Ryan Boland’s three-run homer in the third inning gave the NL Plumbing Hitmen a 3-2 win over Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs Thursday night at Lions Park, knotting the Molson St. John’s senior softball final at a game apiece.
Game 3 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Lions Park.
Robbie Greene pitched the win on a four-hitter with 16 strikeouts.
Sean Cleary took the loss on four hits with a dozen strikeouts.
Blair Ezekiel and John Farrell each hit solo home runs for the losers.
The Bulldogs took Game 1 of the sereis 3-0.
Sorensen, Slaney named MUN’s best
Volleyballer Kirsten Sorensen and soccer player Jordi Slaney are this week’s Subway Memorial University athletes of the week.
Sorensen, a fourth-year setter, was a key contributor in Memorial’s 3-1 weekend record that included wins against University of Windsor, Cape Breton and Acadia at the preseason Scotiabank Invitational tournament in Halifax to earn the female award.
In her first competition after transferring to Memorial from Red Deer College, the Kinesiology student was named a tournament all-star.
Slaney was chosen the male winner for his performance in a weekend series against the Acadia Axemen in AUS play in St. John’s. On Sunday, Slaney, an Engineering student, led the Sea-Hawks to their first win of the season scoring both goals in Memorial’s 2-1 victory over the Axemen. On Saturday, Slaney, a rookie midfielder, played solidly despite losing 1-0.
The St. Lawrence native was rewarded for his effort with player of the game honours in both weekend matches. He now has three goals on the season.
Maple Leafs finalize roster
The St. John’s Maple Leafs major midget hockey team has finalized its roster for the new season.
The Leafs, who are 1-1 on the season, play their home games at the Bussey/Rogers Arena Saturdays and Sundays.
The Maple Leafs next action is Oct. 12-13 against the St. John’s Privateers.
The roster includes Riley Baggs, Andrew Barron, Coady Barron, Adam Caines, Jonas Foley, Blake Fudge, Iain Gamba, Redmond Hunt, Liam Kennedy, Ryan Kenny, Brett Noseworthy, Andrew Paul, Nick Roberts, Brandon Short, Matthew Smith, Bobby Upshall, Riley Griffin, Dylan Guy, Matthew Hickey, MacKenzie Janes, Dylan Mackenzie, Bradley Mills, Danny Rice, Grant Thompson and Ben Noseworthy. Ed Oates is the team’s head coach with Ed Bartlett, Don Roche, P.J. Power and Shane Skinner serving as his assistants.