Softball Represented Amongst Finalists
The 69th Annual Awards Presentation will be held on Wednesday, February 19 at Mile One Centre. The winners of the St. John’s Male and Female Athletes of the Year and Team of the Year for 2019 will be announced during the Newfoundland Growlers-Maine Mariners ECHL game – followed by an on-ice red carpet ceremony. Representatives from the Dunne and Davis families will be on hand to present the Tom “Dynamite” Dunne Male Athlete of the Year Award and the Margaret “Mag” Davis Female Athlete of the Year Award.
Softball’s Galway Hitmen are amongst the Team of the Year Finalists
Galway Hitmen (Softball) are 1 of 3 finalists for the 2019 Coors Light Team of the Year. The Other Finalists: Atlantic Rock U19 (Rugby) and Newfoundland Black Horse (Ball Hockey).
The Galway Hitmen Represented Newfoundland Labrador At The 2019 Men’s & Master Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Championship From August 28 To September 01 In Grande Prairie, Alberta.
The Galway Hitmen Entered The Tournament As The Defending Champions And Finished The Tournament With Their National Crown Intact, The Provinces 7th Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Championship In The Last 8-Years, Three Under The 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Banner (2012-2013-2014) and Four Under The Galway Hitmen Banner (2015-2016, 2018-2019).
The Galway Hitmen Dominated The Round Robin Portion Of The Event, As They Finished With A Perfect 6-0 Win-Loss Record, Outscored The Opposition 57-7 In The Process And Entered The Playoffs As The #1 Seed.
Round Robin Results (Game-By-Game Scores)
Game 1: 11-1 Win (4-Innings) vs. ON2 Elmira Expos
Game 2: 9-2 Win (6-Innings) vs. SK1 Saskatoon Angels
Game 3: 11-1 Win (6-Innings) vs. AB1 Irma Tigers
Game 4: 3-1 Win (7-Innings) vs. BC2 Big Guy Lake Kings
Game 5: 9-2 Win (7-Innings) vs. SK2 Bulyea Rustlers
Game 6: 14-0 Win (4-Innings) vs. NS1 East Hants Shooters Bar & Grill Mastodons
Overall Round Robin Record: 6 Wins – 0 Losses
Runs For: 57, Runs Against: 7, Plus/Minus: +50
The Galway Hitmen Encountered A Brief Hiccup In The Double Life Game Dropping A 12-4 Decision To ON1 Ohsweken Hill United Chiefs. In True Championship Team Fashion The Galway Hitmen Would Rebound With 4 Wins And An Impressive 3 Straight Wins On Sunday To Defend Their National Crown.
Playoff Results (Game-By-Game Scores)
Game 1: 12-4 Loss (6-Innings) vs. ON1 Oshweken Hill United Chiefs
Game 2: 8-0 Win (5-Innings) vs. ON2 Elmira Expos
Game 3 Quarter-Final: 9-7 Win (7-Innings) vs. HOST Grande Prairie Pirates
Game 4 Semi-Final: 8-3 Win (7-Innings) vs. ON1 Oshweken Hill United Chiefs
Game 5 Championship Game: 10-7 Win (7-Innings) vs. BC1 Sooke Loggers
Overall Playoff Record: 4 Wins – 1 Loss
Runs For: 39, Runs Against: 29, Plus/Minus: +10
Overall Record: 10 Wins – 1 Loss
Overall Runs For: 96, Overall Runs Against: 36, Overall Plus/Minus: +60
Overall Team Batting Stats
11GP, 110-296 .372BA, 96R, 12D, 1T, 29HR, 5SB, 6SAC, 44BB, 90RBI, 452FP, 713OBP, 980SLG
Overall Team Pitching Stats
11GP, 10-1 Record, 66INNS, 33ER, 3.50ERA, 65H, 22BB, 79K
2019 Tournament Award Winners
All-Star Team Selections (Based On Round Robin)
OF Brad Ezekiel (Galway Hitmen)
Batting: 6GP, 7-18 .389BA, 7R, 2D, 1HR, 4BB, 4RBI
UTIL Colin Walsh (Galway Hitmen)
Batting: 6GP, 10-20 .500BA, 11R, 2D, 2HR, 2BB, 5RBI
Pitching: 2GP, 2-0, 9IP, 1ER, 0.78ERA, 8H, 2BB, 10K
Top Player Championship Round (Playoffs)
Colin Walsh (Galway Hitmen)
Pitching: 4GP, 3-0, 22.2IP, 17ER, 5.36ERA, 27H, 6BB, 20K
Batting: 5GP, 5-18 .278BA, 4R, 1D, 1HR, 1BB, 2RBI
Members of the DC Galway Hitmen Championship Team
Shane Boland, Bryan Clarke, Daniel Dalton, Blair Ezekiel, Brad Ezekiel, Kyle Ezekiel, Jeff Farion, Justin Gill, Jason Hill, Peter Kavanagh, Ryan Kirk, Stephen Mullaley, Nick Pittman, Jordan Pomeroy, Colin Walsh, Sean Cadigan (Coach), Mark Dwyer (Coach), Les Howey (Coach), Eddy McDonald (Coach), Brian Roche (Coach), Danny Williams (Sponsor) & Ryder Jennings (Bat Boy).
Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate The Galway Hitmen On Being Named A Finalist For The 2019 St. John’s Coors Light Team Of The Year Award!
Congratulations Galway Hitmen!