen (4-5) Grand Slam
Corey's - Eric Vanwynsberghe (4-4) HR, Mike Mesquita (4-4) HR, Craig Boucher HR
Martin Klassen led the way for Spartans with a grand slam, a three-run homer and RBI double.
GC Lounsbury 20, Hounds 3
GC - Cory Smith (4-4), Rob Vandemaele (3-3), Thom Puhr HR
Hounds - Shane Bouck (2-2), Chris MacDonald (3-3)
Thom Puhr getting back into the line-up paced the winner's attack with a homer and pair of doubles.
Rooks & Vets have won three in a row after scoring 15 runs in both their wins over Hit N Run and Norox Basement Applications. Hit N Run bounced back with an upset win over Ward's Automotive.
Ward's hung on for their second win against first-place Pelicans this year in a real sunny, low-scoring affair.
Ward's def. Pelicans
Ward's Automotive - Kyle Sinden HR, Pat MacElhone (triple)
Pelicans - Nick Lonsbary (2-3)
Both pitchers took advantage of a sunny sky as this game provided the batter with very few good looks from the plate.
Hit N Run 17, Ward's Automotive 10
Hit N Run - Abe Klassen (4-4) 2 HRs, Jakie Enns (4-4) HR, Diedrich Klassen HR
Ward's - Chad Vigar (3-3), Pat MacElhone (3-3) 2 HRs
Hit N Run moved out to a quick nine-run lead after two. Abe Klassen homered twice and was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.
Rooks & Vets 15, Hit N Run 8
Rooks - Cody Long (4-4) HR, Trevor Fleet (3-3)
Hit N Run - Peter Reimer (3-3), Diedrich Klassen (2-3)
The top five batters in the winner's line-up accounted for 12 of their 15 runs. Trevor Fleet scored four of them.
Rooks & Vets 15, Norox Basement Applications 5
Rooks - Trevor Fleet (4-4) HR, Bob Long (3-4), Denis Lenane HR
Norox - Jesse Legg (3-3) HR, Ryan Hambleton (2-3)
Denis Lenane homered, doubled twice and drove in four for Rooks.
It will be a race for second as Diamond Dogs have all but clinched first place. They doubled up on John Beere and outslugged Boston Pizza in their other win.
Destroyers moved within two points of second-place John Beere after an easy win over Falcons. John Beere solidified their hold on second after a close win over Falcons.
Destroyers 31, Falcons 15
Destroyers - Jesse Temple (6-7) HR, Troy Temple (6-8)
Falcons - Isaac Wall (4-5), Jake Andries (4-5)
Jesse Temple homerd, doubled twice and scored five for the eight-man Destroyers squad.
John Beere 11, Falcons 10
John Beere - James Elliott (2-3), Chris Fisher (3-3)
Falcons - John Reimer (3-4), Isaac Wall (3-4)
Falcons made a valiant come-from-behind effort but came up one short.
Diamond Dogs 30, Boston Pizza 11
Dogs - Ross Groat (5-5) 2 HRs (Grand Slam), Andrew Patenaude (4-4), Doug Falkins 2 HRs, Cornell Bailey HR, Brent Schooley HR
Boston Pizza - Keith Agnew (3-4), Jordan Bruckler 2 HRs, Spencer Meron HR
Ross Groat homered in three consecutive at-bats for the winners.
Diamond Dogs 14, John Beere 7
Dogs - Ross Groat (3-4), Brent Schooley (3-4)
John Beere - James Elliott (2-3), Jesse Anderson (3-3) HR, Mark Carrel HR
A quick seven in the first sparked Diamond Dogs' win. Andrew Patenaude led the winners with a pair of triples.
The top four all won once last week with Wednesday's action rained out. The only team involved in a close game was Hollister Kia who were given a good fight from Ritchie's.
Indigo Lounge was the only team facing a divisional opponent and they shut out Jays in a mercy. Service Master and undefeated Corey's Restaurant mercied Pitch and Dean Masson Construction respectively.
Corey's Restaurant 16, Dean Masson Construction 4
Corey's - Kasey McKenzie (4-4), Tracey Pressey (4-4), Lauren Duffy HR, Janet Culliton 2 HRs, Kirby Steinhoff HR
Dean Masson - Crystal Laforge (3-3), Krystal Sivyer (2-3)
Janet Culliton led the winners with a pair of homers and Tracey Pressey tripled twice.
Service Master 13, Pitch 1
Service Master - Kerry Jensen (4-4), Kayla Bond (3-4), Becky Dancy HR
Pitch - Kelsey Vandeven (2-2), Britt Ronson (2-2)
Nine of the 10 Service Master batters scored at least one run.
Indigo Lounge 12, Jays 0
Indigo - Kim Harrop (4-5), Amanda Stubbs (4-5)
Jays - Bobbi Hiscock (2-3)
The game only produced one run after four innings. Tamarah Schultz led the winners with a pair of doubles.
Hollister Kia 13, Ritchie's 12
Hollister Kia - Andrea Holden (4-4), Jen Cadman (4-5)
Ritchie's - Randi Williams (5-5), Jess Howe (4-4)
Kate Dedrick had the walk-off base hit for Kia.
EMI Steelerz held off a late charging Farmers Daughters squad winning by one.
Energy Productions collected the only other division victory, a mercy over Cleats.
Energy Productions 21, Cleats 0
Energy - Nicole Cuerrier (4-4), Bri Johnston (4-4), Tammy Lalone
Cleats - Heidi Hopper (2-3), Steph McDonald (2-2)
Nicole Cuerrier scored four runs.