This coming Friday will be the Annual Tillsonburg Slo-Pitch All-Star Night.
The night will feature one Ladies game and four Men's games with Energy Productions supplying the P.A. system and emceed by Super Jeff Gwyn! The bar will be manned by the Corey's Restaurant Ladies team, while Domino's will once again be setting up shop. Also the Zone Sports mobile shop will be there to satisfy your slo-pitch equipment needs!
This year the Men's teams will be selected via draft so players and team members are unable to be recognized at the time of writing. As well, the schedule may need to be tweaked and changed a little.
It's a good night to come out and cheer on your teammates and friends alike!
The previous week's winner in the Sammy's Fun Puzzle Contest was Cheyne Sarafinchin who correctly answered Jake as the first name of the celebrity who recently made an appearance at Sammy Krenshaw's! Cheyne used the name Jake Friesen of the Spartans to come up with his complete correct answer.
This week's Sammy's Puzzle Contest question is sticking with a hockey theme as it was free agent signing week. Sorry Leaf fans, no Stamkos for You!
The question is: What Texas city does all-star Jamie Benn play in?
Text your answer and the name you used to come up with your answer to 519-550-4210 before Sunday noon. Let's get over twenty entrants to draw from this week!
Haines Roofing took over first from Robert Q Travel with an impressive 10-run victory.
Gators edged Survivors in a low scoring affair that produced just seven runs in total making Steve Leacock's umpiring debut a fairly easy one.
IC Waters and Maple View Variety played a see-saw affair with IC scoring four late to take it, moving into a tie for third with Gators.
Gators - Jon Nunn (2-3), Jamie Nunn (2-3)
Survivors - Jake Klassen (2-3), Peter Klassen (2-3)
Aaron Laporte doubled in the first, scored and reached in the third, and came around to score the game's eventual winning run for Gators.
Haines Roofing 15,
Robert Q Travel 5
Haines - Dave Phillips (4-5), John Ralf (4-4)
Robert Q - Billy Wilson (3-4), Mike McCarthy (2-3)
Brett Ferguson had a bases clearing triple for Haines in the sixth.
IC Waters 23,
Maple View Variety 18
IC - Eric Lockey (2-2), Jeff Davies (3-4), Steve Leacock 2 HR, Darren Cadotte HR
Maple View - Nathan Klassen (4-5) 2 HR, Ryan Miller (4-5) 2 HR, Peter Epp HR, Randy Miller HR
Steve Leacock led the winners with a pair of three-run homers.
The last place Kirwin And Oatman squad pulled off a major upset mercying second place Ontario Laser Spartans. The win helped GC Lounsbury strengthen their hold on first after they avenged an early loss to Corey's Restaurant, mercying them this time around.
Hounds scored three in the sixth in a come from behind win over Kekambas.
Hounds - Nick Barnim (3-3), Josh Kingsbury (3-3), Scott Ball HR
Kekambas - Steve Demeter (2-3), Nate Shearer (2-3), Travis Horvath HR, Taylor Ostermaier HR
Hounds took advantage of a pair of walks scoring three in the sixth. Scott Ball led the rally with a double.
Kirwin and Oatman 23,
Ontario Laser Spartans 8
Kirwin and Oatman - Derek Kunderman (5-5) HR, Dan MaCrae (5-5), Marty Hawel HR
Ontario Laser - Martin Klassen (3-3), Pete Krahn (2-3), Jim Rutledge HR
Derek Kunderman was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle for Kirwin and Oatman.
GC Lounsbury 25,
Corey's Restaurant 10
GC - Devin Lee (3-3), Trevor Stuyt (3-3) HR, Thom Puhr 2 HR, Stephen Deblaire HR, Cheyne Sarafinchin HR
Corey's - Craig Boucher (3-4), Scott MacIntyre (4-4)
Thom Puhr led the winners with a pair of homers and a triple. Trevor Stuyt had a homer and pair of triples.
Hit N Run recorded a couple of mercies to move over the .500 mark on the season. They took advantage of an eight-man Ward's squad in one win and after a close start against D's Falcons finished them off in just five complete.
Norox Basement Applications were given a scare and had to come from behind to edge out the Falcons.
Norox Basement Applications 18,
Norox - Brent O'Brien (4-5), Owen MacIntyre (3-4), Brad Wencel HR, Ryan Copping HR
Falcons - Jamie Dyck (4-5), Jake Wolf (4-4), Jake Friesen HR, Jake Andries HR
Norox plated 10 over the middle two innings in the come from behind win. Ryan Copping led the winners with four runs batted in on the night.
Hit N Run 21,
Hit N Run - Franz Klassen (4-4), Jakie Enns (4-4), Diedrich Klassen HR, Abe Klassen HR
Falcons - Jake Andries (2-3), Willy Bueckert (2-3)
Diedrich Klassen homered and drove in six for Hit N Run.
Hit N Run 20,
Ward's Automotive 5
Hit N Run - Abe Klassen (4-4) 3 HR, Diedrich Klassen (4-4), Jakie Enns HR
Ward's - Pat McElhone (3-3) 2 HR, Connor Smith (3-3)
They were like their namesake - the winners hit and they ran against the short-handed Ward's squad. Abe Klassen homered three times and drove in five.
Diamond Dogs at 16-0 are getting that much closer to running the table of an undefeated season. They mercied the previously streaking Rooks & Vets C squad.
John Beere pulled off a major upset beating C's division-leading Pelicans by three. Their week was later spoiled by Boston Pizza who thrashed them by 19.
John Beere 20,
John Beere - Chris White (4-4), Chris Fisher (4-4)
Pelicans - Tyler Danbrook (4-4), Ryan Verbuyst (4-4), Adam Jensen HR
Chris White reached and scored four times for John Beere.
Diamond Dogs 27,
Rooks & Vets 11
Diamond Dogs - Lee Jenzen (5-5), David Phipps (3-3)
Rooks - Christian Crossett (3-3), Bryan Granger (3-4), Dallas Dalby HR
The Dogs trailed by five after one but outscored the Rooks 26-6 the rest of the way.
Boston Pizza 30,
John Beere 11
Boston Pizza - Keith Agnew (4-5), Adam Devlin (5-5)
John Beere - John Nichols (4-4), Chris White (3-4)
Adam Devlin reached and scored five times for Boston Pizza.
Indigo Lounge took over first with a pair of easy victories last week. Corey's Restaurant mercied Hollister Kia to sit one game back still unbeaten, but having played two less games.
Orange Crush and Jays played another close one with Orange coming out on top by two.
Orange Crush 10,
Orange - Courtney Morse (3-4), Jen Hillner (2-3)
Jays - Nicki Shewan (3-4), Nancy Benner (3-4)
Keri Bruckler had an extra base hit plating the tying and winning run for Orange in the sixth.
Corey's Restaurant 17,
Hollister Kia 1
Corey's - Janet Culliton (4-4) HR, Tracey Pressey (4-4)
Kia - Danielle Swart (1-1), Jenn Lee (1-2), Mandi Howe HR
Christine Gubesch, Janet Culliton, Tracey Pressey and Lauren Duffy all scored three runs for Corey's.
Indigo Lounge 20,
Service Master 6
Indigo - Amy Bee (4-4), Tena Bueckert (4-4) HR
Service Master - Mona Desmarchais (2-2), Jodi Hodges (2-2)
Indigo shut out Service Master till the fifth. Tena Bueckert, Kaitlin Anseeuw and Kim Harrop each crossed three times for Indiigo.
Indigo Lounge 14,
Orange Crush 0
Indigo - Nancy Hiebert (3-4), Jessica Anseeuw (3-3), Kaitlin Anseeuw HR
Orange - Jen Hillner (1-2), Tammie Lisabeth (1-1)
Jessica Anseeuw led the winners with a pair of triples.
Farmers Daughters took over first place in the division after victories over Cleats and Dean Masson Construction. They got help from Dean Masson after they upset the previous leader Energy Productions 4-3.
Ritchie's moved into fourth place after mercies of Pitch and Cleats. EMI Steelerz are starting to roll after they beat Dean Masson and Pitch.
EMI Steelerz 27,
EMI - Deanna Littler (5-5) 2 HR, Agathe Charette (4-5)
Pitch - Erica Thompson (2-3), Amber Taylor (2-2)
Deanna Littler homered twiced and drove in six for the winners.
EMI Steelerz 19,
Dean Masson Construction 13
EMI - Jordan Coderre (6-6), Agathe Charette (6-6)
Dean Masson - Crystal Laforge (4-4), Amber Granger (2-2)
Jordan Coderre and Alana Haskett each scored four runs for EMI.
Ritchie's 17, Cleats 1
Ritchie's: Lisa Wynberg (4-4), Randi Williams (4-4)
Cleats: Nicole Lambert (2-2)
Ashley Aker and Randi Williams scored four runs each for Ritchie's.
Dean Masson Construction 4,
Energy Productions 3
Dean Masson - Lisa Gibson (2-3), Steph Miller (2-3)
Energy - Nicole Cuerrier (3-4), Elisha Duyvestjin (3-3)
Dean Masson stole this one away with a four-run sixth. Lisa Gibson reached and scored the winning run.
Ritchie's 18, Pitch 4
Ritchie's - Rachel Carl (4-4), Sheila Vanmeren (4-4)
Pitch -Britt Ronson (3-3), N. Wilcox (2-2)
Rachel Carl doubled and scored three runs for Ritchie's.
Farmers Daughters 26,
Dean Masson Construction 17
Farmers - Nettie Peters (5-5), Anna Enns (5-5) 2 HR
Dean Masson - Shirley Simmons (4-4), Amber Granger (4-4)
Anna Enns homered twice and drove in seven for Farmers Daughters.
Farmers Daughters 10,
Farmers - Justina Enns (4-4), Anna Driedger (3-3), Tina Unger HR
Cleats - Rachele Platteuw (4-4), Corrie Smith (4-4)
Tina Unger's third-inning grand slam capped off Farmers' six-run rally.