Capitals winless in four games at nationals

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Andrew Symonds

St. John’s first baseman Andrew Symonds was the lone bright spot on a Capitals team that finished winless in four starts and was outscored 35-11 at the national senior baseball championship which clewed up Sunday in Windsor, Ont.

Symonds hit .429 to finish 10th overall in tournament batting, but the Caps otherwise struggled, losing to New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia.

Following a 14-6 opening-day loss to New Brunswick last Thursday, the Caps turned in a pretty solid effort against Ontario, but ended up on the wrong end of a 4-1 score.

Symonds had a pair of hits, while Scott Goosney was solid on the mound for St. John’s, scattering nine hits over seven innings and striking out four.

In the nightcap of their Friday twinbill, Alberta stomped St. John’s 10-0. Symonds had another two hits in that game. Mike Janes was roughed up on the hill, allowing 10 runs on seven hits in only a third of an inning. Sean Janes finished up, giving up two hits in 3.2 innings in the game which lasted only five innings.

The Caps closed out their tournament Saturday with a 7-4 loss to Nova Scotia. Greg Barry started and went 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits. He fanned four.

Justin Crawley came on in relief, and surrendered two runs on four hits.

Mike Dyke had two hits for St. John’s.

The host Windsor Stars met British Columbia in the final on Sunday night.

St. Pat’s Ball Park in St. John’s will be the location of the 2014 senior nationals, scheduled for August 21-25.

Organizations: Capitals

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta Nova Scotia.Following Nova Scotia British Columbia Ball Park

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  • fan
    August 27, 2013 - 18:10

    Additionally the Sr Mens Caps have represented well at the Nationals in the past few years they have lost a 1 - O Bronze Medal Game and have made it to the cross overs - to say they do poorly always is simply not true - perhaps you should know what you are talking about before openings your mouth

    • McLovin
      August 28, 2013 - 11:17

      You think making the cross overs and losing a bronze medal game is representing the province well? You're an easy "FAN" to please!

  • McLovin
    August 27, 2013 - 13:34

    If Newfoundland and Labrador is ever going to compete at these competitions, the game has to be changed at the Minor Level. More specifically, we have to do more to teach the kids the right way to do things from the start. Hats off to all the parents and other people who volunteer their time to coach and teach kids at the minor level but it isn't enough. It's time for Baseball NL to go outside the Province and recruit a qualified coach (or coaches) to teach players and to teach other people to coach the game properly. Rugby and Soccer have experienced some success doing this. Baseball, especially at the Provincial Senior Level has been a closed shop as the same people have been calling the shots for a long long time. The Caps have been to the Nationals for 13 years in a row and it's basically been the same core of players that have represented the Province over and over again with very little success and without any thought to succession planning. There are a lot of things that can be done differently. Hold an open practice maybe? Go out and find a coach to coach because at this level players can't coach and play. Putting a puppet coach in the 3rd base box is not the answer either.

  • Brad
    August 27, 2013 - 13:22

    Player, if Winwar has that money to throw around, how about sponsoring special olympics.....athletes with heart.

  • Mike Byrne
    August 27, 2013 - 07:45

    Eric, You think they went there to go winless? These guys play hard every time they go out there. Note to all readers: Eric represents the negative side of Newfoundland; complain about a topic (he has most certainly never participated in), besure to throw someone else under the bus, oh and last but not least be sure to get taxes into the conversation. I on the otherhand will represent what I love about Newfoundland and say that I am proud to have these guys represent us, I am glad they showed up and tried their best, and as shown by Andrew's picture; always hold your head up and be proud of the name on that jersey. Mike B -Natick, MA by way of NFLD

    • Eric
      August 27, 2013 - 12:18

      I hear ya Mike. Our province has been embarrassed too long with our baseball teams. Time to bring back import coaching, our coaches are getting too many goose eggs and our province are going through the motions.

  • Luke
    August 26, 2013 - 13:17

    And Eric deserves a participation medal for providing a comment with a completely inaccurate statement. Exactly $0 of tax payer money was used to send this team to the Nationals. Every cent came out of either players' pockets or through fundraising efforts.

  • Eric
    August 26, 2013 - 09:51

    Sounds like the Caps were at the canada games too. I guess they deserve a participaiton ribbon for spending $30,000 of taxpayers money and winning nothing,again.

    • Player
      August 26, 2013 - 14:34

      Winmar sponsors the Caps, and they also fundraise and pay out of pocket to attend these National events. Get your facts straight before you start wondering where the taxpayers money is going.