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Dave Weaver – Voice of Slo-Pitch

Corey’s Restaurant ladies team made it to the semifinals at the SPN Provincial C Championships in Niagara Falls on the weekend.

They advanced after coming from behind to defeat Brantford Lady Cardinals in the quarters, and played Sudbury next. Corey’s put six across in the first and the game seesawed back in forth, but in the end they lost a hard-fought 12-9 game. It was a total team effort throughout the tournament and it’s such an honour for me to coach such a great group!

Ward’s Automotive, Corey’s Restaurant, Hammertime and Diamond Dogs lost out in elimination games Saturday in men’s rec.

This weekend Energy Productions and Steelerz will be competing in Ladies Rec while G.C. Lounsbury will be after a Men’s D title.

Good luck to all!

Men’s A

I.C. Waters has a 2-0 stranglehold on their series with Robert Q Travel winning by six in the first game and seven in the second. G.C. Lounsbury surprised Haines Roofing in Game 1 of their series.

Game 1 – Semifinals

I.C. Waters 24, Robert Q Travel 18

I.C. – Steve Leacock 5-5, Chris VanParys 4-5, Mike Shewan Hr, Eric Lockey Hr, Scott Mudford Hr, Darren Cadotte Hr

Robert Q – Billy Wilson 4-4 Hr, Mike Supinski 3-4, Bryan Deblaire 2 Hr, Josh Stubbs Hr, Ryan Black Hr

I.C. put this one away with a six-run sixth. Darren Cadotte had a two-run homer in the rally. Scott Mudford was a double shy of hitting for the cycle for I.C.

Game 2

I.C. Waters 25, Robert Q Travel 18

I.C. – Shawn Crane 5-5 Hr, Scott Mudford 5-5 Hr, Steve Leacock 2 Hr, Aaron Laporte Hr, Mike Shewan Hr, Chris VanParys Hr

Robert Q – Darren Pace 5-5 Hr, Billy Wilson 4-5 Hr, Ryan Black Hr, Charlie Crossest Hr, Josh Stubbs Hr

This was a spirited affair as the game featured lots of close calls. The game was tied after four complete, then I.C. plated six and seven runs consecutively en route to victory. Shawn Crane was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. Scott Mudford and Steve Leacock scored four runs for the winners.

Men’s B

A wise man predicted the series between Pelicans and East Elgin Spartans could be a long one and after Week 1 it might be heading to that outcome. East Elgin held on to win the opener after Pelicans rallied late to make it close.

Pelicans tied the series with a six run victory on Friday night.

The Diamond Dogs advanced to round two after their victory over Nancy’s Variety in their deciding game on Tuesday night.

They won their first by forfeit over Ward’s Automotive Thursday night.

Game 5 – Quarter Final

Diamond Dogs 15, Nancy’s Variety 10

Diamond Dogs – Matt Brimmer 3-3, Alex Dalby 3-3, Ross Groat 2 Hr, Doug Falkins Hr

Nancy’s – Shane Hall 3-4, Steve Smith 4-4

Diamond Dogs put this one away scoring nine over their final two at-bats. Ross Groat hit a three-run homer in their six-run sixth. Earlier he had a two-run shot.

Game 1 Semifinals

East Elgin Spartans 23, Pelicans 21

East Elgin – Jake Klassen 5-5, Abe Krahn 4-4, Corny Krahn Hr, Martin Klassen Hr, Johnny Klassen Hr

Pelicans – Tyler Danbrook 4-4, Ryan Verbuyst 4-5

Spartans took an 11-run lead into the seventh. They gave up nine and escaped with a two-run decision.

Jake Klassen led the winners with six runs batted in, hitting three doubles.

Game 2

Pelicans 21, East Elgin Spartans 15

Pelicans – Ryan Verbuyst 3-3, Benson Howey 4-4 Hr, Andrew Dawson Hr

East Elgin – Abe Dyck 3-4, Pete Krahn Hr, Johnny Klassen 3 Hr, Corny Krahn Hr

Pelicans scored over half of their runs over their last two at-bats. Benson Howey and Andrew Dawson each homer over the last two. Ryan Verbuyst, Nick Wilson and Chris Parker scored three runs on the night. The loss for Spartans spoiled their eighth hitter’s big night as Johhny Klassen homered three times and doubled.

Men’s C

Hit N Run and John Beere won the openers of their series with Boston Pizza and Brad Cole Orioles respectively.

Hit N Run took advantage of a short-handed Boston Pizza squad winning by four. John Beere had their bats going winning easily over Brad Cole by thirteen.

Game 1 Semifinals

Hit N Run 16, Boston Pizza 12

Hit N Run – Abe Wolf 3-3, Abe Klassen 3-4

Boston Pizza – Christian Devlin 4-4, Spencer Meron 4-5, Josh Dewatcher Hr, Will Hanson Hr

Boston Pizza took an early 7-0 lead after one despite starting with nine and playing their last inning with eight. Hit N Run took over the lead with a seven-run third picking on the holes in the three-man outfield. Hit N Run scored six over the next two to lead into the seventh. Abe Wolf led Hit N Run with a pair of triples and a double, Diedrich Klassen also had a triple.

Game 1 Semifinals

John Beere 25, Brad Cole Orioles 12

John Beere – Ross Russell 4-4, Chris Fisher 3-3, Craig Boucher 2 Hr, Kalvin Smith 2 Hr

Brad Cole – Al Carroll 3-3, Kevin Miller 2-3, Trevor Fleet Hr, Bryan Granger Hr

Brad Cole showed lots of rust from their three-week layoff. The game was close after four but John Beere plated 13 runs over their final three at-bats. Kalvin Smith and Craig Boucher each had a pair of homers for the winners and everyone in their line-up scored at least one run.

Ladies A

Corey’s Restaurant went up one game on Indi-Girls after after a close low-scoring victory Wednesday night. The series continues tonight with Corey’s having a chance to win it.

Game 3 Finals

Corey’s Restaurant 7, Indi-Girls 3

Corey’s – Lauren Duffy 3-3, Janet Culliton 2-2

Indi-Girls – Jess Anseeuw 2-3, Mary Boldt 1-3

The game was tied after two complete. Corey’s defence held Indi in check allowing just one over the final five while adding five more runs to their total. Tracey Pressey and Lauren Duffy each drove in a pair for the winning side.

Ladies B

Steelerz held off a late rally from Centre Point Contractors to win by two and take a 2-1 series lead into Monday night action.

Game 3 Finals

Steelerz 12, Centre Point Contractors 10

Steelerz – Melissa Johnston 3-3, Rhonda Mayo 3-4

Centre Point – Mandi Howe 3-3, Patty Wye 3-3

Steelerz opened the game up with a five-run fifth. Nicole Brandon had a two-run double in the rally. Niki Lama and Rhonda Mayo each scored three runs for the winners.