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Ezekiels were on fire in senior softball league


In what surely must be a first for the Molson St. John’s Senior Men’s Softball League, which began play in 1957, three brothers have finished one-two-three in the race for the batting crown.

Ironically enough, the three play on three different teams.

There have been many brother combinations in the league over the years (the Davis’s, Foleys, Bolands and Beresfords among them), but this probably has not happened before: Blair Ezekiel of Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs won the batting with a .489 average. Kyle Ezekiel of 3 Cheers Bud Light Dodgers was second with a .423 clip and Brad Ezekiel of the NTV Hitmen was third, hitting .400.

Brad is a veteran on the national team, and Kyle is currently with the Canadian squad in the Dominican Republic for a Pan American Games qualifying tournament. Blair had a brief stint in the national team program.

 

Stats (2017 final)

Batting average

Blair Ezekiel, Bulldogs           .489

Kyle Ezekiel, Dodgers           .423

Brad Ezekiel, Hitmen            .400

Andrew Evans, Bigs  .393

Jeremy O'Reilly, Hitmen       .373

Chris Murphy, Hitmen          .347

Craig Edmunds, Bigs .333

Nick Pittman, Games .333

Jon Kelly, Bulldogs    .328

Mark Power, Bigs      .328

 

Hits

Danny Mullins, Hitmen         25

Andrew Evans, Bigs  24

Blair Ezekiel, Bulldogs           23

Kyle Ezekiel, Dodgers           22

Jon Kelly, Bulldogs    22

 

Home runs

Brad Ezekiel, Hitmen            6

Blair Ezekiel, Bulldogs           5

Shane Kelly, Bigs       5

Chris Murphy, Hitmen          5

 

RBIs

Jeremy O'Reilly, Hitmen       23

Brad Ezekiel, Hitmen            20

Joey Maynard, Bigs   18

Chris Murphy, Hitmen          17

Jon Kelly, Bulldogs    16

 

Wins

Sean Cleary, Bulldogs           9

Jason Hill, Dodgers    8

Mark Power, Bigs      8

Colin Walsh, Dodgers            7

 

ERA

Sean Cleary, Bulldogs           1.55

Jason Hill, Dodgers    1.59

Colin Walsh, Dodgers            2.33

Blair Ezekiel, Bulldogs           3.08

Mark Power, Bigs      3.98

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