Halifax Pelham Canadians: News

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
Kentville  100 001 000   2  9  1
Halifax    300 400 000   7  8  0
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

Saturday, September 1
Wildcats nip Canadians in 12 innings

In a back and forth affair, the host Kentville Wildcats scored a run in the bottom of the 12th inning to grab a 9-8 win over the Halifax Pelham Canadians.  With the win, Kentville holds a 2-0 series lead.  Halifax starter Barrett Bellefontaine did a fine job through six innings but he hurt his cause by walking 8 batters, three of them came around to score.  Reliever Jason Plotsky entered in the 7th and suffered the loss.

At Memorial Park
Halifax    122 100 001 010   8  11  2
Kentville  011 010 022 011   9   9  1
Barrett Bellefontaine, Jason Plotsky (L,7) and Gregor McPherson; Jeff Bishop, Curtis Falls (W,10) and Ian Mosher
Halifax: Craig Cooper, homer, 2RBI; Adam Lucas, two doubles, RBI; Ryan Veinot, two singles, three stolen bases, RBI; Brent Cooper, two singles, RBI; Kentville: Ian Mosher, two singles, double; Nick Hill, single, double, 2RBI; Curtis Falls, two singles

Thursday, August 30
Kentville takes Game 1

The Wildcats used a great all around effort to beat Halifax 13-2 in game 1 of the playoff semifinals. 

At Mainland Commons
Kentville   121 042 012  13 16 2
Halifax      000 002 000   2   6  2

Kevin Nichols, Kevin Daurie (W,5) and Ian Mosher; Perry Deveaux (L), Pat MacInnis (5), Mark Pelham (5) and Gregor McPherson
Kentville: Luke Smith, four singles, RBI; Ian Lockhart, single, double, triple; Mike King, single, double; Nick Hill, single, double; Ryan Brothers, single, double; Halifax: Gregor McPherson, two singles, Mark Pelham, single; Ryan Veinot, single; Ted Comeau, single; Greg Morrison, single

Monday, August 27
Halifax loses meaningless game

In a game which was meaningless, as the playoff positions had already been decided, Kentville blasted Halifax 11-0.  Once again the Pelham Canadians decided against throwing any regular pitchers after having played 7 games in 7 days.

At Mainland Commons
Kentville  300 231 02x   11 11 0
Halifax    000 000 00x     0   6  3

Kevin Daurie (W), Doug Coldwell (6), Cory Kent (8) and Kevin Benjamin; Gregor McPherson (L), Craig Cooper (4), Ted Comeau (6) and Craig Cooper, Shawn Walsh (4)
Kentville: Brad Steadman, two doubles, single, 2RBI; Ian Lockhart, three singles; Les Berry, two singles; Halifax: Adam Lucas, single; Tyler Covey, single; Craig Cooper, single; Ted Comeau, single; Gregor McPherson, single; Greg Goodie, single

Sunday, August 26
Halifax takes game 2 in Truro

Halifax once again came from behind to defeat the Bearcats 8-7.  It took ten innings, as a trio of hitters took to the mound for the Pelham Canadians to get the job done.

Halifax   003 000 400 1     8  10  1
Truro      201 022 000 0     7   6   2

Mark Pelham, Jay Turple (4), Ryan Veinot W,7) and Gregor McPherson; John Chapman, Joe MacPherson and Troy Ferguson
Halifax: Adam Lucas, three singles, RBI; Ted Comeau, double, single, 2RBI; Ryan Veinot, single, double, RBI; Truro: Jeff Chisholm, single, double; Jason Hoyt, two singles

Sunday, August 26
Halifax grabs 2nd Place

In the opening game of a doubleheader, the Halifax Pelham Canadians used a gritty come-from-behind effort to clinch second place in the always tough Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League by upending the Truro Bearcats 9-7.  Halifax scored 5 runs in the 5th inning highlighted by Craig Cooper's scorching grand slam.  Gregor McPherson added a solo shot for insurance in the 9th.  Mark Haverstock threw 4 solid innings in relief of Jason Plotsky to earn the win. 

At TAAC Grounds

Halifax  001 051 011    9  12  2

Truro    101 220 010     7    7  0

Jason Plotsky, Mark Haverstock (W,4), Perry Deveaux (8) and Shawn Walsh, Gregor McPherson (7); Matt Black (L), Anthony Pittoello (6) and Jason Hoyt
Halifax: Craig Cooper, grand slam, 4RBI; Gregor McPherson, homer; Ryan Veinot, triple, two singles; Brent Cooper, single, double; Adam Lucas, two singles; Truro: Craig Higgins, single, double; Jason Hoyt, double

Thursday, August 23
Dartmouth tops Halifax

Despite out-hitting the Dry 11-5, Halifax came up on the short end on the scoreboard 6-4. 

At Mainland Commons

Dartmouth  201 020 100   6  5 0
Halifax    010 000 102   4 11 1

Jason Bailey (W), Matt MacDonald (S,7) and Randy Stewart, Chris Burns (8); Jason Plotsky (L), Chris Munroe (4), Perry Deveaux (7), Mark Pelham (9) and Gregor McPherson, Shawn Walsh (3)
Dartmouth: Darren Doucette, homer, single, 3RBI, Chris Goodie, triple, 2RBI; Halifax: Ryan Veinot, single, double, 2RBI; Mark Pelham, single, double, Perry Deveaux, two singles

Tuesday, August 21
Dartmouth whips Halifax

Steve Nelson had the fastball working as he limited Halifax to three hits as Dartmouth ripped the Pelham Canadians 12-1.

At Mainland Commons
Dartmouth 011 501 004  12 10 3
Halifax   000 010 000   1  3 4
Steve Nelson(W), Trevor Zwaan(8) and Randy Stewart, Chris Burns(8); Mark Haverstock (L), Barrett Bellefontaine (3) and Shawn Walsh, Brent Cooper (4)
Dartmouth: Chris Goodie, double, two singles; Matt Thomas, single,double; Halifax: Jay Turple, single; Adam Lucas, single; Greg Goodie, single

Sunday, August 19
Pelham Canadians complete the sweep

Halifax completed a sweep of the Sydney Sooners with a 5-2 win behind Junior callup, Jason Smith.  Smith gave Halifax their second complete game of the day and allowed six hits while fanning five. Geoff Dunsworth's bases-loaded double in the 4th innings broke open a tie game.

Sydney   002 000 0 -- 2  6  1
Halifax    200 300 x -- 5  9  0
Jason Snow (LP) and Matt Denny; Jason Smith WP) and Craig Cooper
Sydney -- Ryan MacDonald, two singles; Halifax -- Geoff Dunsworth, double, two singles, 3RBI; Mark Pelham, single, double; Ryan Veinot, single double


Sunday, August 19
MacInnis strikes again

The Pelham Canadians decided to stick with MacInnis to start game 2, hoping for a couple strong innings.  He responded by allowing one run as he completed 5 solid innings to earn the win by a score of 9-2.  Chris Munroe allowed a run in two innings of relief.  Mark Pelham cleared the bases with a triple and added a single, while Adam Lucas lined three singles with Geoff Dunsworth adding a pair of singles to lead the offense.

Sydney   100 000 1 -- 2  8  1
Halifax  214 400 x -- 9 11  0
Matt Denny (LP), Geoff MacLellan (4) and Darryl Jennex; Pat MacInnis (WP), Chris Munroe (6) and Shawn Walsh
Sydney -- Beau Chaisson, single, double; Geoff MacLellan, two singles; Jason Snow, two singles; Halifax -- Mark Pelham, single, triple, 3RBI; Adam Lucas, three singles, RBI; Geoff Dunsworth, two singles, RBI;

Sunday, August 19
Halifax thumps Sydney

In the first of three 7-inning games as a result of rain on Saturday, Righthander Pat MacInnis was outstanding as he allowed a mere three hits in shutting out the Sooners, 9-0.  Jay Turple led a 15-hit attack with two homers and a double as he drove home 6 runs.  Craig Cooper knocked in a pair of runs with three singles and a solo homer, while Ryan Veinot singled twice and tripled.

Game 1
At Mainland Commons
Sydney   000 000 0  -- 0  3  1
Halifax  103 023 x  -- 9 15  1
Travis MacQuarrie (LP) and Matt Denny; Pat MacInnis (WP) and Shawn Walsh
Sydney -- Beau Chaisson, two singles; Halifax -- Jay Turple, two homers, double, 6RBI; Craig Cooper, three singles, homer, 2RBI; Ryan Veinot, two singles, triple


Friday, August 17
Munroe shuts out Chatham
August 17

Veteran righthander Chris Munroe fired a six-hit shutout at the host Chatham Ironmen leading Halifax to a 4-0 win. While Munroe supplied the pitching, veteran slugger Craig Cooper supplied the power by belting a three-run homer. The Halifax infield aided Munroe by turning two nifty doubleplays to thwart Chatham's comeback attempts.

At Ironmen Park
Halifax    100 300 0 -- 4 8 0
Chatham    000 000 0 -- 0 6 0
Chris Munroe (WP) and Shawn Walsh; Mike Lewis (LP), Matt Jenkins (6) and Jon Saunders
Halifax -- Craig Cooper, homerun, three RBI; Geoff Dunsworth, two singles; Adam Lucas, two singles, Mark Pelham, double; Greg Goodie, double; Chatham -- Tom Burns, double

Tuesday, July 24
Halifax outslugs Dartmouth
July 24

The Halifax Pelham Canadians took advantage of their opportunities to defeat the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry 14-9. The Canadians spotted the Dry a run in the 1st inning but came back to score 6 of their own in the bottom of the 1st.

Geoff Dunsworth continued his hot streak with a double. He stole 3rd base and scored with the throw sailed into leftfield. Jay Turple homered to deep rightfield before consecutive walks were issued to Brent Cooper and Adam Lucas. Gregor McPherson reached on an error which scored Cooper. Greg Morrison walked to load the bases again before Ted Comeau lined a single to score Lucas. Mark Pelham scorched a single plating McPherson and Morrison to end the scoring for the inning.

The Dry answered with 6 in the top of the 2nd against righthander Mark Haverstock. Halifax tied it with a single run in the bottom half. Righthander Jason Plotsky relieved Haverstock and held the Dry offense in check allowing only two runs in 4.1 innings. Meanwhile, the Halifax offense scored a pair in the 3rd and three in the 4th to pull away. Sinkerballer Chris Munroe earned the save with a scoreless three innings in relief of Plotsky.

In the bottom of the 2nd, Turple drew a leadoff walk and came around to score on an Adam Lucas single.

In the 3rd, Pelham walked and advanced to 3rd on an error by the centrefielder on a ball hit by Dunsworth before Ryan Veinot ripped a two-run double to leftfield.

With one out in the 4th, McPherson singled and rode home on a double by Comeau. Comeau scored on a double by Pelham. Pelham scored on error by the third baseman off the bat of Dunsworth.   

In the 7th, Veinot led off with another double to left.   With one out Cooper was hit by a pitch before McPherson ripped one which was mishandled by the second baseman which scored Veinot. Greg Morrison lined a single to right scoring Cooper to close out the offensive.

At Mainland Commons
Dartmouth 160 020 000 -- 9 11 6
Halifax    612 300 20x --14 16 2
Matt MacDonald, Pete Sonier (LP,1) and Randy Stewart; Mark Haverstock, Jason Plotsky WP,2), Chris Munroe (S,7) and Gregor McPherson
Dartmouth-Chris Head, two singles, two RBI; Craig MacDonald, two singles; Jason Archibald, two singles; Halifax - Jay Turple, homer, two RBI; Mark Pelham, double, single, three RBI; Ted Comeau, double, two singles, two RBI; Ryan Veinot, two doubles, two RBI; Geoff Dunsworth, double, single; Adam Lucas, two singles, RBI; Greg Morrison, two singles, RBI

Tuesday, July 17
Halifax over Truro
July 17

Halifax moved back to .500 and within a half game of second place by virtue of an 8-2 win over Truro. 4 Halifax pitchers combined to allow only four singles to the Bearcats while Geoff Dunsworth, Jay Turple, Adam Lucas and Greg Morrison had two hits each for the Pelham Canadians.

Despite spotting Truro a one run lead and some shoddy baserunning in the 2nd inning, Mark Pelham stroked a clutch 2-out single which scored Greg Morrison who had doubled. Geoff Dunsworth followed with an RBI double of his own sending Pelham to 3rd. Pelham then scored on a wild pitch to give Halifax a 3-1 lead.

Halifax sent nine men to the plate in the 5th inning as Dunsworth singled, was sacrificed to second by Ryan Veinot and scored on a double off the bat of Brent Cooper. Adam Lucas singled Cooper home before two consecutive infield errors loaded the bases. Chris Munroe, batting for the first time this season drew a two-out walk which scored Lucas to finish the scoring in that inning.

In the 8th, Dunsworth reached on an error and scored on a long triple by Jay Turple who scored on a sacrifice fly from Lucas to conclude the scoring.

Righthander, Perry Deveaux started for Halifax but was hit by a pitch in the 2nd inning. Mark Haverstock entered in the 3rd inning and threw well before tiring a bit in the 5th. He was replaced by Chris Munroe who was outstanding in allowing just two hits in 3.2 innings while inducing 3 doubleplays. Veinot pitched the final frame and fanned two.

At Mainland Commons
Truro    100 010 000 -- 2 4 4
Halifax   030 030 02x -- 8 11 3
Joe MacPherson (LP), Mark Stiner (7) and Troy Ferguson; Perry Deveaux, Mark Haverstock (3), Chris Munroe (WP,5), Ryan Veinot (9) and Shawn Walsh, Brent Cooper(6); Truro: Craig Higgins, single; JP Wood, single; Paul Davie, single; Joe MacPherson, single; Halifax: Jay Turple, triple, double, RBI; Adam Lucas, two singles, two RBI; Greg Morrison, two doubles; Geoff Dunsworth, double, single, RBI

Sunday, July 15
Halifax over Saint John
July 15

The Pelham Canadians got back in the win column with an 8-5 win over the Saint John Alpines as the NS/NB interlock schedule continued. Mark Haverstock was throwing a shutout but ran into trouble in the 4th inning as the Alpines struck for 4 runs. Barret Bellefontaine entered in the 5th inning to earn the win while sinkerballer, Chris Munroe finished off the visitors with an outstanding final three innings to earn the save. Jay Turple keyed the Pelham Canadian offense with a double, single and 2RBI, while Adam Lucas knocked in a pair with a clutch triple. Ryan Veinot scored three times and stole three bases while Shawn Walsh singled twice and scored a pair of runs.

At Mainland Commons
Saint John 000 400 100 -- 5 12 0
Halifax    200 401 10x -- 8 11 1
Kent Fulton (LP), Nick Dufour (6) and Matt Beckwith; Mark Haverstock, Barrett Bellefontaine (WP), Chris Munroe (S,7) and Shawn Walsh, Gregor McPherson (5)
Saint John -- Andrew O'Leary, two singles, 2RBI; Neil Jeffrey, two singles, RBI; Matt Beckwith, two singles, RBI; Ryan Lavine, single, double; Halifax -- Jay Turple, double, single, 2 RBI; Adam Lucas, triple, 2 RBI; Shawn Walsh, two singles, two runs, Ryan Veinot, single, three stolen bases, three runs; Perry Deveaux, single, 2 RBI

Saturday, July 14
Fredericton blanks Halifax
July 14

The Pelham Canadians got multiple runners on base but could not capitalize as Fredericton's veteran righthander, Derek Wilson tossed a complete game shutout in a 5-0 Royals win. Jason Plotsky was equally effective on the mound for Halifax as he departed after 5 innings trailing 1-0. However Pat MacInnis surrendered 4 runs over the last 4 innings and Halifax was unable to draw blood from Wilson, despite an outstanding effort from Geoff Dunsworth, who doubled and singled twice, and Mark Pelham, who doubled and singled.

At Mainland Commons
Fredericton    001 001 102 -- 5 12 0
Halifax       000 000 000 -- 0   8 1
Derek Wilson (WP)and Brook Saunders; Jason Plotsky (LP), Pat MacInnis and Shawn Walsh
Fredericton -- Jody Peterson, homerun, single; Collins, three singles; Corey Stairs, two singles; Halifax -- Geoff Dunsworth, double, two singles; Mark Pelham, double, single

Wednesday, July 4
Cats beat Halifax
July 4
The Wildcats broke open a tie game by scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning and then hung on to beat Halifax 7-5 at Memorial Park. Jeff Lockhart slapped three singles and a double and Ian Lockhart lined three singles to pace the Kentville offense. Jay Turple continued his assault on the Halifax record books by slugging another homer as well as a single. Brent Cooper stayed red-hot with a single and a double while Geoff Dunsworth laced a pair of singles. Junior righthander Pat MacInnis threw well in defeat with Barrett Bellefontaine adding 3 quality innings of scoreless relief.

at Memorial Park
Halifax    001 020 020 -- 5 9 4
Kentville   102 040 00x -- 7 15 1
Pat MacInnis (LP), Barrett Bellefontaine (5) and Gregor McPherson; Kevin Nichols (WP), Doug Coldwell (S,9)and Ian Mosher
Halifax: Jay Turple, homerun, single, two RBI; Brent Cooper, double, single; Geoff

Tuesday, June 26
Turple breaks record in Halifax win
June 26
Slugger Jay Turple blasted a three-run homer in the 8th inning to break open a 1-1 game, to lead the Pelham Canadians over the Truro Bearcats, 8-1. Turple's homer, his 3rd of the season, is also the 34th of his career moving him past Mark Wolfe into sole possession of the all-time Halifax homerun record.

Halifax sent 12 men to the plate during the inning and came away with 7 big runs against the tough Truro team. Jason Plotsky came on in the 6th inning and earned the win in relief of starter Perry Deveaux who worked into the 6th. Chris Munroe entered and worked a scoreless 9th.

Mark Pelham stroked a pair of doubles, Geoff Dunsworth singled twice and knocked in two runs, while Shawn Walsh singled twice and knocked in a run for Halifax.

At Mainland North Commons
Truro    000 001 000 -- 1 7 1
Halifax   010 000 07x -- 8 11 0
Craig Higgins (LP), Jeff Chisholm (8) and Troy Ferguson; Perry Deveaux, Jason Plotsky (WP,6), Chris Munroe (9) and Shawn Walsh

Sunday, June 24
Great Game in Moncton
June 23
Halifax righthander Mark Haverstock allowed a mere two hits to the defending Canadian champion Moncton Mets. Yet it was a walk which proved to be the deciding factor in a 1-0 Moncton victory over the Halifax Pelham Canadians.

Moncton speedster Alex Hurley walked, stole second base, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jody Cole. That run stood up and made a winner of Moncton righthander Luc Daigle.

Haverstock whiffed 4 hitters and walked three as he pitched into the sixth inning. Veteran righthander Chris Munroe finished off the Mets with a shutout inning. Halifax shortstop Ryan Veinot singled twice while Jay Turple and Brent Cooper also singled. Halifax loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the 4th, but Adam Lucas lined into a doubleplay before Brent Cooper grounded out ending the threat.

at Kiwanis Park
Halifax 000 000 0 -- 0 4 1
Moncton 100 000 x -- 1 2 1
Mark Haverstock (LP), Chris Munroe (6) and Brent Cooper; Luc Daigle (WP)and Mike Ivey

Halifax was scheduled to travel to Chatham for an evening game with the Ironmen, but after discussions with the host squad, the game wll be rescheduled to a later date.

Wednesday, June 20
Halifax over Kentville
June 20
In a game broadcast live on EastLink Television, Righthander Perry Deveaux threw five innings of shutout ball allowing only three hits while Ryan Veinot singled, tripled, stole three bases and scored three runs powering the Pelham Canadians over the Wildcats 5-2. Deveaux was outstanding as he fanned six and walked two. Brent Cooper knocked in a pair of runs with two singles, a sac fly and a stolen base, while Adam Lucas singled twice, walked and chipped in an RBI. Lefthander Barrett Bellefontaine relieved in the 6th inning and worked two scoreless innings before running into a bit of trouble in the 8th when Kentville scored their two runs. Veteran righthander Chris Munroe came on to earn the save by working a scoreless 9th.

At Memorial Park
Halifax    200 010 200 -- 5 8 2
Kentville 000 000 020 -- 2 6 0
Perry Deveaux (WP), Barrett Bellefontaine (6), Chris Munroe (S,9) and Craig Cooper, Shawn Walsh (9); Alex Tufts (LP), Jamie Joice (6), Mike Sponagle (8) and Kevin Benjamin

Monday, June 18
Dry posts Shutout
Dartmouth righthander Steve Nelson blanked Halifax on 4 hits through six innings before Matt MacDonald mopped up as the Dry shutout the Pelham Canadians, 6-0.

Chris Munroe started for Halifax and sailed through the first two innings, but gave up a two-run single by Chris Goodie in the 3rd. Mark Haverstock allowed only one run through the middle three innings before Jason Plotsky yielded one run over two innings.

at Beazley Field
Halifax    000 000 000 -- 0 7 1
Dartmouth 003 200 01x -- 6 15 0
Chris Munroe (LP), Mark Haverstock (4), Jason Plotsky (7) and Ryan Veinot, Brent Cooper (7); Steven Nelson (WP), Matt MacDonald (7) and Nick Best, Justin Stephens (7)

Saturday, June 16
Dry over Pelham Canadians
Jason Bailey showed why he is the league's most dominant pitcher as he limited Halifax to 5 hits as the Dartmouth defeated Halifax 8-1. Bailey allowed a solo homer to Jay Turple and that was it.

Lefty Barrett Bellefontaine started for Halifax and allowed all eight runs until Pat MacInnis relieved in the 4th. The slender righty allowed only one hit over the next 5 innings but Halifax couldn't muster any offense. Halifax is now 4-4 and host the Truro Bearcats next Tuesday.

At Beazley Field
Halifax    001 000 000 --1 6 4
Dartmouth 403 100 00x --8 7 0
Barrett Bellefontaine (LP), Pat MacInnis (4) and Brent Cooper, Craig Cooper (6); Jason Bailey (WP), Darren Hiltz (6), Matt McDonald (8) and Nick Best, Randy Stewart (8).
Halifax: Jay Turple, home run; Dartmouth: Nick Best, three-run homer, single; Chris Head, two singles; Dan Comeau, single, double.

Tuesday, May 29
Halifax nips Kentville Again
The Kentville Wildcats scored a pair of runs early but the Halifax Pelham Canadians scored a pair late to earn a 5-4 win.

Slugger Jay Turple lined a bases-loaded single to score Greg Morrison and Lee Spares with the winning run to complete the comeback over the always tough team from the Valley.

Righthander Jason Plotsky made his first start for Halifax and threw a solid 5 innings. He settled in quite nicely after allowing a Nick Hill two-run double in the 1st inning. After that, he shut the Cats out until Luke Smith singled Ian Lockhart home in the 5th.

Chris Munroe started the 6th and once again pitched shutout ball for three innings as he kept Halifax in the game.

Perry Deveaux entered in the 9th, and despite allowing an RBI single to Hill, he fanned a pair of Cats to earn the win.

Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the 9th inning, Greg Morrison led off with a bunt single. Lee Spares followed with another bunt which was booted by the Wildcats second baseman. Mark Pelham moved both runners into scoring position with a groundout. Kentville elected to walk Ryan Veinot to load the bases which set the stage for Turple's game winner. Halifax is now 4-3.

Kentville 200 010 001 -- 4 9 4
Halifax    000 000 302 -- 5 7 1
Mike Sponagle, Jamie Joice (LP,8) and Kevin Benjamin; Jason Plotsky, Chris Munroe (6), Perry Deveaux (WP,9) and Brent Cooper.
Kentville--Jeff Lockhart, two singles, two runs; Nick Hill, single, double, 3RBI; Luke Smith, two singles; Halifax--Greg Goodie, single, double; Jay Turple, single, two RBI

Monday, May 28
Sydney Shades Halifax
Halifax hitters banged out 13 hits but came up on the short end of a 6-4 getaway game in Sydney. Jay Turple continued to swing a hot stick as he lined three singles, while Mark Pelham, Greg Morrison and Geoff Dunsworth each slapped a pair of singles. Brent Cooper blasted a two-run homer while Craig Cooper crushed a solo homer to deep right.

Sydney broke open a 4-4 game with a pair of unearned runs in the 7th and held on for the win. Pat MacInnis started for Halifax and went the first two innings. Lee Spares entered in the third and threw an impressive four innings of one-hit ball to give the Pelham Canadians a huge lift. Mark Haverstock was victimized by an error and Ryan Veinot finished up with a 1-2-3 8th. Halifax stands at 3-3 on the season.

At Susan McEachern Memorial Field
Halifax   112 000 000 -- 4 13 2
Sydney    130 000 20x -- 6   8 2
Pat MacInnis, Lee Spares (3),Mark Haverstock (LP,7), Ryan Veinot (8) and Gregor McPherson; Matt Denney (WP) and Daryl Jennex.
Halifax -- Brent Cooper, two-run homer; Craig Cooper, home run; Jay Turple, three singles; Sydney -- Geoff MacLellan, three-run homer, single; Dave Denny, two doubles, two RBI; Daryl Jennex, two singles.

Monday, May 28
Sydney Bounces Back in the Nightcap
The Sooners rallied for five runs in the bottom of the 8th inning for an 8-4 come-fom-behind win in the second game of the twinbill.

Halifax struck for four runs in the 4th inning. Gregor McPherson doubled and Ted Comeau walked. Greg Morrison lined an RBI single to score McPherson, followed by an RBI single from Geoff Dunsworth which scored Comeau. Morrison scored on an error before Adam Lucas smacked an RBI single scoring Dunsworth.

Mark Haverstock took the ball for Halifax and threw a solid 6 and two/thirds and held the Sooners to 3 runs on 4 hits with 5 strikeouts and 3 walks.

Halifax   000 400 000 -- 4 9 3
Sydney    001 100 15x -- 8 8 3
Mark Haverstock, Mark Pelham (LP,7), Pat MacInnis (8) and Gregor McPherson; Tim Burns, Jason Snow (WP,5) and Matt Denney.
Halifax -- Adam Lucas, two singles; Greg Morrison, two singles; Geoff Dunsworth, two singles; Sydney -- Matt Denney, home run; Geoff MacLellan, double, single; Charlie Nash, double, single; Nick Shaw, two singles.

Monday, May 28
Halifax Rocks Sydney
The Pelham Canadians broke out the heavy lumber as they laid the smack down on the Sooners in a game shortened by the mercy rule. Five Halifax batters had three hits paced by Ryan Veinot who knocked in six runs as he homered twice and singled. Jay Turple, Brent Cooper and Gregor McPherson all homered and singled twice, while Mark Pelham doubled and singled twice. Adam Lucas, ripped a pair of doubles, and Craig Cooper and Ted Comeau chipped in with a pair of singles. Halifax racked up 22 hits in seven innings.

Lefty Barrett Bellefontaine complimented the offensive explosion by tossing a nifty 3-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and four walks. Halifax is now 3-1.

Halifax   404 407 0xx -- 19 22 0
Sydney    000 000 0xx -- 0 3 3
Barrett Bellefontaine (WP) and Gregor McPherson; Dave Denny (LP), Adam Shibinette (4), Nick Shaw (7) and Matt Denney.
Halifax -- Ryan Veinot, two home runs, single, six RBI; Jay Turple, home run, two singles; Brent Cooper, home run, two singles; Gregor McPherson, home run, two singles.

Thursday, May 24
Halifax edges Kentville
The Halifax Pelham Canadians squared off against the Kentville Wildcats and their gritty southpaw, Kevin Nichols for the second time already. This time, they rocked him for 7 runs over the first 5 innings and edged the Wildcats by scoring a run in the 9th inning to earn a hardfought 8-7 win at Memorial Park.

With the game tied and two out in the top of the 9th, Mark Pelham singled home Ted Comeau with the winning run. Pelham added a double, walk and stolen base, while Ryan Veinot singled twice and swiped a pair of bases. Brent Cooper singled, doubled and walked and Ted Comeau singled twice.

Righthander Perry Deveaux started for Halifax but struggled with his control. Righthanded newcomer Jason Plotsky was impressive in relief, working out of a second inning jam and throwing a scoreless third and fourth inning. The Cats finally touched him in the 5th as Ian Lockhart laced a bases loaded triple tying the game at 7. Righthander Pat MacInnis earned the win by throwing four outstanding shutout innings for the Canadians. Halifax is now 2-1 on the season before heading to Sydney for a weekend three-game matchup.

At Memorial Park
Halifax   003   130   001   --   8   12   2
Kentville 120   040   000   --   7    8   1
Perry Deveaux, Jason Plotsky (2), Pat MacInnis (WP,6) and Gregor McPherson; Kevin Nichols, Aaron Nickerson (5), Doug Caldwell (LP,8) and Ian Mosher.
Halifax -- Mark Pelham, double, single, stolen base, two RBI; Brent Cooper, double, single, two RBI; Ryan Veinot, two singles, two stolen bases, two RBI; Ted Comeau, two singles; Kentville -- Ian Lockhart, triple, two singles, four RBI.

Wednesday, May 23
Truro tops Halifax
On what was likely the coldest night in history to play a baseball game, Halifax dropped a 7-2 decision in Truro. Mark Pelham and Adam Lucas each singled twice for Halifax who move to 1-1 on the young season.

At TAAC Grounds
Truro   101 000 40x --7 9 4
Halifax 100 000 010 --2 6 2
Mark Haverstock (LP), Barrett Bellefontaine (4), Chris Munroe (7) and Gregor McPherson; Craig Higgins (WP), Matt Black (6), John Chapman (8) and Jason Hoyt.
Halifax -- Adam Lucas, two singles; Mark Pelham, two singles; Truro -- Jason Hoyt, single, home run, two RBI; John Chapman, single, double

Wednesday, May 16
Canadians win opener
The Halifax Pelham Canadians scored twice in the seventh and eighth innings to defeat the visiting Kentville Wildcats tonight and kick off the 2007 season by a score of 4-2. Adam Lucas belted a game-winning, two-run homer in the 8th, to make a winner of Chris Munroe. Mark Haverstock got the start for Halifax and worked 4.1 innings on a frosty night at the Mainland North Commons. He allowed one run on two hits while fanning six with three walks. Barrett Bellefontaine relieved and threw 3 impressive innings yielding one unearned run on two hits while fanning three with one walk. Munroe spun a crafty 1.2 innings of hitless relief to earn the win on the strength of Lucas' bomb.

At Mainland Common
Kentville   000   010   010   --   2   4   0
Halifax    000   000   22x   --   4   8   4
Kevin Nichols, Cory Kent (6), Jamie Joice (LP,8) and Luke Smith; Mark Haverstock, Barrett Bellefontaine (5), Chris Munroe (WP,8) and Gregor McPherson.
Kentville -- Mike King, double; Nick Hill, two singles; Jeff Bishop, RBI-single; Halifax -- Adam Lucas, two-run homer, single, walk, stolen base; Ryan Veinot, two singles, walk; Ted Comeau, RBI-single; Greg Goodie, RBI single.

Wednesday, May 25
2011 Season

Last night's home opener was postponed due to rain and will be made up ASAP. The roster is in and complete and will be posted today. Keep up with Halifax this season right here on ETeamz.