Local Sports Roundup
Harbour Main native Sean Cleary pitched his second straight complete-game shutout as the Toronto Gators blanked the Invermere, B.C., Randy’s A’s 3-0 Monday at the International Softball Congress world fastpitch championship in Kitchener, Ont..
Cleary is one of seven Newfoundlanders competing for teams entered in the ISC championships.
Ryan Boland of Goulds, the catcher for the Gators (2-0), had one of his team’s four hits Tuesday.
Sean Whitten of Petty Harbour and Blair Ezekiel of Harbour Main are with the Clifton Park, N.Y., Gremlins, while Brad Ezekiel (Brad’s brother), Jason Hill of St. John’s and Stephen Mullaley of Freshwater, Placentia Bay suit up with the Six Nations Hill United Chiefs.
The Gremlins and Chiefs were both playing Monday night, but their results were not available at The Telegram’s deadline.
The Gators, Gremlins and Chiefs all won their opening games Sunday.
Cleary permitted just two hits and no walks while striking out 10 as the Gators blasted the Napanee, Ont., Express 12-0. Boland had a hit and a run for the Toronto team.
Blair Ezekiel homered, drove in three runs and scored two more as Clifton Park blanked the Wiarton, Ont., Nationals 11-0.
Hill United also came up with a shutout win, whitewashing the Waterdown, Ont., Hammer 10-0. Brad Ezekiel and Mullaley each scored twice in the game, while Hill has two RBIs.
All three teams will play today no matter their results from Monday.
Kelly’s Pub splits first two games at national juniors
Newfoundland representatives Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians split their opening two games of the U21 Canadian Men’s Fastpitch Championship in Irma, Alta., Monday.
Newfoundland defeated Saskatoon Bullets 7-3 after falling to Napanee Ontario Shoeless Joe’s Express 13-0 in their opener.
Colby Murphy scattered eight hits and fanned three batters in the win over Saskatoon.
Ryan King, Eddie Hefferan and Jeff Conway each had two hits for Newfoundland.
Joel Whelan (5IP, 13R, 21H, 1W, 4K) took the loss against Ontario.
Tyler Wells had Newfoundland’s only hit in the five-inning contest.
The provincial representatives take on Quebec’s Express Saint-Leonard-d’Aston two o’clock today followed by an 8:30 p.m. game against Saskatoon Polyplus Diamondbacks.
Wet conditions shorten play at Bally Haly Junior Invitational
Rain washed out the majority of play Monday at the Tely Tour junior golf event at Bally Haly in St. John’s.
Only the boys and girls junior divisions were able to produce final results at the Bally Haly Junior Invitational, and that was only after limiting the play to nine holes. None of the other divisions were able to complete nine holes, which is the minimum requirement for an event to become official.
Angela Earle of Humber Valley Result and Mitchell McGrath of Glendenning continued their mastery of the junior divisions in the abbreviated competition. For McGrath, it was the fourth straight win in a Tely Tour event he’s entered, while Earle followed up her victory Friday in Deer Lake with another on the opposite side of the province.
The next Tely Tour event is today at Clovelly in St. John’s.
Rock U14s make history
Newfoundland Rock U14s made history while winning a silver medal at the national rugby festival in Calgary during the weekend.
The Rock U14s became the youngest provincial rugby team to defeat a British Columbia team, beating B.C. Two 27-0 in the first game of the tournament.
After an eight-minute break, they led the B.C. One squad 12-0 after the first 15 minutes “in one of the best junior games I've seen,” said Newfoundland coach Morgan Lovell.
B.C. One eventually won 24-12.
The Rock went on to defeat Southern Alberta 19-10 and Northern Alberta 31-5.
Parfrey-led Bears make it to final of international sevens event
The Vancouver Bears, representing Canada and captained by Newfoundland’s Patrick Parfrey, lost in the Limerick World Club Sevens rugby championship final during the weekend in Ireland .
Canada surprised everybody by getting to the final before losing to the Fiji reps and pre- tournament favorites Deveta 36-12.
Canada defeated New South Wales Waratahs from Australia and Stade Francais from France in the round-robin while losing to Western Province. In the playoffs Canada defeated both South African teams Blue Bulls by 10-0 and Western Province by 26-19.
Former IceCap Tremblay joining Corner Brook Royals
The Corner Brook Royals of the Central-West Senior Hockey League have signed former St. John’s IceCaps forward Hunter Tremblay to an import card.
Tremblay, a native of Timmins, Ont. had one goal and five assists for the American Hockey League IceCaps during a 2012-13 season. He only appeared in 17 games before suffering a season-ending concussion
The five-foot-10 forward, who played in the OHL with the Barrie Colts and AUS with the UNB Varsity Reds, took last season off, but has received clearance from doctors to resume playing.
According to Royals president Ross Coates,