St. John’s SENIOR BASEBALL
Vikings will play in final
The Gonzaga Roebothan McKay Marshall Vikings advanced to the St. John’s Molson senior baseball league championship final after eliminating the H.J. Bartlett Electric Storm on Sunday.
At Smallwood Field in Mount Pearl, Troy Croft was four-for-four as the Vikings defeated the Storm 8-7 in Game 4 of the teams’ best-of-five semifinal.
The Storm had trounced Gonzaga 20-4 in Game 3 on Friday at St. Pat’s Ball Park.
On Sunday, Keiran Buckingham (5IP, 4R, 5W, 2K) started and tossed a three-hitter for the win with Matthew Peterson (2IP, 3R, 4H, 2W, 3K) pitching in relief. Loser Grant Kenny (2K) lasted just two innings, surrendering seven runs on six hits and four walks. Steve Bailey (5IP, 1R, 3H, 3W, 3K) finished up.
In Friday’s rout, Kenny (5IP, 4R, 7H, 4W, 2K) tossed the win, hit a two-run home run and was a single away from hitting for the cycle. He finished with six RBI. The game was called after five innings on the league’s 10-run mercy rule.
Gerald Butt hit a three-run homer for the Vikings whose Keith Spurrell (1.3IP, 8R, 6H, 2W, 1K) too the loss. David Lahey (2.IP), Blair Stamp (no outs), Mike O’Neil (.1IP) and Blair Rogers (1IP) also pitched.
Holy Cross Trinity Pub 5,
Shamrocks 0 (Saturday)
At St. Pat’s Ball Park, the Crusaders staved off elimination on the strength of a complete game, one-hitter from winner Mike Janes (1W, 7K) in Game 3 of the teams’ best-of-five semifinal.
Matt Smith, Dave Parsons and James Walsh were all two-for-three with the latter driving in a pair of runs.
Dick Collins (7IP, 5R, 12H, 3W, 2K) took the loss and Dave Penney had the only hit off Janes, a second inning single.
The Shamrocks lead the series 2-1 with Game 4 set for tonight, 6 o’clock, at St. Pat’s.
St. John’s INTERMEDIATE BASEBALL
Shammies sweep past Feildians
into championship series
The Shamrocks will play for the St. John’s Molson intermediate baseball league championship after completing a sweep of the Ellsworth Group Feildians with a 2-1 win in Game 3 of the best-of-five semifinal on Saturday.
At. Pat’s Ball Park, Josh Fifield (7IP, 1R, 5H, 2W, 3K) tossed the win and Cody Colbert had two hits in three trips to the plate.
Brad Roche (7IP, 2R, 3H, 6W, 6K) took the loss. Cody Colbert had two hits for Feildians.
Gonzaga 12, Knights 2 (6 innings)
At St. Pat’s Ball Park, Andrew Paul (6IP, 2R, 5H, 3W) struck out 10 to lead the Vikings to victory and a 2-0 lead over the Canada Car Knights in the teams’ best-of-five semifinal. The game was called after six innings on the 10-run mercy rule.
Ryan Hodder was four-for-five and Paul had two hits with both driving in two runs each.
Nick Rose (5.2IP, 12R, 11H, 4W, 4K) was tagged with the loss. Mark French hit an RBI-double for the Knights.
Game 3 was rained out Sunday and will be rescheduled for later this week.
Bull and Barrell takes
provincial senior A female crown
Kristin Roberts scored twice and Michelle Young and Krista Gladney added singles as Bull and Barrell doubled up Blue Thunder 4-2 to claim the of “A” title as the Molson 2013 provincial senior female mega soccer championships concluded Sunday in Mount Pearl.
The Blue Thunder goals came from Christina Smith and Hilary Moore.
Other members of the championship team Laurel Murray, Maggie Rex, Janah Earle, Fahlon Drake, Sarah Kirby, Ashleigh Butt, Jeanette Yetman, Becky Lethbridge, Leanne Philpott, Jill Squires, Emily Byrne, Jess Gosse, Leslie McCarthy, Nicole McDonald, Charlotte Lewis, Victoria Young, Ally Young, coach Damian Masterson and manager Leisa Sullivan.
Goalkeepers Sarah Jingfors of Slayers and Shania Clancey of Paradise posted shutouts for regulation time and overtime of the “B” title game. The decision was settled by penalty kicks with Slayers claiming the championship 4-1.
Other members of the championship side include Allison Dominic, Lisa Slaney, Nicole Noseworthy, Amy Nemec, Sarah Dominic, Sarah Smith, Emily Turpin, Kristen Walsh, Heather Slaney, Megan Ivany, Catherine Murrin, Jane Murphy, Claire Dobbin, Andrea Tapper, Miranda Walsh, Kathleen Parrish, Kia Brake, Laura Bruneau, Caroline Pippy, coach Craig Slaney and assistant coach Heather Slaney.
In the “C” championship match, Nicki Bailey scored twice as Bowringer dumped the Corner Brook Rangers 6-1. Lori Phillips, Pam Reid, Dee Costello and Andrea Vatcher added singles and Hannah Connolly counted for the Rangers.
Other members of the team include Sonia Beresford, Andrea Duguid, Lindsey Reddy, Donna Gibbons, Carolann Yetman, Amy Slaney Howell, Krista Power, Jennifer Fahey, Missy Stamp, Jennifer Rose, Jennifer Murphy, Kelli Giannou, Ana Burke, Laurie Scurry, Katie Foley, Megan Devereaux, Michelle Sheppard, Cathy Caines and coach Harry Hickman.
Most Valuable Players for the playoffs included Hannah Connolly (Corner Brook Rangers), Bailey (Bowringer), Jingfors (Slayers), Clancey (Paradise), Squires (Bull and Barrell) and Christina Smith (Blue Thunder).
St. John’s INTERMEDIATE SOFTBALL
Goulds advances to semis
Top-seeded Goulds defeated Game on Gear 10-3 to finish off the teams’ best-of-three Molson St. John’s intermediate league quarter-final series and advance to the semifinal Saturday at Lions Park.
Mark Power (5IP, 1R, 2H, 1W, 5K) pitched the win and hit a two-run homer. Joel Whelan (2IP, 2R, 3H, 1W, 1K) worked in relief, plated a pair of runs and drove in another, with Colin Walsh scoring once and driving in a pair.
Jordan Noftall (3IP, 5R, 4H, 1W, 5K) took the loss, and Jeremy Hickey (5R, 7H, 1HBP, 2W, 2K) had four innings in relief duty.
Ryan King and Stephen Dobbin scored for the losers.
In another Game Saturday, C.B.S Storm collected a default win as MJR Masonry were unable to field a team, knotting the quarter-final series at a game apiece after MJR took Friday’s opener 5-4.
Adam Janes (4IP, 2R, 2H, 1HBP, 4W) struck out six and Dave Kennedy (3IP, 2R, 2H, 1W, 3K) came on for the save.
Chris Doran scored once and drove in two more on two-for-three hitting. Janes scored once and had one RBI.
Liam Myers (7IP, 5R, 5H, 3W, 11K) was the loser for the Storm, whose Andrew Wade was two-for-three with a run and an RBI.
Bay Roberts Coors Light 7,
BK Services 0 (Friday)
At Lions Park, Chris Hussey (5IP, 4K) pitched a three-hitter and Andrew McCarthy hit a pair of doubles driving in four runs as in Game 1 of the teams’ best-of-three quarter-final. The game was called after five innings on the league’s seven-run mercy rule.
Chris Hynes and Klayton Payne had two hits, scored once and drove in another.
Shawn Everson (5IP, 7R, 10H, 1HBP, 1W) struck out nine in a losing cause. Mark Whitty, Robbie McGrath and Sam Oliver had the only hits off Hussey.
Game 2 is 6 p.m. today.
Boland delivers clutch hit
as Bulldogs rally
Down 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh, Shane Boland singled to score Mark Lewis and Andrew Wade as the Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs came from behind to beat Don Cherry’s St. John’s 4-3 in Game 3 of the teams’ best-of-five Molson St. John’s senior league semifinal Sunday at Lions Park.
Kelly’s Pub leads the best-of-three series 2-1.
Sean Cleary (3R, 6H, 3W 9K) went the distance for the win and hit a solo home run.
Joey Maynard hit a one-our solo home run to give Don Cherry’s a 3-2 lead heading into the seventh. Craig Edmunds drove in a pair of runs.
Mike Noftall (6.1IP, 4R, 9H, 2W, 6K) was on the mound for the loss.
Game 4 is Tuesday night at 8 p.m.
Meanwhile poor field conditions forced Game 3 of the other semifinal featuring 3Cheers Pub Bud Light and the NL Plumbing Hitmen was postponed until Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Bronze medal for Newfoundland
at boys Atlantic Cup U12 Challenge
Goulds fell 6-5 to Keswick Valley, N.B. in the semifinal game of the 2013 Under-12 boys fastpitch Atlantic Cup Challenge in Fredericton, N.B., earning the Newfoundland team a bronze medal.
Travis Coady pitched and Keith Dinn was player of the game for Goulds which posted a 4-2 record at the tournament.
Other members medal-winning team are Daniel Campbell, Austin Earle, Brayden Halweg, Logan Howlett, Ryan Kelly, Ryan Maher, Adam Martin, Brendan McCarthy, Joshua Power and Jesse Putt, coaches Danny Campbell, Bill Coady, Dale Kelly and Chris Maher.
Goulds came from behind to beat the West Hants, N.S. Thunder 7-6 in its first playoff match, before running over Prince Edward Island West 11-3 in the second playoff game.