John Beere scores miraculous comeback

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We were hoping to have completed our Tillsonburg slo-pitch season this past week but Mother Nature failed to cooperate. Hopefully this week’s weather will be on our side!

The executive had to make a tough decision to cancel last Thursday and did so without bias. Unfortunately you cannot please everyone and… all I can say is there is always room in our group for more if you would like to volunteer!

A Division

The final series between G.C. Lounsbury and Platinum Concrete commenced last Tuesday night under beautiful conditions.


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Platinum put seven up to open the game, G.C. tied it by the fifth and led by one after six complete. Platinum started the seventh plating six. Adam Hunter hit a two-run homer in the rally and Scott Balazs had a two-run triple. G.C. fought back in their half highlighted by Stephen DeBlaire’s three-run homer but they came up one run short.

Platinum 19, G.C. 18

Platinum: Joe Thorburn 4-5, Kieran Taylor 4-4, Aaron Laporte HR, Adam Hunter HR

GC: Trevor Stuyt 3-3 HR, Cheyne Sarafinchin 3-4, Stephen DeBlaire HR, Kent Collings HR, Tim Townsend HR

B Division

It was all Team Awesome in the opener as they mercied Chaos in five. Awesome put up seven in two of their five at-bats and belted out a dozen extra base hits. Everyone in the order had at least two hits. Jon Nunn and Martin Klassen each hit two homers.

Awesome 24, Chaos 7

Awesome: Jon Nunn 4-4 2HR, Mike Burgess 3-3, Shane Hall HR, Martin Klassen 2HR, Steve Smith HR

Chaos: Ryan Carroll 3-3, Cory Smith 2-2, Nathan Boldt 2HR, Dave Phipps HR

C Division

Sluggers trailed 15-4 after four complete to Trophy Property Expos. They outscored them 14-3 over the final three winning it with a five-run seventh.

Cam and Evan Bueckert each homered and doubled twice for the winners. Wil Hanson was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle for Expos.

Sluggers 19, Trophy 18

Sluggers: John Peters 4-4, David Berg 3-4 HR, Evan Bueckert 2HR, Cam Bueckert 2HR, Frank Harms HR

Trophy: Andrew Garnham 3-3, Spencer Meron 4-5, Keith Agnew HR, Wil Hanson HR, Greg Fleming HR


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D Division

It was the week of come-from-behind winners as John Beere spotted Jokers an 18-run lead into the fourth. They battled back scoring seven in each of their final three at-bats, and limited Jokers to just one in the miraculous comeback. Ten of their 11 batters crossed the plate twice over the final three.

John Beere 21, Jokers 19

John Beere: Bob Long 4-4, Shawn Brooks 3-4 HR, Cody Long HR, Kalvin Smith HR, Tim Miners HR

Jokers: Matt Freelan 4-4, Wes McDougall 4-4, Chris White 2HR, Brandon Pyette HR, Brian Simmonds HR, Scott Freeman HR, Ryan Copping 2HR

E Division

It will be Brew Jays taking on Crusaders for the title after Brew Jays mercied Inner Bay Renos last Tuesday night. Devon Schultz led the winners with a grand slam and eight runs driven in. Tom Csoff homered twice and drove in five.

Brew Jays 26, Inner Bay 3

Brew Jays: Tom Csoff 4-4 2HR, Devon Schultz 4-4 HR, Gary Csoff HR

Inner: Brad Wentzell 2-2, Mark Biro 2-2

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