Three Pla­cen­tia-area soft­ball play­ers earn pro­vin­cial hon­ours

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ST. JOHN’S, NL — Three soft­ball play­ers from the Pla­cen­tia area were hon­oured Fri­day, April 13, as be­ing among the best young play­ers in New­found­land and Labrador.

One year af­ter claim­ing ju­nior fe­male player of the year hon­ours, Brit­tany McCarthy moved up a rank to claim the 2017 Soft­ball New­found­land and Labrador se­nior fe­male player of the year award. Jor­dan Pomeroy picked up the ju­nior male player of the year award and Marcus Pittman col­lected mi­nor male player of the year hon­ours. The awards were pre­sented at Glen­Den­ning Golf in St. John’s.

McCarthy, who is from Pla­cen­tia, was a mem­ber of the prov­ince’s women’s team at the Canada Sum­mer Games in Win­nipeg and also played in the St. John’s Ladies Fast­pitch League with the Di­a­monds club.

Ad­di­tion­ally, she was a mem­ber of the highly suc­cess­ful Lafon­taine Club in the St. John’s In­ter­me­di­ate Men’s Fast­pitch League. Last June, she be­came the first fe­male player to suit up for a full game in the league, playing in right field for a game against the CBS Storm.

Pomeroy, who is also from Pla­cen­tia, was a mem­ber of the men’s team com­pet­ing at the Canada Sum­mer Games and played in both the se­nior and in­ter­me­di­ate fast­pitch leagues in St. John’s. He was named an all-star in the lat­ter league and earned rookie of the year hon­ours in the for­mer league.

He com­peted in mul­ti­ple tour­na­ment off the is­land in 2017 and man­aged to earn a ros­ter spot on Soft­ball Canada’s Ju­nior Men’s Na­tional Team for the 2018 world ju­nior event in Saskatchewan. Soft­ball Canada also named him the 2017 re­cip­i­ent of the Claude Deschamps Me­mo­rial Award, which helps play­ers pur­sue post-sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion.

Pittman, a young pitcher from Fox Har­bour, suc­ceeded locally, provin­cially and na­tion­ally in 2017. He was dom­i­nant in lead­ing his team from Pla­cen­tia to a cham­pi­onship in the U16 boys divi­sion of the Const. Wil­liam Moss Me­mo­rial Tour­na­ment, col­lect­ing four wins, 67 strike­outs and a 0.53 earned-run-av­er­age. His num­bers were sim­i­larly im­pres­sive at provin­cials, and Pittman also com­peted in the St. John’s In­ter­me­di­ate Men’s Fast­pitch League with the CBS Storm.

He com­peted for New­found­land and Labrador at both U16 and U18 na­tional fast­pitch cham­pi­onships, earn­ing two player of the game awards at the for­mer tour­na­ment. His per­for­mance as a 15-year-old at the U18 event also earned him a spot on the try­out ros­ter for the Ju­nior Men’s Na­tional Team Se­lec­tion Camp.

BAY ROBERTS, NL — A 54-year-old man from Makin­sons has been charged with al­legedly com­mit­ting an in­de­cent act.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at a fast food restau­rant in Bay Roberts at around 3 a.m. on Sun­day, April 15, ac­cord­ing to an RCMP news re­lease.

By the time po­lice ar­rived, the sus­pect was gone. Po­lice found and ar­rested the man a short time later, how­ever.

The man has also been charged with im­paired driv­ing and im­paired op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle while over the le­gal limit. His ve­hi­cle was im­pounded.

He ap­peared in court later the same day and was re­leased on con­di­tions. He will be back in court at a later date.

That same day, a 37-yearold man from Bay Roberts was charged with im­paired care or con­trol of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and for be­ing over the le­gal limit.

Po­lice ar­rested the man early that morn­ing and also im­pounded his ve­hi­cle.

TELE­GRAM FILE PHOTO

Brit­tany McCarthy of Pla­cen­tia is Soft­ball New­found­land and Labrador’s se­nior fe­male player of the year for 2017.

TELE­GRAM FILE PHOTO

Jor­dan Pomeroy of Pla­cen­tia is Soft­ball New­found­land and Labrador’s ju­nior player of the year for 2017.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Marcus Pittman, seen here with the Laval Cava­liers soft­ball team, won the 2017 mi­nor male Soft­ball New­found­land and Labrador player of the year award.

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