Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League: Welcome

The Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League is the premier baseball league in Nova Scotia, and has been since its inception in 1977. The league is comprised of 5 teams - the Sydney Sooners, the Truro Bearcats, the Kentville Wildcats, the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians, and the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry.

The league is home to four Canadian senior champions (1985 Kentville Wildcats, 1998 & 2004 Dartmouth Moosehead Dry, and the 2005 Nova Scotia senior all-stars).

As the 2014 league champion, the Sydney Sooners will represent the league at the 2015 Canadian Senior Baseball Championship in Chatham, NB. The tournament will be played Aug. 20-23, 2015.

 

 



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Monday, September 21
Dry Win 18th NSSBL Title

 

The Dartmouth Moosehead Dry capture their 18th NSSBL Championship in their 26 year existence. Stellar pitching performance from Jeff Reeves who picks up his 4th win of the playoffs. Some timely hitting and great defense, carried the Dry to victory. The Dry have won the honor of representing N.S. at next years National Championships to be held in Fredericton, N.B. in late August.  

 

 

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Jeff Reeves(WP), Cam Marling(7TH), Justin Davies(7TH)(SV) and Justin Stephens;

 

Craig Higgins(LP), Guy Pellerine(6th), John Chapman(8th) and Matt Mingo;

 

HIGHLIGHTS--

DRY--

Matt Doudelet three singles;Chris Head single,double,RBI;Greg West two singles;Matt Harding two singles;Dan Comeau double,RBI;Justin Stephens single,RBI;Billy Hartley double,RBI;Anthony McKinley double,RBI;

 

TRURO--

Jeff Chisholm single;Matt Mingo single;Adam Lombard single;Ryan Bates single; Mike Tobin single,2RBI;

 

 

 



Saturday, September 19
Bearcats Stave Off Elimination

The Truro Bearcats won Friday night to stay alive in the best of seven NSSBL finals. Game 5 goes Sunday night at Beazley Field gametime is 7pm. Dartmouth leads the series 3 -1.

 

 

 

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Dart-Cameron Marling (L), Doug Quick (7) and Justin Stephens

Tru-John Chapman (W) and Matt Mingo

Dart Highlights

Anthony McKinley HR 2 RBI

Justin Stephens Double 2 Singles

Truro Highlights

Ryan Bates 2 Singles RBI

Mike Tobin Double, Single

John Chapman Single RBI

 



Wednesday, September 16
Dry One Win Away From Title

The Dartmouth Moosehead Dry are one win away from their 18th NSSBL title after a 5-2 victory. Jeff Reeves was stellar on the mound pitching into the ninth inning. Game 4 is Friday night at the TAAC Grounds in Truro.

 

 

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Jeff Reeves(WP), Justin Davies(9th)(SV) and Justin Stephens;

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HIGHLIGHT

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Chris Gallivan single,double,RBI;Billy Hartley single,double; Matt Doudelet single,double,2RBI;Greg West single;Chris Head single;Matt Harding single;

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Shawn Fuller single,RBI;Dan Bates single;Ryan Bates single; Adam Lombard single;Guy Pellerine single;



Sunday, September 13
Dry Shutout Bearcats and Take 2-0 Lead

 

 

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 DRY-Jason Mosher (W), Justin Davis (Sv) and Justin Stephans

TRU- John Chapman (L) and Matt Mingo

Dry Highlights

Chris Head 2 Singles

Justin Stephans Double RBI

Matt Harding Double

Anthony MacKinley Double RBI

 

 

Truro Highlights

Adam Lombard 2 Singles



Friday, September 11
Dry Bats Stay Hot in Game 1

 

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Guy Pellerine(LP), Dan Bates(4th), Dustin Harvie(6th)and Matt Mingo;

 

HIGHLIGHTS--

DRY--

Anthony McKinley double,three run home run,3RBI;Chris Head three single,2RBI;Dan Comeau single,double;Greg West two singles,2RBI;Billy Hartley single,double,2RBI;Chris Gallivan single,double;Justin Stephens two singles;Matt Doudelet single,RBI;

 

TRURO--

Ryan Bates single,Dan Bates single;

 

Game two is Sunday afternoon at the TAAC Grounds in Truro, game time is 2pm.  



Thursday, September 10
NSSBL All-Stars

2015 NSSBL All-STARS AND AWARDS

CATCHER: MATT DENNEY SYDNEY Sixth in league batting with a .400 average. Second in RBIs with 29. Fifth in doubles with 5. Fourth in home runs with 4.

FIRST BASE GUY PELLERINE TRURO: Batting average of .330. Tied for second in doubles with 10. First in RBIs with 30 and first in home runs with 6.

SECOND BASE PAT GILBERT HALIFAX: Fifth in league batting with an average of.407. Fourth in hits with 44.Tied for fourth in runs scored with 27.Seventh in stolen bases with 10.

SHORTSTOP: IAN LOCKHART KENTVILLE: Batting average of .278

THIRD BASE DAN COMEAU DARTMOUTH: Eleventh in league batting with an average of .341. Fifth in hits with 43. Fifth in RBIs with 24. Tied for second in doubles with 10.

DESIGNATED HITTER: BILLY HARTLEY DARTMOUTH: Third in league batting with an average of .438. Tied for sixth in runs scored with 26. Leader in doubles with 13.

COACH-OF-THE-YEAR: JIM MCEACHERN SYDNEY: He led his SOONERS to the league’s pennant with a 20-8 record.

LEFT HANDED PIITCHER: NATE BREWER SYDNEY: He posted a winning percentage of .778 with a loop-leading 7 wins and 2 losses. He was third in innings pitched with a total of 69.2.

RIGHT HANDED PITCHER: JEFF REEVES DARTMOUTH: Tops in winning percentage with a 6-0 record and leader in the ERA department with a strong1.44.

OUTFIELDERS:

CHRIS HEAD DARTMOUTH: Runnerup to the batting title with a .446 batting average. Leader in stolen bases with 30. Tied for first in hits with 45. Third in runs scored with 30.

MARK PHILLIPS DARTMOUTH: Batting champion with a lofty average of.471. Seventh in base hits with 40. Sixth in runs scored with 26. Fourth in RBIs with 24. Tied for second in doubles with 10.

JAKE PELHAM HALIFAX: Fourth in league batting with an average of .421. Tied for first in hits with 45. Second in runs scored with 32. Leader in triples with 3.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: CHRIS HEAD DARTMOUTH; See above.

GARY MACDONALD MEMORIAL AWARD. GOLD GLOVE AND GOLD BAT AWARD FOR MOST PLAYER OF THE GAME SELECTIONS: CODEY SHRIDER KENTVILLE At bat, he had 25 hits in 81 at bats for an average of .309. On the mound, he had 3 wins and a single loss and led the league in strike outs with 64.



Wednesday, September 9
Dry and Bearcats Get Started Thursday Night

The first game of the NSSBL final will be Thursday night 7:30pm at Beazley Field as the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry host the Truro Bearcats. 

The Dry  finished second in the regular season and defeated Halifax in four games in the best of 5 semi final series
The Bearcats defeated the first place Sydney Sooners in extra innings of game 5 on the weekend. 
The Dry won the season series 6-1 
 
Game 1 - Thursday Sept 10 -7:30pm - Dartmouth 12 Truro 2 
Game 2 - Sunday Sept  13  -2pm @ TAAC Grounds Dartmouth 3 Truro 0
Game 3 - Tuesday Sept 15 -7:30pm @ Beazley Field Dartmouth 5 Truro 2
Game 4 - Friday Sept 18 - 7:30pm @ TAAC Grounds  Truro 4 Dartmouth 2
Game 5 - Sunday Sept 20 - 7:00pm @ Beazley Field


Wednesday, September 9
Dry Advance to Final With Blow Out Win

 

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Visiting Battery: Cam Marling and Dan Comeau

Home Battery: Brandon MacKinnon, Craig Field (4), Jordan Pelham (8) and Shawn Walsh

 

Visiting Highlights

Chris Gallivan: double, single, 2 RBI

Dan Comeau: three singles,  RBI

Chris Head: single, 2 RBI

Billy Hartley: two singles

Matt Harding: two singles

Greg West: single, RBI

 

Home Highlights

Mark Pelham: single, RBI

Connor Sullivan: two singles

Pat Gilbert: single

Paul Davie: single

Shawn Walsh: single

 

The Dartmouth Moosehead Dry have advanced to the finals to face the Truro Bearcats after eliminating the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians 11-1 at the Mainland Common.  Chris Gallivan doubled, singled and knocked in a pair while Dan Comeau had three singles to lead the Dry offence.  Chris Head plated two runs with a single while Greg West and Matt Fay each drove in a run with a single with Matt Harding and Billy Hartley singling twice.  Cam Marling was sterling on the bump allowing 8 hits to earn the win.  Mark Pelham singled and knocked in the lone Canadians' run.  Connor Sullivan singled twice while Pat Gilbert, Paul Davie, Shawn Peverill, Shawn Walsh and Steve Murphy all singled.  Dartmouth takes the series 3-1.  



Saturday, September 5
Bearcats Win Game 5 in Extra Innings

 Truro Bearcats scored a 12th inning win in game five of the best of five NSSBL semi final, defeating the Sydney Sooners, 8-7.

Sooners had won the earlier game of the day by a score of 6-4 to force the fifth and deciding game.

 

 

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Sydney Pitching: Justin Brewer (W); Catcher Matt Denney

Truro Pitching:    John Chapman (L); Catcher, Matt Mingo

 

Sydney Offence:

Phil Brown: Double, 2 Singles, Sac. Fly RBI, 2 Runs Scored, 2 RBI Total

Cory Christie: Double, Single, RBI, 1 Run Scored

Sean Ferguson: 2 Doubles

Josh Forrest: 2 Singles, 2 Runs Scored

Chris Farrow: RBI Single, RBI Sac. Fly

 

Truro Offence:

Matt Mingo: 2 Run Home Run, Single

Dan Bates: Solo Home Run

Guy Pellerine: 2 Singles

Ryan Bates: RBI Single

Mike Tobin, Darson Murphy, Shawn Fuller, Adam Lombard: each with Singles.

 

 

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Truro Pitching: Guy Pellerine, John Chapman (5) (W); Catcher, Matt Mingo

Sydney Pitching: Anthony Iannetti (L); Ken Long (5); Catcher, Matt Denney

 

Truro Offence:

Darson Murphy: Double, 3 Singles, 2 RBI, 1 Run Scored

Mike Tobin: 2 Singles

Jeff Chisholm: Game Winning RBI Single in 12th.

Guy Pellerine, John Chapman, Ryan Bates, Dan Bates, Adam Lombard, each with a Single

 

 

Sydney Offence:

Jeff MacKinnon: 2 Doubles, Run Scored, Stolen Base

Josh Forrest: 2 Singles, 2 Runs Scored

Phil Brown: 2 Singles, Run Scored, Stolen Base

Friday, September 4

Pelham Canadians Beat Dry to Stay in Semifinal Series

 

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HIGHLIGHTS--

DRY--Chris Head single,double; Dan Comeau two singles;Jeff Reeves single;Chris Gallivan single;Anthony McKinley single;Matt Doudelet single,2RBI;Scott Harrison double,2RBI;Greg West single,RBI;

 

HALIFAX--

Jake Pelham two singles, double;Josh Pelham three singles,2RBI;Shawn Peverill two singles,RBI;



Wednesday, September 2
Dry Shutout Halifax to Take 2-0 Lead

 

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Home Battery- Mark Haverstock(L), Jordan Pelham (6), Mark Pelham (9) and Shawn Walsh

 

Visiting Highlights

Greg West: two singles, 2 RBI; Justin Stephens: three singles, RBI; Dan Comeau: three singles,  RBI

Matt Doudelet: double, single, RBI; Matt Harding: two singles

 

 

Home Highlights

Jake Pelham: two singles; Connor Sullivan: two singles

 

The Dartmouth Moosehead Dry received a brilliant pitching performance from Jeff Reeves who fired a three-hitter on the way to a 7-0 shutout of the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians at the Mainland Common.  Greg West drove in a pair with two singles and Matt Doudelet knocked in one with a double and a single.  Justin Stephens lined three singles with an RBI while Dan Comeau also had three singles.  Reeves was masterful through the 8th inning fanning 7.   The Dry now take a 2-0 lead in the best of five semi-final series and look for a sweep Thursday evening at Beazley Field.  Gametime is 7:00pm.  



Monday, August 31
Dry Whip Pelham Canadians

 

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HIGHLIGHTS--

DRY--

Chris Head three singles,double,2RBI;Dan Comeau two doubles, single,2RBI;Greg West two singles, double,2RBI;Justin Stephens two singles,RBI;Chris Gallivan single,double;Billy Hartley double,RBI;Anthony McKinley single,RBI;Matt Harding double;

 

HALIFAX--

Shawn Walsh two singles;Jake Pelham two singles; Brandon Devlin two singles;

 

Game 2 goes Tuesday Night at Mainland Common 



Saturday, August 29
Bearcats Take 2-0 Series Lead

Truro has the two time defending champs against the ropes.  Truro won game 2 of the best of 5 semi final series 5-2 over Sydney, to take a 2-0 series lead.  

 

 

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Visiting Highlights
Jordan Shepard 2 Single RBI
Josh Forest 2 Singles



Home Highlights
Darson Murphy 2 Singles RBI
Guy Pellerine Double Single
Dan Bates 2 Doubles 1 Single 2 RBI



Saturday, August 29
Bearcats Take 1-0 Series Lead

The Truro Bearcats fell behind early and John Chapman settled in to shutdown the Sooners. Jeff Chisholm hit a solo home run in the 8th inning to give the Bearcats the 1-0 series lead. Game 2 is Saturday afternoon at 1pm in Truro. The other series between Halifax and Dartmouth gets underway Sunday night 7pm at Beazley Field.

 

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Visiting Highlights

Jordan Shepard Single RBI

Sean Ferguson Single 2 RBI

Home Highlights

Darson Murphy 2 Doubles, Single RBI;Ryan Bates 2 Singles RBI; Jeff Chisholm GW HR RBI

 

 

 

 



Thursday, August 27
Semi Final Play-Off Schedule

Halifax (3rd) vs Dartmouth (2nd)
Game 1: Sunday August 30, 7:00pm @ Dartmouth - Dartmouth 11 Halifax 2
Game 2: Tuesday Sept 1, 7:00pm @ Mainland- Dartmouth 7 Halifax 0
Game 3: Thursday Sept 3, 7:00pm @ Dartmouth-  Halifax 9 - Dartmouth 5
Game 4: Tuesday Sept 8, 7:00pm @Mainland - Dartmouth 11- Halifax 1

Truro(4th) vs Sydney (1st)
Game 1 -Friday Aug 28, 7:30 in Truro - Truro 4 Sydney 3
Game 2 - Saturday Aug 29, 1pm in Truro - Truro 5 Sydney 2
Game 3 - Friday Sept 4, 7pm in Sydney -Sydney 16- Truro7
Game 4 - Saturday Sept 5, 1pm in Sydney - Sydney 6 Truro 4
Game 5- Saturday Sept 5, 5pm in Sydney Truro 8 Sydney 7


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