The NTV Hitmen’s Robbie Greene (7IP, 1R, 1H, 1W) set a new Molson St. John’s Senior Softball League strikeout record by fanning 21 Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians batters in a 6-1 win Thursday night at Lions Park.
The previous strikeout record was 20, recorded by the Bulldogs’ Sean Cleary in a playoff game against the Hitmen last season. Prior to that, Big Ben’s Jerome Brocklehurst struck out 19 batters in a 1986 game against Capt. Quik and CEI Miller Lite’s Mike McCormack repeated the feat in a 1993 game vs. the Labatt 76’ers.
Greene helped his own cause by hitting a solo home run on two-for-four hitting.
Joel Whelan (5.2IP, 6R, 11H, 1W, 5K) started and took the loss for the Junior Canadians, whose only hit and lone run came courtesy of Troy Leonard.
Kelly's Pub Molson Bulldogs 2, The Bigs 1
Sean Cleary (7IP, 1R, 5H, 2W) struck out 13 and Blair Ezekiel hit a solo home run for the Bulldogs.
Mark Power (7IP, 2R, 5H, 2W) picked up 12 strikeouts and hit a solo home run in a losing effort.
Team GP W L Pts
Kelly’s Pub 14 13 3 26
3Cheers Pub 14 10 6 20
The Bigs 16 8 8 16
NTV Hitmen 16 7 9 14
Jr. Canadians 12 0 12 0
Upcoming Games/ All Games at Lions Park
Sunday, July 27
1 p.m., Junior Canadians vs. Bulldogs
3 p.m., 3Cheers Pub Bud Light vs. Hitmen
Kent, Shammies blank Storm
Bob Kent (3W, 4K) pitched seven shutout innings and Trevor Clarke scored once and drove in the other as the Trapper John’s Shamrocks blanked the H.J. Bartlett Electric Storm 2-0 in St. John’s Molson senior baseball play Thursday evening.
At the Smallwood diamond, Blair Connolly had a pair of hits for the Storm. Larry Grey (7IP, 2R, 5H, 2W, 6K) took the loss.
Team GP W L GB
Shamrocks 11 9 2 -
Feildians 9 7 2 .5
Holy Cross 8 5 3 2
Gonzaga 10 5 5 3
Knights 10 2 8 6
Storm 8 0 8 7.5
Upcoming Games/All Games at Smallwood Field
6 p.m., Holy Cross Trinity Pub Crusaders vs. Gonzaga Roebothan McKay Marshall Vikings
JUBILEE TROPHY SOCCER
Two ties in Thursday play
Hanna Rivkin scored four goals to help Feildians earn a 5-5 draw with powerhouse Kirby United in Breen’s Jubilee Trophy women’s soccer Thursday night at Feildian Grounds.
Dimatria Kufudi had the other Double Blues goal. Not to be outdone, Malorie Harris scored a hat trick for Kirby with Jana Gordon adding a single and club added a team goal.
In another match, Liz McPhail scored for Mount Pearl-Electronic Centre-Molson and Emily Baily netted a single for the Mount Pearl U18 side as the teams played a 1-1 draw.
Team GP W L T Pts
Kirby United 14 13 0 1 40
Feildians 14 5 7 2 17
Mount Pearl 13 3 6 4 13
Mount Pearl U16 1 0 0 1 1
Mount Pearl U18 10 0 8 2 2
St. John’s U16 0 0 0 0 0
Player, Team Goals
Malorie Harris, Kirby U 25
Connie Lewis, Kirby U 24
Hannah Rivkin, Feildians 14
TRACK AND FIELD
Forsey betters her own provincial records
Long distance track athlete Jillian Forsey shaved another 22 seconds off her own provincial senior and junior 5,000m record on Wednesday.
At the World Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, the 19-year-old Kippens native clocked a time of 16 minutes and 2.55 seconds competing for Canada. It’s the second fastest time ever run by a Canadian junior and is only 10 seconds off the Canadian junior record.
Forsey is the first woman from the province to be selected to compete for Canada in a world championship track and field event.
GOLF/TELY JUNIOR TOUR
Bonnell tops the entire field again
Matthew Bonnell won his second Tely Junior Golf Tour event of the week Thursday, shooting a 75 at the Gander Junior Open.
The 14-year-old from Corner Brook’s Blomidon Golf Club won the Harmon Seaside Links Invitational earlier this week.
Fellow juvenile golfers Grant Lane (76) and Andrew Bruce (78) finished second and third overall respectively.
The top junior boys golfer for the second straight day was Mitchell McGrath who fired a 79, while Lorraine Coleman carded a 99 as the top junior girl.
In nine-hole bantam play, Joseph Cluney had 56 for the boys and Paige Hickey finished with a 52.
The tour continues Aug. 4 with the Junior Tour Championship at Pitcher's Pond.
Province has four teams at nationals
Some of the province’s top midget and juvenile hoops stars will compete at the national championships starting today in Edmonton.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association is sending four teams — a boys side and a girls squad in each division — to take on teams from all nine other provinces.
The event, which will be streamed live at sportingpulse.com, concludes Wednesday