Service Master, Indi-Girls meet in A final
This was Week 2 of the SPN Provincial Champiomships this past weekend in Niagara Falls.
Indi- Girls advanced to Sunday’s playoff round in Ladies C. They lost by one in a valiant come from behind effort.
Corey’s Restaurant was in tough in their first venture into B ended up going 1-2 and unfortunately were one run shy of advancing to the Top 4 on Sunday.
Circus Room in Men’s E advanced to Saturday afternoon action.
And in local playoffs, we are down to the finals in Ladies league and semis in the four Men’s divisions.
Platinum Concrete Diamond Kings started off their semifinal with first place I.C.Waters with a two-run victory in the lid lifter.
The second semi was an exciting first match as Robert Q Travel walked it off against Maple View Variety on Mike Wencel’s sharp liner into left field.
Platinum Concrete 10, I.C.Waters 8 Platinum - Adam Hunter 3-4, Dave Boldt 3-3 2 Hr, Tony Laur Hr, Tyler Lamb Hr, Scott Balazs Hr
I.C. - Steve Leacock 2-3, Shawn Crane 2-3 Hr, Jeff Cadotte Hr, Chris Van Parys Hr
Platinum won it in the seventh on Tony Laur’s two-run homer. They shut down I.C. in the bottom half. Dave Bolt had a pair of homers.
Robert Q Travel 26, Maple View Variety 25 Robert Q - Steve Byron 4-4, Tim Morgan 4-4 2 Hr, Clayton Stubbs Hr, Bryan Deblaire Hr, Ryan Black 2 Hr, Bob Evans Hr
Maple View - Ryan Miller 5-5 Hr, Johnny Epp 5-5 2 Hr, Randy Miller 2 Hr, Ben Boldt Hr, Nathan Boldt Hr
Both teams hit their limit of home runs by the end of six on a game that went back and forth. Mike Wencel walked it off for Robert Q Travel plating Clayton Stubbs.
The B division semis are set as Sunrise Equipment Roosters eliminated Pelicans in four games while Ward’s Automotive completed their sweep against a very shorthanded R n D Carpentry Kekambas squad.
The first-place Sunrise Equipment team will take on Matteo’s Pizza and Hounds and Ward’s will clash in the other series.
Sunrise Equipment Roosters 23, Pelicans-4
Sunrise - Derek Kunderman 4-4, Josh Munro 4-4 Hr, Abe Krahn Hr, Mark Hamulecki 2 Hr, Matt Heleniak Hr
Pelicans - Nick Dovsek 3-3, Chris Parker 2-3
Sunrise plated seven in two consecutive innings. Ten of their eleven batters scored at least one run. Mark Hamulecki homered in consecutive at bats and Josh Munro scored four runs for the winners. Game 3
Ward’s Automotive 24,
R n D Carpentry Kekambas 7 Ward’s - Jeff Prouse 4-4, Braydon Rodgers 4-5, Connor Smith Hr
R n D - Kyle Hollister 4-5, Derek Buchner 5-5
R n D were without two regulars and on top of that they could only field eight. Ward’s put three sevenrun innings up. Troy Lamoure led with a triple, double and three runs scored. Braydon Rodgers scored four runs.
Trophy Property Corp Expos won on consecutive nights to come back and take the series from Orchard Crest Farms thus advancing to the finals.
They will await the winner of the series between last year’s champions Hit N Run and Jokers who easily finished off their series with Circus Room Tuesday night.
Trophy Property Corp Expos 20,
Orchard Crest Farms 2 Trophy - Keith Agnew 4-4, Kyle Jones 4-4
Orchard Crest - Shawn Mathews 1-2, Chris Fisher 1-2
Trophy rode solid pitching from Kyle Jones and a potent offensive attack in the mercy. Spencer Meron hit three doubles for the winners.
Trophy Property Corp Expos 14,
Orchard Crest Farms 7 Trophy - Will Hanson 3-3, Jordan Bruckler 3-4, Trevor Fleet 2 Hr
Orchard Crest - Ross Russell 3-3, Mark Vanderhaeghe 2-3 Hr
Trevor Fleet led Trophy with a pair of homers and five runs batted in.
Circus Room 5
Jokers - Bernie MacDonald 4-4, Mike Bourgeois 3-3, Rob Stortz 2 Hr, Wes McDougall Hr
Circus Room - Damion Bancroft 3-3, Jesse Legg 3-3
Jokers scored runs in every inning but the third. Rob Stortz hit a three-run blast and a solo shot for the winners.
After a tough regular season Bad News Bears swept Catlack Excavatiing with a seven-run win in Game 3. They opened their semifinal series with first place Sluggers on Friday night losing by just three.
Wrecking Crew awaits the winner of the series.
Bad News Bears 21, Catlack Excavatiing 14 Bears - Jordan White 5-5, Chris Simmons 3-4
Catlack - Mike Vanwynsberghe 3-4, Devon MacDonald 3-3 2 Hr
Jordan White and the old wiley veteran Daryl Beatty each scored four runs for the Bears.
Bad News Bears 10 Sluggers - James Dyck 3-4, Frank Harms 3-4
Bears - Tim Miners 3-4, Carl Sing 3-4
Sluggers were up just 6-3 after five innings. They scored seven in the sixth batting around. Bears replied with seven of their own in the seventh but came up three short.
James Dyck led Sluggers with a pair of doubles and a triple.
Service Master will be Indi- Girls’ opposition in this season’s Ladies A final after they knocked off second place Corey’s Restaurant on Wednedsay.
Service Master 13, Corey’s Restaurant 8 Service Master - Becky Dancy 4-4, Amanda Vandendriessche 4-4
Corey’s - Kim King 2-3, Kasey McKenzie 3-4
Service Master fought back from an early five-run deficit and outscored Corey’s by nine over their final three at-bats. Becky Dancy led the winners with a pair of doubles.
Advanced Towing/Morgan Realty took their opener with Center Point Contractors easily on Wednesday night.
Advanced Towing/Morgan Realty 12,
Center Point Contractors 4 Advanced - Bri Johnston 4-4, Belinda Loewen -4
Center Point - Trisha McKenzie 2-2, Andrea Holden 2-2
Belinda Loewen and Bri Johnston each had a triple and double for the winners.
Crazy Pitches won their third straight playoff game as they outslugged George’s Auto in the first game of their final.
Crazy Pitches 23, George’s Auto 19
Crazy Pitches - Krista Bevan 6-6, Rebecca Caza 5-5
George’s - Justine Hanson 5-6, Erin Murray 4-5
Unfortunately for George’s they could only field eight players. Ashlsy Anderson, Renee Couture and Rebecca Caza all scored four runs for Crazy Pitches.