River Rats win home tourney
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.
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...