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ST. JOHN’S BASEBALL

Scott Stockley has four RBIs

as senior Shammies romp to win

Scott Stockley had two hits and drove in four runs as the Trapper John’s Shamrocks crushed the Gonzaga Roebothan McKay Marshall Vikings 12-5 in St. John’s Molson senior baseball Wednesday night at St. Pat’s Ball Park.

Bob Kent (7IP, 5R, 7H, 7W, 2K) picked up the win over John Nicholas, who relieved starter Dave Hoddinott. Dave Lahey also pitched for the Vikings.

The Vikings’ Troy Croft hit his league-leading fourth home run of the season.

In an intermediate game, Gonzaga defeated Raiders 8-5.

Tyler Boland, the third Gonzaga pitcher, got the win. Mark Burton, who relieved starter Tyler Hennessey, took the loss.

Andrew Paul and Steve Adams each had two hits for the Vikings.

PROVINCIAL B BASEBALL

Tournament will decide

 who faces St. John’s in A final

The Molson provincial senior B baseball championship will be played this weekend at Jubilee Field in Corner Brook.

Corner Brook Barons will be seeking to defend their Senior B title against the Grand Falls-Windsor Beothucks, Pasadena Pirates and Mount Pearl Blazers.

The four teams will play a single round-robin format series with the top two teams meeting in the final game Sunday morning.

The tournament opens 6 p.m. Friday with  Pasadena taking on Corner Brook . The Beothucks and Blazers follow with a game at 8:30 p.m.

The winning team will advance to the Molson senior A final against the St. John's Capitals on the Aug. 2-4 and Aug, 9-11 weekends in a best-of-seven game series.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

City will Share the Dream

with flag-raising ceremony

The City of St. John’s is showing its support for the 2013 Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games with a special flag raising at City Hall 10:30 a.m. today.

Expected to be on hand for the flag raising will be Mayor Dennis O’Keefe and Ward 1 Councillor Danny Breen, as well as representatives from the Special Olympics organization.

Share the Dream in 2013 is a large-scale competition with over 600 athletes, management involved in an event over the next few days which is a qualifier for the National Summer Games to be held in Vancouver next year.

ATHLETICS

Four joining NLAA Hall of Fame tonight

Four new members will be inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Hall of Fame tonight.

Athletes John Coaker and Bernard Molloy, builder-athlete Becky Sjare and builder-athlete Gordon Woodford will be inducted in the ninth year of the Hall.

Starting at 7:00 p.m., the induction ceremonies will be held at the Track and Field Building in Mount Pearl.

CHALLENGE CUP SOCCER

Drew leads Laurentians

over league-leading Holy Cross

Sean Drew scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season as St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians edged Holy Cross Kirby Group Crusaders 2-1 in Molson Challenge Cup soccer Wednesday night at King George V Park.

Drew’s goals came at 40 and 80 minutes.

Crusaders’ Tyler Forsey scored his league-leading 22nd goal of the season at the 60-minute mark.

In a game at Topsail Field, Feildians Ernst and Young edged CB Strikers FC 1-0 on a goal by Aaron Buckingham, his fourth of the season.

David Hickey posted the shutout.

Next league action is 6:30 p.m. Friday when Feildians take on Holy Cross Kirby Group at King George V Park.

STANDINGS

Team    GP    W    L    T    Pts

Holy Cross    17    11    2    4    37

Mount Pearl    18    10    5    3    33

St. Lawrence     18    8    3    7    31

Feildians    17    6    5    6    24

* Canada Games    10    4    6    0    12

Strikers FC    18    0    18    0    0

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Note: Techniplex Canada Games team playing on an exhibition basis only.

NATIONAL AGE-GROUP SOCCER

O’Brien, Power help Team Atlantic

to tie against western side

Newfoundlander Michael O’Brien had a goal as the Atlantic Under-15 boys club tied Saskatchewan/Manitoba 2-2 in the Canadian all-star soccer championships in Laval, Que. Wednesday.

Nick Power played goal for the Atlantic team.

O’Neill and Power are two of 10 Newfoundland and Labrador players on the four Atlantic clubs in the championships.

The Atlantic U15 boys blanked Saskatchewan/Manitoba 2-0.

In Thunder Bay, Quebec defeated the Atlantic Under-16 girls 5-1 and Ontario stopped the U15 girls 6-0.

INTERMEDIATE SOFTBALL

Doyle, O’Leary lead Junior Canadians

Johnny Doyle tossed a five-hitter with nine strikeouts as the C.B.C. Junior Canadians defeated  Power Conditioning Inc. 4-1 in Molson St. John’s intermediate softball Wednesday at Lion’s Park.

Patrick O’Leary paced the winners with three hits in four at bats, including two doubles. Brady Lewis had a pair of hits for the Junior Canadians.

Starter Trevor Hefferan gave up one run on three hits over three innings to take the loss. Matt Power pitched three innings of relief.

Bay Roberts Coors Light 5, Lafontaine Club Molson 2

Chris Hussey (7IP, 2R, 6H, 2W, 15K) got the win over Johnny O’Reilly (5R, 2H,2W, 1K) who left the game with an injury after getting just one out in the opening inning. Matthew O’Reilly finished the game.

Mark Russell, Daniel Byrne and Klayton Payne each had two hits for the winners.

Nick Pittman had two hits, including an inside-the-park home run, for the losers.

SOFTBALL

Newfoundlanders played big roles

for two tourney champions

 The Hill United Chiefs, which includes Newfoundlanders Jason Hill, Stephen Mullaley and Brad Ezekiel, defeated the 2012 ISC World champions Jarvis Hallman Twins 5-3 to win the Cephas Roth Fastball Championships recently in Tavistock Ont.

Mullaley had one hit and scored two runs.

Hill contributed with two sacrifice bunts which led to two runs. He also  made an outstanding catch in right field in the fifth  inning to preserve a 3-2 lead.

Newfoundland’s Shane Boland had a hit for Jarvis.

In the semifinal game, the Chiefs defeated Kitchener Cubs 5- 0. Ezekiel hit a home run in the game.

Hill pitched a win in a round-robin game against Huron Wellness from Michigan 4-2. Ezekiel homered

In another tournament in Denmark, Wisc.,  Newfoundlanders Blair Ezekiel and Sean Cleary helped the New York Gremlins win the annual Boys Of Summer Tournament.

The Gremlins defeated the Saskatoon Diamondbacks in the final 19- 0.

Cleary was the winning pitcher and Blair Ezekiel had three hits including a home run.

Ezekiel was named tournament MVP and Cleary was named top pitcher.

Organizations: Molson, Special Olympics, Manitoba 2 Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Hall John Coaker and Bernard Molloy Holy Cross Kirby Group Crusaders Kirby Group Power Conditioning Hill United Chiefs Saskatoon Diamondbacks

Geographic location: Pasadena, Corner Brook, St. John's Vancouver Atlantic Under Saskatchewan Newfoundland and Labrador Laval, Que Thunder Bay Quebec Ontario Denmark, Wisc.

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