Halifax Pelham Canadians: Welcome

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2008 NSSBL CHAMPIONS
Tuesday, September 23
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The Halifax Pelham Canadians are a Senior Mens team that plays in the very strong Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League, the finest amateur baseball league in Canada. 

The NSSBL consists of additional teams from Dartmouth, Kentville, Sydney, Truro and an interleague schedule with the New Brunswick Senior League again in 2008.

 

Mound ace key to any NSSBL title



 

 

IT’S BECOME a prerequisite to winning the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League — a strong pitching staff, headed by at least one dominating and durable starter.

Dartmouth Moosehead Dry made nearly annual appearances at nationals in recent years using that formula. The Dry long relied on ace pitcher Jason Bailey’s left arm and a solid supporting cast of experienced chuckers to win the most important of playoff games.

This time Halifax Pelham Canadians, without a league title since lefty Steve Burke pushed the club to a 1992 crown, has finally developed its own ace. Barrett Bellefontaine tossed a one-hitter as Halifax completed the championship series sweep over Kentville Wildcats Wednesday night.

It was Bellefontaine’s second complete game of the title series. The young starter, who won league honours as the top left-handed pitcher over the regular season, also tossed a four-hitter for a 6-1 win in Game 1. The supporting cast was almost as impressive. Overall, the Halifax ERA for the four-game series was 1.54.

After about 15 years of mediocrity in senior battles, a period during when Halifax often produced decent teams that were simply not consistent enough or deep enough to topple more experienced NSSBL opponents in playoffs, the Pelham Canadians finally look to be sitting on something special.

Expect the young pitching depth to again be the team’s strength next season. That’s an optimistic sign for partisan local baseball fans, since the NSSBL victory means Halifax has clinched a berth at the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry-hosted national championships in August.

The staff, with Bellefontaine now seemingly entrenched in that ace role, should be even better after the experience and confidence gained from a NSSBL title run.

 

 

Bellefontaine tosses 1-hit gem as Halifax wins senior title

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Halifax -- Barrett Bellefontaine (WP) and Shawn Walsh.

Top hitters -- Adam Lucas, RBI-sacrifice fly; Mark Pelham, two singles.

Kentville -- Kevin Nichols (LP), Pete Sonier (9) and Luke Smith.

Top hitter -- Rob Sheperd, single.

 

By CHAD LUCAS Sports Reporter


KENTVILLE — Not surprisingly, Game 4 of the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League finals came down to pitching. And with a championship at stake, Halifax’s Barrett Bellefontaine delivered a masterpiece.

Bellefontaine was a scorer’s judgment call away from a no-hitter as the Pelham Canadians completed a four-game sweep of the Kentville Wildcats with a 1-0 win on Wednesday night at Memorial Park.

The 22-year-old lefty gave up just a borderline infield single to outduel Kentville’s Kevin Nichols and win his second game of the series, earning finals MVP honours in Halifax’s first league title since 1992.

"What can you say, he gave up a four-hitter and a one-hitter," the Canadians’ Jay Turple said of Bellefontaine. "If you lose when he’s pitching like that, you can only blame yourself. Every time he steps on the mound we’ve got a great chance to win."

Bellefontaine, named the league’s top left-handed pitcher this season, went the distance in both of his starts, including a 6-1 win in Game 1. He gave up five hits all series with 17 strikeouts in 18 innings’ work for a minuscule earned run average of 0.50.

The rest of the Canadians’ pitching corps was nearly as stingy. Halifax gave up seven runs in the four-game series — including a 15-inning 5-4 win in Game 2 — for a staff ERA of 1.54.

"Anytime you get pitching like that, you’re going to win ball games," conceded Kentville’s Nichols. "All series we just didn’t get the big hit when we needed it. We had guys on base, we just didn’t guys over and bring them in."

Adam Lucas’s eighth-inning sacrifice fly stood up as the difference Wednesday. Kentville’s lone hit was a third-inning grounder that Halifax shortstop Ryan Veinot bobbled briefly before firing to first too late to retire Rob Shepperd.

Veinot took some ribbing in the dugout after the game, but Bellefontaine said he wouldn’t hold a grudge against the shortstop for potentially costing him a no-no. "I’ve got a short memory," Bellefontaine said with a laugh.

The Wildcats mounted only one serious threat, loading the bases in the eighth inning on a walk, a two-out error and a fielder’s choice where third baseman Josh Pelham started for the force out at third and then threw across to first, too late to get anyone.

But Bellefontaine induced Ryan Pearl to fly out to left field on a 3-2 pitch to end the threat. He retired Kentville’s 3-4-5 hitters in order in the ninth to seal the win.

"I wasn’t feeling that great early on, but I just kept plugging away and finally loosened up toward the end," Bellefontaine said. "I had the great defence behind me tonight and a lot of things just went right."

Kentville’s Nichols was just as strong through seven scoreless innings. After surrendering a leadoff single and a two-out walk in the first, Nichols set down 13 Halifax batters in a row until Shawn Walsh led off the sixth with an infield single.

Halifax broke through in the eighth, loading the bases with one out on two singles, a fielder’s choice and an error. Lucas then hit a fly ball to centre field that plated Walsh.

The win capped a remarkable playoff run for Halifax. Down 3-0 to Truro in the semifinals, they became the first team in league history to rally from that deficit and went on to win eight straight in sweeping Kentville. Each of the final three games was decided by one run.

"This feels great," said Turple, one of the team’s veterans. "I’ve been here 11 or 12 years now, so it’s extra special for me and some of the other guys who’ve been here awhile. We’ve put together quite a good team, a good coaching staff, so hopefully we can do the same thing next year and then on to nationals."

Halifax will represent Nova Scotia at next year’s Canadian senior baseball championships, hosted by the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry.

( clucas@herald.ca)

Pelham Canadians sweep championship series

MATTHEW WUEST, METRO HALIFAX
September 25, 2008 05:00


The Halifax Pelham Canadians are the new kings of the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League.

The Canadians captured their first provincial title since 1992 last night with a 1-0 win over the host Kentville Wildcats, sweeping the best-of-seven final 4-0 and punching their ticket to next year’s Canadian championships.

Lefthander and league all-star Barrett Bellefontaine pitched a complete-game one-hitter and Shawn Walsh scored the winning run in the seventh off an Adam Lucas sacrifice fly.

“It feels great to bring these guys back to it,” Bellefontaine said afterward. “It was an amazing team effort.”

Halifax’s ascent to the top ends a string of five straight titles by Dartmouth Moosehead Dry, who host next year’s nationals at Beazley Field and Mainland Common.

“It’s going to be great,” Bellefontaine said. “There are going to be great crowds and hopefully we can squeeze into the final against Dartmouth and make it a local affair.”

Halifax posted five straight seasons of .500 or less baseball from 2002 to 2006 before going 16-13 last summer and 18-11 this summer en route to the title.

“It means a lot for the nucleus of this team, veterans like Jay Turple, Adam Lucas, Ryan Veinot, Chris Munroe and Mark Haverstock … Guys who have taken their lumps over the years,” Canadians head coach Cecil Wright said.

The Canadians were nearly eliminated in the semifinals by the Truro Bearcats, who jumped out to a 3-0 series lead. But after that, Halifax somehow rallied with eight straight wins.

“I don’t think anybody actually envisioned us coming back, but we never lost faith,” Wright said. “We’re looking forward to nationals. And we’ll be up to the task — believe me.”

 At Mainland Common Halifax shades Kentville

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Kentville -- Jeff Bishop (LP) and Luke Smith.
Top hitters -- Kevin Benjamin, double, two singles; Ryan Brothers, single, RBI; Nick Hill, single .
Halifax -- Andrew MacIntosh (WP), Chris Munroe (8), Perry Deveaux (S,9) and Shawn Walsh.
Top hitters -- Mark Pelham, two singles, RBI; Ryan Veinot, two singles, RBI; Jay Turple, single, RBI; Adam Lucas, double.


Andrew MacIntosh, pitching with a painful rib injury, yielded only three hits through 7 and a third as the Halifax Pelham Canadians inched closer to their first NSSBL championship since 1992 with a thrilling 3-2 win over the Kentville Wildcats.  An error by slick fielding shortstop, Ryan Veinot and a double by Kevin Benjamin gave the Wildcats runners on second and third with no outs in the ninth inning.  Righthander, Perry Deveaux entered and fanned slugger Luke Smith.  Mike Lockhart was intentionally walked to load the bases.  Nick Hill popped out to Veinot before Deveaux ended the game with a strikeout of Rob Shepperd.  Game four in the series will be held in Kentville, at Memorial Park, tomorrow night at 7:30.  Ace lefthander, Barrett Bellefontaine will be on the mound for Halifax.  Game five, if necessary, will be at the Mainland Common, Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM.
 

NSSBL wins with great playoffs



 

JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING that happens in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League these days relates to the league’s big week coming up next August, when Dartmouth Moosehead Dry will host the 2009 Canadian senior baseball championship.

If the NSSBL needed a boost from this year’s playoffs, as a means of generating early momentum for next summer’s nationals, it has already accomplished that task with compelling playoff storylines.

How about the route the two teams — Kentville and Halifax — took to get to the league championship series and fight for the right to join Dartmouth at next summer’s nationals?

Kentville got in the finals by upsetting the regular-season champion Dry, the club that has dominated the NSSBL for the past 15 seasons.

The Wildcats have a history of coming up big in playoffs. But I doubt that few, outside of the Kentville camp and its most loyal supporters, predicted that seven-game series win coming from a regular season 11-18 Wildcats club that was so weak down the stretch.

Though the Dry badly wanted to win another NSSBL title and earn the valuable right to have the first choice of pickups from other league teams for the nationals, the Wildcats were understandably the hungrier club.

Kentville’s only route to the nationals had to start by bumping off the Dry.

From a league perspective, the Kentville upset was good news. It not only added to the unpredictability of this year’s playoffs, but also gave credibility to the argument there are other teams in the league aside from Dartmouth that are of national calibre.

The other semifinal, which was expected to be a dogfight between Halifax and Truro, didn’t disappoint. An early series brawl was an indication of how much these two clubs wanted to win.

When the dust settled, Halifax had come back from a 3-0 game deficit to take that series, the first time that’s happened in NSSBL history.

It was a statement from a Halifax team that has featured a strong young pitching staff in recent years but hasn’t been able to win with any consistency in the playoffs.

In this post-season, the pitching — headed by Barrett Bellefontaine, Andrew MacIntosh, Pat MacInnis, Mark Haverstock and Perry Deveaux — has finally matched the high expectations.

It was a dominant group in the comeback against Truro and has been just as stingy over the first two games of the league title series with Kentville.

Pitching depth has allowed Halifax to take a 2-0 lead in the league final. The latest victory was a 15-inning 5-4 result Saturday night at Memorial Park in Kentville. Game 3 is scheduled for Halifax’s Mainland Commons tonight.

It’s these types of close games and seven-game series that can help the NSSBL build a larger following in a busy Halifax sports market.

For example, when Halifax and Truro played their Game 7 at the Mainland Commons last week, the modest bleacher seating was filled and there was standing-room only well down each foul line.

But the next game, Friday night’s championship series opener between Halifax and Kentville, drew a smaller crowd. It was a reminder that the Halifax sports market, especially with a Mooseheads game at Metro Centre and a football game at Saint Mary’s drawing off more than 10,000 sports fans, can be a difficult one in which to gain momentum.

The NSSBL long ago proved itself to be one of the best senior baseball leagues in the nation, both in terms of the product and the professional manner of operation. But it’s never been able to make the dent in the summer sports market that it potentially could make.

More playoffs like the ones offered this year will help change that. It’s tough to ignore good teams putting on these types of shows, especially when fans will be able to follow the winners all the way through to next summer’s nationals.

ccochrane

Chris Cochrane is a columnist with The Chronicle Herald sports.

Halifax works overtime to take Game 2

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Halifax -- Pat MacInnis, Perry Deveaux (7), Mark Haverstock (WP,12) and Shawn Walsh.

Top hitters -- Lee Spares, game-winning RBI-single; Jay Turple, single, double, two RBI; Chris Gallivan, single, two doubles, RBI; Shawn Walsh, two singles.



The Halifax Pelham Canadians drove away from a long night in Kentville with a 2-0 lead in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League final.

Junior call-up Lee Spares singled home the winning run in the 15th inning as the Canadians held off the Wildcats 5-4 late Saturday night at Memorial Park.

Halifax watched a 3-0 lead slip away as the Wildcats scored four times between the seventh and the ninth innings to send the game to extras. But Spares, who came on to play left field in the eighth inning, ended the marathon when his base hit brought home Josh Pelham in the 15th.

"Let me tell you, it was cold," said Halifax coach Cecil Wright. "But it makes it a little bit sweeter when you win. It made for a pleasant drive home. Obviously it goes without saying that the team is feeling real good right now."

Mark Haverstock came on in the 12th inning and pitched four scoreless innings of relief to earn the win for Halifax. Matt Lloy — just the second Kentville pitcher after relieving Curtis Falls in the seventh — took the loss.

Jay Turple drove in two runs with a single and a double for Halifax, while Chris Gallivan doubled twice, singled and drove in a run.

Ryan Pearl had three hits and three RBI for the Wildcats, who scored twice in the seventh, once in the eighth and once in the ninth to mount a comeback. Mike Lockhart added three singles.

With his team now two wins from its first senior title since 1992, Wright said he sees a new maturity in his squad, which has won six straight playoff games after falling behind Truro 0-3 in the semifinals.

"I think our whole mental approach has been really good," said Wright. "We’ve had some instances in the past where an umpire’s call or something would not go our way, and we would carry that with us for an inning or two.

"Now we seem to brush it off and get on with what we need to do to win."

The Canadians will throw Andrew MacIntosh in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series, back at Mainland Commons on Tuesday night (7:30 p.m.)

The series returns to Kentville for Game 4 on Wednesday, also at 7:30.

Halifax takes Game 1 in senior baseball final

 

Halifax turned to its newly crowned ace and he responded with a gem to open the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League finals.

Barrett Bellefontaine, named the circuit’s top left-handed pitcher when league awards were handed out this week, tossed a complete-game four-hitter as the Pelham Canadians downed the Kentville Wildcats 6-1 on Friday at Mainland Common.

Halifax takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series, with Game 2 tonight at Kentville’s Memorial Park.

The 22-year-old Bellefontaine struck out 10 batters and recorded 13 ground-ball outs, allowing only five balls out of the infield all night.

"That’s the plan all the time, keep it low and get ahead of the batters," said Bellefontaine, who also walked three and saw just four runners reach scoring position in a 125-pitch performance.

The lefty had a two-hit shutout going through six innings before giving up Rob Shepperd’s RBI single in the seventh. He bounced back to strike out the side in the eighth and retired the last six batters he faced.

The victory was the fifth straight in the playoffs for the Canadians, who fell behind Truro 0-3 in the semifinals before rallying to win four in a row.

"We wanted to get the first one out of the way — that’s the main thing, after being three down last series," said Bellefontaine. "We wanted to come out quick here. We’ve got the momentum going, we’re loose on the bench."

Halifax got off to a quick start at the plate as well, pushing across a pair of runs in the first inning.

Mark Pelham reached on an error to lead off for the Canadians, then with two out Jay Turple drew a walk and Josh Pelham singled to load the bases. Chris Gallivan singled home Mark Pelham and T.J. Heighton drew a walk from Kentville starter Kevin Nichols to score Turple.

The Canadians added three more in the third inning when Adam Lucas led off with a single and Turple followed with a two-run home run over the left-field fence.

Two outs later, Heighton smacked a double and Paul Davie brought him home with an RBI single.

No. 8 hitter Davie continued to swing a hot bat in the playoffs, adding a double and scoring on Ryan Veinot’s RBI single in the sixth inning to put Halifax ahead 6-0. Davie batted .381 in the Truro series and was 2-for-4 on Friday.

Nichols took the loss for Kentville, giving up five runs, three earned, in five innings.

The Wildcats mounted a threat in the sixth inning at the plate, but Bellefontaine struck out Trevor Wamback to strand runners on second and third.

Kentville finally got to the Halifax pitcher in the seventh when Mike Lockhart drew a walk, then Nick Hill grounded into a fielder’s choice. Hill went to second on a wild pitch and scored on Shepperd’s single to centre field.

Halifax ran its record to 6-1 against Kentville this year after winning the regular-season series 5-1.

But Bellefontaine said the Canadians won’t take the Wildcats for granted — they remember Kentville knocking them out of the playoffs last year.

"We have last year in our memories," Bellefontaine said. "They’re a veteran team, they’ve got some good hitters and they play hard, they battle."

The series shifts to Kentville tonight at 7 p.m. Game 3 is back in Halifax on Tuesday, while Game 4 is back in Kentville on Wednesday.

The finals winner will advance to the 2009 Canadian senior baseball championship, being hosted by Dartmouth.

( clucas@herald.ca)

 

 

Canadians cap amazing senior baseball comeback


The Halifax Pelham Canadians celebrated with a case of beer in the dugout Tuesday after completing a huge comeback and maybe making Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League history in the process.

Mark Haverstock threw five solid innings and Adam Lucas drove in a pair of runs as the Canadians downed the Truro Bearcats 8-3 in Game 7 of their semifinal series at Mainland Common.

The win was the fourth straight for Halifax, believed to be the first team in league history to win a seven-game series after trailing 0-3. None of the senior league veterans hanging around the diamond on Tuesday could recall a team completing the feat before.

The turnaround was even more stunning considering how Halifax melted down in Game 3, making eight errors in a 15-3 loss to fall into a seemingly insurmountable hole.

"The first three games we were tense, we just couldn’t come through in certain situations," said Lucas, who had a sacrifice fly in the first inning, an RBI single in the fourth and a key two-run grounder in the fifth. "But we came around in Game 4 and it just carried over the next three games."

It was the Bearcats who hurt their own cause on Tuesday, committing five errors that led to four unearned Halifax runs.

Leading 4-1, the Canadians broke the game open with a four-run fifth inning on just one hit. Josh Pelham led off with a single, advanced to second on a balk and scored when Truro second baseman John Chapman threw away Chris Gallivan’s grounder. Gallivan came home on a wild pitch and then, after a walk and another error by Chapman, Lucas hit a bases-loaded ground ball to first base that scooted under Craig Higgins’ glove and scored two runs.

Halifax gave up a pair of unearned runs of its own with three errors in the sixth inning, but starter Mark Haverstock and relievers Andrew MacIntosh and Perry Deveau constantly pitched out of trouble in a combined seven-hitter.

"The approach was to come out and throw strikes, keep the ball low, and get as deep in the game as I could," said Haverstock, who hadn’t pitched since Game 2 after earning a three-game suspension for his part in a brawl in that game.

"I was anxious to get back out on the field and get revenge, get the win," said Haverstock, who gave up one earned run and five hits in five-plus innings of work. "It’s a pretty sweet comeback from 3-0."

Shawn Walsh had two singles and an RBI for Halifax, while Higgins singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Bearcats.

"Somewhere along the line we lost the momentum, and we just couldn’t seem to get it back," said Higgins. Halifax will host Kentville in Game 1 of the league championship, slated for Friday night. The Wildcats pulled off a seven-game upset over five-time defending champion Dartmouth to set up the first league final without the Dry since 1992.

( clucas@herald.ca)

Pelham Canadians complete their comeback

MATTHEW WUEST, METRO HALIFAX
September 17, 2008 05:00

The Halifax Pelham Canadians have done the unthinkable.

The Canadians beat the Truro Bearcats 8-3 last night at Mainland Common to win their Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League best-of-seven semifinal 4-3, completing a remarkable comeback after they lost the opening three games.

“It was absolutely unbelievable,” Canadians coach Cecil Wright said. “The pitching was spectacular the final four games to hold Truro down and you can imagine how excited the players are. They were like little kids out there.

“Tonight was like they won the World Series.”

Halifax used a four-run fifth inning to grab an 8-1 lead. Mark Haverstock’s pitching was a key, as he returned from suspension to allow just five hits in five innings for the win.

Shawn Walsh had two singles and an RBI and Adam Lucas helped out with a single and two RBI.

The Canadians advance to the best-of-seven final against the Kentville Wildcats. The winner joins host Dartmouth Moosehead Dry at the 2009 Canadian championship.

 

 

 

Pelham Canadians hope to follow Red Sox lead

MATTHEW WUEST, METRO HALIFAX
September 16, 2008 05:00
Cecil Wright is an avid Boston Red Sox fan, so it’s no surprise the Halifax Pelham Canadians coach is having flashbacks to the 2004 American League Championship Series.

For those who’ve forgotten, the Red Sox overcame a 3-0 series deficit against the New York Yankees and won 4-3 before beating the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.

Likewise, Wright’s Canadians have battled back from a 3-0 deficit against the Truro Bearcats in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League semifinals, and are now set for the deciding Game 7 tonight at 7:30 at Mainland Common.

“Nobody brought it up,” Wright said when asked if Boston’s comeback served as inspiration. “I thought about it, but I kept it to myself. There aren’t many Red Sox fans on our team. We just prefer to believe we can get the job done.”

At stake is a spot in the final against the Kentville Wildcats, who stunned the league by upsetting five-time defending champion Dartmouth Moosehead Dry in the other semifinal.

The winner of the best-of-seven final joins host Dartmouth at the 2009 Canadian senior baseball championship.

The Halifax-Truro series featured a brawl in Game 2 that saw Canadians pitcher Mark Haverstock and shortstop Ryan Veinot suspended. Wright said Veinot didn’t deserve the one-game ban, and that the team “rallied around that a little.”

“We were on the brink of death,” Wright said. “Everybody has just relaxed since Game 3 and started to have the fun that the team was having for most of the summer. We figured if we were going to go down, we would go down having fun.”

 

 

 

Pelham Canadians have their eye on title shot

MATTHEW WUEST, METRO HALIFAX
August 29, 2008 05:00

The Halifax Pelham Canadians have some momentum entering the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League playoffs.

The Canadians beat league-leading and five-time defending provincial champion Dartmouth Moosehead Dry twice in a row in the final month of the season, a big boost heading into their best-of-seven semifinal against the Truro Bearcats.

The series opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Mainland Common.

“Everybody knows what calibre of a team Dartmouth is … they’re one of the best in the country and they’ve proven it time and time again,” Canadians head coach Cecil Wright said. “We’re coming off an emotional high with those wins.”

The Canadians went 3-3 against the Dry this season and manhandled the Bearcats with a 5-1 head-to-head record, so on paper, their semifinal chances look good.

Not only is a spot in the final up for grabs, but if Dartmouth beats the Kentville Wildcats in the other semifinal, the Halifax-Truro winner clinches a spot at 2009 nationals.

“We know we’re not in for an easy series,” Wright said. “But we also feel that with our pitching and defence, if we execute our fundamentals, we should be able to beat anybody.”

Halifax’s 18-11 record was its best since 2001. Wright said that could be a sign of things to come in the future.

“I’m really pleased with the way this team has come together,” he said. “If this team stays together over the next three or four years, Halifax can do some serious damage.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Sunday, September 2
Halifax wins game 3

The Pelham Canadians played solid fundamental baseball to defeat the Wildcats 7-2.  The series now stands at 2-1 for Kentville.  Halifax struck quickly by scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning against lefthander Doug Coldwell.  Mark Pelham led off with a walk and was doubled to 3B by Geoff Dunsworth before Jay Turple singled them both home with one out.  In the 4th inning, Ryan Veinot belted an inside the park three-run homer.

Veteran Mark Haverstock pitched into the 6th inning to earn the win while fellow veteran righthander Chris Munroe allowed one hit over the final 3 innings to earn the save.

At Mainland Commons
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Doug Coldwell (L), Matt Lloy (6) and Ian Mosher; Mark Haverstock (W), Chris Munroe (S,6) and Shawn Walsh

Kentville: Mike King, two singles; Ryan Brothers, two singles; Ian Lockhart,double; Halifax: Ryan Veinot, homer, 3RBI; Jay Turple, single, double, 2RBI; Greg Morrison, two singles