River Rats win home tour­ney

The Glengarry News - - Sports In Glens - With sub­mit­ted files

The Corn­wall River Rats ‘ A’ coach-pitch team fin­ished off a great sea­son by win­ning the 2017 Corn­wall tour­na­ment, de­feat­ing Or­leans 16-9 in the ‘A’ fi­nal.

Corn­wall fin­ished first in roundrobin, with a per­fect 3-0 record, on wins against East Ne­pean 168, NDG 24-9, and Or­leans 13-6.

In the semi­fi­nal the next morn­ing, the River Rats needed a mas­sive come­back and ex­tra in­nings to de­feat Ne­pean.

Down 17-10 with two in­nings re­main­ing, Corn­wall ral­lied with a pair of five-run in­nings to tie the game at 20.

The de­fence shut down Ne­pean in the top of the last in­ning, be­fore scor­ing in the bot­tom half to take the game 21-20.

The vic­tory set up an­other meet­ing with Or­leans, the sixth of the year.

Great de­fen­sive plays and timely hit­ting helped the Corn­wall side walk away with the ti­tle.

The River Rats ended the sea­son with a very im­pres­sive 18-1 record.

In the ‘ B’ di­vi­sion, it was Brockville tak­ing home the win af­ter de­feat­ing Ban­gor.

Corn­wall ‘B’ had two vic­to­ries in the tour­na­ment, but was elim­i­nated in the con­so­la­tion semi­fi­nal by Or­leans, 18-17.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

GSL CHAMPS: The North Glen­garry U16 girls team is the 2017 di­vi­sion cham­pion. Stand­ing, from left, are Kat­lyn Du­val, Danika Longtin, Shae-Lyn Di­caire, Sara MacGil­l­vary, Shayla MacNaughto­n, Bri­anna VanLoon, Leah Viau, El­iza Lev­ert, Danika David­son, and...

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