Rain interrupted one game and delayed a slew of others on the opening day of the Senior Men’s championship in Dartmouth, NS.
Once play resumed, Newfoundland broke a scoreless tie in the 5th inning by scoring two runs and hung on to defeat Manitoba 2-1. Bobby Kent (St. John’s, NF) was the winning pitcher as he struck out seven batters in 6 2/3 innings pitched. In the 5th Bernie Madden (St. John’s, NF) scored on a wild-pitch and Steve Crouse (St. John’s, NF) hit a sacrifice fly that scored Andrew Symonds (St. John’s, NF) to give Newfoundland a 2-0 lead. Manitoba fought back in 7th inning and scored a run on a Garrett Popplestone (Brandon, MB) single with two outs before loading the bases only to see Greg Barry (St. John’s, NF) strike out the final batter to end the game.
Derek Wilson (Fredericton, NB) hit two homeruns for New Brunswick, but it wasn’t enough as Nova Scotia got by their Atlantic rivals 10-6 at the Senior championship in Dartmouth, NS. Barrett Bellefonatine (Halifax, NS) threw six solid innings, giving up three runs while striking out six batters. Nova Scotia took command of the game in the 5th when they scored five runs with three coming off the bat of Jay Turple (Halifax, NS) who doubled with the bases loaded. New Brunswick tried to mount a comeback in the 7th inning as they scored three runs but were unable to get any closer after Jeremy Turgeon (Fredericton, NB) was caught stealing to end the game.
Jason Chatwood (Red Deer, AB) homered and had two RBI as Red Deer (Alberta-1) beat up on Ilderton (Onatrio-1) by a score of 7-2.
John Saunders (Chatham, NB) had two hits and two RBI as New Brunswick avenged for their earlier loss in the day, with an 8-0 whipping of BC.
Dartmouth scored a run in each of the 5th and 6th innings to break a 2-2 tie as they hung on to defeat Windsor (Onatrio-2) by a score of 4-2. Jason Bailey (Dartmouth, NS) pitched a complete game and struck out five.
Another score to pass along had defending champ Fort Saskatchewan (Alberta-2) drop a 5-4 decision to Manitoba.