Three straight national championships for 3 Cheers Pub

Jason Malloy
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The three-peat is complete for 3 Cheers Pub.

The 3 Cheers Pub celebrate their victory Sunday in Charlottetown.

The St. John’s, N.L., squad defeated city rivals the Kelly’s Pub Bulldogs 8-1 Sunday in Charlottetown in the Canadian senior men’s fast pitch championship game.

3 Cheers Pub scored in each of the five innings en route to victory.

Jeremy O’Reilly’s base hit scored Ryan Boland with the winning run.

Sean Cleary threw a two-hitter and struck out eight for 3 Cheers Pub.

Kyle Linton started the game and allowed three runs on two hits in two innings. Robbie Greene allowed three runs on three hits in two innings and Don King allowed two runs on three hits in a third of an inning.

Dan Mitchell hit a fifth-inning home run for the Bulldogs and Andrew Wade had a single.

Steve Mullaley had a three-run home run while Ryan Boland and Brad Ezekiel each had solo shots. Boland and Mullaley also singled and scored twice.

Shane Boland doubled and Blair Ezekiel singled.

More to come.

Canadian senior men's fast pitch champs

2014   3 Cheers Pub (N.L.)

2013   3 Cheers Pub (N.L.)

2012   3 Cheers Pub (N.L.)

2011   Kitchener Hallman Twins (Ont.)

2010   Kitchener Rivershark Twins (Ont.)

2009   Kitchener Rivershark Twins (Ont.)

2008   Sakatoon Aspen Interiors (Sask.)

2007   Vancouver Grey Sox (B.C.)

2006   St. Thomas Evergreen Centennials (Ont.)

2005   St. Thomas Evergreen Centennials (Ont.)

2004   Saskatoon Black Sox (Sask.)

2003   Owen Sound Selects (Ont.)

2002   Owen Sound Selects (Ont.)

2001   Victoria Travellers Inn (B.C.)

2000   Owen Sound Selects (Ont.)

1999   Edmonton Express (Alta.)

1998   Halifax Jaguars (N.S.)

1997   Victoria Legends (B.C.)

1996   Toronto Gators (B.C.)

1995   Toronto Gators (B.C.)

1994   Rempel Brothers (Sask.)

Canadian senior men’s championship by province since 1965

Ontario – 19

British Columbia – 13

Saskatchewan – 6

Alberta – 6

Newfoundland and Labrador – 3

Nova Scotia – 2

Manitoba – 1

Organizations: Toronto Gators, Vancouver Grey Sox, Saskatoon Black Sox Victoria Travellers Inn Edmonton Express Rempel Brothers

Geographic location: Sask., Charlottetown, Jeremy Columbia

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  • Clyde Power
    September 01, 2014 - 12:04

    Congratulations to 3 Cheers Pub on a third Canadian Senior Men's Softball championship in succession! This team has been absolutely dominant in its three-year run, and has overcome its share of adversity that has emanated from the unlikeliest of sources. Sure it has endured some bouts of illness and injuries, which are an expected occurrence in sports and life in general. However, there was the cancellation of their flight by West Jet and the difficulty in getting off the Rock with an unsympathetic backlash in response from certain people at home. More than those impediments, though, was the lack of support from Softball Newfoundland and Labrador, which objected to the use of import players even if they were born in the province. In the end, this magnificent core group of local talent was simply that good and bore out what the softball executives had been preaching all along: they could win without imports and that they did in grandiose fashion. Not to be overlooked is the superb performance of Kelly's Pub which, though overshadowed by their counterparts, was a tremendous story of these championships and a lopsided loss should not dull or detract from a spectacular silver medal result. Many folks in the know have claimed for a while now, and the evidence is irrefutable, that the St. John's senior softball league is the best in Canada despite being located in one of the most challenging climates where fan support is sparse and weather is usually a factor. Three Cheers to the gold and silver medallists on an incredible feat for the ages.

  • Darryl Banfield
    August 31, 2014 - 21:30

    Well done guys. Congrats to both teams. Have to give credit when it's due. Great to see our province dominating this sport. Three time back to back to back national champions, NL is proud. Hold your heads high fellas.