2012 SOFTBALL YEAR IN REVIEW
SOFTBALL NL NAMES ITS BEST FOR 2011
10 Awards were presented at the Softball NL AGM.
Senior Male Player of the Year: Jason Hill (St. John’s)
Minor Male Player of the Year: Jeremy O’Reilly (Placentia)
Senior Female Player of the Year: Amy Corbett (Chapel’s Cove)
Minor Female Player of the Year: Diana Carroll (Holyrood)
Coach of the Year: Jeff Kirk (Goulds)
Adult Executive of the Year: Jason Manning (Placentia)
Minor Executive of the Year: Donny King (Waterford Valley)
Bob Whelan Memorial Award: Chris Whelan (Colliers)
Umpire of the Year: Joe Devereaux (Kelligrews)
Rookie Umpire of the Year: Clyde Power (St. John’s)
LOCALS SELECTED TO SOFTBALL CANADA’S DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Ryan Boland, Jason Hill & Brad Ezekiel selected for the 2012 Softball Canada’s development team that will compete at the Amateur Athletic Union International Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament the weekend of January 26 to 31 in Orlando Florida.
MOLSON SENIOR LEAGUE DRAFT HELD
Thirteen players selected in the Molson Senior League Draft:
Bull& Finch Bar & Grill: Mike Noftall, Shane Kelly, Andrew McCarthy and Andrew Murphy.
3Cheers Pub Bud Light: Kyle Ezekiel, Travis Rideout and Sean Mackey.
Imagewear Custom Apparel: Craig Edmunds, Johnny O’Reilly and Derek Stone.
Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs: Liam Myers, Andrew Wade and Scott Myers.
UMPIRES SELECTED TO ATTEND CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Softball Newfoundland & Labrador names umpires who will be officiating at Canadian National Championships:
Keith Pender-Senior Men’s-Fredericton, NB
Terry Sweeney-Senior Ladies-St. Catherines, ON
Bud Sullivan-U21 Men’s-Owen Sound, ON
Joe Devereaux-U18 Female-Stellerton, NS
POWER CALLED TO THE SPORT NL HALL OF FAME
Debby Power inducted into Sport Newfoundland & Labrador Hall of Fame in the athlete category.
EDDIE HEFFERNAN SELECTED TO ATTEND JUNIOR MEN’S NATIONAL CAMP
Eddie Heffernan of Placentia selected to attend the selection camp of the Junior Men’s National Softball Team.
8 LOCALS SELECTED TO TEAM CANADA’S SR MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM POOL
Eight Newfoundlander’s selected to Team Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team Pool:
Jason Hill (St. John’s)
Ryan Boland (Goulds)
Sean Cleary (Harbour Main)
Blair Ezekiel (Harbour Main)
Brad Ezekiel (Harbour Main)
Justin Gill (Colliers)
Stephen Mullaley (Freshwater)
Sean Whitten (Petty Harbour)
SENIOR LEAGUE KICKED OFF 56TH SEASON
The five team Molson St. John’s Senior Softball League opened its 56th season on Sunday May 27th with 3Cheers Pub Bud Light shutting out Bull & Finch Bar & Grill 3-0 and Imagewear Custom Apparel defeating Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs 5-1 in the second half of the doubleheader.
The eight team Molson St. John’s Intermediate Softball League kicked off its eight season on Wednesday, May 30th with CBS storm defeating the NL Midget Selects 10-9 and Goulds defeating CBC Junior Canadians 12-5 in the second half of a double-header.
BULL & FINCH BAR & GRILL ST. JOHN’S DAY CHAMPIONS
Bull & Finch Bar & Grill defeated 3Cheers Pub Bud Light 10-0 in five innings to capture the 32nd annual Molson St. John’s Day Tournament. Ward Gosse became the first three time winner of the MVP in the history of the tournament.
Batting: Colin Abbott (Bull & Finch Bar & Grill) 5-9 .556BA
MVP: Ward Gosse (Bull Finch Bar & Grill)
Bull & Finch Bar & Grill:
Geoff Evely, Ward Gosse, Colin Abbott, Bryan Clarke, Stephen Jesso, Mike Noftall, Joey Maynard, Keith Maynard, Shane Kelly, Jamie Peddle, Felix Squires, Aaron Whelan, Leon Cantwell, Donny King & Hughie Clarke-Coach.
GOULDS SWING INTO SUMMER CHAMPIONS
Goulds defeated Lafontaine Club Molson 1-0 in the title game of the 15th annual Molson Swing into Summer Softball Tournament. Mark Power pitched the win on a three hitter and twelve strikeouts. He was also responsible for the game’s only run with a solo home run.
Batting: Mark Power (Goulds) 7-11 .636BA
MVP: Mark Power (Goulds)
Mark Power, Daniel Dalton, Ryan Kirk, Alex Power, Shane Boland, Adam Doyle, Drew Sullivan, Jason Gulliver, Jonathan Mootrey, Joel Whelan, Randy White, Geoff Stack, Jeff Kirk-Coach & Dave Boland-Coach.
SELECTS ATOP SEASON OPENING TOURNAMENT
Selects blanked Dream Kitchens 10-0 in the final of the St. John’s Ladies Softball League season-open tournament. Susan Barry tossed the win and Brittany Antle had three hits.
Janie O’Leary, Callie Langmead, Samantha Kennedy, Brittany Antle, Cassie O’Leary, Victoria Woolridge, Natasha Buckle, Heidi Sullivan, Ariah Morrissey, Susan Barry, Mary-Kate Dawson, Hilary Young, Jill Mason & Paul Smith Jr.-Coach.
POWER NAMED TELEGRAM ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Mark Power (Goulds) named Telegram Athlete of the week for June 23
BULL & FINCH BAR & GRILL CAPTURED SENIOR PROVINCIAL CROWN
Bull & Finch Bar & Grill captured the 50th anniversary Provincial Senior Men’s Softball Championship defeating Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs 4-0 in the title game played at the William P. Hogan Ball Field in Dunville. Mike Noftall pitched the win (7IP, 5H, 5K) and Bryan Clarke hit a two run home run in leading the team to victory.
Batting: Paul Maher (3Cheers Pub Bud Light) 10-18 .556BA
Sportsmanship & Ability: Kyle Ezekiel (3Cheers Pub Bud Light)
MVP: Mike Noftall (Bull & Finch Bar & Grill)
Bull & Finch Bar & Grill:
Bryan Clarke, Ward Gosse , Donny King, Geoff Evely, Shane Kelly, Joey Maynard, Colin Abbott, Stephen Jesso, Mike Noftall, Andrew McCarthy, Leon Cantwell, Felix Squires, Keith Maynard, Aaron Whelan, Jamie Peddle & Hughie Clarke-Coach.
LCM CLAIMED INTERMEDIATE PROVINCIAL CROWN
Placentia-based Lafontaine Club Molson defeated Bay Roberts Coors Light 11-4 to capture the Provincial Intermediate Softball Championship played in Corner Brook. Johnny O’Reilly tossed the win over Chris Hussey in the title game. Troy Leonard led the winners at the plate with a 3-3 performance.
Batting: Riley Kenny (CBC Junior Canadians) 6-8 .750BA
Sportsmanship & Ability: Michael O’Keefe (Bay Roberts Coors Light)
MVP: Johnny O’Reilly (Lafontaine Club Molson)
Lafontaine Club Molson:
Johnny O’Reilly, Matthew O’Reilly, Steven Pittman, Eddie Heffernan, Jeremy O’Reilly, Paul Maher, Trevor Heffernan, Troy Leonard, Billy Patterson, Joey Evely & Jason Manning-Player Coach.
NL SELECTS UNDEFEATED TO CLAIM LADIES PROVINCIAL CROWN
NL Selects defeated the West Side Monarchs 7-0 in five innings to claim the Provincial Senior Ladies Championship played at the Fred Basha Memorial Ball Park in Corner Brook. Sami Kennedy tossed a two hitter and Brittany Antle scored twice and drove in three runs to pace the winners in the title game.
Batting: Brittany Antle (NL Selects) 10-13 .769BA
Sportsmanship & Ability; Laura Prosper (West Side Monarchs)
MVP: Brittany Antle (NL Selects)
Janie O’Leary, Jill Mason, Brittany Antle, Sami Kennedy, Amy Corbett, Susan Barry, Rebecca Maher, Cassie O’Leary, Victoria Woolridge, Heidi Sullivan, Callie Langmead, Natasha Buckle, Mariah Morrissey, Hilary Young, Mary Kate Dawson, Anne Jefford-Coach & Paul Smith Jr.-Coach.
CONSTABLE WILLIAM MOSS MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
FOXTRAP CLAIMED SQUIRT BOY’S DIVISION I TITLE
Foxtrap defeated Shea Heights 7-0 to claim the title in Squirt Boy’s Division I of the 32nd annual Constable William Moss Memorial Softball Tournament.
Logan Power, Alex Williams, Jacob Gill, Nathan Lake, Ethan Stuckless, Christian Walsh, Kent Gillingham, Austin Drover, Aaron Murphy, Luke Reid, Tyler Walsh, Matthew Broaders, Jordan Young, Linden Power, Cory Gill-Coach & Loyola Power-Coach.
PLACENTIA CLAIMED SQUIRT BOY’S DIVISION II TITLE
Placentia defeated Goulds 8-0 to claim Squirt Boy’s Division II Title.
Player of the Game: TJ Shuman (Placentia)
Player of the Game: Adam Martin (Goulds)
Liam Shea, Marcus Pittman, Jackson Davis, Joseph Sweeney, TJ Schuman, Jonathan Griffiths, William Griffiths, Douglas Cheeseman, William Hickey, Michael Gibbons, Colin Hunt, Jake Kelly, Jarod Bohlke, Kevin Taylor & David Shea-Coach.
CBC CAPTURED PEE-WEE BOY’S DIVISION I TITLE
CBC defeated Goulds 9-2 to claim the Pee-Wee Boy’s Division I Title.
Kyle Rowe, Brendan Power, Kyle Kelly, Jeremy Walsh, Shane Healey, Coady Furey, Josh Cole, George Kennedy, Nicholas Dalton, Nicholas Dunphy, Gerald Wall, Mark Maloney, Brady Ryan, Dylan Gushue, Kirklin Doyle & Jamie Walsh-Coach.
FOXTRAP CAPTURED PEE-WEE BOY’S DIVISION II TITLE
Foxtrap defeated Bay Roberts 10-8 to claim the Pee-Wee Boy’s Division II Title.
Zachary Tobin, Ryan Williams, Riley Brown, Nathan Tremblett, Lucas S Porter, Stephen Jackson, Jason Morgan, Tristan Fowler, Austin Dawe, Noah Sheppard, Christian White, Ben Ledrew, Stephen Quinlan, Michelle Tobin-Coach, Tyler McDonald-Coach, Michael Gregory-Coach.
WATERFORD VALLEY CROWNED BANATAM BOY’S DIVISION I CHAMPS
Waterford Valley defeated CBC 4-3 to claim the Bantam Boy’s Division I Title.
Player of the Game: Liam Hynes (Waterford Valley)
Adam Healey, Jordan Noftall, Josh Grouchy, Ben Noseworthy, Cody Donaghey, Liam Hynes, Shane Dobbin, Andrew Paul, Brad Power, Tyler Tobin, Nathan Noel & Paul Healey-Coach.
BUTLERVILLE CROWNED BANTAM BOY’S DIVISION II CHAMPS
Butlerville defeated Shea Heights 8-7 to claim the Bantam Boy’s Division II Title.
Player of the Game: Nick Parsons (Butlerville)
Player of the Game: Cody Benson (Shea Heights)
Josh Parsons, Johnny Butler, Jeremy Snow, Nick Parsons, Colin Pottle, Stephen Mercer, Michael Critch, Brian Mercer, Cody Walsh, Richard Bradbury, Jeremy Penney, Betty Parsons-Coach & John Parsons-Coach.
CBC CLAIMED GIRL’S DIVISION I TITLE
CBC defeated Foxtrap 11-4 to claim the Girl’s Division I Title.
Jamie Lake, Kaylee Holly, Olivia Corbett, Kaylee Rose, Karen Cole, Regan Myers, Kelsey McGrath, Katie Woodford-Bourne, Bethany Croke, Lucia Lake, Calista Corbett, MacKenzie Hickey, Maggie Barron, Derm Croke-Coach & Vince Myers-Coach.
GOULDS CLAIMED GIRL’S DIVISION II TITLE
Goulds defeated Placentia 8-1 to claim the Girl’s Division II Title.
Player of the Game: Meagan Williams (Goulds)
Player of the Game: Hilary Neville (Placentia)
Rebecca Maher, Robyn Foley, Jenn Connolly, Jill Connolly, Haley Dalton, Julia Dunne, Kristen Connolly, Leah Martin, Lindsay Head, Taylor Best, Haley Costello, Megan Williams, Kelly Whittle, Melissa Everard-Coach & Dwayne Connolly-Coach.
SOFTBALL NL MINOR PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
PLACENTIA PROVINCIAL PEE-WEE BOY’S FASTPITCH CHAMPIONS
Placentia defeated Waterford Valley 12-4 to win the Provincial Pee-Wee Boy’s Fast Pitch Championship at the Sgt. Ned Nugent Field in Kelligrews. Placentia finished the seven team tournament with a 5-1 Record.
Zachary Young, Jordan Roche, Brent Hatfield, Andrew Kelly, Justin Edison, Jordan Pomroy, Michael Leonard-Power, Michael Nash, Kolton Greene, Joel Nash, Brendan Haley, Ryan Hickey, Cody Power, James Culleton, Bill Hatfield-Coach & Mark Nash-Coach.
FOXTRAP PROVINCIAL SQUIRT BOY’S SLO-PITCH CHAMPIONS
Foxtrap defeated the Southern Shore 9-3 to win the Provincial Squirt Boy’s Slo-Pitch Championship. Foxtrap finished the five team tournament with a 6-0 Record.
Alex Williams, Jacob Gill, Logan Power, Luke Strickland, Christian Walsh, Ethan Stuckless, Austin Drover, Luke Reid, Tyler Walsh, Aaron Murphy, Hunter Sinnott, Parker Tibbo, Kent Gillingham, Cory Gill-Coach & Loyola Power-Coach.
MITE BALLISTIC NON-CHAMPIONSHIP SLO-PITCH TOURNAMENT HELD
U10 Mite Ballistic Non-Championship Slo-Pitch Tournament was hosted by the Southern Shore Minor Softball Association from July 13-15 with nine teams participating and each team playing a four game schedule with all players receiving a participation medal.
Participating Teams: Carbonear 4-0-0, Placentia 3-1-0, Goulds 3-0-1, CBC 2-2-0, Southern Shore II 2-2, Waterford Valley 1-2-1, Butlerville 1-2-1, Foxtrap 0-3-1, Southern Shore I 0-4-0.
NL SELECTS 8TH PLACE FINISH AT 20 TEAM MONTREAL CHALLENGE
NL Selects U-18 Girls Fast Pitch finished eighth with a 4-3 record in a twenty team U-18 Montreal International Softball Challenge.
GOSSE REACHED 100 HOME RUN PLATEAU
On July 3rd Ward Gosse (Bull & Finch Bar & Grill) became the 1st player to reach 100 Regular Season Home Runs in the 56 Year History of the St. John’s Senior Men’s Softball League.
FARRELL JOINED 300 HIT CLUB
On July 26th John Farrell (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs) became the 16th player in St. John’s Senior Softball League History to Record 300 Career Hits.
GOSSE NAMED TELEGRAM ATHELETE OF THE WEEK
Ward Gosse Bull & Finch Bar & Grill named Telegram athlete of the week for July 7.
DEVEREAUX NAMED SOFTBALL NL UIC
Joe Devereaux (Kelligrews) named Softball Newfoundland & Labrador new Umpire-in-Chief.
POWER & HILL PLAYERS OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE
Mark Power (Goulds) named Intermediate League Player of the Month for June.
Jason Hill (3Cheers Pub Bud Light) named Senior League Player of the Month for June.
KPJC CAPTURED JUNIOR MEN’S NATIONAL CROWN
Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians defeated host Owen Sound Selects 5-3 to claim the Province’s fifth Gold Medal and third in seven years at the Canadian Junior Mens Championships. Mark Power pitched the win in the deciding game (7IP, 2ER, 4H, 1W, 4K) and Alex Power hit a solo home run, Jeremy O’Reilly had two RBI singles and Shane Boland had two his including a home run. Kelly’s finished the tournament with a 9-2 Record.
Jeremy O’Reilly selected All-Star Team 3rd Base
Shane Boland named Top Player (MVP) Championship Round.
Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians:
Colin Walsh, Andrew Gale, Shane Boland, Ryan Kirk, Jeremy O’Reilly, Mark Power, Alex Power, Tyrone Fewer, Jeff Conway, Rylee Costello, Stephen Dobbin, Troy Leonard, Eddie Heffernan, Jeremy Hickey, Mark Kavanagh, Johnny Doyle, Daniel Dalton, Ross Crocker-General Manager, Wally Power-Manager & Jeff Kirk-Coach.
NL SELECTS CAPTURED CONSOLATION FINAL AT MIDGET NATIONALS
NL Selects finished first in the consolation round-ninth overall with a 4-6 record at the National Midget Boy’s Softball Championship played in Fredericton, NB. Winning pitcher Colby Murphy scattered four hits and five walks over seven innings in a 8-4 win over Nelson NB in the Consolation Final. Philip Corbett was 2-2 with two RBI to lead the Selects.
Brandon Pomroy selected All-Star Team Outfield.
Philip Corbett, Bradley Budden, Riley Kenny, Ryan Kenny, Michael King, Ryan King, Brady Lewis, Colby Murphy, Jordan Noftall, Robert Peddle, Brandon Pomroy, Joel Whelan, Renee King-Trainer, Doris Pomroy-Manager, Paul King-Coach & Donny King-Coach.
NL SELECTS U21 ATTENDED LADIES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The NL Selects U21 Junior Ladies Softball team placed fourteenth with a 0-7 record at the National Championships played in Truro, NS.
Susan Barry, Amy Corbett, Brittany Antle, Jill Mason, Sami Kennedy, Callie Langmead, Rebecca Maher, Cassie O’Leary, Janie O’Leary, Natasha Buckle, Mariah Morrissey, Heidi Sullivan, Victoria Woolridge, Lee Cose-Manager, Anne Jefford-Coach and Paul Smith Jr.-Coach.
MITE BALLISTIC NON-CHAMPIONSHIP FAST PITCH TOURNAMENT HELD
U10 Mite Ballistic Non-Championship Fast Pitch Tournament was hosted by the Placentia Recreation Commission from August 3-5 consisting of six team playing a total of fifteen games (five games per team) with all participants been awarded a medal at the conclusion of the tournament.
Participating Teams: Carbonear, CBC, Goulds, Placentia, Southern Shore I, Southern Shore II. (No Records Available)
PLACENTIA CAPTURED SQUIRT BOY’S PROVINCIAL FAST PITCH CROWN
Placentia defeated Foxtrap 10-3 in the title game of the eight team provincial Squirt Boy’s Fast Pitch Championship played at Shea Heights. Placentia finished the tournament with a perfect 5-0 Record.
Marcus Pittman, Liam Shea, Jonathan Griffiths, William Griffiths, Joseph Sweeney, Jackson Davis, Nick French, Alex French, William Hickey, Douglas Cheeseman, TJ Schulman, Jarrod Bohlke, Tyra Lannon, Karl Griffiths-Coach, John Pittman-Coach & David Shea-Coach.
GOULDS CLAIMED BANTAM GIRL’S FAST PITCH PROVINCIAL TITLE
Goulds defeated CBC 8-3 in the title game of the four team Provincial Bantam Girl’s Fast Pitch Championship played in the Goulds. They finished the tournament with a 5-0 Record.
Rebecca Maher, Taylor Best, Lindsay Head, Megan Williams, Kelly Whittle, Kristen Connolly, Jenna Connolly, Hannah Janes, Julia Dunne, Jill Connolly, Jennesa Ward, Leah Martin, Haley Dalton, Haley Costello, Melissa-Coach & Dwayne Connolly-Coach.
FOXTRAP BANTAM BOY’S PROVINCIAL SLO-PITCH CHAMPIONS
Foxtrap defeated Portugal Cove/St. Phillips 14-8 to capture the four team Provincial Bantam Boy’s Slo-Pitch Championship played in Portugal Cove. Foxtrap finished the tournament with a 4-1 Record.
Rory O’Leary, Ryan Peach, Justin Kennel, Cody Butler, Marcus Butler, Skylar Kennedy, Garrett Petten, Troy Pearcey, Cameron Tilley, William Taylor, Adam Dawe, Stephen Dawe, Shawn Butler-Coach, Shawn Batten-Coach & Gerard Tilley-Coach.
PLACENTIA CLAIMED PROVINCIAL MIDGET BOY’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Placentia defeated Waterford Valley 9-2 in five innings to capture the four team Provincial Midget Boy’s Fast Pitch Championship played in Avondale. Placentia posted a perfect 5-0 Record in the tournament.
Batting: Devan Whelan (Placentia) 7-10 .700BA
Sportsmanship & Ability: Joel Whelan (Waterford Valley)
MVP: Colby Murphy (Placentia)
Gerard Dray, Evan O’Keefe, Colby Murphy, Scott Greene, Devan Whelan, Jordan Dray, Todd Hatfield, Bradley Budden, Inni Manget, Peter Kerrivan, Brandon Collins-Kerrivan, Tyler Whittle, Tristan McGrath, Devan McGrath-Coach & Evan Greene-Coach.
CBC CAPTURED PROVINCIAL MIDGET GIRL’S CHAMPIONSHIP
CBC defeated Goulds 7-5 to capture the three team Provincial Midget Girl’s Fast Pitch Championship played in the Goulds. CBC finished the tournament with a 4-2 Record.
Batting: Sami Kennedy (CBC) 6-9 .667BA
Sportsmanship & Ability: Jenna Connolly (Goulds)
MVP: Sami Kennedy (CBC)
Leanne Dalton, Kristina Murphy, Sami Kennedy, Emily Conway, Cassie O’Leary, Mary Kate Dawson, Renee Myers, Emily Hynes, Victoria Hollohan, Courtney Cole, Victoria Healey, Mary Niamh McGettigan, Jeannie Corbett-Manager, Vince Myers-Coach & Gary Myers-Coach.
BRONZE MEDAL FOR WATERFORD VALLEY EXPRESS
Waterford Valley Express earned a bronze medal with a 3-4 record at the Pee-Wee Boy’s Eastern Canadian Championships played at the William P. Hogan Field in Dunville. Waterford defeated Placentia 6-2 before losing 10-3 to Bellville Big Jump Bandits in the Semi-Final.
Waterford Valley Express:
Mark King, Brandon Sharpe, Tyler Wall, Nathan Conway, Nathan Kenny, Adam Gilbert, Cody Traverse, Michael Dalton, Jordan Hamilton, Brandon Coady, Gerald Wall, Steven Quinlan, Bradley Broders, Michael King-Coach, Paul King-Coach, Donny King-Coach.
4TH PLACE FINISH FOR PLACENTIA
Placentia the second team representing the province finished in fourth place with a 3-3 record.
BRONZE MEDAL FOR NL AT BANTAM BOY’S ECSC
NL Selects won a bronze medal with a 5-3 Record at the Bantam Boy’s Eastern Canadian Championships in St. Croix, NS. The Selects defeated East Hants 12-3 before losing 8-2 to Perry Jacks Ontario in the Semi-Final Game.
Patrick O’Leary, Mitchell Stack, Simon Power, Liam Kirk, Ryan Wall, Ryan Kenny, Nick Pittman, Daniel Byrne, Eric Healey, Jordan Noftall, Shane Dobbin, Brandon Moriarity, Joshua Grouchy, John Walsh, Matt Dwyer, Cassie Corbett-Manager, Stephen Strapp-Coach & Leon Cantwell-Coach.
NL BANTAM GIRL’S SELECTS ATTENDED ECSC
NL Bantam Girls Selects finished in eighth place with 0-6 record at Eastern Canadian Bantam Girl’s Championships played in North River, NS.
JARVIS TRAVELERS 2012 ISC WORLD CHAMPIONS
The Jarvis Travelers of Ontario with the help of three players from this province defeated the Hill United Chiefs 8-6 in eight innings to win the ISC World Softball Championship in Midland, Michigan. Ryan Boland, Shane Boland & Sean Cleary were members of the Jarvis roster.
Four players from the province were named to the All-World 1st Team including Cleary (Pitcher), Stephen Mullaley (Infielder), Blair Ezekiel (Infielder) & Brad Ezekiel (Outfielder).
GOSSE OUTSTANDING AT ISC II
Ward Gosse was instrumental in helping the Parry Island Ontario Hawks to the ISC II World Tournament Championship in Midland, Michigan. The Hawks defeated Dolan and Murphy from Aurora, Ill, 1-0 in the Championship Game. Gosse tossed the win and went 2-3 at the plate. Gosse was named Tournament MVP, Outstanding Pitcher and named to the All-Tournament team. He finished with a 4-0 record including three shutouts, posting a 0.25 ERA with 16 strikeouts.
CBC CLAIMED BOY’S DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP AT NL SUMMER GAMES
CBC defeated Placentia 9-2 to claim the championship in the Boy’s Division of the NL Summer Games held in Carbonear. CBC finished the six team tournament with a 3-1 Record.
Brady Ryan, Brendan Power, Cody Furey, Nicholas Dunphy, Nicholas Dalton, Dylan Gushue, George Kennedy, Gerald Wall, Jeremy Walsh, Josh Cole, Kirklan Doyle, Kyle Kelly, Kyle Rowe, Mark Maloney, Shane Healey, Bernard Hicks-Coach, Jamie Walsh-Coach & Leon Cantwell-Coach.
CBC CLAIMED GIRL’S DIVISION TITLE AT NL SUMMER GAMES
CBC defeated St. John’s East 7-0 to claim the championship in the Girls Division of the NL Summer Games held in Carbonear. CBC finished the four team tournament with a 4-0 Record.
Bethany Croke, Calista Corbett, Karen Cole, Katie Woodford-Bourne, Kaylee Rose, Kaylee Holly, Kelsey McGrath, Lucia Lake, Mackenzie Hickey, Maggie Barron, Olivia Corbett, Regan Myers, Rose Corbett-Coach, Janice Daley-Coach & Derm Croke-Coach.
TRIPLE GOLD FOR SHANE BOLAND IN 2012
Shane Boland of the Goulds is believed to be the first player in Canadian softball history to be a member, three major championship teams in the same season.
1) Kellys Pub Junior Canadians-National Junior Men’s Title in Owen Sound, ON.
2) Jarvis Ontario Travelers-ISC World Tournament Champions in Midland, MI.
3) 3Cheers Pub Bud Light –National Senior Men’s Title in Fredericton, NB.
MAYNARD REACHED MILESTONE
On August 23rd Joey Maynard (Bull & Finch Bar & Grill) became the 10th player in Senior League History to play in 400 Regular Season Games.
KELLY & BROWN PLAYERS OF THE MONTH FOR JULY
Jon Kelly (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs) named Senior League Player of the Month for July.
Robbie Brown (Bay Roberts Coors Light) named Intermediate League Player of the Month for July.
POWER TELEGRAM ATHELTE OF THE WEEK AGAIN
Mark Power (Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians) named Telegram Athlete of the week for August 18.
GOLD & BRONZE FOR NL AT SENIOR MEN’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
3Cheers Pub Bud Light defeated the defending champs Kitchener Hallman Cubs 5-0 in a rain shortened game to win the Canadian Senior Men’s Softball Championship for the first time in the province’s history. They finished the tournament with a perfect 9-0 Record.
3Cheers Pub Bud Light: (Gold Medal)
Sean Cleary, Ward Gosse, Sean Whitten, Ryan Boland, Kyle Ezekiel, Geoff Evely, Blair Ezekiel, Ian Fehrman, Justin Gill, Marl Lewis, Stephen Mullaley, Shane Boland, Jeff Ellsworth, Brad Ezekiel, Jason Hill, Colin Abbott, Jerry Bruce-General Manager, Lee Cose-Coach & John Hill-Coach.
Two other local teams participated in the tournament ICA Mark’s Hitmen who finished with a 6-3 Record to claim the provinces fifth bronze medal in the history of the championships.
ICA Marks Hitmen: (Bronze Medal)
Bryan Clarke, Stephen Jesso, Chris Murphy, Brennan Pokoyoway, Craig Edmunds, Jon Kelly, Sean Cadigan, Jeff Farion, John Farrell, Kenny Gosse, Robbie Greene, Fergie Griffiths, Shawn Hefferan, Sheldon Keough, Danny Mullins, Mike Noftall, Brian Roche, Chris Hussey-Manager, Hughie Clarke-Coach & Mark Dwyer-Coach.
The third team participating was Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs who finished in seventh place with a 2-5 Record.
Kellys Pub Molson Bulldogs:
Bryan Abrey, Gary Bruce, Leon Cantwell, Donny Cleary, Greg Crawford, Trevor Ethier, Eddie Heffernan, Darrell Joy, Shane Kelly, Keith Maynard, Liam Myers, Shane O’Brien, Jeremy O’Reilly, Andrew Wade, Colin Walsh & Stephen Strapp-Player Coach.
Batting: Stephen Mullaley (3Cheers Pub Bud Light) 10-17 .588BA
Top Pitcher: Jeff Farion (ICA Marks Hitmen) 2-0
Top Player Championship Round: Stephen Mullaley (3Cheers Pub Bud Light)
All-Star Team Selection: Pitcher Sean Cleary (3Cheers Pub Bud Light)
All-Star Team Selection: First Base Stephen Mullaley (3Cheers Pub Bud Light)
All Star Team Selection: Second Base Chris Murphy (ICA Mark’s Hitmen)
All-Star Team Selection: Outfield Jeff Ellsworth (3Cheers Pub Bud Light)
All-Star Team Selection: Outfield Brad Ezekiel (3Cheers Pub Bud Light)
DIAMONDS SPARKLED TO CLAIM SENIOR LADIES CROWN
Diamonds defeated Dream Kitchens 7-6 on Erin Mullaley’s steal of home in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the Coors Light St. John’s Ladies Softball League best of three championship series 2-0 Sami Kennedy pitched the win, while Kristina Lemon was the losing pitcher in relief of starter Amy Corbett. Jessica Walsh of the winners was the game’s top batter going 2-4, with an RBI and a run scored.
Erin Mullaley, Kearney Druken, Jessica Walsh, Sami Kennedy, Alexandra Walsh, Peyton Morrissey, Rebecca Maher, Vicky Mullaley, Kerry Carroll, Janice Novak, Hilary Young, Lindsay Head & Susan Barry.
MVP-Playoffs: Sami Kennedy (Diamonds)
Team Most Outstanding Player: Hilary Young (NL Bantam All-Stars)
Team Most Outstanding Player: Amy Corbett (Dream Kitchens)
Team Most Outstanding Player: Kearney Druken (Diamonds)
HILL, BLAIR EZEKIEL, MULLALEY & RYAN BOLAND CAPTURED PAN-AM GOLD
Four Newfoundlander’s Jason Hill, Blair Ezekiel, Stephen Mullaley & Ryan Boland helped Canada win the Gold Medal at the VIII Pan American Men’s Softball Championships in Medellin, Colombia with a 4-1 win over Venezuela. Canada finished the tournament with a 9-3 Record. It was Canada’s first Gold Medal since 1993.
LCM ATTENDED INTERMEDIATE “A” ECSC
Lafontaine Club Molson-Placentia posted a 0-3 Record in the four team Pool A Section of the Intermediate “A” Eastern Canadian Championship played in North River, NS.
MULLALEY & HILL TELEGRAM ATHELETE OF THE WEEK HONOURS
Stephen Mullaley (NL2 3Cheers Pub Bud Light) name Telegram Athlete of the Week for September 8.
Jason Hill (3Cheers Pub Bud Light) named Telegram Athlete of the Week for September 22.
CLEARY & O’REILLY PLAYERS OF THE MONTH FOR AUGUST
Sean Cleary (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs) named Senior League Player of the Month for August.
Matthew O’Reilly (Lafontaine Club Molson) named Intermediate League Player of the Month for August.
POWER MOLSON COORS ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
Mark Power (Goulds) named Molson Coors Athlete of the Month for August.
GOULDS CAPTURED INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE CROWN
Goulds won their first St. John’s Softball Championship in 29 years with a 6-2 win over Lafontaine Club Molson in game four of the Molson St. John’s intermediate Softball League Final. Mark Power tossed the win over Johnny O’Reilly. Ryan Kirk led the Goulds at the plate with three hits including a solo home run. Liam Power was the Top Batter for Lafontaine with 3 hits.
Stephen Joy, Daniel Dalton, Colin Walsh, Alex Power, Mark Power, Jonathan Mootrey, Brian Molloy, Adam Doyle, Geoff Stack, Shane Boland, Ryan Kirk, Jason Gulliver, Drew Sullivan & Dave Boland-Coach.
Batting: Shane Boland (Goulds) 22-43 .512BA
Home Runs: Shane Boland (Goulds) 9
RBI: Shane Boland (Goulds) 23
Pitching: Colin Walsh (Goulds) 10-1
Strikeouts: Chris Hussey (Bay Roberts Coors Light) 126
ERA: Colin Walsh (Goulds) 17ER-76.1IP-1.59ERA
MVP-SeasonL: Colin Walsh (Goulds)
MVP-Playoffs: Mark Power (Goulds)
Comeback Player: Drew Sullivan (Goulds)
Rookie of the Year: Jeremy Hickey (CBC Junior Canadians)
Golden Glove: Billy Patterson (Lafontaine Club Molson)
Sportsmanship & Ability: Mark Whitty (BK Services)
Top Batter Playoffs: Kevin Fitzpatrick (BK Services) 9-18 .500BA
Pitcher: Colin Walsh (Goulds)
Catcher: Troy Leonard (Lafontaine Club Molson)
Infield: Shane Boland (Goulds)
Infield: Matthew O’Reilly (Lafontaine Club Molson)
Infield: Michael Gregory (CBS Storm)
Infield: Mark Power (Goulds)
Outfield: Aaron Whelan (CBC Junior Canadians)
Outfield: Tyler McDonald (CBS Storm)
Outfield: Scott Strickland (Bay Roberts Coors Light)
NOTE: Shane Boland-Goulds became the first player in the eight year history of the intermediate league to win the triple crown of batting.
ABBOTT RETIRED WITH A TRIPLE CROWN OF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Colin Abbott went out with a bang. The Bull & Finch Bar & Grill slugger playing his last competitive softball game belted a three run home to help his team to a 5-2 over Imagewear Custom Apparel in the seventh and deciding game of the Senior League Final. Ward Gosse pitched the win over losing pitcher Robbie Greene. Bryan Clarke opened the scoring for the winners with a two run home run in the first inning.
NOTE: Bull & Finch Bar & Grill only the sixth team in League History to complete the Triple Crown of Championships.
Bull & Finch Bar & Grill:
Colin Abbott, Bryan Clarke, Geoff Evely, Stephen Jesso, Donny King, Mike Noftall, Keith Maynard, Shane Kelly, Jamie Peddle, Joey Maynard, Leon Cantwell, Felix Squires, Craig Edmunds, Aaron Whelan, Andrew McCarthy, Ward Gosse & Hughie Clarke-Coach.
Batting: Jason Hill (3Cheers Pub Bud Light) 23-49 .469BA
Home Runs: Jason Hill (3Cheers Pub Bud Light) 7
Home Runs: Doug Marshall (Kellys Pub Molson Bulldogs) 7
RBI: Jason Hill (3Cheers Pub Bud Light) 20
Pitching: Jason Hill (3Cheers Pub Bud Light) 10-3
Strikeouts: Jason Hill (3Cheers Pub Bud Light) 155
ERA: Jason Hill (3Cheers Pub Bud Light) 16ER-84IP-1.33
NOTE: Jason Hill became the first player in the 56 year History of the Senior League to win the Triple Crown of Batting and Pitching in the same year and only the seventh player to win a Triple Crown of Batting.
MVP-Season: Jason Hill (3Cheers Pub Bud Light)
MVP-Playoffs: Bryan Clarke (Bull & Finch Bar & Grill)
Comeback Player: Shane O’Brien (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs)
Rookie of the Year: Daniel Dalton (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs)
Golden Glove: Shane Boland (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs)
Sportsmanship & Ability: Bryan Clarke (Bull & Finch Bar & Grill)
Top Batter-Playoffs: Brad Ezekiel (Imagewear Custom Apparel) 15-31 .484BA
ALL LEAGUE TEAM:
Pitcher: Jason Hill (3Cheers Pub Bud Light)
Catcher: Ryan Boland (Imagewear Custom Apparel)
Infield: Shane O’Brien (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs)
Infield: Shane Boland (Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians)
Infield: Justin Gill (Imagewear Custom Apparel)
Infield: Doug Marshall (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs)
Outfield: Colin Abbott (Bull & Finch Bar & Grill)
Outfield: Jon Kelly (Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs)
Outfield: Brad Ezekiel (Imagewear Custom Apparel)
CBC U21 CLAIMED MOLSON CBC FP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
CBC U21 captured the Molson CBC Fast Pitch Softball League Championship defeating Marysvale three games to two in the League Final.
Harrison Lake, Albert Whelan, Riley Kenny, Philip Corbett, Jeff Conway, Patrick O’Leary, Brady Lewis, Kyle Spencer, Jeremy Hickey, Jordon Penny, Derm Croke-Coach, Linus Woodford-Coach & Jim Corbett-Coach.
6 LOCALS NAMED TO TEAM CANADA FOR 2013 XIII ISF MEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Six Newfoundlanders Sean Cleary, Brad Ezekiel, Stephen Mullaley, Ryan Boland, Jason Hill and Sean Whitten have been named to Team Canada roster for the 2013 X111 International Softball Federation Men’s World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand.
ABBOTT NAMED TELEGRAM ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Colin Abbott (Bull & Finch Bar & Grill) named Telegram Athlete of the Week for October 20.
CLARKE & POWER PLAYERS OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
Bryan Clarke (Bull & Finch Bar & Grill) named Senior League Player of the Month for September/October.
Mark Power (Goulds) named Intermediate League Player of the Month for September/October.
SPECIAL NIGHT FOR SOFTBALL NL
Softball Newfoundland & Labrador held its Hall of Fame and 50th Anniversary Celebrations on November 23rd at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kelligrews.
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:
Becky Pendergast (Fox Harbour) Athlete
Dave Boland (Goulds) Athlete
Graham “Sock” Evely (Placentia) Athlete
Tammy White (St. John’s) Athlete
Fred Power (St. John’s) Athlete
Vern Abbott (Portugal Cove) Athlete
Keith Abbott (Portugal Cove) Athlete
Reg Mercer (St. John’s) Builder
Colin Abbott (Portugal Cove) Outstanding Male Player 1988 to 2012
Ward Gosse (Bay Roberts) Outstanding Male Player 1988 to 2012
Bill Barron (St. John’s) Lifetime Commitment Award
Jason Hill (St. John’s) Senior Male Player of the Year
Shane Boland (Goulds) Junior Male Player of the Year
Amy Corbett (Holyrood) Senior Female Player of the Year
Janie O’Leary (Holyrood) Junior Female Player of the Year.
MULLALEY NAMED MOLSO COORS ATHLETE OF THE MONTH (SEPTEMBER)
Stephen Mullaley (3Cheers Pub Bud Light) named Molson Coors Athlete of the Month for September.