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    2017 Senior Men’s Fastpitch Provincial

    Dates: September 08, 30 & October 01
    Location: Lions Park

    Results: Sunday, October 01, 2017

    Historic Day At Lions Park…

    It Was The 1st Time Any Provincial Softball Championship Was Captured In October And The 1st Time In Senior Provincial Tournament History That Both Semi-Finals Were Decided In Extra-Innings.

    If That Wasn’t Enough, The Championship Game Was Decided On A Walk-Off 2R Home Run In The Bottom of the 7th Inning.

    Semi-Final #1: 4th Place: The Bigs vs. 1st Place: Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs
    Game #7: The Bigs 4 vs. Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs 5 (8-Innings)

    Cleary (16K), Bruce (2B, 2RBI), Kelly (2RBI) & Ezekiel (2B) For Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs

    Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs Pitching Stats:
    WP: Sean Cleary 8IP, 4R, 6H, 3BB, 16K

    Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs Top Batters:
    Scott Myers 2-3
    Jon Kelly 2-4, 1R, 2RBI
    Daniel Dalton 2-4, 2R, 2SB
    Blair Ezekiel 2-4, 1R, Double
    Stephen Strapp 1-3, 1R, 1BB
    Gary Bruce 1-4, Double, 2RBI

    Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs RUNS:
    1R 1st: Daniel Dalton led-off the inning with a single to centerfield and With 2-Out: Jon Kelly singled to left-field to score Dalton.

    1R 5th: Trailing 2-1 Heading To The Bottom of the 5th Inning: With 2-Out: Daniel Dalton singled to left-field, Dalton stole second base and advanced to third base on an error and Dalton stole home to tie the game 2-2.

    3R 8th: Trailing 4-2 Heading To The Bottom of the 8th Inning: Blair Ezekiel was placed at 2nd Base to start the inning (ISF Tie-Breaker), Jon Kelly singled to centerfield to score Ezekiel to make it a 4-3 game, Stephen Strapp walked and Kelly advanced to second base on the play and Gary Bruce hit a walk-off two-run double to left-field to score Kelly with the game tying run and Strapp with the game winning run to give the Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs 5-4 come-from-behind win and a spot in the Championship Game.

    The Bigs Pitching Stats:
    LP: Mark Power 7IP, 5R, 10H, 2BB, 10K

    The Bigs Top Batters:
    Stephen Jesso 2-4, 1R, Double, Solo Home Run, 1RBI
    Donny King 2-4, 1RBI
    Joey Maynard 1-3, Double, 1RBI
    Peter Kavanagh 1-4, 1R, Double, 1RBI

    The Bigs RUNS:
    1R 3rd: Trailing 1-0 Heading To The Top of the 3rd Inning: Shane Kelly led-off the inning with a walk and With 1-Out: Joey Maynard doubled to left-field to score Kelly to tie the game 1-1.

    1R 4th: Stephen Jesso led-off the inning with a Solo Home Run to centerfield to give The Bigs a 2-1 lead.

    2R 8th: With The Game Tied 2-2 Heading To The Top of the 8th Inning: Andrew Evans was placed at second base to start the inning (ISF Tie-Breaker), With 1-Out: Peter Kavanagh doubled to left-field to score Evans to put The Bigs ahead 3-2, Kavanagh advanced to third base on a wild pitch and With 2-Out: Donny King reached on an infield hit to score Kavanagh to make it 4-2 in favour of The Bigs.

    Semi-Final #2: 3rd Place: Hitmen vs. 2nd Place: 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers
    Game #8: NTV Hitmen 12 vs. 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers 10 (8-Innings)

    Ezekiel (3R HR, 3RBI), Murphy (2B, 3RBI) & Boland (2B, 1RBI) For Hitmen

    Hitmen Pitching Stats:
    WP: Robbie Greene (Starter) 3IP, 6R, 3H, 3BB, 3K
    Lee Cose (In Relief) 5IP, 4R, 8H, 2BB, 2K

    Game Note
    Greene Started The Game And Was Replaced By Cose After 1+ Inning, Cose Pitched The Next 5-Innings And Greene Re-Entered The Game And Pitched The Last 2-Innings To Pick-Up The Win.

    Hitmen Top Batters:
    Chris Murphy 2-3, 2R, Double, 1SAC, 3RBI
    Ryan Boland 2-4, 1R, Double, 1BB, 1RBI
    Danny Mullins 2-4, 2R, 1BB, 1RBI
    Kenny Gosse 2-4, 1R, 1RBI
    Rylee Costello 1-2, 2R, 1SAC, 1BB
    Brad Ezekiel 1-3, 2R, 3R Home Run, 2SB, 2BB, 3RBI

    Hitmen RUNS:
    1R 3rd: Trailing 6-0 Heading To The Top of the 3rd Inning: With 1-Out: Sheldon Keough reached on an error and advanced to second base on the play and Keough stole third base and scored on a throwing error to make it a 6-1 game.

    1R 4th: Trailing 6-1 Heading To The Top of the 4th Inning: Ryan Boland led-off the inning with a walk, Chris Murphy reached on an infield hit, With 1-Out: Robbie Greene reached on a fielder’s choice; Boland out 1-5 on the play and Murphy advanced to second base on the play and With 2-Out: Kenny Gosse singled to right-field to score Murphy to cut the 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers lead to 6-2.

    4R 5th: Trailing 6-2 Heading To The Top of the 5th Inning: Rylee Costello led-off the inning with an infield hit and With 1-Out: Danny Mullins singled to left-field, Ryan Boland singled to centerfield to score Costello to make it a 6-3 game, Chris Murphy doubled to right-field to score Mullins and Boland to cut the 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers lead to 6-5 and Murphy advanced to third base on an error and scored on a throwing error to tie the game 6-6.

    4R 6th: Trailing 7-6 Heading To The Top of the 6th Inning: Kenny Gosse led-off the inning with a single to left-field, With 1-Out: Rylee Costello walked, Brad Ezekiel hit a 3R Home Run to left-field to put his team ahead 9-7, Danny Mullins walked, Ryan Boland doubled to right-field and Mullins advanced to third base on the play and Chris Murphy hit a SAC Fly to centerfield to score Mullins to give the NTV Hitmen a 10-7 lead.

    2R 8th: With The Game Tied 10-10 Heading To The Top of the 8th Inning: Sheldon Keough was placed at second base to start the inning (ISF Tie-Breaker), Keough advanced to third base on a Rylee Costello SAC; Costello out 5-4 on the play and With 1-Out: Brad Ezekiel walked, Ezekiel stole second base and an error allowed Keough to score on the play to give the NTV Hitmen an 11-10 lead and Ezekiel to advance to third base on the play and Danny Mullins singled to centerfield to score Ezekiel to give the NTV Hitmen a 12-10 lead.

    3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers Pitching Stats:
    Colin Walsh (Starter) 5IP, 6R, 6H, 2BB, 3K
    LP: Jason Hill (In Relief) 3IP, 6R, 4H, 3BB, 3K

    3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers Top Batters:
    Johnny O’Reilly 3-4, 2R, 2 Home Runs (Grand Slam & Solo), 5RBI
    Tyler McDonald 2-2, 1R, Double, 2BB, 2RBI
    Kyle Ezekiel 2-3, 2R, 1SB, 2BB
    Colin Walsh 2-5, 1R
    Ryan Kirk 1-3, 1R, 1SAC, 1RBI
    Steven Pittman 1-4, 1R, 1RBI

    3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers RUNS:
    6R 2nd: Kyle Ezekiel led-off the inning with a walk, Ryan Kirk singled to left-field, Tyler McDonald walked to load the bases, Phillip Corbett drew a bases loaded walk to score Ezekiel and Johnny O’Reilly hit a Grand Slam Home Run to left-field to give the 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers an early 6-0 lead.

    1R 5th: With The Game Tied 6-6 Heading To The Bottom of the 5th Inning: Kyle Ezekiel led-off the inning with a single to left-field, Ezekiel advanced to second base on a Ryan Kirk SAC; Kirk out 5-4 on the play and With 1-Out: Tyler McDonald singled to centerfield to score Ezekiel to give the 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light a 7-6 lead.

    3R 6th: Trailing 10-7 Heading To The Bottom of the 6th Inning: Johnny O’Reilly led-off the inning with a Solo Home Run to left-field, Colin Walsh singled to right-field, Doug Marshall reached on an error and Walsh advanced to second base on the play, Walsh advanced to third base and Marshall advanced to second base on a Jason Hill Fly Out to centerfield, Kyle Ezekiel was walked intentionally to load the bases, Ryan Kirk reached on a fielder’s choice to score Walsh and Marshall advanced to third base on the play and Ezekiel was out 4-6 on the play and With 2-Out: Tyler McDonald doubled to left-field to score Marshall to tie the game 10-10.

    Championship Game
    Game #9: Hitmen 3 vs. Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs 4

    Cleary (MVP), Farrell (Walk-Off 2R HR In B7) & Ezekiel (2 Solo Home Runs) For Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs

    Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs 2017 Senior Men’s Fastpitch Provincial Champions!

    Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs Pitching Stats:
    WP: Sean Cleary 7IP, 3R, 9H, 1HBP, 1BB, 13K

    Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs Top Batters:
    Blair Ezekiel 2-3, 2R, 2 Solo Home Runs, 1BB, 2RBI
    John Farrell 1-1, 1R, 2R Home Run, 2RBI
    Riley Kenny 1-3, 1R, Double
    Gary Bruce 1-3

    Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs RUNS:
    1R 1st: With 2-Out: Blair Ezekiel hit a Solo Home Run to left-field to give the Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs an early 1-0 lead.

    1R 6th: Trailing 2-1 Heading To The Bottom of the 6th Inning: With 1-Out: Blair Ezekiel hit a Solo Home Run to left-field to tie the game 2-2.

    2R 7th: Trailing 3-2 Heading Into The Bottom of the 7th Inning: With 1-Out: Riley Kenny doubled to centerfield and pinch-hitter John Farrell hit a walk-off 2R Home Run to centerfield to give the Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs the 4-3 win and the 2017 Molson Senior Men’s Fastpitch Provincial Crown.

    Members Of The Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs Championship Team
    Shane Boland, Gary Bruce, Sean Cleary, Daniel Dalton, Stephen Dobbin, Blair Ezekiel, Kurt Fardy, John Farrell, Jon Kelly, Riley Kenny, DJ Lake, Mark Lewis, Liam Myers, Scott Myers, Stephen Strapp, Andrew Wade and Jim Dunphy (Coach).

    Hitmen Pitching Stats:
    LP: Robbie Greene 6.1IP, 4R, 5H, 2BB, 14K

    Hitmen Top Batters:
    Ryan Boland 2-2, 1R, Double, 1HBP, 1BB
    Robbie Greene 2-3, 1R, Solo Home Run, 2RBI
    Brad Ezekiel 2-4, 2 Doubles
    Kenny Gosse 1-3
    Chris Murphy 1-4, 1RBI
    Danny Mullins 1-4, 1R, 1SB

    Hitmen RUNS:
    1R 2nd: Trailing 1-0 Heading To The Top of the 2nd Inning: Robbie Greene hit a Solo Home Run to left-field to tie the game 1-1.

    1R 6th: With The Game Tied 1-1 Heading To The Top of the 6th Inning: Ryan Boland led-off the inning with a double to right-field and With 2-Out: Robbie Greene singled to centerfield to score Boland to give the NTV Hitmen a 2-1 lead.

    1R 7th: With The Game Tied 2-2 Heading To The Top of the 7th Inning: With 2-Out: Danny Mullins singled to centerfield, Mullins stole second base, Ryan Boland was walked intentionally and Chris Murphy singled to right-field to score Mullins to give the NTV Hitmen a 3-2 lead.

    2017 Tournament Award Winners

    Most Valuable Player
    Sean Cleary (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs)
    Pitching: 4-0, 29IP, 7R, 7ER, 1.69ERA, 57K, 2SHO

    Top Batter
    Ryan Boland (NTV Hitmen)
    8-12 .667BA

    Sportsmanship & Ability
    Chris Murphy (NTV Hitmen)
    Batting: 5-14 .357BA, 4R, 2D, 1HR, 1SAC, 5RBI

    2017 Final Tournament Standings
    1. Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs 4-0
    2. Hitmen 2-2
    3. 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Dodgers 2-1
    4. The Bigs 1-3
    5. Canada Games 0-3

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    Intermediate Baseball

    OMT Shamrocks 3 Holy Cross 4 (12 innings)
    (Best of 7 Series tied at 1 game a piece)
    Starting Pitcher: Graham King (9IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 5K)
    Losing Pitcher: Zack Fitzpatrick: (2.1IP, 2H, 1ER, 2BB, 3K)
    Starting Pitcher: David Edwards (9IP, 9H, 3R, 2ER, 5BB, 4K)
    Winning Pitcher: Nick Evans: (3IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
    Top Batters:
    OMT Shamrocks: Joel Abbott (2-4, 2 doubles, walk)
    Holy Cross: John Cribb (2-4, 2 singles, RBI, 2 walks)
    *John Cribb singled in the bottom of 12 to lead off the inning, Eric McKay singled to advance Cribb to 2nd. Evan Reid Walked to load the bases bringing Nick Evans to the plate. On a 1-1 count Evans hit a sac fly to right field to score Cribb and end the game.

    Senior Baseball

    OMT Shamrocks 5 RMM Gonzaga 2
    (OMT Shamrocks lead best of 7 series 3-0)

    Winning pitcher: Scott Goosney (7IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 5K)
    Losing pitcher: Danny Connors (6IP, 10H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K)
    Top Batters
    OMT Shamrocks: Andrew Symmonds (2-2, 2 singles, walk, RBI)
    RMM Gonzaga: Blair Connolly (2-3, single, double)

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    Newfoundland and Labrador teams prepare for Toyota National Soccer Championships

    Six teams will represent the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association at the Toyota National Soccer Championships from October 3-9, 2017.

    The senior competitions will take place in Surrey, British Columbia, where Holy Cross Kirby Group are grouped with Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia in the Challenge Trophy. Holy Cross Avalon Ford are in Group A with Quebec and Saskatchewan in the Jubilee Trophy round robin.

    At U15 nationals in Calgary, Alberta, both Newfoundland and Labrador Teams are represented by St. John’s Soccer Club. The St. John’s under 15 Boys will compete in a round robin against Manitoba and Quebec, while the girls will also compete in a round robin against Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. Play-offs will take place at the conclusion of the round robin, with final games taking place on October 9, 2017

    In Fredericton, Feilidans Under 17 Boys and St. John’s Under 17 Girls will represent Newfoundland and Labrador. Feildians Under 17 Boys will play a round robin against British Columbia, New Brunswick, Manitoba and PEI, while St. John’s Under 17 Girls will battle Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Play-offs will take place on October 9.

    Full schedules for all divisions are available at http://www.canadasoccer.com/national-club-championships

    NLSA will provide up-to-date results via web (www.nlsa.ca) and on Twitter @SoccerNLSA.

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    Slo-pitch Softball

    Semi-Finals wrapped up today in Labatt Avalon East Slo-Pitch Softball League
    Game 4: Ultragraphics 10 – Bath Fitter 5
    Game 5: Ultragraphics 20 – Bath Fitter 7
    Ultragraphics defeated Bath Fitter 3 games to 2

    Finals Start tomorrow evening at 6:30 with a double header
    Ultragraphics vs Atlas Pizza/PJ’s
    Atlas PIzza/PJ’s vs Ultragraphics

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    Seahawks

    Men’s Socceer

    The UNB Varsity Reds scored early and often on Saturday afternoon from King George Vth Soccer Pitch in AUS men’s soccer. UNB tallied 5 first half goals with Evan Barker and Kristian D’Amore securing the clean sheet for the visitors.

    Dan Walker scored in the 12th minute mark of the first half and the Varsity Reds never looked back. Walker would add another goal in the 18th minute and completed the hat trick in the 26th minute. Matt Quigely (25”) and Marcus Lees (31”) also added markers for the Varsity Reds.

    Sea-Hawks rookie Darcy Bennett relieved Braedan Sheppard in net at half time, which was the first game action of his AUS career. He recorded 1 save on UNB’s 3 second half shots.

    Dan Walker was named Subway Player of the Game from the Sea-Hawks.

    The win drops the Sea-Hawks record to 3-4-0 on the season, while UNB improves to 2-2-2. UNB came into the game with only 3 total goals on the season, but were able to notch 5 in impressive fashion.

    Hawks Edge Varsity Reds 1-0
    (St. John’s, NL) – The Memorial Sea-Hawks earned a 1-0 victory over the UNB Varsity Reds on Sunday afternoon in St. John’s, NL. The win improves the Sea-Hawks record to 4-4-0 on the season, while the Varsity Reds now sit at 2-3-2.

    The Sea-Hawks looked like a different team than the one that allowed 5 first half goals to the Varsity Reds in yesterday’s match. Today’s game was back and forth, with both teams battling hard to take the game’s first lead.

    Memorial was the more aggressive team in the first half, registering 6 shots on goal and controlling most of the possession. UNB keeper Evan Barker was able to keep the Sea-Hawks off the scoresheet and the teams would go into the half scoreless.

    UNB came out strong to start the second half and had the Sea-Hawks on their heels. Rookie keeper Jack Haywood was making his first career start and did well to keep the home side in it, as the Varsity Reds came close to scoring on multiple occasions.

    Memorial would finally break the deadlock in the 67th minute, when AUS goal scoring leader Tyler Forsey found the back of the net on a great solo effort. The Varsity Reds pushed hard for the equalizer, but Haywood held on for the clean sheet.

    After the game Forsey was asked how his squad was able to regroup after a poor showing in the previous match.

    “That was a one-off. You won’t see that from us again. That’s sport and sometimes those things happen. Coach made some great adjustments based on yesterday’s performance and the rest was on us. Today we battled and it was good to see every single player work hard and be ready for the challenge. We fought hard and got the result we deserved.”

    Forsey has been a crucial part of the Sea-Hawks earlier season success and he attributes that to his offseason training.

    “Personally, I’ve put in countless hours of work over the offseason and summer. I was in good form this summer and was fortunate enough to carry that onto the field as a Sea-Hawk. That’s only one factor, but the main factor is within my teammates. We all believe we can win every single time we step on the field, and we battle for every possession.”

    Forsey earned Subway Player of the Game honors for his game winning strike.

    The Sea-Hawks now have a two-week break before heading to PEI to take on the Panthers on October 21st. The Varsity Reds are back in action on October 15th when they head to Moncton to face les Aigles Bleus.

    Women’s Soccer

    The Memorial Sea-Hawks and UNB Varsity Reds battled to a scoreless draw on Saturday afternoon from King George Vth Pitch in AUS women’s soccer action, and it was the same result on Sunday.

    Although neither team was able to find the back of the net, there were plenty of chances for both sides with the Sea-Hawks registering 15 shots to UNB’s 12. Both keepers did well to keep their teams in it, with Memorial keeper Sydney Walsh finishing with 6 saves and UNB keeper Rebecca Duda making 5 saves for the clean sheet.

    Memorial midfielder Nicole Torraville (St. John’s, NL) led the Sea-Hawks in shots with 5 and had multiple opportunities to put her team on the board, but was unable to get one passed the UNB keeper.

    For the Varsity Reds, Sylvie Fecteau, Rachel Burton, and Cierra Thomas has 2 shots each, with Thomas having a great chance late in the 2nd half, but just missed to the outside.

    The draw improves the Sea-Hawks record to 4-1-2 on the season, while the Varsity Reds hold a 0-4-2 record.

    Teri Murphy was named Subway Player of the Game from the Sea-Hawks.

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