Knights aim­ing for cham­pi­onships

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the four game se­ries.

“The Braves are a bet­ter hit­ting team in 2017 and are coached much bet­ter and it shows be­cause they are play­ing ex­cel­lent base­ball,” said Humphreys in an in­ter­view with the Val­ley Jour­nal-Ad­ver­tiser.

Head­ing into the June 24-25 week­end, the Braves had a 4-6 record.

The Knights were go­ing into a dou­ble­header on the week­end of June 24-25 with the league’s lat­est en­try — the Truro Bearcats.

The Knights and Hantsport Sham­rocks are presently tied with 5-3 records for 18 points apiece.

Humphreys said the Knights are look­ing to host the league’s cham­pi­onship tour­na­ment over Labour Day week­end and has high hopes they will.

He said they’re re­ceiv­ing great per­for­mances from play­ers such as Alex Pat­ter­son, who is hit­ting .440 with 14 RBIs.

Humphreys said he be­lieves “Pat­ter­son is one of the best hit­ters” in the NSIBL and “is an ex­cep­tion­ally good con­tact hit­ter ”

As for pitch­ing, Humphreys com­mended Alex Sabean, who is 2-0 on the sea­son af­ter pitch­ing 11 and 2/3 in­nings while strik­ing out 11.

“Alex is a gritty and de­ter­mined in­di­vid­ual and if he is pitch­ing weak and his de­fence lets him down, he is the kind of player who is not long in let­ting his team­mates know be­cause he is a team leader,” said Humphreys.

Matt Ll­loy, of the Hantsport Sham­rocks, is also hav­ing an ex­cep­tional sea­son. He’s pitched three of the Sham­rocks’ five wins and cur­rently has a 3-0 record af­ter pitch­ing 19 in­nings and has an ERA of 0.74.

An­other player show­ing plenty of hit­ting power is Justin Beach, of the Braves. He has a .441 av­er­age and has driven in 12 runs.

The Noel Road Blue Jays presently have a 6-2 record and a +41 run dif­fer­en­tial and are look­ing for­ward to host­ing the Wind­sor Knights on July 2 in Noel Road. Sham­rocks Schooners

July 9 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Knights July 11 at 7 p.m.

Braves

July 13 at 7 p.m.

Braves

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