Vikings lambaste Shamrocks in Game 1 of final
The Gonzaga Vikings scored 11 runs in the bottom of the third inning on their way to a 14-0 win over Shamrocks in the opening game of the St. John’s Molson intermediate baseball final at St. Pat’s Ball Park.
Game 2 in the best-of-seven series goes 3:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Pat’s.
Scott Hynes tossed the five-inning win on a four-hitter with seven strikeouts. Brandon Jackson took the loss. Zack Fitzpatrick and Josh Fifield also pitched for Shamrocks.
Hynes helped his own cause by driving in five runs with two hits in three at-bats. Andrew Paul had three hits in four at-bats for the winners.
Provincial senior championship at Lions Park
Softball Newfoundland and Labrador is holding the Molson senior men’s provincial championship at Lions Park this weekend.
The tournament features the five teams in the Molson St. John’s senior circuit; 3Cheers Pub Bud Light, Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians, NL Plumbing Hitmen, Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs and defending champion Don Cherry’s St. John’s.
Play begins this evening at 6 p.m., with 3Cheers taking on Junior Canadians. At 8 p.m., the Hitmen face Don Cherry’s.
Semifinals and the championship game is set for Sunday.
Hill, Doyle win monthly honours
Jason Hill was named the Molson St. John’s senior softball league’s player of the month for August earlier this week.
The St. John’s native had a tremendous month playing for the 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light in the local league and at senior nationals and for the Hill United Chiefs on the ASA and ISC circuits.
At the plate, Hill batted .441 in 59 at-bats, scored 20 runs drove in 21 one and hit seven home runs. His prowess at the plate earned him the top batter award and both the round robin and championship round MVP honours at the national championships in Stratford, Ont.
From the mound, Hill was 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA. He walked just 15 batters and collected 72 strikeouts.
Johnny Doyle was selected as the St. John’s intermediate league player of the month.
Doyle, who toils for the C.B.C. Junior Canadians and the senior league’s Junior Canadians, was 3-1 with a 1.74 ERA in August. He allowed just six earned runs and fanned 46 batters. Doyle batted .444 in league play, while at the national junior championship, he hit .333 with four runs scored and four RBI.
Storm, Goulds win semifinal openers
C.B.S Storm and Goulds took opening wins in the Molson St. John’s intermediate softball semifinals Thursday night at Lion’s Park.
Liam Myers fired a four-hitter with eight strikeouts as Storm blanked Bay Roberts Coors Light 2-0.
Chris Hussey took the loss on a three-hitter with nine strikeouts.
Andrew Wade had two hits for Storm and Rylee Costello hit a pair of doubles for Bay Roberts.
Goulds 5, C.B.C. Junior Canadians 2
Colin Walsh tossed a three-hitter, fanned 15 batters and hit a home run to pace his team to victory.
Johnny Doyle took the loss on a six-hitter with 10 strikeouts. Aaron Whalen had two hits and drove in both runs for the losers.
Next intermediate playoff action is Monday, when Storm takes on Bay Roberts at 6 p.m. and Goulds meets C.B.C. Junior Canadians at 8 p.m. at Lion’s Park.
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Mobile. St. Kevin’s post wins on Thursday
Jason Hicks scored both goals as Mobile High defeated Holy Trinity 2-1 in 3A provincial high shool soccer Thursday.
In another game, St. Kevin’s defeated St. Bon’s 7-2. Kyle Williams and Blake Dalton each scored three goals for St. Kevin’s.
The winning team from this group of four will represent the region at provincials that are being held at Indian River High in Stephenville.
Mount Pearl team headed to Eastern Canadians
The Mount Pearl Old Dutch Proactive Physio club will represent Newfoundland and Labrador in the Eastern Canadian masters soccer championship in Quebec City next weekend.
The team won the special provincial qualifying tournament in late July by edging Holy Cross on penalty kicks in the event’s title game.
Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island make up section two while Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia make up section one of the Championships.
Players must be older than 35 to participate in masters soccer.
Members of the team include Pat Brake, Randy Kelland, Paul O’Toole, Gary Penney, Phil Molloy, Steve Rowe, Pat Byrne, Ian Norris, Jason Hillier, Alec Turpin, Kent Slaney, Matthew Mitchell, Terry Tucker, Chad Mason, Bill Bavis, Warren Norris, Phil Hollett, Chris Cluett, Vinny McDougall, Gerry O’Brien, Dave Fitzgerald, Seb Bodman, Jonas Gaulton, Vic Sahalpal, Andrew Moyst and coach Ellis Coles.