Bull­dogs mauled at na­tion­als

CBN team win­less at mid­get base­ball cham­pi­onships in Saskatchewan

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

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

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