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Hit ‘n Run evens Men’s B series

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Well, we are now into the exciting part of the Tillsonburg slo-pitch season where every game matters.

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Ladies A have their two entrants that will vie for the title, and five teams face elimination this week in Men’s Slo-pitch.

Men’s A

Foldens Machine Works were one win away from knocking off regular season champs Haines Roofing after winning by three in the lid lifter and a mercy win in the second.

Courtland Landscape and Grounds easily defeated G.C. Lounsbury in their opener.

Game 1

Foldens Machine Works 22, Haines Roofing 19

Foldens: Steve Derks 4-4, Matt Evans 4-4 HR, Josh Stubbs HR, Bryan Deblaire HR, Mike Wencel HR, Clayt Stubbs 2HR, Mike Supinski HR

Haines: Kyle Smith 4-4, Martin Klassen 4-4 2HR, Travis Horvath 2HR, Dave Phillips HR, Chris Durham HR

Clayt Stubbs homered twice and scored four runs for Foldens.

Game 2

Foldens 23, Haines 8

Foldens: Billy Wilson 4-4 HR, Bob Evans 4-4, Bryan Deblaire 2HR,  Mike Wencel HR, Steve Derks HR

Haines: Dave Phillips 4-4 4HR, Johnny Klassen 4-4, Dan Clark HR

Foldens plated seven in each of the second and third innings. Mike Wencel had a three-run homer in the second.

Game 1

Courtland Landscape and Grounds 26, G.C. Lounsbury 16

Courtland: Joe Thorburn 4-5, Trevor Oakes 4-5, Brooks Scharr 2HR, Nathan Peacock HR, Darryl Vandendriessche HR

GC: Joe Fansher 3-4, Kent Collings 3-4

Courtland rolled a pair of sevens scoring the limit in the second and fourth. Darryl Vandendriessche and Nathan Peacock each hit homers in the fourth.

Men’s B

The series between first-place Miller Remodelling and Hit N Run is all square after Hit N Run won by four Friday night. Miller Remodelling won the opener.

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Sluggers are two games up on Team Awesome winning the first by eight and the second by 10 picking up 28 runs in each of their wins.

Game 1

Sluggers 28, Team Awesome 20

Sluggers: Nick Neufeld 4-4 HR, Evan Bueckert 4-4 2HR, Pete Dyck HR, Frank Harms HR, Daniel Klassen 2HR

Team Awesome: Darryl Whittington 4-4 2HR, Rob Smith 3-4, Dan MacRae HR

Nick Neufeld had a big night for the Sluggers hitting for the cycle. Evan Bueckert had two homers and a triple.

Game 2

Sluggers 28, Awesome 18

Sluggers: Willy Dyck 4-4, Frank Harms 4-4, David Berg HR, Billy Redecop HR, Evan Bueckert HR, Cam Bueckert HR

Team Awesome: Chris Sanders 5-5, Matt Davis 3-3, Shane Hall HR, Derek Buchner HR

Sluggers scored multiple runs in every inning but the second. Willy Dyck scored four runs for the winners.

Game 2

Hit N Run 23, Miller Remodelling 19

Hit N Run: Abe Klassen 4-4 HR, Diedrich Klassen 4-4 2HR, Abram Klassen HR

Miller: Brent Konecny 4-6, Matt Ungar 4-5, Nate Boldt HR, Ryan Miller HR, Randy Miller HR, Nathan Boldt HR

Abe and Abram Klassen were each a triple shy of hitting for the cycle for Hit N Run.

Men’s C

Jokers evened their series with Pelicans Friday night, winning it with a walk-off grand slam. Pelicans took the opener Tuesday winning by five.

Morrison Realty Expos won a pair over John Beere coming from behind to take Game 1 and winning by mercy Thursday.

Game 1

Pelicans 16, Jokers 11

Pelicans: Matt Summers 3-3, Shawn Hopper 3-3, Steve Leacock 2HR, Adam Jensen HR

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Jokers: Brent Schooley 4-4 2HR, Chris George 3-3, Chris White HR, Brian Simmonds HR

A four-run sixth keyed Pelicans win. Nick Barnim drove in two in the rally.

Game 2

Jokers 21, Pelicans-18

Jokers: Matt Smith 4-4, Brian Simmonds 5-5 HR (Grand Slam), Justin Dygos HR, Brent Schooley HR

Pelicans: Steve Leacock 4-4, Matt Summers 4-4, Andrew Kamenar HR

Jokers won this one on Brian Simmonds’ one-out walk-off grand slam.

Game 1

Morrison Realty Expos 12, John Beere 10

Morrison: Jayden King 3-3, Adam Devlin 2-2, Christian Devlin HR, Will Hanson HR

John Beere: Kalvin Smith 3-3 HR, Jesse Anderson 2-3

Morrison trailed until the bottom of the fourth when they rallied for five runs. Christian Devlin had a two-run homer and Dave Weaver had an RBI triple.

Game 2

Morrison 26, John Beere 11

Morrison: Adam Devlin 4-4, Jayden King 4-4 2HR, Christian Devlin HR, Andrew Garnham 2HR, Will Hanson HR

John Beere: Bob Long 3-3, Theo Karagias 2-3, Shawn Brooks HR, Cody Long HR, Carey Winkworth HR

Andrew Garnham had two homers and drove in seven for the winners. Jayden King drove in five.

Men’s D

Brew Jays are up two games on the Bad News Bears, winning the second one by six after winning by just two in the opener.

Tillsonburg Fire Safety/RNA Automotive have a 2-1 lead over Crusaders.

Game 1

Brew Jays 17, Bad News Bears 15

Brew Jays: Dan Konrad 4-4, Josh Mabee 3-3

Bears: Mike White 4-5, Brian Beaumont 5-5

Bears scored 12 runs late but Brew Jays held on for the win. Lead off batter Dan Konrad scored three runs on the night for Brew Jays.

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Game 2

Brew Jays 25, Bears 19

Brew Jays: Owen Smith 4-4, Josh Knoflock 3-3, Devon Schultz 2HR

Bears: Cole Palen 5-5, Scott Beattie 5-5 2HR, Brian Beaumont HR, Jake Superales HR

Devon Schultz homered twice and drove in five for Brew Jays who remained unbeaten on the season.

Game 1

Tillsonburg Fire Safety/RNA Automotive 9, Crusaders 4

Fire Safety: Kyle Mudford 2-4, Devon MacDonald 2-3

Crusaders: Abe Bartsch 3-3, Johnny Guenther 2-3

A pair of four-run innings keyed Tillsonburg Fire Safety’s win.

Game 2

Crusaders 23, Fire Safety/RNA 13

Crusaders: Henry Klassen 4-4 HR, Ricky Klassen 4-4, David Klassen HR, Abe Hamn HR

Fire Safety/RNA: Brady Silverthorn 3-3, Chad Vigar 4-4 2HR

David Klassen and Abe Hamn each drove in four for Crusaders.

Game 3

Fire Safety/RNA 18, Crusaders 10

Fire Safety/RNA: Justin French 5-5, Chad Vigar 4-5

Crusaders: Abe Hamn 4-4, Benny Klassen 2-3

RNA won this courtesy of back-to-back six-run innings.

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