Voice of Slo-Pitch

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Dave Weaver - Voice of Slo-Pitch

This past weekend was the 10th Annual O.R.C.S. Coed Three Pitch Tournament. I was happy to be part of the umpiring crew for a tournament that featured 17 teams, good food and non-alcoholic refreshments. The event was staffed by many friendly volunteers and the theme was sportsmanship and good camraderie.

Men's A

Maple View Variety handed Haines Roofing their first loss. They also won easily over Pelicans.

Haines edged out Sunrise Equipment Roosters in the only other A division action.

Maple View Variety 20,

Haines Roofing 19

Maple View - Johnny Epp 4-4, Abe Epp 4-4, Nathan Boldt HR, Peter Epp HR, Ryan Miller HR

Haines - Phil Durham 5-6, Chris Durham 4-6 HR

Despite playing with eight, Haines kept the game close only losing by one in the end. Peter Epp walked it off for Maple View with a seventh-inning single. Abe Epp led the winners with four runs batted in.

Maple View Variety 37,

Pelicans 14

Maple View - Nathan Boldt HR, Randy Miller 5-5 2 HR, Ryan Miller HR, Tim Townsend 2 HR, Ben Boldt HR

Pelicans - Andrew Dawson 4-4 2 HR, Mike Kamenar 3-4, Adam Jensen HR

Everyone in Maple View's order scored at least two runs. Tim Townsend, Nathan and Ben Boldt were each a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.

Haines Roofing 23,

Sunrise Equipment Roosters 22

Haines - Brett Ferguson 4-4, Dave Phillips 4-5, Kevin Harrop HR, Phil Durham 2 HR, John Ralf HR

Sunrise - Mark Hamulecki 6-6 2 HR, Troy Temple 4-6, Josh Munro HR, Nate Malcolm HR, Greg Buchner HR

Haines plated 13 runs over their last two at-bats and held on to edge out an eight-man Sunrise squad.

Phil Durham led Haines with a pair of homers and five runs batted in.

Men's B

Team Awesome and Corey's Restaurant each upset an A division team last week. Team Awesome won by two over Platinum Concrete and Corey's won by two over Robert Q Travel.

Matteo's Pizza collected victories over R n D Carpentry Kekambas and Pelicans.

Team Awesome 14,

Platinum Concrete 12

Team Awesome - Jordy Thompson 3-4, Dan McRae 3-4

Platinum - Dave Hodges 4-5 HR, Tyler Lamb 3-5

Darryl Whittington and Devon Homick each tripled for Team Awesome.

Corey's Restaurant 16,

Robert Q Travel 14

Corey's - Justin Aker 3-3, Justin Clapdorp 3-4 HR

Robert Q - Mike McCarthy 3-4 HR, Steve Byron 3-5, Darren Pace 2 HR, Josh Stubbs HR, Tim Morgan HR, Steve Derks HR

Justin Clapdorp's three-run sixth inning homer was Corey's game winning hit in the upset of A's Robert Q Travel.

Matteo's Pizza 24,

Pelicans 21

Matteo's - Jake Friesen 4-4, Johnny Klassen 4-4 HR, Dallas Dalby 2 HR, Dave Teall HR

Pelicans - Ryan Verbuyst 4-4, Adam Jensen 4-5 HR, Andrew Dawson 2 HR, Rob Fishback 2 HR, Sean Hopper HR

Dallas Dalby homered in consecutive at-bats for Matteo's. Doug Falkins scored four runs.

Matteo's Pizza 24,

RnD Carpentry Kekambas 11

Matteo's - Mike Schmaltz 3-4, Jake Friesen 3-4, Martin Klassen HR, Dallas Dalby HR

RnD - Kyle Smith 4-5, Kevin Verbrugghe 2-2, Jeremy Weiss HR

Men's C

Trophy Property Corp Expos won the Tillsonburg version of the Canadian Classic mercying the Brew Jays. They put up 30 runs against Circus Room avenging a loss to them a week ago.

Jokers won by four over Bad News Bears.

Jokers 24,

Bad News Bears 20

Jokers - Wes McDougall 5-5, Matt Freelan 4-4, Chris White HR

Bears - Carl Sing 4-4, Jordan White 4-4, Tim Miners HR

Matt Freelan scored five runs for Jokers.

Trophy Property Corp Expos 30,

Circus Room 13

Trophy Property - Kyle Jones 6-6 HR, Jayme Wallace 5-5 HR, Keith Agnew HR

Circus Room - Jesse Legg 3-3 (3 HR), Tom Gammage 3-3 HR, Mark Carrel HR, Ryan Copping HR

Trophy Property broke up a tie game with a seven run third, they piled on thirteen more in their last at bat. Jayme Wallace was a double shy of hitting for the cycle.

Trophy Property Expos 19,

Sandy Shore Brew Jays 2

Trophy Property - Jordan Bruckler 4-4, Craig Robb 3-4, Keith Agnew HR, Trevor Fleet HR, Adam Devlin - Grand Slam

Sandy Shore - Dylan Cremery 1-2, Josh Knoflock 1-2

Jordan Bruckler, Keith Agnew and Spencer Meron each scored three runs for the winners.

Men's D

Wrecking Crew remained unbeaten beating their second C division team.

Sluggers recorded a walk-off win over Orchard Crest Farms.

Wrecking Crew 15,

Jokers 13

Wrecking Crew - John Wiebe 3-4, Peter Wolf 3-4

Jokers - Rick Wiebe 3-4, Jamie VanDenNeuker 3-3

Wrecking Crew held off a late rally from Jokers to win by two. Peter Wolf had a pair of doubles for Wrecking Crew.

Sluggers 16,

Orchard Crest Farms 15

Sluggers - Frank Harms 5-5 (2 HR), Jake Sawatzy 3-4, David Berg HR

Orchard Crest - Andrew Barnim 3-4, Kalvin Smith 4-4 HR, Shawn Mathews HR, Craig Boucher 2 HR, Mark Vanderhaeghe HR

Orchard Crest scored eight in a bat-around seventh to take the lead. Sluggers homered twice in their half, including a walk-off by Frank Harms.

Ladies A

Corey's Restaurant and Indi-Girls remain unbeaten atop the standings after a pair of easy victories for both last week. Service Master mercied Pink Sox and Advanced Auto/Morgan Realty mercied Shady Akers to round out the week's action.

Corey's Restaurant 16,

Service Master 4

Corey's - Corrie Smith 5-5, Tracey Pressey 4-4

Service Master - Denise Pelletier 2-3, Kayla Bond 3-4

Corey's broke open a close game with a six-run fifth. Leadoff batter Corrie Smith had five hits and scored four runs for Corey's.

Corey's Restaurant 19,

George's Auto 1

Corey's - Kasey McKenzie 4-4, Michelle Puhr 4-4 HR

George's - Pam Brandon 1-2, Britt Sandham 1-2

Lauren Duffy had a pair of triples to lead Corey's.

Service Master 30,

Pink Sox 0

Service Master - Jodi Hodges 5-5, Kayla Bond 5-5

Pink Sox - Hazel Oakes 1-1, Hermien Aarondouse 1-1

Steph Erdelac had a triple and scored four runs for Service Master.

Advanced Auto Morgan Realty 22,

Shady Akers 9

Advanced - Bri Johnston 4-4, Tiffany Swick 4-4

Shady Akers - Roxy Dekeyser 2-3, Ashley Aker 3-4

Bri Johnston reached and scored four times for Advanced Auto.

Indi-Girls 20,

Advanced Auto Morgan Realty 3

Indi - Lindsey Miles 3-3, Mary Boldt 3-3

Advanced - Melissa Johnston 2-3, Tracey Coderre 3-3

Lindsey Miles and Tena Bueckert hit triples for the winners.

Indi-Girls 21,

SOS Towing 4

Indi - Kathy Vanderven 4-4, Lindsey Miles 4-4 HR

SOS - Crystal Heavens 2-3, Elisha Duvestijin 2-3

Indi-Girls plated 12 over their final two at-bats. Tamara Schultz and Tena Bueckert had a pair of doubles.

Ladies B

Center Point Contractors scored late to upend A's Jays. They mercied Crazy Pitches in their other game.

George's Auto and SOS Towing each mercied Pink Sox.

Center Point Contractors 21,

Crazy Pitches 3

Center Point - Monica Barnes 4-4, Keri Sunderland 4-4

Crazy Pitches - Ashley Boutin 2-2, Kaylee Kozak 1-2

Monica Barnes had a pair of doubles and scored two runs for the winners.

Center Point Contractors 14,

Jays 10

Center Point - Rina Lamb 2-2, Trisha McKenzie 3-3

Jays - Nicki Dawson 3-4, Nicole Boughan 3-3

Center Point won it courtesy of a five-run fifth. Rina Lamb had a two-run double in the rally. Kristen Cadotte turned a triple play for the Jays.

George's Auto 13,

Pink Sox 1

George's Auto - Kerilyn Bruckler 3-3 HR, Pam Brandon 4-4

Pink Sox - Melissa Purser 3-3, Amanda Hiebert 2-2

Kerilyn Bruckler was a double shy of hitting for the cycle for George's Auto.

SOS Towing 22,

Pink Sox 3

SOS - Mel Gardner 4-4, Steph McDonald 4-4

Pink Sox - Jenn Parker 3-3, Tammy Rollinson 2-3

Steph McDonald and Mel Gardner scored four runs for SOS. 



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