Bulldogs mauled at nationals
CBN team winless at midget baseball championships in Saskatchewan
The Conception Bay North Bulldogs midget baseball team was overmatched at the 2011 national championships in Regina, Saskatchewan from Aug. 18-22.
The Bulldogs dropped all five of its game, losing all but one by lopsided scores. The team was outscored by a combined margin of 63-10.
Travis Drover of Upper Island Cove had two hits and drove in three of his team’s 10 runs.
Bradley Sparkes of Shearstown and Mathew Coombs of Upper Island Cove had three hits each, while Andrew Parsons was also hot at the plate. He had two hits and scored twice in just four at bats.
The Bulldogs had just 19 hits in 108 at bats, 39 of which were strikeouts. The team also committed 17 errors.
Pitcher William Rose of Shearstown had eight strikeouts in six innings of work over two games, but also surrendered eight walks and eight hits for an earned run average (ERA) of 8.17.
The team’s core is comprised of players from the Town of Upper Island Cove, and consists of players between the ages of 15 to 17 from throughout the area.
The Bulldogs won the right to represent this province after winning a national qualifying tournament in St. John’s last fall.
Members of the team include: Zack Mercer, Bradley Sparkes, Justin Coombs, Mathew Coombs, Jordan Drover, Mitchell Drover, Travis Drover, Tyson Drover, William Rose, Rob Stockley, Jared Adams, Brandon Crocker, Jacob Lane, Cody Meaney, Zack Noseworthy, Andrew Parsons,manager Cindy Pike, and coaches Scott Mercer and Cody Mercer.
The following is a breakdown of the team’s performance: • Game 1 — Bulldogs 1, New Brunswick 11 • Game 2 — Bulldogs 0, Ontario 19 • Game 3 — Bulldogs 1, Saskatchewan 11 • Game 4 — Bulldogs 3, Nova Scotia 14 • Game 5 — Bulldogs 5, Regina, Sask. 8 • Gold medal game — Ontario 8, Alberta 6 • Bronze medal game — Quebec 7, Saskatchewan 0