West downs east in NDBL all-star
The West division defeated the East division 10-3 in the North Dufferin Baseball League’s all-star game played Saturdayin Orangeville.
The win marks the fourth straight victory for the West side in the annual mid-year contest.
The East quickly got on the scoreboard with a run in the bottom of the first inning but was limited for the rest of the game scoring one in sixth and one in the ninth frame.
In the third inning the west scored three runs, added another in the fourth frame, three in the sixth, two in the eighth and one in the ninth inning.
Recording singles for the West were Brett Elliott, Zach Scragg, Chris Rettie, Kris Allary, Steve Bowman, Jake Luck, Mack Morrish, and Adam Hendy. Tristan Cabral hit a single and double while Daniel Morningstar and Marc Dupuis hit a double each. Tanner Zeggil hit a home run in the sixth inning.
The East players were limited to a single by Chris Fafalios, Josh Hickey and Cody Ploughman, two from Nathan Drury, a double from Blake Faulds and a home run by Jake Quinlan in the sixth inning.
Andrew Blakey started on the mound for the West and over four innings gave up one run on two hits and struck out two batters.
Jake Luck entered in the fifth frame and over three innings of work allowed one run on three hits, walking one and striking out three.
Finishing the last two innings was Jeff Christman. He gave up one run on two hits while fanning one.
The East started Brandon Tippin on the rubber for three innings. He gave up three runs on five hits, walked three and struck out one.
Alex Pagilia pitched the next three innings and allowed four runs on four hits, walking one and fanning two batters.
In the seventh inning, Blake Faulds threw for the East walking two and striking out one for his single inning duty.
Nathan Drury finished the game. He pitched two innings, gave up three runs on four hits, walked two, hit one batter and had one strike out.
Game most valuable player titles went to Quinlan for the East and Blakey for the West. Quinlan hit a homerun for his only plate appearance and caught two innings. Blakey was chosen for his efforts on the mound.
Bandits squeak by with 9-8 win
The junior division all-star game got underway shortly after 4 p.m. with the Royals, players from Ivy and Mansfield, taking on the Bandits, players from Orangeville and Orillia.
At the end of seven innings, the Bandits captured the game with a 9-8 win.
Originally declared an 8-8 tie at the end of the game, in reviewing the scorebook the Bandits had scored a run in the fourth inning that went unaccounted for.
The Royals scored the first run in the top of the first inning. In the third the Bandits answered with a run of their own and added another in the fourth inning to take the lead.
A big six-run fifth inning for the Royals put them in command. They would add one more in sixth inning.
The Bandits added three runs in the fifth and followed it with two more in the sixth. In the seventh they added another two to win the game.
The Bandits out hit the Royals 12-7. Michael Zambito, Jack Clubine, Mitchell Skilton, Gavin Lapp, and Joshua Richard each had a hit for the Bandits. Ian Legault and Pierson French singled and doubled during the game with Nick Reid hitting a single and two triples.
For the Royals, Aaron Arbon and Jack Boos recorded singles. Mitch Tucker, Jack Armstrong, and Ryan Young hit doubles with Zaacary Helmer hitting a single and a home run.
Toeing the rubber for the Royals first three innings was Tyler Huitema. He gave up one run on two hits, walked four and struck out three batters.
Aaron Dempsey pitched the fourth and fifth innings giving up four runs on four hits and walking one Bandit.
Scott Pendleton finished the game for the remaining two innings, allowing four runs on six hits and hitting one batter.
Matthew Haire started on the mound for the Bandits pitching two innings. He allowed one run on one hit, striking out one.
Mike Provenzano Jr. pitched the third inning fanning two batters.
James Clubine pitched one and two-thirds allowed six runs on six hits, walked one, and struck out three.
Brett Provenzano pitched one and one-third, allowed one walk and struck out three.
In the seventh inning, Joshua Richards allowed one walk and struck out two Royals.
Reid for the Bandits and Helmer for the Royals were named most valuable players for the game. Reid went three for five, including two triples, scored two runs and batted one run in. Helmer went two for four including a homerun and two runs batted in.
David Anderson photo: Nathan Drury of the East Division touches second base to make an out against Daniel Morningstar of the West Division during the North Dufferin Baseball League senior all-star game on Sat. July 6 in Orangeville. The West defeated the East 10-3 in the contest.