Bull­dogs fail to re­peat

Come up short at national mid­get qual­i­fier in Cor­ner Brook

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

The Con­cep­tion Bay North Bull­dogs headed into the national mid­get base­ball qual­i­fier at Ju­bilee Field in Cor­ner Brook as the re­turn­ing New­found­land cham­pi­ons.

It was a ti­tle that will not head­ing back to Up­per Is­land Cove this year.

The tour­na­ment, held Sept. 9-11, kicked off Fri­day evening with a tilt be­tween the Bull­dogs and peren­nial favourite St. John’s Cap­i­tals. The CBN squad lost a close af­fair, 3-2. Next up was the home­town team, Cor­ner Brook Barons.

Of­fense was again hard to come by as the Bull­dogs fell in de­feat 10-5.

In their tour­na­ment fi­nale, the Bull­dogs found their of­fense, and put a beat­ing on the Gan­der Fly­ers, 15-5.

In an in­ter­est­ing sto­ry­line, Gan­der’s Robert Stock­ley and Ja­cob Lane came face to face with the team they went away to the 2011 Mid­get National Base­ball Tour- na­ment with.

In the cham­pi­onship game, the host Barons edged the cap­i­tal city team, 2-0.

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