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Dave Weaver – Voice of Slo-Pitch

This week I will turn 59! I have been involved in slo-pitch for 38 years and over the years I have played, coached and umpired. All my acquaintances and friendships have come as a result of the sport! I have gone full circle as now I’m playing with some whom I played against in my early years.

The weekend of July 29-30, the Tillsonburg Ladies League will be hosting an SPN qualifier and they are hoping for great numbers in Men’s, Ladies and Co-Ed divisions. For more information contact anyone from the Ladies executive.

Ladies A

There are now no undefeated teams left in Tillsonburg Slo-pitch as Indi-Girls halted Corey’s Restaurant’s regular season winning streak at 36, beating them by three last Wednesday night as Kim Harrop jetted in from Newfoundland to aid in the win.

Corey’s narrowly escaped with a win Monday night winning in walk-off fashion against Service Master. Indi-Girls easily handled Centre Point Contractors on Monday. And Service Master evened their weekly record with a mercy over Shady Acres.

Indi-Girls 13,

Corey’s Restaurant 10

Indi-Girls – Jess Anseeuw 3-3, Amanda Stubbs 4-4

Corey’s – Tab Moulton 4-4, Deb Simmonds 4-4, Janet Culliton

Indi-Girls scored seven runs over their last two at-bats to steal the win. Jess Anseeuw led the winners with a pair of doubles and a triple. Amanda Stubbs singled four times and scored four runs.

Corey’s Restaurant 6,

Service Master 5

Corey’s – Anita Dahl 3-3, Rose Finnessy 3-4

Service Master – Crystal Laforge 3-3, Denise Pelletier 3-3

Corey’s scored three seventh-inning runs to steal the win, Kim King tripled in the rally and Rose Finnessy had the walk-off hit. Corey’s Janet Culliton cut down two runners at the plate.

Service Master 22,

Shady Acres 6

Service Master – Cheryl Johnson 4-4, Amanda Vandendriessche 4-4

Shady Acres – Kaitlin Horvath 3-3, Jaimee Morse 3-3

Nine of Service Master’s 10 batters scored at least two runs.

Indi-Girls 22,

Centre Point Contractors 3

Indi-Girls – Nancy Hiebert 3-3, Jess Anseeuw 3-3, Tena Bueckert HR

Centre Point – Keri Sunderland 3-3, Jen Cadman 2-2

Tamarah Schultz led the winners with a pair of doubles. Jess Anseeuw scored three runs.

Orange Crush 13,

Shady Acres 6

Orange – Sheri Cull 3-4

Shady Acres – Michelle Warboys 4-4, Rachel Carl 3-4

Stacy Lauwerier and Tammie Lisabeth each scored two runs for Crush.

Ladies B

Steelerz took over first place after winning their second consecutive matchup with Energy Productions, they also easily defeated Boston Pizza. Energy beat Pitch Slap, Pitch Slap recorded their second win of the season mercying Boston Pizza.

Shady Acres lost ground after losing twice to "A" division opponents.

Steelerz 17,

Boston Pizza 5

Steelerz – Melissa Johnston 3-3, Niki Lama 4-4

Boston Pizza – Melissa Barnim 3-3, Heidi Hopper 2-3

Rhonda Mayo and Niki Lama each scored three runs for Steelerz.

Steelerz 18,

Energy Productions 8

Steelerz – Laurie Loughrin 4-4, Amber Granger 4-4, Nicole Brandon HR

Energy – Steph Miller 3-4, Shirley Simmons 2-3

Nicole Brandon hit for the cycle for Steelerz. Laurie Loughrin, Niki Lama and Brianne Johnston all scored three runs.

Energy Productions 12,

Pitch Slap 2

Energy Productions – Nicole Cuerrier 4-5, Jen Dahl 5-5

Pitch Slap – Kait Buchner 3-3, Erica Thompson 1-2

Jen Dahl had three extra base hits for Energy. Nicole Cuerrier scored three runs.

Pitch Slap 17,

Boston Pizza 4

Pitch Slap – Erin Murray 4-4, Erica Thompson 4-4

Boston Pizza – Rachelle Platteuw 2-3, Nicole Lambert 2-2

Kait Buchner and Erica Thompson led Pitch Slap with a pair of doubles.

Men’s A

The Hounds had a successful week knocking off Robert Q Travel and Roosters. Robert Q had edged out Haines Roofing Tuesday night, and Haines evened their week with a win over Kekambas.

I.C. Waters and Maple View Variety battled to a 13-13 tie. No results were received from G.C. Lounsbury’s two games.

I.C. Waters 13,

Maple View Variety 13

I.C. – Shawn Crane 4-4, Jeff Davies 4-4

Maple View – Johnny Epp 4-4, Nathan Klassen 3-4

I.C. plated eight in a bat around seventh. Maple View tied it with four in their half of the seventh.

Robert Q Travel 20,

Haines Roofing 9

Robert Q – Darren Pace 4-5, Josh Stubbs 4-5, Billy Wilson Hr, Ryan Black Hr, Charlie Crossett 2 HR, Cody Colfax HR

Haines – Dave Phillips 4-5, Scott Balazs 4-5, Phil Durham Hr, Andrew Burns Hr

Nick Nagy had the walk-off hit with two out in Robert Q’s two-run seventh. Ryan Black scored three runs including the winner.

Hounds 21,

Roosters 10

Hounds – Barry Howick 5-5, Jim McKillen 4-5, Nick Barnim HR, Scott Ball HR, Kyle Waite HR

Roosters – Matt Heleniak 5-5, Bryan Hamulecki 3-5, Mark Hamulecki HR

Hounds spotted Roosters an early 5-0 lead and then started hitting the holes against the short-handed Roosters squad en route to victory. Kyle Waite, Nick Barnim, Barry Howick and Jim McKillen each scored three runs for Hounds.

Haines Roofing 20, Kekambas 13

Haines – Scott Balazs 4-4 HR, Dave Phillips 4-4 HR, Phil Durham – Grand Slam, John Ralf HR, Darren Hawel HR

Kekambas – Kyle Smith 4-4 HR, Brandon Rohrer 4-4, Kyle Hollister HR

Haines trailed after four but plated seven in the fifth and five in the sixth in overtaking Kekambas. Phil Durham hit a sixth-inning grand slam.

Hounds 17, Robert Q Travel 10

Hounds – Barry Howick 5-5 HR, Jamie Demming 3-4

Robert Q – Bryan Deblaire 4-4, Steve Derks 3-4, Billy Wilson 2 HR

Hounds plated 11 over their final two at-bats to take the win. Jamie Demming and Chris MacDonald each scored three runs for the winners.

Men’s B

East Elgin Spartans lengthened their lead on second place after winning a pair of 16-13 games over Diamond Dogs and Wine And Beer Shop. Diamond Dogs beat Ward’s Automotive for the third consecutive time and their second straight iresult at 17-16. Ward’s easily defeated a short-handed Pelicans squad.

Nancy’s Variety won their third and fourth consecutive games beating Brew Jays and Wine And Beer.

Corey’s Restaurant record the other victory a ten run decision over Brew Jays.

Corey’s Restaurant 17,

Brew Jays 7

Corey’s – Jason Ashton 3-4, Shawn Ryerse 3-4

Brew Jays – Josh Mabee 2-3, Josh Knoflack 2-3

Jason Ashton and Bob Long each scored three runs for Corey’s.

Diamond Dogs 17,

Ward’s Automotive 16

Diamond Dogs – Mike Schmeltz 5-5, Kevin MacDonald 4-4, Ross Groat HR

Ward’s – Connor Smith 4-4, Evan Curtis 3-4, Devon Sebok HR

This one was tight all the way through. Ward’s took a three-run lead in the top of the seventh but Diamond Dogs tied it to force an extra frame. Mike Schmeltz doubled in Kevin MacDonald to win it for Diamond Dogs.

Ward’s Automotive 28,

Pelicans 13

Ward’s – Jeff Prouse 4-4, Mike Mudford 4-4, Brad Hornby HR, Trevor Hawley HR

Pelicans – Nick Lonsbary 4-4, Mike Kamenar 3-4

Ward’s plated seven in three of their six at-bats. Mike Mudford, Jeff Prouse and Connor Smith each hit a pair of doubles for Ward’s.

East Elgin Spartans 16,

Diamond Dogs 13

East Elgin – Abe Krahn 3-4, Corny Krahn 4-4 HR, Pete Krahn HR, Martin Klassen 2 HR, Johnny Klassen HR, Jacob Enns HR, Pete Froese HR

Diamond Dogs – Dave Phipps 4-4, Dave Lockstein 3-4, Doug Falkins 2 HR

Martin Klassen homered twice and drove in five for Spartans. Johnny Klassen homered and doubled twice.

Nancy’s Variety 18,

Wine And Beer Shop 4

Nancy’s – Presten Jepsen 4-4, Derek Kunderman 4-4, Marty Hawel HR

Wine And Beer – Tyler Marr 2-3, Scott Bako 2-3

Nancy’s got off to a quick start plating seven first-inning runs. Marty Hawel led Nancy’s with a homer and double. Presten Jepsen added a triple and double.

Nancy’s Variety 23, Brew Jays 13

Nancy’s – Derek Kunderman 6-6, Darryl Whittington 5-5

Brew Jays – Ben Heinrichs 4-4 HR, Tom Csoff 2-4, Gary Csoff

Dan Mcrae had three extra base hits for Nancy’s. Derek Kunderman scored four runs.

East Elgin Spartans 16,

Wine And Beer Shop 13

East Elgin – Johnny Klassen 4-4 3 HR, Jake Friesen 2-3

Wine And Beer – Chevy Fisher 4-4, Nathan Crocker 3-4, Chris White HR, Kyle Laidlaw HR

Johnny Klassen’s three-run sixth-inning homer, his third on the night, provided the margin of difference for Spartans.

Men’s C

McKenzie Carquest almost pulled off the week’s upset after they failed to hold on to a seventh-inning lead over first place Brad Cole Orioles, but still earned a tie. Brad Cole came from behind to defeat Falcons and held on late to defeat John Beere.

Boston Pizza continues to hold down second after a close victory over Falcons. Hammer Time upset Hit N Run in the only other result reported.

Brad Cole Orioles 19, John Beere 16

Brad Cole – Denis Lenane 4-4 3 HR, Ryan Blackman 4-5

John Beere – Rick Pihokker 3-4, Kevin Listar 3-3 HR, Mark Vanderhaeghe HR, Pete May HR

Denis Lenane homered three times and drove in nine for the winners.

McKenzie Carquest 18,

Brad Cole Orioles 18

McKenzie – Dylan Proulx 4-4, Troyer Kovari 3-4

Brad Cole – Mark Biro 4-4, Tim Hayward 4-5

McKenzie out-hit Brad Cole throughout but Brad Cole were able to tie it in their last at-bat. Outfielder Mike Vanwynsberghe had a strong game defensively for McKenzie.

Brad Cole Orioles 16,

Falcons 12

Brad Cole – Ryan Blackman 5-5, Dave Weaver 3-4

Falcons – Willy Bueckert 4-4, John Reimer 4-5

Brad Cole got several big catches from their three-man outfield. Ryan Blackman led their offence with a pair of doubles and four runs scored.

Boston Pizza 8,

Falcons 6

Boston Pizza – Christian Devlin 3-4, Mitch Albright 3-4

Falcons – Frank Redecopp 3-3, Willy Bueckert 2-3

Short-handed Boston Pizza won it with a three-run sixth inning. Christian Devlin and Jayme Wallace hit doubles in the rally.

Hammer Time 17, Hit N Run 16

Hammer Time – Carl Sing 4-4, Derek Harnish 3-4, Tim Pressey HR

Hit N Run – Jakie Enns 4-4 HR, Marten Klassen 3-4, Diedrich Klassen HR

Tim Pressey’s seventh-inning solo homer won it for Hammer Time. Hit N Ru made it close with a six run rally in the bottom of the seventh.