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Newfoundlanders Paul Smith, Jordan Pomeroy and Mitch Stack win Softball Canada awards

They'll receive them at national body's AGM next month in St. John's

Three Newfoundlanders are among Softball Canada’s award winners for 2017, and will be honoured during the organization’s Hall of Fame banquet and awards ceremony next month in St. John’s.
The awards night is being held in conjunction with Softball Canada’s annual general meeting Nov. 9-11 in the capital city.
Paul Smith of C.B.S., Softball Newfoundland and Labrador’s past president, won the Rose Hodgson volunteer of the year award. Smith has been involved with softball for over 50 years as a player, coach, umpire and organizer, founding the C.B.S. Minor Softball Association in 1993 and serving as its president until 2006. In 2009, Smith was elected to the board of Softball NL, holding a number of roles and positions, including president from 2013 to 2017.
Jordan Pomeroy of Placentia was a recipient of the Claude Deschamps Memorial Fund. Pomeroy, a first-year Memorial University student, was a standout for Newfoundland at the Canada Summer Games last summer, batting .474. He also earned a spot on the Canadian roster for the 2018 world junior men’s softball championship set for Prince Albert, Sask.
Mitch Stack of Petty Harbour won the Ethel Boyce Memorial Award. Stack was the starting shortstop for Newfoundland at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg, helping the team to a fifth-place finish with four home runs and nine RBIs in 11 games. He won a bronze medal with the Canadian squad at the 2016 world junior men’s championship, and was named Softball NL’s junior athlete of the year.
Athlete Colin Abbott of Portugal Cove-St. Phillips and official Randy Soulier of St. John’s will be inducted into the Softball Canada Hall of Fame next month.

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