Top News

Capitals emerge from pack to take provincial junior baseball crown

Mount Pearl Blazers catcher Nick French applies the tag to the St. John’s Capitals’ Daniel Rice at home plate as Rice attempted to score on a fielders choice play during the fourth inning of their preliminary-round game in the provincial junior baseball tournament at the Smallwood field in Mount Pearl on Saturday afternoon. Waiting to make the call is home plate umpire Carl Lake. St. John’s won the game 5-4. The Blazers and Capitals would go on to meet in Sunday’s final, with St. John’s prevailing 10-5.
Mount Pearl Blazers catcher Nick French applies the tag to the St. John’s Capitals’ Daniel Rice at home plate as Rice attempted to score on a fielders choice play during the fourth inning of their preliminary-round game in the provincial junior baseball tournament at the Smallwood field in Mount Pearl on Saturday afternoon. Waiting to make the call is home plate umpire Carl Lake. St. John’s won the game 5-4. The Blazers and Capitals would go on to meet in Sunday’s final, with St. John’s prevailing 10-5.

The St. John’s Capitals doubled the homestanding Mount Pearl Blazers 10-5 to win the Molson provincial junior baseball championship Sunday.

At Smallwood Drive Ball Park, the Caps went through the five-team tournament 5-1.
Sunday’s play began with Mount Pearl defeating C.B.S. Raiders 8-2, and defending champion Corner Brook Barons outscoring C.B.N. Bulldogs 15-12 to set up a three-way tie for first place.
The Caps, Blazers and Barons were all 3-1 in the round-robin.
A tiebreaker game between St. John's and Corner Brook, won 2-0 by St. John's on a no-hitter by Ryan Morgan, advanced the Caps to the final against the host squad.
Andrew Paul claimed the top batter award, while Morgan, after pitching that no-no in the tiebreaker, claimed both top pitcher and MVP honours.

sports@thetelegram.com

Recent Stories