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Five teams will compete starting today at the Atlantic AAA bantam baseball tournament at Airport Heights and Legion Field, Caribou Complex.

MINOR BASEBALL

Atlantic AAA bantam championships open today

Five teams will compete starting today at the Atlantic AAA bantam baseball tournament at Airport Heights and Legion Field, Caribou Complex.

The host St. John’s Capitals and Newfoundland and Labrador representatives Mount Pearl Blazers will compete along with the Bridgewater, N.S. Bulldogs, the Charlottetown, P.E.I. Royals and Kennebecasis Valley, N.B. Red Sox.

The tournament runs all weekend with the championship game slated for 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Legion Field.

St. John’s Capitals

Coaches: Glenn Cribb, Colin Abbott, Sean Gulliver, Neil Mackenzie

Players: Ryan Morgan, James Locke, Dylan Mackenzie, Ben Murphy, Joel Abbott, Philip Edwards, Andrew Wiseman, John Simms, Eric McKay, Kent Whitten, Daniel Rice, Dylan Mackey, Jaxson Gulliver, John Cribb.

Mount Pearl Blazers

Coaches: Steve Donahue, Trevor Murphy, Tony McGrath

Players: Nick Bennett, Dylan Coffey, Stephen Crooks, Nick Curran, Noah Gibson, Matthew Janes, Jacob Lear, Nathan Milley, Draven Moss, Tyler Power, Luke Rostotski, Tison Ryan, Zachary Snook.

Today’s schedule:

Noon, St. John’s vs Mount Pearl (Airport Heights)

2:30 p.m., Bridgewater vs Charlottetown (Airport Heights)

5:30 p.m., Kennebecasis vs St. John’s (Legion Field)

8 p.m., Mount Pearl vs Bridgewater (Legion Field)

BASEBALL

Shammies dump Cross, one win from advancing

The Trapper John’s Shamrocks scored three times in the fifth and seventh innings and went on to defeat Holy Cross Trinity Pub Crusaders 8-2 in St. John’s Molson senior baseball semifinal play Thursday night at St. Pat’s Ball Park.

Shamrocks lead the best-of-five series 2-0 with Game 3 set for 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Pat’s.

Scott Goosney (7IP, 2R, 5H, 1W, 6K), tossed the win over Justin Crawley (4.2IP, 5R, 7H, 2W). Gerry Stone pitched the final two innings for Holy Cross, giving up three runs on seven hits.

The Shammies’ Sean Gulliver was the top batter in the game with three hits in three at bats. Kirk Fleming had two hits in three trips to the plate.

Dean Hammond drove in both runs for Holy Cross.

In intermediate play, the Shamrocks edged the Feildians 10-7 in Game 2 of their best-of-five semifinal. Game 3 is Saturday, 3:30 p.m., at St. Pat’s Ball Park.

SENIOR SOFTBALL

Sac fly leads Don Cherry’s past Bulldogs

in double-no-hitter for Noftall and Cleary

History was made Thursday night in the Molson St. John’s Senior Softball League when both pitchers threw no-hitters.

Don Cherry’s St. John’s came out on top 1-0 over Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs with the help of Donny King’s sacrifice fly in Game 2 of the best-of-five semifinal at Lion’s Park.

The series is tied 1-1 with Game 3 set for 1 p.m. Sunday at Lion’s Park.

Mike Noftall, who hit one batter, walked two and fanned 10, got the win over Sean Cleary, who hit one batter, walked three and fanned 13.

3Cheers Pub Bud Light 11, NL Plumbing Hitmen 7

In the other semifinal, Jason Hill had three hits while pitching the win for 3Cheers who tied their series at 1-1.

Hill gave up eight hits and fanned 12 in picking up the win.

Robbie Greene, in relief of starter Chris Hussey, took the loss.

Darrell Walsh cracked a grand slam home run for 3Cheers.

Brad Ezekiel, Fergus Griffiths and Justin Gill each had two hits for the losers. Ezekiel and Kenny Gosse homered.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Teams play to scoreless draw

in provincial senior mega tournament opener

Bull and Barrel and Blue Thunder opened the Molson 2013 provincial senior female mega soccer championship Thursday night with a scoreless tie in Mount Pearl.

Shannon Murphy posted the shutout for Blue Thunder and Laurel Murray had the shutout for Bull and Barrell.

In another game, Claire Dobbin scored the goal and Sarah Jerryfors posted the shutout as Slayers edged Paradise 1-0.

Seven teams are entered in the championship that runs until Sunday.

Organizations: Molson, Senior Softball League

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Mount Pearl Kennebecasis Valley

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