Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League: 2011 Season

Sunday, May 15
A PREVIEW OF THE NSSBL - 2011

When the 5 members of the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball hit the diamond this coming week, there are many questions to be answered for each team. Can the aging Dartmouth Moosehead Dry, especially with the retirement of ace Jason Bailey, continue its winning ways? Can the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians return to the top, after having won the league title in 2009? Can the Sydney Sooners after winning 12 games in 2010 compared to just 3 in 2009 finally capture the title that has eluded them for many years? Will the Kentville Wildcats take the next step from the middle of the pack to the top with the addition of numerous college players this season? Will the Truro Bearcats rebound from a tough year last season with the addition of talented youngsters, especially on the mound?

 

Here’s a look at each team for 2011 with highlights from last season as the first pitch is ready to be thrown on Fri., 7:30  at the TAAC Grounds in Truro when the Sooners pay a visit.

 

Dartmouth (2010- 1st place 19-8, defeated Halifax 4-1 in league final)

Coaches: Head Coach, Darren Doucette, Asst. Bobby Gillis

 

The retirement of Bailey is a huge void for the Dry to fill, he was simply the best pitcher in Canada amateur baseball over the past decade. Ex-pros, Steve Nelson (8-0) and Craig Langille

(5-2) will be counted on for lots of innings. Jeff Reeves who battled arm problems last season is healthy once again. An interesting addition to the squad is 16-year-old Anthony McKinley who attends the Vauxhall Baseball Academy in Alberta.  The offense will be driven by the big 3 – MVP Joel Irvine, who led the league in hitting at .393, Greg West, playoff MVP who hit .324, and Darren Doucette who led the league with 10 HRs and 40 RBIs. Chris Head, an all-star who hit .341, and Matt Thomas (.351) set the table from the #1 and 2 spots. All-star, Colin Johnson (.303), and the dependable double-play combo of SS Chris Gallivan and 2B Dan Comeau also returns. Justin Stephens will do the catching.

 

Halifax (2nd place, 17-10, defeated Sydney 3-1 in semis, lost 4-1 to the Dry in final)

Coaches: Mark Pelham, Mark Haverstock, Ryan Veinot

 

With the departure of coach Jim Pelham the Canadians have a very different look. The coaching trio will look to the veterans to hopefully jump back to the top of the league. Top lefty Barrett Bellefontaine (6-2) and RHP Haverstock (5-3) along with Steve Ivey anchor the pitching staff. Pat MacInnis and Mike Butler are gone.  LHP Reggie Snow, Dartmouth Juniors, will add some innings. Veterans Adam Lucas (.343), Veniot (.323), and Pelham (.319) will supply the offensive sock with support from CF Paul Davie, 3B Josh Pelham,  and 1B Sean Peverill. The squad is deep behind the plate with Shawn Walsh, Brandon Devlin, and ex-Dry, Randy Stewart.

 

Sydney (3rd place, 12-16, lost to Halifax in semis, 3-1)

Coaches: Head Coach: Jim (Rico) McEachern, Asst. Beau Chiasson

 

Going from just 3 victories in a tough 2009 season to 12 wins in 2010 provides lots of motivation for the Sooners with almost every player returning and some top juniors moving up. Beau Chiasson, runner-up as league MVP, hit .379 while C Matt Denney had a breakout season offensively hitting .354. Veteran SS Jason Snow, 3B Cory Christie, and P/OF Paul Doucette will add some big bats. Coach McEachern is excited about the juniors joining the club as they showed their talent last year, winning the provincial title. Those to watch for are P/OF Jonny MacLeod, 2B Greg MacKinnon, SS Matt Oliver, P R.J. Barrett, C Jonathan Boutilier, and P Anthony Ianetti.  On the mound the Sooners will look to Justin Brewer (5-4), Kenny Long, Doucette, and Nick Shaw who led the league in ERA last season to provide the bulk of the innings. Aussie Tyler Anderson has returned to Australia and will be missed.

 

Kentville (4th place, 11-17, lost 3-0 in semis to the Dry)

Head Coaches: Ian Mosher, Chris Salsman

 

No team has as many players striving for roster spots as the Wildcats. While veterans like DH/P Curtis Falls (.374), SS Ian Lockhart (.341), and brother Mike Lockhart (.341) drive the offense, Nick Hill, Les Berry, and Kevin Benjamin, returning after 3 years away, will help. Benjamin hit .402 in ’08. In addition ex-pro P/DH Trevor Wamback returns after a year away. The biggest addition just may be Kevin Matheson, returning after a year off. The former Truro Bearcat is a 3-time batting champ and a member of the all NSSBL all-star team. Veterans LHP Kevin Nichols, Falls, and righties Cory Kent, Kevin Daurie, Bobby Selby, and  Shayne Conrad are back. However, the excitement around the addition of college stars Joel Holland (U. of Calgary) and Dartmouth native Codey Shrider from Allan Hancock Junior College in Santa Maria, California is obvious in coach Mosher’s voice. Shrider led the team with a 5-2 record. Other returnees are outfielders Jason Pleasant-Sampson, Rob Sheppard, and Ryan Pearl. Galen Acker (U. of C.) and Dartmouth junior Josh Parker will catch.

 

Truro (5th place, 10-18, missed playoffs)

Head Coach: Scott MacGillivray

 

The loss of the great Craig Higgins and stars Kevin Matheson, Jason Hoyt, and Billy MacKenzie was too much last year and the record showed it. There is plenty of optimism this season as many new players have joined the Bearcats. For starters, MacKenzie is back, he hit .352 in ’09 and .420 in 2008. Guy Pellerine had a phenomenal offensive year last season hitting .383 with 7 homers while veterans J.P. Wood (.325) and Joe MacPherson will add some clout. Also returning are Tyler Delaney from the U. of Maine, Darson Murphy, and the Davis brothers, Jason and Matt. Returning pitchers are Craig Field, Matt Black, Jason Smith, John Chapman, and lefty Brandon Mullaly. Excitement abounds with the new hurlers joining the team – RHP Jacob Moffat via the Prairie Baseball Academy and Dal, and lefty Shane Dupuis who played at the U. of Maine with Delaney. Two righties, Daniel Bates and Wesley Mosher, join the Cats from the defunct Truro Intermediates and the Stellarton Albions respectively. Of particular interest is the return of 46-year-old Greg Marquis, a former Dry great who was league MVP in 1991, he stroked a home run in a pre-season game last weekend.

 

From the Sidelines – the league is partnering with Rawling’s again this year for the Rawling’s Minor Ball Week, to be held June 29 to July 5. The league has a new web address www.nssbl.com. The Dry will represent the league at this year’s senior nationals in Chatham, N.B. Aug. 25-28, Halifax will join the Dry as an invitee of Baseball Canada.

 


Monday, May 9
OUR NEW WEBSITE

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www.nssbl.com

Join us often - the schedule is posted, the dates for the Rawling's Minor Ball Week are up, and don't forget 10 days from tomorrow, it's ... Play Ball! 



Friday, May 13
CLEVE'S SOURCE FOR SPORTS TO AGAIN SPONSOR PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD

Cleve's Source For Sports, a longtime supporter of the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League, has agreed to once again sponsor the Player of the Week Award throughout the 2011 regular season and playoffs. Cleve's will provide a gift certificate to the player selected which will be presented to the player at his team's first home game after the decision is made. The award will be presented each week to the player who makes the most significant contribution to his team during the week of play from Sun. to Sat. with the announcement made each Mon.

Watch this site and catch the announcement via the local media each week.



Tuesday, September 13

Top hitters, based on Min. 99 Plate Appearances

 

Team

At Bats

Runs

Hits

RBI

Average

Greg West

Dar

121

31

51

20

.421

Billy McKenzie

Tru

94

14

38

20

.404

Adam Lucas

Hfx

128

24

51

27

.398

Mark Pelham

Hfx

138

27

54

29

.391

Chris Head

Dar

143

43

55

17

.385

Kevin Matheson

Ken

97

24

37

19

.381

Cory Christie

Syd

127

25

48

31

.378

Ian Lockhart

Ken

114

28

43

28

.377

Ryan Veinot

Hfx

133

42

49

19

.368

Darson Murphy

Tru

143

23

52

13

.364

Guy Pellerine

Tru

115

14

41

30

.357

Joel Irvine

Dar

133

36

46

37

.346

J.P. Wood

Tru

87

10

30

9

.345

Darren Doucette

Dar

122

36

41

35

.336

Mike Lockhart

Ken

108

17

36

22

.334

John Chapman

Tru

105

17

35

14

.333

 

Hits

Chris Head (Dar), 55; Mark Pelham (Hfx), 54; Darson Murphy (Tru), 52; Greg West (Dar), 51; Adam Lucas (Hfx), 51; Ryan Veinot (Hfx), 49; Cory Christie (

Sunday, September 11
CHRISTIE AND BREWER LEAD SOONERS TO PLAYOFFS

BEARCATS (8-24)      000 000 104    5R 10H 0E

SOONERS (10-22)      221 140 00x  10R 17H 2E  

Craig Field (L, 1-6), John Chapman (7), and Matt Davis

Justin Brewer (W, 4-7), Paul Doucette (9), and Matt Denney

Joe MacPherson, HR (3), single; Craig Field, double, single; J.P. Wood ,2 singles; Darson Murphy, 2 singles

Cory Christie, 2 HR (6), single, 6 RBI; Jeff Maxner, 2 doubles, single; Matt Denney, double, 3 singles; Kenny Long, 2 singles

The regular season schedule wraps up today with the Kentville Wildcats playing the Canadians at 2:00 at Mainland Common and then heading to Beazley Field for a 7:00 p.m. tilt with the Dry (please note the start time of 7:00



Sunday, September 11
WILDCATS SPLIT TO FINISH SEASON AT .500

GAME 1 - MARK PELHAM'S 9TH INNING SINGLE PLATES WINNING RUN

WILDCATS (15-16)      310 221 000   9R 10H 1E

CANADIANS (21-11)    003 102 031 10R 17H 3E

Clyde Landry, Sushi Ueda (8, L, 0-1), and Galen Aker

Pat Gilbert, Reggie Snow (7), Jeff Tousenard, (8, W, 2-0), and Randy Stewart

Curtis Falls, double, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Galen Aker, 2 singles, RBI; Jason Pleasant-Sampson, triple, RBI; Rob Shepperd, single, RBI

Mark Pelham, double, 3 singles, 5 RBI; Brandon Devlin, double, 2 singles, RBI; Scott Willgress, double, 2 singles; 2 RBI; Adam Lucas, 2 singles, 2 RBI

These same two teams meet on Wed., 7:30 at Mainland Common, in the 1st game of a best 3 of 5 semi-final series - it should be a dandy! 

GAME 2 - 42-YEAR-OLD CORY KENT TOSSES CG WIN TO ENSURE CATS' .500 SEASON

WILDCATS (16-16)   002 301 000  6R 11H 3E 

DRY (25-7)                300 000 010  4R   9H 1E

Cory Kent (W, 2-5) and Galen Aker

Craig Sinyerd (L, 0-1), Adam Oickle (5), Craig Langille (8), and Justin Stephens

Ian Lockhart, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Ryan Pearl, double, 2 singles; Kevin Matheson, double, RBI; Ian Mosher, double, Josh Parker, double; Jason Pleasant-Sampson, single, RBI

Joel Irvine, Solo HR (6), 2 singles; Darren Doucette, 2 singles; Dan Comeau, double; Justin Stephens, single, RBI; Chris Head, single, 2 SB (sets a new NSSBL record with 43 SB for the season, breaking his own personal record of 42)

The Dry begins their quest for another league championship at home on Sat. when they face the Sydney Sooners, game times, 3:00 and 7:00 (please note start times)



Sunday, September 11
SOONERS' "ROCK" ALL SEASON CLEVE'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The Sydney Sooners’ 3rd baseman, Cory Christie, who has had a tremendous season in a tough year for the Sooners is the Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week in the NSSBL. Christie saved his best for the final Sooners’ game of the season, belting his 5th and 6th home runs of the season while adding a single and driving in 6 runs, ensuring the Sydney squad a place in the league playoffs in a 10-5 win over the Truro Bearcats.

 

Others considered for the award were Christie’s teammate, Justin Brewer, who picked up the win in the final game, the Dartmouth’s Joel Irvine, Kentville’s Curtis Falls, and Halifax’s Mark Pelham



Friday, September 9
DOUCETTE'S 375' HR PROVIDES JR. AFFILIATE MARLING WITH 1ST VICTORY

DRY (25-6)                       000 410 000 5R 10H 1E

CANADIANS (20-11)        200 020 000 4R   7H 2E

Cameron Marling (W, 1-0), Craig Sinyerd (7), Craig Langille (8, SV2), and Justin Stephens

Mark Haverstock (L, 9-4), Steve Ivey (7), and Shawn Walsh

Darren Doucette, Game-winning Solo HR (13), single; Matt Thomas, double, 2 singles, RBI; Colin Johnson, double, RBI; Chris Head, double, RBI; Justinn Stephens, double

Mark Pelham, 2 singles; Shawn Peverill, double, RBI; Adam Lucas, single, RBI; Scott Willgress, single, RBI

The BIG game between the Sydney Sooners and the Truro Bearcats goes tomorrow (Sat.), 4:00, at Susan McEachern Memorial Ball Park in Sydney. If the Sooners win they claim the last playoff spot, should the Bearcats win the teams play a sudden death game in Truro, 4:00, Sunday



Wednesday, September 7
JUNIOR AFFILIATES PLAY BIG ROLE IN DRY WIN, BAILEY GOES TO 5-0

BEARCATS (8-23)        200 100 102     6R 13H 2E

DRY (24-6)                    005 105 00X  11R  15H 3E

Damen Blois (L, 0-1), Jacob Moffat (3), Jason Davis (6), and Matt Davis

Jason Bailey (W, 5-0), Craig Sinyerd (8), and Justin Stephens

Billy MacKenzie, 2 doubles, single, 2 RBI; John Chapman, double, single, 2 RBI; Darson Murphy, 2 singles; Lee Spares, 2 singles; Jason Davis, double

Matt Harding, double, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Dan Comeau, 3 singles, RBI; Colin Johnson, 2 singles, RBI; Justin Stephens, 2 singles, RBI; Joel Irvine, 2 singles; Chris Head, double, RBI; Matt Doudelet, single, 2 RBI 

The Dry host the Kentville Wildcats tomorrow (Thurs.), 7:30 at Beazley Field



Monday, September 5
DRY'S JOEL IRVINE CLEVE'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK (TO SEPT. 3)

Veteran third baseman Joel Irvine of the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry has been selected as the Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week in the NSSBL. Irvine, last year’s league MVP, led the Dry to two wins last week against the Truro Bearcats and the Kentville Wildcats. After stroking two singles against the Bearcats on Wed., he smashed a grand slam home run and a single on Thurs. against the Wildcats. The circuit blow moved him into the league lead with 35 runs batted in and into second place tie in home runs with 5. He also played strong defensively.

 

Others considered for the award were Irvine’s teammate Dan Comeau, Halifax’s Ryan Veinot, the Wildcats’ Curtis Falls, the Sooners’ Justin Brewer, and the Bearcats’ Guy Pellerine. 



Sunday, September 4
WILDCATS BACK TO .500, NICHOLS THROWS CG WITH 9Ks

BEARCATS (8-22)         002 040 000   6R   8H 1E

WILDCATS (15-15)        005 012 00X   8R 10H 1E

Brandon Malally (L, 4-4), John Chapman (6), and Scott Baillie

Kevin Nichols (W, 4-2) and Galen Aker

Guy Pellerine, double, single, 3 RBI; J.P. Wood, 2 singles, RBI; Billy MacKenzie, 2 singles, RBI

Ian Lockhart, double, 2 RBI; Rob Shepperd, double, 2 RBI; Kevin Matheson, double, single; Mike Lockhart, 2 singles, RBI

The Wildcats hit the road for Mainland Common on Tues. to take on the the Canadians while the Dry host the Bearcats as the schedule winds down to the final game to decide 4th place this weekend in Sydney (TBD)



Saturday, September 3
DRY MOVES TO 23-6 WITH WIN OVER WILDCATS

DRY (23-6)                      250 101 031   12R 15H 3E

WILDCATS (13-14)       300 300 100      7R 13H 4E

Steve Neslon (W, 8-2), Cameron Marling (9), and Craig Sinyerd

Corey Kent (L, 1-5), Kevin Daurie (8), Astushi Ueda (9), and Galen Aker, Josh Parker (8)

Joel Irvine, Grand Slam HR (5), single, 4 RBI; Matt Thomas, 2 doubles, single, RBI; Greg West double, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Dan Comeau, 2 singles, RBI 

Ian Lockhart, triple, double, 3 RBI; Ryan Pearl, double, single, RBI; Nick Hill, 2 singles, RBI; Curtis Falls, 2 singles, RBI

The Wildcats host the Sydney Sooners, battling the Truro Bearcats for the final playoff spot, Sat., game times 4:00 and 7:00



Saturday, September 3
SOONERS SPLIT, TRURO CONTROLS ITS DESTINY

GAME 1 - BREWER HURLS WIN, CHRISTIE AND MACKINNON LEAD OFFENSE

SOONERS (9-21)      000 600 501    12R 14H 2E

WILDCATS (13-15)   000 040 210      7R 14H 4E

Justin Brewer (W, 3-7), Paul Doucette (9), and Matt Denney

Shayne Conrad (L, 4-3), Clyde Landry (7), and Josh Parker

Cory Christie, 2-Run HR (4), 2 RBI; Greg MacKinnon, double, single, 2 RBI; Jeff Maxner, double, 2 singles, 2 RBI

Ian Lockhart, double, 2 singles, RBI; Kevin Matheson, double, single; Josh Parker, 2 singles, 3 RBI

GAME 2 - CURTIS FALLS HURLS CG 7-HITTER, HELPS OWN CAUSE OFFENSIVELY

SOONERS (9-22)     001 000 200    3R   7H 1E

WILDCATS (14-15)  200 400 20X    8R 11H 0E

 Kenny Long (L, 1-6), Paul Doucette (2), Matt Denney, Greg MacKinnon (7)

Curtis Falls (W, 4-4) and Galen Aker

Jeff Maxner, double, single, RBI; Cory Christie, 2 singles; Paul Doucette, single, RBI

Rob Shepperd, triple, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Curtis Falls, 2 doubles, RBI; Kevin Matheson, 2 singles; Mike Lockhart, single, 2 RBI

The Bearcats head to Kentville for a 7:00 game on Sun., a game that has huge playoff implications, the Bearcats are 8-21, the Sooners 9-22, both 15 games back of the league-leading Dry.



Wednesday, August 31
DAN COMEAU HITS WALK-OFF RBI SINGLE IN 9TH

BEARCATS (8-21)     000 420 001     7R   9H 1E

DRY (22-6)                 120 010 301     8R 17H 5E

Craig Field, John Chapman (7, L, 0-5)and Matt Davis

Craig Langille, Cameron Marling (6), Jason Bailey (9, W, 4-0) and Justin Stephens

Darson Murphy, double, single; Adam Lombard, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Darrell MacLellan, double

Dan Comeau, 2 singles, Game-winning RBI in 9th; Colin Johnson, Solo HR (6), 2 doubles, single; Matt Thomas, Solo HR (1), single; Greg West, Solo HR (4), 2 RBI; Darren Doucette, double, 2 singles, RBI; Justin Stephens, double, single, RBI



Tuesday, August 30
GREAT NEWS FOR THE NSSBL, BELLEFONTAINE'S BACK, WINS 2ND GAME

CANADIANS (20-10)              004 115 6XX   17R 18H 0E

BEARCATS (8-20)                 000 000 5XX     5R  5H 5E (10 run rule)

Barrett Bellefontaine (W, 2-0), Patty Gilbert (6), and Randy Stewart

Brandon Malally (L, 4-3), Daniel Bates (6), Joe MacPherson (7), and Scott Baillie

Ryan Veinot, double, 4 singles; Paul Davie, 3 singles; Randy Stewart, 2 doubles; Adam Lucas, 2 singles

John Chapman, 3 singles; Guy Pellerine, double, 3 RBI



Monday, August 22
ADAM LUCAS CLEVE'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK (TO AUG 20)

Second baseball Adam Lucas of the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians has been chosen the Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week in the NSSBL. Lucas, a consistent hitter with the Canadians over many years, had a big week in the team’s 3 consecutive wins. He had a total of 11 hits in 16 at bats (.687), pushing his season average to .400. His biggest game was Sat., Game 1 when he went 5 for 5 with 2 RBIs against the Truro Bearcats, in the second game he stroked his first home run of the season and added 2 singles in driving in 4 runners. In the team’s come- from-behind victory over the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry on Thurs. he had 3 singles. In total he drove in 9 runs while scoring 6 times.

 

Others considered for the award were Lucas’ teammate, Mark Haverstock, the Dry’s Darren Doucette, Sydney’s Cory Christie, and Truro’s Guy Pellerine



Sunday, August 21
DRY STAVE OFF 9TH INNING WILDCAT RALLY, END IT WITH A SPECTACULAR 1-6-3 DP

DRY (21-6)                     300 000 100  4R 11H 1E

WILDCATS (13-13)         001 000 002  3R    9H 0E

Steve Nelson (W, 7-2), Criag Langille (6, SV1), and Justin Stephens

Kevin Nichols (L, 3-2), Shayne Conrad (6), and Galen Aker

Darren Doucette, 2-Run HR (12); Joel Irvine, double, single, RBI; Chris Head, double, 2 singles; Matt Thomas, double, RBI

David MacIntyre, double, 2 singles; Luke Conrad, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Ian Lockhart, single, RBI; Nick Hill, 2 singles



Sunday, August 21
SOONERS AND BEARCATS SPLIT - RACE FOR THE FINAL PLAYOFF SPOT CONTINUES

GAME 1 - DOUCETTE PICKS UP BIG WIN, MACKINNON DRIVES IN 3

SOONERS (8-20)         020 105 001  9R 15H 1E

BEARCATS (7-19)       000 023 300   8R 15H 1E

Kenny Long, Paul Doucette (7, W, 2-3), and Matt Denney

Craig Field (L, 1-5), and Scott Baillie

Greg MacKinnon, double, 3 RBI; Cory Christie, double, 2 singles; Justin Brewer, double, single; Nick Shaw, double, single; Jeff Maxner, 2 singles

Joe MacPherson, double, 2 singles; Guy Pellerine, double, single; J.P. Wood, 3 singles; John Chapman, 2 singles

GAME 2 - MALALLY HURLS BRILLIANT ONE-HITTER OVER 5

SOONERS (8-21)        000 00X XXX  0R   1H 0E

BEARCATS (8-19)      021 41X XXX   8R 12H 0E (game called after 5 due to rain and field conditions)

Justin Brewer (,2-7) and Matt Denney

Brandon Malally (W, 4-3) and Scott Baillie

Jonathan Boutilier, single

Guy Pellerine, double, single; Darson Murphy, 3 singles; Adam Lombard, 3 singles; J.P. Wood, 2 singles; John Chapman, 2 singles; Joe MacPherson, 2 singles

 



Saturday, August 20
CANADIANS KEEP ON WINNING AS NATIONALS APPROACH

GAME 1 - MARK BAIGENT PICKS UP 1ST NSSBL WIN IN CANADIANS ONSLAUGHT

BEARCATS (7-17)                    001 010 0XX    2R 9H 0E

CANADIANS (18-10)                002 057 XXX   14R 19H 2E

John Chapman (L, 0-4), Tyler Delaney (6), Joe MacPherson (6), and Scott Baillie

Mark Baigent (W, 1-0) and Shawn Walsh

Guy Pelerine, HR (3), double, single; J.P. Wood, double, RBI; Tyler Delaney, 2 singles

Adam Lucas, triple, 2 doubles, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Randy Stewart, double, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Josh Pelham, double, single, 3 RBI; Shawn Walsh, double, 2 singles, Mark Haverstock, triple, 3 RBI

GAME 2 - HAVERSTOCK DOES IT AGAIN THIS WEEKEND, LUCAS HOT

BEARCATS (7-18)                   001 032 001    7R 19H 1E

CANADIANS (19-10)                220 200 20X    8R 11H 0E

Guy Pellerine (L, 0-1) and Scott Baillie

Reggie Snow, Mark Haverstock (W, 9-3) and Brandon Devlin

J.P. Wood, triple, 2 singles, RBI; Scott Baillie, 4 singles, RBI; Billy MacKenzie, double, 2 singles; Craig Field, 3 singles; Guy Pellerine, 2 doubles, RBI; John Chapman, double, 2 RBI; Joe MacPherson, 2 singles

Adam Lucas, HR (1), single, 4 RBI; Mark Pelham, 3 singles; Randy Stewart, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Paul Davie, 2 singles; Josh Pelham, single, RBI

 

 



Friday, August 19
CANADIANS EXPLODE WITH 9 RUNS IN 7TH, HAVERSTOCK CRUISES TO 8TH WIN

WILDCATS (13-12)           000 010 0XX    1R   5H 1E

CANADIANS (17-10)        000 011  9XX   11R 16H 0E

Curtis Falls (L, 3-4), Kevin Daurie, and Galen Aker

Mark Haverstock (W, 8-3) and Shawn Walsh

Ian Lockhart, triple, single; Nick Hill, 2 singles; Jason Pleasant-Sampson, single, RBI

Mark Pelham, 4 singles, 2 RBI; Scott Willgress, 2 doubles, single; Shawn Walsh, double, single; Shawn Peverill, 2 singles; Barrett Bellefontaine, 2 singles; Ryan Veinot, double, 3 RBI

The Canadians host the Truro Bearcats for a doubleheader Sat., 12:00 and 3:00, while the Sydney Sooners travel to Kentville to play the Wildcats at 3:00 and 6:00 



Thursday, August 18
VEINOT'S BIG HIT GIVES JUNIOR AFFILIATE, JEFF TOUSENARD, 1ST NSSBL WIN

CANADIANS (16-10)       000 100 005    6R 11H 1E

DRY ((20-6)                    013 000 000   5R   6H 3E

Steve Ivey, Jeff Tousenard (7, W,1-0), and Randy Stewart

Jason Bailey, Jeff Reeves (4, L, 4-1) and Justin Stephens

Ryan Veinot, GW 3-run double in 9th, single; Adam Lucas, 3 singles, Mark Pelham, 2 singles 

Darren Doucette, 3-Run HR (11); Chris Gallivan, 2 singles; Chris Head, 2 singles 

The Canadians host the Kentville Wildcats (13-11) Fri. evening at Mainland Common, first pitch 7:30



Tuesday, August 16
ERRORS UNDO CATS IN 12TH, BAILEY FANS 13 IN 5

DRY (20-5)                100 000 010 007    9R 6H 0E

BEARCATS (7-16)       000 000 020 000     2R 7H 4E

Craig Langille, Jason Bailey (8, W, 3-0) and Justin Stephens 

Craig Field, Brandon Malally (8), John Chapman (9, L, 0-3) and Matt Davis

John Chapman, single RBI; Adam Lombard, single, RBI

Colin Johnson, single, 2 RBI; Darren Doucette, double

The Dry cross the bridge Tues. to face the Canadians at Mainland Common and welcome the Canadians to Beazley Thurs. in another home and home battle



Monday, August 15
CANADIANS' MARK HAVERSTOCK CLEVE'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK (TO AUG. 13)

Veteran right-hander Mark Haverstock has been chosen as the Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week in the NSSBL. Haverstock was the main reason for the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians picking up two victories in their 3-game series with the Sydney Sooners this past weekend in Sydney. Haverstock threw a complete game, 5-hit shutout on Friday evening and then quieted the Sooners’ bats after an 8-run outburst in the 7th inning of the second game, pitching the last two innings. He picked up his second mound win when his teammates scored 2 runs in the 9th for a 15-14 win. With the two victories Haverstock joins Dartmouth Moosehead Dry’s Craig Langille atop the wins column in the senior circuit with 7.

 Others considered for the award were the Sooners’ Cory Christie and Justin Brewer, the Canadians’ Mark Pelham, Kentville’s Kevin Matheson, and Truro’s Darson Murphy.


Sunday, August 14
IRVINE AND DOUCETTE'S 2-RUN DINGERS LEAD DRY TO VICTORY

DRY (19-5)                  104 223 000 12R 13H 0E

BEARCATS (7-15)       120 000 000    3R 12H 4E

Steve Nelson (W, 6-2), Jeff Reeves (8), and Justin Stephens

Jason Smith (L, 3-4), Daniel Bates (5), and Matt Davis

Joel Irvine, 2-Run HR (4), 2 singles; Darren Doucette, 2-Run HR (10); Chris Head, 2 doubles; Chris Gallivan, 2 singles

Darson Murphy, double, single; Joe MacPherson, 2 singles; J.P. Wood, 2 singles

The two teams are back at it tomorrow night at the TAAC Grounds in Truro, 1st pitch 7:30



Saturday, August 13
HAVERSTOCK MOVES TO 6-3 WITH CG 5 HITTER

CANADIANS (14-9)      002 000 000  2R 7H 1E

SOONERS (6-19)        000 000 000  0R 5H 1E

Mark Haverstock (W, 6-3) and Shawn Walsh

Paul Doucete (L, 1-3) and Matt Denney

Mark Pelham, double, RBI; Shawn Peverill, 2 singles; Adam Lucas, double

Justin Brewer, 2 singles

The two teams play a doubleheader today with game times at 12:00 and 3:00



Saturday, August 13
FALLS PICKS UP VICTORY IN RELIEF OF DEPARTING SHRIDER

BEARCATS (7-14)     022 100 100    6R 13H 0E

WILDCATS (13-11)     104 000 22X   9R 16H 0E

Brandon Malally, John Chapman (3, L, 0-2) and Scott Baillie

Codey Shrider, Curtis Falls (7, W, 3-3) and Galen Aker

Darson Murphy, double, single, 2 RBI; Joe MacPherson, double, single, RBI; Daniel Bates, double, single; Jason Smith, 2 singles, RBI

Kevin Matheson, double, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Mike Lockhart, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Rob Sheperd, double, single; Codey Shrider, 3 singles

The Bearcats host the Dry tomorrow night (Sun.) at the TAAC Grounds at 7:00 (please note start time) 

 



Saturday, August 13
DRY'S ANTHONY MCKINLEY IMPRESSIVE AT SELECTS TOURNEY
Anthony McKinley of the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry threw just 4 innings for the N.S. Selects (17 and under) at the Canada Cup Baseball Tournament in Moncton this week but his numbers were impressive. He allowed 3 runs, 1 earned (1.75 ERA), allowing just 2 hits, walking 4, and striking out 8. The N.S. team finished at 3-2 and will play N.B., also 3-2, in a placement game tomorrow.

Saturday, August 13
SOONERS/CANADIANS SPLIT ON SAT.

GAME 1 - HAVERSTOCK CALMS THE STORM IN 8TH, PICKS UP 2ND WEEKEND WIN

CANADIANS (15-9)    432 040 002   15R 14H 1E

SOONERS (6-20)      103 010 801    14R 16H 6E 

Reggie Snow, Ryan Veinot (7), Mark Haverstock (8, W, 7-3) and Randy Stewart

Jason Snow, Anthony Ianetti (6, L, 1-3), Paul Doucette (9) and Jonathan Boutilier

Ryan Veinot, HR (2), double, 2 singles; Mark Pelham, double, 2 singles; Adam Lucas, 2 singles

Cory Christie, 2-Run HR (3), double, single; Jason Snow, 3-Run HR (2), single; Paul Doucette, HR (2), 2 singles; Justin Brewer, double, 2 singles

GAME 2 - BREWER THROWS CG IN "MUST WIN" VICTORY 

CANADIANS (15-10)   100 203 000    6R 10H 0E

SOONERS (7-20)        103 301 00X   8R  6H 1E

Pat Gilbert (L, 0-1) Mark Pelham (7) and Shawn Walsh

Justin Brewer (W, 2-6) and Jonathan Boutilier

Mark Pelham, HR (1), single; Josh Pelham, 2 singles; Shawn Walsh, 2 singles

Cory Christie, double, 2 single; Nick Shaw, double, single

 

 



Monday, August 8
2ND WILDCATS' ROOKIE NAMED CLEVE'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Dartmouth native Codey Shrider has made quite an impression in his first season in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League and is this week’s winner of the Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week Award. Shrider, who will be returning to Allan Hancock Community College in Santa Maria, California, just north of Los Angeles, for his sophomore year, played a big role in the Kentville Wildcats’ 3-game sweep of the Sydney Sooners. He came on in relief in the 8th inning of the first game of the series to get a save in the Wildcats’ 11-10 win and then scattered 9 hits in a complete game victory on Sat. in a 6-5 victory. This is his first career win in the NSSBL. He also had a double and a single in the game to help his own cause.

 

Other players considered for the award were the Sooners’ Derrick Aucoin, Halifax’s Adam Lucas, and the Dry’s Chris Head



Sunday, August 7
BEST GAME OF THE YEAR - BAILEY, REEVES, HEAD'S ARMS ENSURE 2-1 WIN

CANADIANS (13-9)             001 000 000  1R  3H 1E

DRY (18-5)                         200 000 000  2R  9H 2E

Steve Ivey (L, 3-3, 8K), Reggie Snow (9), and Shawn Walsh

Jason Bailey (W, 2-0, 6K), Jeff Reeves (8, SV2), and Justin Stephens

Shawn Walsh, HR (1); Mark Pelham, double, single

Greg West, 2 doubles, RBI; Joel Irvine, double, single; Chris Head, double, single, Darren Doucette, single, RBI



Saturday, August 6
1ST PLACE DRY WIDENS GAP OVER 2ND PLACE CANADIANS WITH 9-5 WIN

DRY (17-5)                      230 003 100       9R 16H 4E

CANADIANS (13-8)         100 030 001       5R 10H 3E      

Craig Langille (W, 7-1), Steve Nelson (7), and Justin Stephens 

Mark Haverstock (L, 5-3), Mark Baigent (7), and Shawn Walsh

Chris Head, double, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Darren Doucette Solo HR (9), single, 2 RBI; Greg West,  double, single, RBI; Chris Gallivan, double, single, RBI; Justin Stephens, 2 singles, Joel Ivine, 2 singles

Adam Lucas, 2 doubles, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Shawn Walsh, 2 doubles; Jake Pelham, double, 2 RBI; Ryan Veinot, 2 singles 

The teams go at it again tomorrow (Sun.), 2:00, at Beazley - you shouldn't miss it!



Saturday, August 6
WILDCATS COMPLETE 3-GAME SWEEP BY A TOTAL OF 3 RUNS

GAME 1 - BERRY (A LA SMOKY BURGESS) DOES IT AGAIN - GW/PH SINGLE IN 9TH

SOONERS (6-17)    000 023 000   5R   9H 3E

WILDCATS (11-11)    010 000 005   6R 12H 2E 

Paul Doucette (L, 1-2) and Greg MacKinnon

Curtis Falls (W, 2-3) and Galen Aker

Paul Doucette, double, single; Derrick Aucoin, single, 2 RBI; Jason Snow, single, 2 RBI; Anthony Ianetti, 2 singles

Les Berry, Game-winning, PH RBI single in 9th; Mike Lockhart, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Galen Aker, 2 singles; Kevin Matheson, 2 singles 

GAME 2 - SHRIDER HURLS 1ST NSSBL WIN, HELPS OWN CAUSE AT THE PLATE

SOONERS (6-18)         010 005 002   8R    9H 0E

WILDCATS (12-11)        431 000 10X   9R   14H 1E

Justin Brewer (L, 1-6), Jason Snow (4), and Greg MacKinnon, Derrick Aucoin (4)

Codey Shrider (W, 1-1) and Josh Parker, Galen Aker (6)

Derrick Aucoin, double, 2 singles; Greg MacKinnon, double, 2 RBI; Nolan Latham, 2 singles

Luke Conrad, triple, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Kevin Matheson, double, single, 2 RBI; Codey Shrider, double, single, RBI; Les Berry, 2 singles, RBI

 



Friday, August 5
BASEBALL'S BACK - WILDCATS NIP SOONERS

SOONERS (6-16)         000 710 020        10R 10H 3E

WILDCATS (10-11)       029 000 000        11R   9H 1E

Anthony Ianetti (L, 1-2), Nick Shaw (3), and Greg MacKinnon

Shayne Conrad (W, 4-2), Codey Shrider (8, SV3), and Galen Aker

Derrick Aucoin, 2 doubles, single, 3 RBI; Anthony Ianetti, double, single, 3 RBI; Justin Brewer, double, single, 2 RBI 

Mike Lockhart, double, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Josh Parker, double, 2 RBI; Jason Pleasant-Sampson, double, RBI; Curtis Falls, 2 singles

The same two teams meet tomorrow, 12:00 and 2:00 and at Mainland Common the Dry take on the Canadians, also at 2:00



Monday, August 1
CANADIANS CLOSE GAP ON DRY WITH SWEEP OF SOONERS

GAME 1 - HAVERSTOCK THROWS CG 7-HITTER FOR 5TH WIN

CANADIANS (12-7)  100 210 103    8R 13H 1E

SOONERS (6-14)    000 004 000    4R  7H 2E

Mark Haverstock (W, 5-2) and Shawn Walsh

Kenny Long (L, 1-5) and Jonathan Boutilier

Paul Davie, double, single; Ryan Veinot, double, single, Mark Pelham, 2 singles; Shawn Walsh, 2 singles

Nick Shaw, double, single

GAME 2 - JUNIOR AFFILIATES BRANDON MACKINNON AND JAKE PELHAM STAR

CANADIANS (13-7)   000 002 010   3R 8H 1E

SOONERS (6-15)      001 000 001    2R 9H 2E

Brandon MacKinnon (W, 2-1) and Shawn Walsh

Justin Brewer (L, 1-5) and Matt Denney

Jake Pelham, 2-run HR (1); Paul Davie, 2 singles (game-winning single in 8th); Ryan Veinot, 2 singles 

Kenny Long, double, 2 singles; Jonathan Boutilier, 2 singles



Saturday, July 30
HALIFAX VETERAN SLUGGER WINS CLEVE'S AWARD

Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians’ first baseman Shawn Peverill has been selected as this week’s Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week in the NSSBL. Peverill, enjoying a fine season at the bat, led the Canadians to a 6-5 victory over the Truro Bearcats on Mon. as his team kept the heat on the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry for 1st place in the loop. Peverill smashed a game-winning 2-run home run in the 7th to ensure the victory.

 

Other players considered for the award were Peverill’s teammate, Ryan Veinot, and the Dry’s Steve Nelson and Darren Doucette.



Thursday, July 28
NELSON SCATTERS 8 HITS, FANS 12, DRY BRING OUT THE BIG BATS

WILDCATS (9-11)    100 121 000    5R 8H 2E

DRY (16-5)              122 203 10X 10R 14H 2E

Corey Kent (L,1-4), Kevin Daurie (5) and Galen Aker 

Steve Nelson (W, 4-2) and Justin Stephens

Josh Parker, 2 doubles; Ryan Pearl, double, RBI; Mike Lockhart, single, RBI

Darren Doucette, 2 Solo HR (7, 8), Chris Gallivan, double, single, 2 RBI; Matt Harding, 2 singles, RBI; Greg West, double, 2 singles; Colin Johnson, double, single; Chris Head, Solo HR (4)

Next league action is Sat., 2 p.m., when the Truro Bearcats come calling to Mainland Common to meet the 2nd place, Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians (note game time)

 



Tuesday, July 26
PEVERILL'S 7TH INNING 2-RUN HOMER POWERS CANADIANS' VICTORY

CANADIANS (11-7)      200 101 200    6R 9H 0E

BEARCATS (7-13)       021 001 010    5R 6H 0E

Reggie Snow (W, 2-1), Pat Gilbert (8), Ryan Veinot (9, SV1) and Shawn Walsh

Craig Field (L, 1-4), John Chapman (8) and Matt Davis

Shawn Peverill, Game-winning 2-Run HR (1); Ryan Veinot, double, 2 singles; Adam Lucas, 2 singles

Jason Davis , Solo HR (1); John Chapman, 2 singles

The teams will meet again tonight at Mainland Common, 7:30 



Sunday, July 24
OFFENSIVE OUTBURST EARNS COLIN JOHNSON CLEVE'S AWARD

Colin Johnson of the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry had an offensive week to remember in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League and has earned the Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week Award for his power display. Johnson went 7 for 17, an impressive .412 clip, but his slugging percentage of 1.058 made the numbers even more noteworthy. Johnson had 2 home runs, one a 2-run blast, the other a 3-run towering blow, a triple, 3 doubles, and a single to comprise his total hits, he also had 3 sacrifice flies. He drove in an incredible 15 runs, with 7 in one game and 5 in another against the Sydney Sooners. He more than doubled his season’s RBI production from 13 to 28, taking over the league lead in that department. 

 Other players who had outstanding performances during the week were Halifax’s Mark Haverstock and Steve Ivey, the Sooners’ Paul Doucette, Truro’s Joe MacPherson, Kentville’s Kevin Nichols, and Johnson’s teammates, Joel Irvine and Craig Langille


Saturday, July 23
DRY COMPLETE SWEEP OF SOONERS

GAME 1 - SOONERS' DOUCETTE DESERVED A BETTER FATE IN 4-3, 1O INNING LOSS

SOONERS (6-12)     101 001 000 0     3R 6H 2E

DRY (14-5)              000 030 000 1    4R  11H 0E

Paul Doucette (L, 1-1) and Jonathan Boutilier

Cory Boutilier, Craig Langille (2, W, 6-1,10K) and Justin Stephens

Paul Doucette, Solo HR (1), 2 singles, 3 RBI; Jason Snow, Nick Shaw, Travis MacQuarrie, Cory Christie, single each

Jeff Reeves, double, single, RBI; Colin Johnson, double, RBI; Justin Stephens, double, RBI; Greg West, double, single; Chris Head, 2 singles; Joel Irvine, 2 singles

GAME 2 - JASON BAILEY WINS 1ST OF 2011 IN DRY ROUT

SOONERS (6-13)      000 001 0XX    1R 4H 1E

DRY (15-5)                263 363 XXX   23R 22H 0E

Justin Brewer (L,1-4), Cory Christie (2), Travis MacQuarrie (4), Jason Snow (6) and Jonathan Boutilier

Jason Bailey (W, 1-0), Darren Doucette (7) and Justin Stephens

Jason Snow, 2 singles; Jeff Maxner, single, RBI; Travis MacQuarrie, single

Matt Thomas, 3-Run HR (1), double,  2 singles, 4 RBI, 6 R; Colin Johnson, 2 doubles, 5 RBI; Darren Doucette, 4 singles, 4 RBI; Chris Head, double, 2 singles, 5 R; Joel Irvine, 3 singles, 3 RBI; Greg West, 3 singles, 2 RBI; Chris Gallivan, double, single



Friday, July 22
DRY PUT ON POWER DISPLAY, AT THE BAT AND ON THE MOUND

SOONERS (6-11)    100 000 0XX       1R    4H   4E

DRY (13-5)              440 235 XXX      18R  2OH  0E

Nick Shaw (L, 2-2), Nolan Latham (6) and Jonathan Boutilier

Jeff Reeves (W, 4-0, 14 Ks) and Justin Stephens

Jason Snow, single, RBI; Cory Christie, single; Jeff Maxner, single

Colin Johnson, 3-run HR (4), 2-run HR (5), double, 7 RBI; Joel Irvine, Grand Slam HR (3), double, 5 RBI; Steve Nelson, 3-run HR (1), 2 singles, 3 RBI; Chris Gallivan, double, single; Darren Doucette, 2 singles, RBI; Justin Stephens, 2 singles, RBI; Chris Head, HR (3)

 

The teams meet again on Sat. for a doubleheader at 12:00 and 3:00 at Beazley Field 



Thursday, July 21
BERRY'S 9TH INNING, 2-OUT, 3 RBI SINGLE PROVIDES WIN

DRY (12-4)                    102 000 001   4R   9H 2E

WILDCATS (9-10)          100 010 003   5R 11H 1E

Craig Langille, Cory Boutilier (7, L, 0-1) and Justin Stephens

Kevin Nichols, Cory Kent (9, W, 1-3) and Josh Parker, Galen Aker (8)

Colin Johnson, triple, single, 2 RBI; Justin Stephens, double, 2 singles; Joel Irvine, 2 singles

Les Berry, single, 3 RBI (game winning); Ian Lockhart, triple, single, RBI; Codey Shrider, 2 singles; Curtis Falls, 2 singles

 The Dry play host to the Pelham Molson Canadians tonight (Thursday), Beazley Field, 7:30



Thursday, July 21
STEVE IVEY SHUTS DOWN DRY ON 4-HITTER

DRY (12-5)                100 000 000    1R 4H 2E

CANADIANS (10-7)    000 120 200    5R 8H 1E

Steve Nelson (L, 3-2) and Justin Stephens

Steve Ivey (W, 3-2) and Randy Stewart

Justin Stephens, double, single; Darren Doucette, single, Chris Head, single, 4SB

Adam Lucas, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Mark Pelham, 2 singles, RBI; Brandon Devlin, double, single; Ryan Veinot, single, RBI

The Dry entertain the Sydney Sooners for 3 games this weekend - Fri, 8:00, and Sat., 12:00 and 3:00

 



Tuesday, July 19
HAVERSTOCK SCATTERS 6 SINGLES IN CG SHUTOUT VICTORY

CANADIANS      200 310 000   6R 10H 1E

BEARCATS       000 000 000   0R   6H 1E

Mark Haverstock (W, 4-2) and Shawn Walsh

Jason Smith (L, 3-3), Craig Field (5), John Chapman (8), and Scott Baillie, Matt Davis (5)

Adam Lucas, double, 2 singles; Ryan Veinot, double, single; Paul Davie, double, single; Scott Willgress, 2 singles

Darson Murphy, 2 singles; John Chapman, 2 singles



Monday, July 18
ROOKIE GRABS CLEVE'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD

Kentville Wildcats rookie catcher, Josh Parker, has been chosen the Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week in the NSSBL in the week just ended (July 16). Parker, a Dartmouth native, a former Dartmouth Junior, and a nephew of Todd Parker, a longtime catcher with the Dartmouth Dry led his Kentville club to an 11-1 victory over the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians last Wednesday. Parker smashed his second home run of the season and added a double to go along with 2 RBIs.

 

His battery mate, Shayne Conrad, already a Cleve’s Player of the Week, also received consideration for the award.



Sunday, July 17
BEARCATS VACATE BASEMENT WITH WIN OVER WILDCATS

WILDCATS       200 000 000     2R   6H 3E

BEARCATS      000 412 02X     9R 14H 3E

Curtis Falls (L, 1-3) and Josh Parker

Brandon Malally (W, 3-2) and Scott Baillie

Mike Lockhart, 2 singles; Curtis Falls, single, 2 RBI

Joe MacPherson, double, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Billy MacKenzie, double, 2 singles; Darson Murphy, 2 singles; Matt Davis, 2 singles



Wednesday, July 13
ROOKIE PARKER AND CONRAD LEAD WILDCATS TO WIN

CANADIANS    000 001 0    1R    6H 3E

WILDCATS      221 020 4    11R 10H 0E   (10 run rule)

Reggie Snow (L, 1-1), Pat Gilbert (5), and Shawn Walsh

Shayne Conrad (3-2) and Josh Parker

Shawn Peverill, 2 singles, RBI

Josh Parker, HR (2), double, 2 RBI; Ian Lockhart, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Kevin Matheson, 2 singles,     2 RBI

 



Monday, July 11
#3 READY TO MAKE HIS RETURN TO THE DRY

The Dartmouth Moosehead Dry players are the happiest bunch of ball players anywhere despite their current two game losing streak. Their all-time pitching leader and the pitcher considered by many to be the best amateur pitcher in the country over the past 10 years, lefty Jason Bailey, is returning to the club for the remainder of the season.

 

Bailey told the Dry of his intention to retire to focus on his touch football career but his competitive desire and the lure of returning to seek a gold medal at the Canadian Senior Baseball Championship in Chatham, N.B., Aug. 25-28, convinced him to come back. He will be in the line-up tomorrow night when the Dry travel to Truro. He will play in the outfield and take time to throw with back-up catcher, Jordan Oakey, to get back in pitching shape. His first start is likely to take place in the last week of July.

 

Bailey was 5-2 last season and led the league in strikeouts with 85 and posted an ERA of 2.40, third best in the league.



Sunday, July 10
MARK PELHAM CHOSEN CLEVE'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK (TO JULY 9)

Mark Pelham of the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians has been chosen the Cleve's Source for Sports Player of the Week for his outstanding offensive contribution to the Canadians' two victories in last week's NSSBL action. Pelham, a co-coach of the Canadians, led his team to victories over the Truro Bearcats and the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry . He had 7 hits, including 2 doubles and 5 singles, in 11 at bats for an average of .636. He also drove in 3 runs.

Other players considered for the award were Ryan Veinot of the Canadians, Guy Pellerine of the Bearcats, Justin Brewer of the Sydney Sooners, Chris Head of the Dry, and Kevin Nichols of the Kentville Wildcats. 



Saturday, July 9
SOONERS TOP BEARCATS IN GAME 1 - BREWER HAS BIG ROLE TO PLAY

 BEARCATS    001 040 001  6R 11H 1E

SOONERS      001 031 11x   7R 11H 4E

Jason Smith (L, 3-2), John Chapman (8) and Matt Davis

Justin Brewer (W,1-3), Paul Doucette (9, SV1) and Matt Denney

Guy Pellerine , Grand Slam HR (2), single; Scott Baillie, 3 singles; Joe MacPherson, 2 singles

Justin Brewer, 3 singles, 2 RBI; Jason Snow, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Cory Christie, 2 singles; Paul Doucette, 2 singles

These same 2 teams will play a doubleheader at Susan McEachern Memorial Park today at 12:00 and 3:00

 



Saturday, July 9
SOONERS AND NSSBL LOSE A GOOD ONE IN BEAU CHIASSON

Jim "Rico" McEachern announced today that star outfielder Beau Chiasson of his Sydney Sooners has decided to call it a career. Chiasson announced his retirement this week after an outstanding career that saw him become one of the Sooners' biggest stars and an assistant coach wih McEachern. A role model for the younger players, Chiasson played the game with class, hustle, and determination. He was runner-up in last year's MVP voting, was an all-star outfielder, and a member of the silver medallists, Dartmouth Moosehead Dry, at last year's national championships. He also set a new standard for the league last season becoming the only player to steal second, third, and home in succession, obviously a record never to be broken.

The Sooners and the NSSBL say thank you to Beau and wish him the very best, and hope to see him at the ballpark.



Friday, July 8
LATE RESULTS (TUES, JULY 5) - CANADIANS OUTDUEL BEARCATS IN SLUGFEST

BEARCATS            000 001 304     8R 10H 0E

CANADIANS           002 102 80X   13R 18H 4E

Brandon Malally (L, 2-2), Jacob Moffat (6), Danel Bates (7), Guy Pellerine (7) and Scott Baillie

Reggie Snow (W, 1-0), Ryan Veinot (8) and Randy Stewart

Ryan Veinot, HR (1), single, 3 RBI; Mark Pelham, 2 doubles, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Josh Pelham, 3 singles, RBI

Guy Pellerine, HR (1), 2 RBI; Tyler Delaney, triple, single, RBI; Matt Davis, double, 2 singles



Thursday, July 7
WILDCATS SNAP DRY'S STREAK AT 12 GAMES

DRY (12-2)               001 320 010  7R 11H 2E

WILDCATS (7-9)       202 320 00X  9R 10H 2E

Anthony McKinley (L, 1-1), Jeff Reeves (4) and Justin Stephens

Kevin Nichols (W, 3-1), Codey Shrider (8, SV2) and Galen Aker, Josh Parker (8)

Chris Head, 3-run HR (2), 2 singles; Greg West, solo HR (3), single; Matt Harding, 3 singles

Curtis Falls, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Ian Lockhart, double, single, RBI: Trevor Wamback, 2 singles, RBI; Codey Shrider, double, single



Thursday, July 7
CANADIANS OVERCOME 7-0 DEFICIT FOR HUGE 13-9 WIN OVER DRY

CANADIANS     006 100 015  13R 15H 0E

DRY                 160 000 002   9R  13H 7E

Mark Haverstock (W,  3-2), Steve Ivey (9, SV1) and Shawn Walsh

Craig Langille (L, 5-0), Steve Nelson (9), and Justin Stephens

Shawn Walsh, 3 singles, RBI; Mark Pelham, 3 singles, RBI; Scott Willgress, solo HR (4); Adam Lucas, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Ryan Veinot, 3 singles; Brandon Devlin, 3 singles

Justin Stephens, solo HR (1), 2 singles; Chris Head, 3 singles; Chris Gallivan, 3 singles; Greg West, double, single; Joel Irvine, double, 4 RBI; Steve Nelson, double; Colin Johnson, double, RBI



Monday, July 4
DRY'S LANGILLE CLEVE'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The Dartmouth Moosehead Dry’s right-hander Craig Langille has been selected as the Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week in the NSSBL. The Milwaukee Brewers’ 7th round pick in 2004 won both games he started this past week in helping the Dry move to 12-1 and run their undefeated streak to 12 straight. Langille won his start last Tues. against the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians throwing 5 innings and giving up just one run on 6 hits. On Sat. he pitched 7 innings in a 14-1 rout of the Sydney Sooners allowing just 4 hits to move to a league best 5-0 record. Taking advantage of a rare opportunity to contribute offensively due to injuries, he went 2 for 2 at the bat and drove in the game-winning run against the Sooners in the11th inning of the Dry’s 8-6 victory in the first game.

 

Also considered for the honour were pitcher Kevin Nichols of the Kentville Wildcats, the Dry’s 17 year old hurler, Anthony McKinley, the Dry’s Colin Johnson, and the Sooners’ Jason Snow.

 


Sunday, July 3
BEARCATS AND WILDCATS SPLIT

GAME 1 - Smith throws CG, MacKenzie and MacPherson Supply the Power

Wildcats (5-9)      000 100 0XX     1R   5H 4E

Bearcats (6-7)     020 700 3XX    12R 13H 0E (7 innings)

Shayne Conrad (L, 2-1), Joey Cavadini (4), and Galen Aker, Ian Mosher (5)

Jason Smith (W, 3-1) and Matt Davis

Kevin Matheson, double, single

Billy MacKenzie, 3-run HR (1), single; Joe MacPherson, solo HR (1), single; Darson Murphy, 3 singles; John Chapman, 2 singles

 GAME 2 - Veteran Falls Hurls CG, Wamback Blasts a Grand Slam 

Wildcats (6-9)    500 001 011  8R 15H 0E

Bearcats (6-8)   000 310 000   4R   8H 2E

Curtis Falls (W, 1-2) and Galen Aker

Craig Field (L, 1-2), John Chapman (9), and Matt Davis

Trevor Wamback, Grand Slam HR (2); Mike Lockhart, double, 2 singles; Codey Shrider, 4 singles

Joe MacPherson, 2-run HR (2), single; Tyler Delaney, triple, double; Billy MacKenzie, 2 singles

The Bearcats travel to Halifax for a game against the Canadians on Tues., it's Rawling's Minor Ball Night; the Wildcats host the Dry on Wed., both games 7:30 starts



Saturday, July 2
DRY SWEEP SOONERS, 8-6 (11) AND 14-1 (7)

GAME 1 - The Pitchers Do It - Nelson & Reeves on the Hill, Langille at the Bat

DRY                  210 100 100 03      8R 10H 3E

SOONERS      102 001 100 01      6R   8H 2E

Steve Nelson, Jeff Reeves (9, W, 3-0) and Justin Stephens

Paul Doucette, Anthony Ianetti (6), Nick Shaw (6, L, 1-2) and Matt Denney

Craig Langille, 2 singles, game-winning RBI; Colin Johnson , HR (2), double, single, 4 RBI; Darren Doucette, HR (6), 2 RBI; Greg West, double 

Jason Snow, HR (1), 2 singles, 3 RBI; Cory Christie, single, RBI

GAME 2 - Langille Picks up 5th Win, Johnson Hits Slam

DRY                   001 O2(11) 0XX     14R 13H 1E

SOONERS       100 000 0XX             1R   4H 4E

Craig Langille (W, 5-0) and Justin Stephens

Kenny Long (L, 1-4), Nick Shaw (6), Matt Oliver (6), and Matt Denney

Colin Johnson, Grand Slam HR (3); Chris Head, 3 singles, 2 RBI; Joel Irvine, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Greg West, 2 singles, RBI; Chris Gallivan, 2 singles; Steve Nelson, double

Jason Snow, double, single, RBI; Cory Christie, Paul Doucette, single each



Thursday, June 30
17 YEAR OLD MCKINLEY BRILLIANT IN 1ST NSSBL WIN - 7Is, 0Rs, 3Hs, 0BBs, 9Ks

BEARCATS (5-7)             000 000 000    0R 5H 3E

DRY (10-1)                      002 000 20X     4R 6H 2E

Brandon Malally (L, 2-1) and Matt Davis

Anthony McKinley (W, 1-0), Corey Boutilier (8, 3 Ks), Jeff Reeves (9, 3 Ks), and Justin Stephens

Joe MacPherson, Darson Murphy, Jason Davis, Guy Pellerine, Adam Lombard, singles

Darren Doucette HR (5), double; Chris Head, 2 singles, 5 SB; Dan Comeau, single; Chris Gallivan, single



Wednesday, June 29
WILY VETERAN NICHOLS SHUT DOWN THE CANADIANS AGAIN

CANADIANS (6-6)         000 000 002   2R 7H 4E

WILDCATS (5-8)           101 001 21X   6R 9H 0E

Steve Ivey (L, 2-2), Brandon MacKinnon (7), and Shawn Walsh

Kevin Nichols (W, 2-1) and Galen Aker

Shawn Peverill, double, 2 RBI; Scott Willgress, double

Codey Shrider, triple, single, RBI; Curtis Falls, double, single, RBI; Ian Lockhart, 2 singles, RBI; Mike Lockhart, double, single 



Tuesday, June 28
DRY MAKE IT 9 IN A ROW, LANGILLE GOES TO 4-0

DRY                           201 012 003   9R 15H 1E

CANADIANS               010 000 000   1R   6H  7E

Craig Langille (W, 4-0), Steve Nelson (6), and Justin Stephens

Mark Haverstock (L, 2-2), Reggie Snow (7), and Shawn Walsh, Randy Stewart (7)

Chris Head, 2 doubles, 2 singles; Justin Stephens, double, 2 singles, 4 RBIs; Matt Thomas, double, 2 singles, 2 RBIs; Greg West, 2 doubles

Josh Pelham, 2 singles; Adam Lucas, Shawn Walsh, Shawn Peverill, Jake Pelham, single each

The Canadians head to Kentville tomorrow night for the Rawling's Minor Ball Night game, while the Dry host the Truro Bearcats Thurs. for their Rawling's Minor Ball Night game - 7:30 start times  



Saturday, June 25
PLAYERS SHARE CLEVE'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD (TO JUNE 25)

Two players who had incredible weeks for their respective teams will share the Cleve’s Player of the Week Award in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League.

Halifax’s rookie Scott Willgress had one of the most productive games ever in the senior league’s 34 year history in a game Thursday against the Truro Bearcats. Willgress had a grand slam home run, a 2-run shot, and a double while driving in 10 runs in his team’s 18-8 win. Originally thought to be a league record, investigation by statistician Burton Russell found that the Sydney Sooner’s Richie Walcott had 13 RBIs in one game in 1990. 

Dry centre-fielder Chris Head had a spectacular offensive week. In two games he went 8 for 11 (.727), scored 8 runs, and had 10 stolen bases. In Thursday’s against the Kentville Wildcats he stole 7 bases, believed to be a new standard for the league. Again, Burton Russell is investigating to confirm this feat. 

The two will face each other on Tues. when the Dry travel to Mainland Common for a game at 7:30 

 



Friday, June 24
NEWCOMER WILLGRESS PUTS ON A POWER DISPLAY

CANADIANS       200 024 37X      18R 13H 1E

BEARCATS        100 300 13X        8R 14H 8E

Steve Ivey (W, 2-1), Reggie Snow (8), and Shawn Walsh

Craig Field (L, 1-1), Daniel Bates (7), Joe MacPherson (8), and Matt Davis

Scott Willgress, 3 HR (3), Grand Slam, 2-run HR, solo HR, double, 10 RBI; Adam Lucas, 3 singles; Shawn Peverill, double, single

Guy Pellerine, double, 2 singles; Billy MacKenzie, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Joe MacPherson, double, single

These same 2 teams will meet once again in Truro on Sat. evening at 7:00 (please note start time) at the TAAC Grounds in Truro

 



Thursday, June 23
OUCH! - A NIGHT TO FORGET

WILDCATS       120 150 0XX      9R 5H 8E

DRY                 203 2412 XXX  23R 18H 4E (6 1/2 innings, 10-run rule)

Shayne Conrad, Curtis Falls (4, L, 0-2), Kevin Daurie (6), and Galen Aker

Anthony McKinley, Corey Boutilier (4), Jeff Reeves (5, W, 2-0), and Justin Stephens

Kevin Matheson, 3-run HR (1); Curtis Falls, 2 singles; Ian Lockhart, single, 2RBI; Mike Lockhart, double

Matt Thomas, 2 doubles, single, 4RBI, 4R, 3SB; Justin Stephens, 2 doubles, 3RBI, 3R; Chris Head, 4 singles, 5R, 7SB; Greg West, 3 singles, 2RBI; Chris Gallivan, 3 singles, RBI 



Wednesday, June 22
DRY CHALK UP 7TH STRAIGHT, LANGILLE TOSSES CG

DRY                        200 030 020     7R 12H 1E

BEARCATS             020 030 000     5R 10H 3E

Craig Langille (W, 3-0) and Justin Stephens

Brandon Malally, John Chapman (L, 0-1), and Matt Davis

Chris Head, 4 singles; Matt Thomas, 3 singles; Chris Gallivan, 2 singles

J.P Wood, double, single; Tyler Delaney, 2 singles; Billy MacKenzie, double, 2 RBI

The Dry host the Kentville Wildcats on Thurs., 7:30, at Beazley Field



Tuesday, June 21
WILDCATS SCORE 3 UNEARNED FOR VICTORY, VET NICHOLS PICKS UP 1ST WIN

WILDCATS      000 003 000    3R 5H 1E

CANADIANS   100 000 000    1R 8H 1E

Kevin Nichols (W, 1-1), Shayne Conrad (9, SV1), and Galen Aker

Mark Haverstock (L, 2-1) and Shawn Walsh

Curtis Falls, double, 2 singles; Mike Lockhart, single, 2RBI ; Ian Lockhart, single

Mark Pelham, double, 2 singles; Scott Wilgress, 2 singles; Josh Pelham, Randy Stewart, Brandon Devlin, single each

The Truro Bearcats will entertain the Canadians on Thurs. at the TAAC Grounds - game time, 7:30



Sunday, June 19
SOONERS COMPLETE SWEEP WITH 2-1 VICTORIES

GAME 1 - KENNY LONG GOES 9, DOUCETTE KNOCKS IN CHIASSON FOR WIN

WILDCATS      100 000 000     1R 6H 0E

SOONERS       000 010 01X     2R 4H 0E

Curtis Falls (L, 0-1) and Galen Aker

Kenny Long (W, 1-3) and Matt Denney

Mike Lockhart, 2 singles; Trevor Wamback, 2 singles

Paul Doucette, game-winning RBI single; Beau Chiasson, Jason Snow, Cory Christie, single each

GAME 2 - DOUCETTE KNOCKS IN WINNER AGAIN, IN 11TH

WILDCATS      100 000 000 00    1R 8H 1E

SOONERS       010 000 000 01    2R 4H 1E

Codey Shrider (7 K's), Ian Mosher (10, L, 0-1), and Josh Parker

Justin Brewer (7 K's), Nick Shaw (11, W, 1-1), and Matt Denney

Ryan Pearl, 2 singles; Kevin Matheson, 2 singles

Cory Christie, single, game-winning R; Jason Snow, single; Paul Doucette, game-winning RBI

 



Sunday, June 19
PAUL DOUCETTE NAMED CLEVE'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK (TO JUNE 18)
Paul Doucette of the Sydney Sooners has been chosen as the Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League. The veteran pitcher/first baseman played a huge role in all 3 games won this past weekend by his Sooners over the Kentville Wildcats. 

Doucette took to the mound in the first game of the series and threw a complete game, scattering 9 hits over the nine innings. In the second game, Doucette stroked a single in the bottom of the 9th inning scoring Beau Chiasson with the running run in a 2-1 victory. Then in game 3 with the score tied at 1-1 in the 11th, Doucette hit a ground ball with the bases loaded, teammate Cory Christie beat the throw to the plate, and the Sooners escaped with another 2-1 win.

 

Other players considered for the award were Christie, Kenny Long of the Sooners, the Wildcats’ Trevor Wamback, and the Dry’s Colin Johnson

 



Saturday, June 18
DOUCETTE THROWS WIN, BARRETT AND CHRISTIE LEAD THE OFFENSE FOR SOONERS

WILDCATS       100 121 0XX     5R 9H 0E

SOONERS        102 234 3XX   15R 13H 1E (10 RUN RULE)

Paul Doucette (W, 1-0) and Matt Denney

Corey Kent (L, 0-3), Codey Shrider (6), Ian Mosher (7), and Josh Parker

R.J. Barrett, HR (1), double, 3 RBI; Cory Christie, 5 singles, RBI; Matt Oliver, 2 doubles

Trevor Wamback, HR (1), 2 singles; Ryan Pearl, 2 singles

The teams meet again Sat. for a double-header at 12:00 and 3:00 at Susan McEachern

 



Monday, June 13
SHAYNE CONRAD COPS CLEVE'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD (TO JUNE 11)

The Kentville Wildcats’ Shayne Conrad has been named this week’s Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League. The Wildcats right-hander picked up two mound wins in helping the Wildcats to a 3-3 week picking up victories over the Truro Bearcats and the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians. Over a total of 13 and 2/3 innings, Conrad scattered 12 hits, struck out 10 batters, walked just 4, and gave up just 2 earned runs for a sparkling 1.36 ERA.

 

Other players considered were Darson Murphy of the Bearcats, Mark Pelham of the Canadians, Mike Lockhart and Codey Shrider of the Wildcats.



Sunday, June 12
LANGILLE AND REEVES TEAM UP ON 5-HITTER, JOHNSON AND DOUCETTE SUPPLY THE POWER

BEARCATS         000 100 000     1R   5H 3E

DRY                    112 003 30X   10R 14H 4E

Jason Smith (L, 2-1), Craig Field (6), Jacob Moffat (8), and Matt Davis

Craig Langille (W, 2-0), Jeff Reeves (8), and Justin Stephens

Darson Murphy, 2 singles

Colin Johnson, game-winning HR (1), 2 singles; Darren Doucette HR (4), 2 singles, 3 RBI; Greg West, double, single, RBI; Justin Stephens, single, 2 RBI; Chris Head, 2 singles; Matt Thomas, Dan Comeau, Joel Irvine, double each  



Saturday, June 11
IAN LOCKHART, CODEY SHRIDER PROVIDE KEY OFFENSE IN SLUGFEST

WILDCATS         200 007 300   12R 17H 2E

CANADIANS      001 000 205     8R 11H 1E

Shayne Conrad (W, 2-0), Atsushi Ueda (9), Kevin Daurie (9, SV1), and Galen Aker, Ian Mosher (7)

Brandon MacKinnon (L, 1-1), Jeff Tousenard (6), and Shawn Walsh, Randy Stewart (8)

Ian Lockhart, 2-run HR, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Codey Shrider, 4 singles, 2 RBI; Kevin Matheson, double, RBI; Trevor Wamback, 3 singles, RBI; Mike Lockhart, 2 singles, RBI; Nick Hill, single, 2 RBI

Mark Pelham, double, single, 3 RBI; Steve Murphy, double, RBI; Adam Lucas, 2 singles, RBI; Josh Pelham, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Ian Bower, double



Saturday, June 11
IVEY POISON TO WILDCATS, TOSSES 5-HITTER, FANS 8

WILDCATS           100 000 000   1R   5H  2E

CANADIANS         060 000 10X    7R 12H  2E

Trevor Wamback (L, 1-1), Curtis Falls (6), and Galen Aker

Steve Ivey (W, 1-1) and Randy Stewart

Curtis Falls, 2 singles; Kevin Matheson, single

Randy Stewart, 2-Run HR (1), Jake Pelham, triple, single, RBI; Mark Pelham, 2 doubles, RBI; Josh Pelham, 2 singles, RBI; Brandon Devlin, 2 singles

The next league action is Sun. when the 1st place Dartmouth Moosehead Dry (5-1) host theTruro Bearcats (5-3), tied with Halifax for 2nd spot, Beazley Field, 7:00 (note the start time)



Monday, June 6
CLEVE'S SOURCE FOR SPORTS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Greg West, 1st baseman for the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry, is the Cleve’s Source for Sports Player of the Week in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League. West and his big bat provided much of the offensive power in helping the Dry win 4 games over the past week. He delivered the decisive blow with a 2-run home run in a win in Sydney and added a solo home run in the second game. He also delivered a 2-run double in a victory over the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians last Tues.
Other players considered for the award were Truro Bearcats’ pitcher Craig Field who pitched 8 strong innings in the Bearcats’ win over Halifax and the Dry’s Steve Nelson and Joel Irvine


Tuesday, May 24
ANOTHER FIRST FOR THE NSSBL
ANOTHER FIRST FOR THE NOVA SCOTIA SENIOR BASEBALL LEAGUE 
The Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League has another first. The Kentville Wildcats today announced the signing of Atsushi Ueda, affectionately known as "Sushi" by teammates to its roster for the 2011 season. Ueda is a soon-to-be 20 year old (June 12) lefthander who is an exchange student from Japan and is attending Horton District High School in the valley. The 5'6", 170 lb. Ueda is believed to be the first Japanes-born player to suit up with a senior club in the provincial circuit. 
Wildcats' co-head coach, Ian Mosher, says Ueda is "a fairly typical Japanese pitcher with the familiar wind-up and pause, has a strong arm, and great mechanics".  
Last season the Sydney Sooners brought the first Australian to the league in pitcher Tyler Anderson who pitched college baseball in Missouri. The Perth native has returned home this summer.   


Monday, October 10
MARK HAVERSTOCK SUSTAINS BROKEN JAW AND BROKEN CHEEKBONE

Mark Haverstock has sustained a broken jaw and broken cheekbone as a result of the line drive which struck him during today's 4th game of the NSSBL final series. No other injuries have been found by attending medical personnel according to reports recently released.

Any updates will be posted on this site.

Everyone associated with the NSSBL wishes Mark a very speedy recovery.



Sunday, October 9
LANGILLE THROWS 4-HIT SHUTOUT OVER 8, THE BIG BOYS BRING THEIR BIG BATS

Craig Langille was brilliant over 8 innings, allowing only 4 hits while striking out 6, inducing 12 ground ball outs and 3 infield pop fly outs in leading the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry to a 2-1 final series lead by a score of 8-0 over the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians today at Beazley Field. Langille, now 3-1 in the playoffs, was in command throughout, avenging a 6-4 loss to the Canadians in Game 1 of the series. Junior affiliate Craig Sinyerd pitched the 9th to finish up.

 

Langille had to share the spotlight with the big sluggers of the Dry who brought their big bats to the key match-up. The foursome of Joel Irvine, Darren Doucette, Greg West, and Colin Johnson combined to smash 5 home runs. Irvine had 2-run shots in the 1st and 7th innings, while Johnson hit his own 2-run blast over the centre field wall in the 3rd after Irvine had walked. Doucette and West added home runs after Irvine’s in the 7th to provide back-to-back-to back excitement for the Dartmouth fans.

 

Halifax got doubles from Mark Pelham, Ryan Veinot, and Shawn Peverill. Randy Stewart and Brandon Devlin had singles.

 

Game 4 of the best of seven final series goes Monday at 2:00 at Mainland Common. The Dry’s junior affiliate, 6-4 leftyCameron Marling, is expected to get the start while Steve Ivey, in Cape Breton for a wedding, is expected back for a critical game for the Canadians. Game 5 is set for Thursday, 7:30, at Beazley Field.

CANADIANS (1-2)      000 000 000     0R 5H 0E

DRY (2-1)                     202 000 40X     8R 8H 2E

Reggie Snow (L, 0-1), Jeff Tosenard (3), Mark Pelham (7), and Randy Stewart

Craig Langille (W, 3-1), Craig Sinyerd (9), and Justin Stephens

Mark Pelham, double, Ryan Veinot, double, Shawn Peverill, double, Randy Stewart, single, Brandon Devlin, single

Joel Irvine, 2 2-run Home Runs (3), 4 RBI; Colin Johnson, 2-run Home Run (1), Darren Doucette, Solo Home Run (3), Greg West, Solo Home Run (3), Matt Thomas, double; Justin Stephens, double

 

Game 4 is set for the Mainland Common on Monday, 2:00, while Game 5 is scheduled for Beazley Field on Thursday night, 7:30 



Saturday, October 8
GAME 5 OF FINALS SET

Game 5 of the NSSBL finals, now necessary, has been set for Beazley Field, Thursday, Oct. 13, first pitch is 7:30.



Saturday, October 8
BAILEY & REEVES COMBINE ON 5-HITTER, DOUCETTE & IRVINE COMBINE FOR 7 RBIs
Veteran lefty Jason Bailey pitched 7 strong innings and closer Jeff Reeves threw the last 2 to lead the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry to a 9-3 win on Sat. to even their playoff final series with the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians at one game each.

Slugger Darren Doucette had a 3-run home run in the 9th to put the game out of reach for the Dry. He had an RBI double to get the Dry off to a quick start in the 1st inning. Joe Irvine chipped in with 3 RBIs on a single, a sacrifice fly, and a fielder’s choice. Justin Stephens had a double in a 4-run 9th for the Dry, Chris Head had 3 singles and 3 stolen bases.

Mark Pelham had 2 doubles and 2 RBIs for the Canadians, Shawn Peverill continued his strong performance at the plate with a double and single and an RBI. Mark Haverstock took the loss after winning 3 playoff games and the first game in the series last Fri.

Game 3 of the best of seven series is set for Sun, 2:00, at Beazley Field. Craig Langille will take the hill for the Dry while Steve Ivey is expected to start for Halifax. The 4th game will be played on Mon, 2:00, at Mainland Common.

DRY (1-1)              101 011 104    9R 13H 1E 

CANADIANS(1-1)   100 010 100   3R   5H  2E

Jason Bailey (W, 2-0), Jeff Reeves (8, SV1), and Justin Stephens

Mark Haverstock (L, 3-1) and Shawn Walsh 

Darren Doucette, 3-run HR (2), double, 4 RBI; Joel Irvine, single, SF, 3 RBI; Justin Stephens, double, RBI; Chris Head, 3 singles, 3 SB 

Mark Pelham, 2 doubles, 2 RBI; Shawn Peverill, double, single, RBI 

 

 

 

 



Sunday, October 2
DRY/CANADIANS GAME 3 &4 SET FOR BRILLIANT SUNSHINE AND WARMTH

The torrential rain of the last few days which has made play impossible at the Mainland Common has forced postponement of tonight's Game 2 of the NSSBL final series between the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians and the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry.

The teams have decided that with uncertainty surrounding field conditions for Fri. as well as the promise of perfect baseball weather with sun and warmth with temperatures in the low 20's for the long weekend, that the next 3 games would go on Sat., Sun., and Mon. Sat.'s game is set for Mainland Common at 1:00 (please note start time), Sun., 2:00, at Beazley Field, and back to Mainland Common on Mon., at 2:00.

Here's brief look at Game 1, won by Halifax 6-4, with a hint of what's to happen in the next three games.

When co-coach and league-leading pitcher, Mark Haverstock, brought his Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians and his right arm to Beazley Field lastFriday, he hoped to wrestle home field advantage from the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry in their best 4 of 7 NSSBL playoff series. And that’s exactly what he and his teammates did.

 

Haverstock’s rock-solid outing and the key hitting of the team’s RBI leader, Shawn Peverill, were the keys. Haverstock, 9-4 over the regular season, stymied the big bats of the Dry until the 9th when Chris Head clubbed a grand slam home run to cut the margin to 6-4. Big Steve Ivey came in to get the final two outs to preserve the win with the winning run at the plate. Peverill provided the big blow, a 2-run home run in the 3rd off Craig Langille (7-1), runner-up to Haverstock as the league’s top right-hander. Those runs proved to be the winning runs.

 

Halifax’s top hitters during the season, Adam Lucas, Mark Pelham,and Ryan Veinot helped the cause offensively. The three hit .398, .391, and .368 respectively. Lucas had 2 singles, Pelham and Veinot run scoring base hits.  Other performers the Canadians look to help out are C Shawn Walsh, always a top-notch playoff performer, 3B Josh Pelham, and Brandon Devlin who started things off on Fri. with a triple.

 

The silver lining in the dark clouds that have covered HRM for most of the week is that both teams' pitchers are well-rested and ready to go. It is likely that Haverstock will return to the mound for the second game, Sat., though Steve Ivey is ready as well. If Haverstock starts then Ivey will go Sun. and Barrett Bellefontaine Mon. Bellefontaine, the outstanding lefty, is 2-0, but has been plagued with arm woes all season and hasn’t pitched since a win in Truro on Aug. 30.

 

The Dry will go with veteran Jason Bailey (5-0) on Sat, hoping the winningest pitcher in Dry history can do what he has done so many times before over a brilliant career. Langille will start on Sun. and junior affiliate, Cameron Marling, will start Game 4 on Mon. Closer Jeff Reeves, who led the league in strikeouts with 64 in 39 innings, while going 4-1, with a league-leading ERA of 1.62 will be counted on in a big way.  Of concern in the Dry camp is the status of ex-pro, Steve Nelson. Nelson, 7-2 this season and among the top pitchers every year, is battling rotator cuff problems and may not be able to pitch again this year.  

 

The Dry, with 6 offensive all-stars in their starting line-up, will look to provide more clout overall than they did in Game 1. Head and Matt Thomas had 6 hits in the opening game, but Haverstock and Ivey stymied the big bats of Joel Irvine (.346, 6 HRs, 37 RBIs), Darren Doucette who hit 13 home runs to lead the league, Greg West who finished atop the batting parade at .421, and C Justin Stephens who had 26 RBIs. Colin Johnson also provides great offense, he finished 2nd in home runs (6) and tied for 1st in RBIs with 37, both with Irvine.

 

The tremendous competitiveness between the two teams is obvious when one looks at the regular season. The Dry won the 8-game series 5-3, outscoring the Canadians by a count of 48-41. The Dry won 2 of the last 3 games by 1 run, the Canadians` victory was by 2 runs. So with Halifax`s 6-4 win in Game 1 of this final series, baseball fans can  be assured of some of the best baseball seen in the NSSBL for many years.

 



Friday, September 30
IVEY SAVES IT FOR HAVERSTOCK, PEVERILL'S BLAST THE DIFFERENCE

Mark Haverstock held the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry in check for 8 and 1/3 innings, and Steve Ivey got the save by getting Joel Irvine and Darren Doucette for the final two outs as the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians won Game 1 in the best 4 of 7 NSSBL final series tonight at Beazley Field by a score of 6-4. The Canadians used a 5-run 3rd inning to give themselves all the runs they needed in the win. Brandon Devlin led off the inning with a seldom-seen triple at Beazley, Ryan Veinot plated him with a single and then Mark Pelham doubled in Veinot.  Adam Lucas walked. Shawn Peverill, a key RBI producer for the Canadians all year, then smashed a 2-run home run over the left centre-field wall for a 5-0 Halifax lead. The 6th run scored as a result of an error on a Paul Davie ground ball, a Shawn Walsh single, and a run-scoring single courtesy of Devlin.

The Dry mounted a comeback off a tiring Hvaerstock in the 9th. Colin Johnson singled, Chris Gallivan reached on an error and Dan Comeau walked. Chris Head then deposited a Haverstock offering over the wall in left, cutting the margin to 6-4. When MattThomas singled, Ivey was summoned and struck out Irvine and induced a ground ball by Doucette to first to end the game.

DRY (0-1)                      000 000 004 4R 11H 2E

CANADIANS (1-0)         005 001 000  6R 11H 1E

Craig Langille (L, 2-1), Jason Bailey (7), Jeff Reeves (9), and Justin Stephens

Mark Haverstock (W, 3-0), Steve Ivey (9, SV1), and Shawn Walsh

Chris Head, GS HR (1), 3 singles; Colin Johnson, double, single; Matt Thomas, double, single

Shawn Peverill, Game-winning 2-run HR (1); Brandon Devlin, triple, single, RBI; Mark Pelham, double, RBI; Josh Pelham, 3 singles, Ryan Veinot, single, RBI 

Game 2 is scheduled for Sat., 2:00, at Mainland Common. Should the plentiful rainfall predicted wash out the game, the teams will have to wait until Tues., 7:30, to do battle in Game 2 at Mainland Common.



Tuesday, September 27
NSSBL RECOGNIZES ITS VERY BEST - THE 2011 ALL-STARS AND AWARD WINNERS

The All-Star selections and Individual Award winners were determined by voting done by the team coaches, and results tabulated by league statistician, Burton Russell 

1ST BASE - GREG WEST (DRY)

2ND BASE - ADAM LUCAS (CANADIANS)

3RD BASE - CORY CHRISTIE (SOONERS)

SHORTSTOP - IAN LOCKHART (WILDCATS)

OUTFIELDERS - MIKE LOCKHART (WILDCATS), CHRIS HEAD (DRY), MATT THOMAS (DRY, TIE) AND MARK PELHAM (CANADIANS, TIE)

CATCHER - JUSTIN STEPHENS (DRY)

RHP - MARK HAVERSTOCK (CANADIANS)

LHP - KEVIN NICHOLS (WILDCATS)

DESIGNATED HITTER - DARREN DOUCETTE (DRY)

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - CORY CHRISTIE (SOONERS)

GARY MACDONALD GOLD GLOVE AND BAT AWARD (MOST PLAYER OF THE GAME VOTES) - MARK PELHAM

COACH OF THE YEAR - JIM MCEACHERN (SOONERS)

SUSAN MCEACHERN MEMORIAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD - RILEY MACDONALD (12-YEAR-OLD, VOICE OF THE SYDNEY SOONERS)



Sunday, September 25
CORY CHRISTIE COPS A WELL-DESERVED MVP AWARD
Cory Christie of the Sydney Sooners has been chosen as the NSSBL Most Valuable Player for 2011. In voting by the league coaches, Christie was recognized for his outstanding season in which he was among the league's leaders in almost every offensive category while playing all infield positions. 
Christie finished 7th among batters with a .378 average, 4th in RBIs with 31, tied for 2nd in home runs with 6, and 7th in hits with 48. He played a huge role in helping his Sooners qualify for the final playoff spot, smashing 2 home runs and driving in 6 runs in the final game of the season, a win over the Truro Bearcats. 
Christie was an addition to the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians roster for the Canadian Senior Baseball Championship in Chatham, N.B. and in a game against the Chatham Ironmen hammered 2 home runs off former major leaguer, Jason Dickson, who was the leading pitcher in the N.B. circuit with a record of 7-1. 
Other individual award winners and the league all-star team will be announced later this week. 


Saturday, September 24
JOHNSON'S GS HIGHLIGHTS DRY WIN, CANADIANS/DRY TO MEET AGAIN

DRY (3-0)             106 030 000 10R 17H 1E

SOONERS (0-3)    000 000 201   3R 10H 3E

Craig Langille (W, 2-0), Jeff Reeves (7), and Justin Stephens

Kenny Long (L, 0-1), Paul Doucette (4), and Matt Denney

Colin Johnson, Grand Slam HR (1), double, single; Matt Thomas, 3 singles; Joel Irvine, 3 singles; Justin Stephens, Solo HR (2)

Justin Brewer, Solo HR (1), single; Cory Christie, 2 singles

The Dartmouth Moosehead Dry now focus on defending their NSSBL crown against the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians. The schedule for the best-of-seven final series will be announced shortly.



Thursday, September 22
HAVERSTOCK'S CG 9-HITTER LEADS CANADIANS TO FINALS

CANADIANS (3-1)     003 000 040   7R 10H 1E

WILDCATS (1-3)       100 100 000   2R   9H 1E

Mark Haverstock (W, 2-0) and Shawn Walsh

Shayne Conrad (L, 1-1), Kevin Nichols (6), Trevor Wamback (8), and Josh Parker

Shawn Peverill, double, 2 RBI; Mark Pelham, double, 2 RBI; Adam Lucas, 2 singles, RBI

Mike Lockhart, Solo HR (1), single, 2 RBI; Curtis Falls, 3 singles; Kevin Matheson, double



Tuesday, September 20
CANADIANS TAKE 2-1 SERIES LEAD WITH COMEBACK WIN

WILDCATS (1-2)          000 005 000    5R   7H 0E

CANADIANS (2-1)        300 010 40X    8R 13H  2E

Curtis Falls (L, 0-1), Trevor Wamback (8), and Josh Parker, Galen Aker (8)

Jeff Tousenard, Steve Ivey (6, W, 1-1), and Randy Stewart

Curtis Falls, 2 singles, RBI; Ian Lockhart, double; Josh Parker, single, RBI

Paul Davie, double, 2 singles, RBI; Mark Pelham, triple, single, RBI; Randy Stewart, triple, single, RBI; Ryan Veinot, double, single

The Wildcats will have their backs to the wall tomorrow night (Wed.) when they host the Canadians in Game 4 at Memorial Park. The NSSBL's top righty, Mark Haverstock (9-4), is expected to get the start against either veteran lefty, Kevin Nichols, or righty Shayne Conrad. First pitch is 7:30



Saturday, September 17
WILDCATS DESPERATELY HOLD OFF CANADIANS' LATE RALLY, LEAD SERIES 1-0

WILDCATS        000 101 130     6R 8H 1E

CANADIANS      000 000 032     5R 8H 1E

Shayne Conrad (W, 1-0), Curtis Falls (8, SV1), and Josh Parker

Steve Ivey (L, 0-1), Reggie Snow (8), Jeff Tousenard (9), and Shawn Walsh, Randy Stewart (9)

Mike Lockhart, double, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Josh Parker, single, 2 RBI; Jason Pleasant-Sampson, double, RBI; Rob Shepperd, single, RBI

Mark Pelham, double, single, 2 RBI; Adam Lucas, 2 singles, RBI; Josh Pelham, 2 singles, RBI; Ryan Veinot, double; Shawn Peverill, double

Game 2 of the Best of 5 will take place in Kentville at beautiful Memorial Park on Sat., 7:00 p.m. (please note start time).

The other series featuring the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry and the Sydney Sooners starts on Sat, 3:00, at Beazley Field, with Game 2 following at 7:00.



Saturday, September 17
HAVERSTOCK AND PEVERILL LEAD CANADIANS TO VICTORY TO TIE SERIES

CANADIANS     201 000 010  4R 6H 0E

WILDCATS       200 010 000  3R 9H 3E

Mark Haverstock (W, 1-0) and Shawn Walsh

Kevin NIchols (L, 0-1) and and Galen Aker

Shawn Peverill, double, 3 RBI; Mark Pelham, 2 singles; Ryan Veinot, double

Curtis Falls, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Ian Lockhart, 2 singles; Rob Shepperd, singles, RBI

With the series tied 1-1 after one run victories by each team, the 3rd game is set for Mainland Common on Monday night, first pitch, 7:30



Saturday, September 17
DRY WIN BIG IN DOUBLEHEADER, TAKE COMMANDING 2-0 SERIES LEAD

GAME 1 - DOUCETTE BLASTS GS HOME RUN, DRIVES IN 5 IN 13-3 WIN

SOONERS     011 001 00X    3R   7H 4E

DRY               114 000 4XX  13R 17H 1E

Justin Brewer (L, 0-1), Anthony Ianetti (7), and Matt Denney

Jason Bailey (W, 1-0) and Justin Stephens

Cory Christie , HR (1), single, 2 RBI; Matt Denney, 2 singles; Nick Shaw, single, RBI

Darren Doucette, GS HR (1), single, 5 RBI; Justin Stephens, Solo HR (1), double, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Chris Head, double, 2 singles; Greg West, Solo HR (1); Matt Thomas, double, single, RBI; Colin Johnson, double, single

GAME 2 - WEST HITS GS, LEADS DRY TO 2-0 SERIES STRANGLEHOLD

SOONERS    210 010 000    4R    9H 0E

DRY              024 050 02X  13R  12H 3E

Paul Doucette (L, 0-1), Kenny Long (6), and Matt Denney

Craig Langille (W, 1-0), Cam Marling (8), and Justin Stephens

Jeff Maxner, HR (1), single, 2 RBI; Kenny Long, 2 singles; Matt Denney, single, RBI

Greg West, GS HR (2), 2 singles; Justin Stephens, 2 singles, 2 RBI; Chris Gallivan, double, 2 RBI; Joel Irvine, Solo HR (1); Chris Head, single, RBI 

The Dry travel to Sydney next Sat. to play the Sooners in Game 3, scheduled for 3:00, if the 4th and 5th games are necessary, they will be played Sat., 7:00, and Sun. at 1:00



Monday, September 12
THE SECOND SEASON IS SET TO BEGIN

After the completion of the 32-game regular season, interrupted by a record number of postponed games, the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry, the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians, the Kentville Wildcats, and the Sydney Sooners look ahead to the playoffs, hoping to finish off the year with a league championship. 

 

The Dry, first place finishers during the season, and the Sooners who captured the final playoff spot on the last day of their season by defeating the Truro Bearcats, have set this Sat., Sept. 17 for the start of the best-of-five series. The Dry will give up home field advantage for travel and cost reasons to host the Sooners at 3:00 and 7:00 at Beazley Field. The Dry will travel to Sydney to complete the series on Sat, Sept. 24, and if necessary, on the following day. Games Sat. are 3:00 and 7:00, while Sun. is scheduled for a 1:00 start.

 

The Canadians and Wildcats will start their semi-final at Mainland Common on Wed., with the first pitch at 7:30.

 

Here a look at the match-ups for the two series:

 

Dry (25-7) vs. Sooners (10-22) –  Season series, Dry 8-0; Dry/Sooners RF/RA 85/16

 

The Dry bring a balance of superb pitching and loads of power to the series. Craig Langille, 7-1, Steve Nelson, 7-2, Jason Bailey, 5-0, and closer Jeff Reeves, 4-1, with 64 strikeouts in 39 innings, will see most of the action. Chris Head (.385, and a league record 43 stolen bases) and Matt Thomas set the table for sluggers Joel Irvine, Darren Doucette, Greg West , and Colin Johnson. West led the league in hitting at .421, Irvine and Johnson tied for first in RBIs with 37, Doucette in home runs with 13.

 

Sydney is a huge underdog heading into the series. The team will look to pitchers, Justin Brewer (4-6) and Paul Doucette (2-4), both of whom have pitched better than their records indicate, to provide some wins. Cory Christie has had an MVP-type season and was among the offensive leaders in many categories all season long (.378, 6 HRs, 31 RBI). Veterans Jason Snow, Matt Denney who appears to be regaining his batting eye, and Doucette will be counted on for offense.

 

Canadians (21-11) vs. Wildcats (16-16) – Season series, tied 4-4; Canadians/Wildcats RF/RA 48/45  

 

Fans expect this series to be very close and competitive as the 4-4 record and runs scored and runs against indicate. The Canadians will rely on the league’s winningest pitcher, Mark Haverstock (9-4), Steve Ivey (3-3), and lefty stalwart, Barrett Bellefontaine, who missed considerable time this season due to an arm problem. The offense will come from Ryan Veinot (.368), Mark Pelham (.391), Adam Lucas (.398), Shawn Peverill, and Scott Willgress  

Veteran Wildcat hurlers, Kevin Nichols and Curtis Falls, and Shayne Conrad all won 4 games this season and will the backbone of the staff. The Lockhart brothers, SS Ian (.377) and Mike (.333), veteran Kevin Matheson (.381), and Falls (.320) will provide the offensive clout.  Outstanding rookie Corey Shrider has returned to college in California and will be missed.                                  



Monday, October 10
INJURY MARS HAVERSTOCK'S INCREDIBLY GUTSY PITCHING PERFORMANCE

Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians won the ball game Mon. but their main concern is the well-being of their friend and teammate Mark Haverstock. Haverstock was struck just below the eye by a wicked line drive in the 8th inning and lay motionless for the better part of 30 minutes until HRM paramedics took him to the QE 11 for further assessment. His status will be updated as reports are provided by team personnel.

 

Haverstock, the heart and soul of the Canadians this season, had everyone talking at Mainland Common prior to his misfortune as he took to the mound after pitching a complete game on Sat. Scheduled starter Steve Ivey was unable to go because of illness. Haverstock threw 7 and 2/3 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 7 and walking 4. His teammates rewarded his incredible performance with a 6-run outburst in the 6th to provide him with all the runs he would need in pushing his playoff record to 4-1. Haverstock was the loop’s top pitcher during the year going 9-4.

 

Junior affiliate, Cameron Marling, was outstanding until the fatal 6th. He gave up just 2 hits prior to the 6th, while striking out 8. His error on a Josh Pelham ground ball with 2 outs led to the Halifax uprising. Ryan Veinot, who reached on an error, to start the inning scored on that error, then Adam Lucas, who had walked, scored on a line drive single by Paul Davie. Rookie Pat Gilbert drilled a single off reliever Jeff Reeves to score Pelham and Brandon Devlin then stroked a triple scoring Davie, Randy Stewart, who had walked, and Gilbert, to give the Halifax squad all the runs they would need. 

 

Halifax would add 3 more for their fallen co-coach and reliever, Barrett Bellefontaine, making his first appearance since Aug. 30.

 

With the series now tied at 2 apiece, the teams look to Thursday as a key match-up in what is now a best of three. Jason Bailey, winner of Game 2 Sat., will be on the hill for the Dry, Ivey will get the ball for the Canadians. Game time is 7:30.

DRY (2-2)                  100 000 010    2R 5H 5E

CANADIANS (2-2)     000 006 03X   9R 6H 1E

Cameron Marling (L, 0-1), Jeff Reeves (6), and Justin Stephens

Mark Haverstock (W, 4-1), Barrett Bellefontaine (8), and Randy Stewart

Greg West, single, RBI, Joel Irvine, single; Justin Stephens, single; Chris Head, single; Coiln Johnson, single

Brandon Devlin, triple, 3 RBI; Paul Davie, 2 singles, RBI; Pat Gilbert, single, RBI; Josh Pelham, single, Adam Lucas, single



Tuesday, October 11
MARK HAVERSTOCK RESTING COMFORTABLY, AWAITING SURGERY

Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians All-Star right-hander, Mark Haverstock, is patiently awaiting surgery scheduled at the QE11 Health Services Centre on Wednesday or Thursday to repair his broken jaw and cheekbone.

 

The veteran hurler, a major contributor to the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians this season, was injured when struck by a batted ball during Monday’s 9-2 win over the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry.  The line drive caught Haverstock flush on his cheekbone below his right eye.  The ball caromed off the fallen player directly to third baseman, Josh Pelham, who was able to tag out a runner who was advancing to third base before the umpires could halt the play.

 

His cheekbone is broken in four places and his jaw is broken in one place.  After the surgery to repair the cheekbone, his jaw will be wired shut for four to six weeks.

 

“I am very thankful for all the wishes and expressions of interest.  Right now, my major concern is the vision in my right eye” said Haverstock.  “Because of the medication, I can’t feel the right side of my face at the moment.”  

 

Co-coach, Mark Pelham tried to sum up what Haverstock has meant to the team.  “It’s hard to put into words all the sacrifices he’s made for us this year, especially since Barrett (Bellefontaine) has been injured, as well as in the past.  He’s pitched every time we needed him, and on some occasions, like Monday, he’s been super on short rest.  He’s the senior member of our team and keeps everyone loose on the bench but he gets stern when the situation calls for it.  You can’t replace what he has given this team or what he means to us.”

 

Haverstock, a nine-year veteran with the team, tried to downplay the incident.  “Hey I’m a big boy and sometimes accidents happen.  That’s exactly what this was but as soon as the surgery is over, I’ll be out to see everyone real soon and hopefully we can win this series.”

 

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Contact:  Cecil Wright    471-2477      cecilw45@hotmail.com



Thursday, October 13
BAILEY HURLS CG, 3-HIT,11K GEM

CANADIANS (2-3)      000 000 100   1R 3H 2E

DRY(3-2)                   002 000 110   4R 6H 0E

Jason Bailey (W, 3-0) and Justin Stephens

Steve Ivey (L, 1-2), Jeff Tousenard (8) and Randy Stewart

Dan Comeau, 2 singles, RBI; Chris Gallivan, single; Colin Johnson, single; Justin Stephens, single; Matt Thomas, single

Mark Pelham, single, RBI; Paul Davie, double; Randy Stewart, double

Veteran Jason Bailey just keeps on doing it for the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry. In the pivotal 5th game tonight at Beazley Field, Bailey was in complete control allowing just  one run on 3 hits while striking out 11. To show he still had lots left in the tank in the 9th inning he struck out the side. The Dry can wrap up the series on Sat. when the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians play host to the Dry at 2:00 at Mainland Common.

The Dry got all the runs they needed in the 3rd. Dan Comeau and Chris Gallivan had back to back singles and Chris Head then sacrificed the pair to 2nd and 3rd. After a Matt Thomas groundout, Joel Irvine hit a ground ball to SS Ryan Veinot that went through his legs allowing Comeau and Gallivan to score.

The Canadians got their only run in the 7th when Veinot walked, stole second, and scored on an RBI single by Mark Pelham.

In the bottom of the 7th, Head reached on a fielder’s choice, stole 2nd, advanced to 3rd on a groundout, and then stole home. An argument ensued with plate umpire Dennis Crotty ejecting starting pitcher, Steve Ivey. Comeau’s RBI single in the 8th scored Colin Johnson who had reached on an error.

Craig Langille will take to the mound for the Dry on Sat. Halifax will counter with either Reggie Snow or Barrett Bellefontaine.



Sunday, October 16
EX-DRY, RANDY STEWART, DRIVES IN WINNING RUN IN 13TH - GAME 7 TUES.

DRY (3-3)                 011 010 102 000 0    6R 11H 3E

CANADIANS (3-3)    500 100 000 000  1    7R   9H 3E

Craig Langille, Jeff Reeves (6, L, 0-1), and Justin Stephens

Jeff Tousenard, Barrett Bellefontaine (6), Ryan Veinot (10,W,1-0), and Shawn Walsh 

Colin Johnson, triple, single, 2 RBI; Darren Doucette, double, single, RBI; Matt Thomas, 3 singles; Joel Irvine, double

Randy Stewart, 2 singles, Game-winning RBI in 13th; Adam Lucas, 2 doubles, RBI; Shawn Peverill, double, single, RBI

Randy Stewart got some sweet revenge against his former teammates on

Sunday driving in Josh Pelham from 2nd base in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians a 7-6 win over the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry and forcing a seventh and deciding game in the NSSBL final series. That game is set for Tuesday at Beazley Field. The final game will start at 7:30.

 

The marathon see-saw battle was tense with both teams having great opportunities to score the decisive run before the 13th and in the 13th. Before Stewart’s heroics the Dry had runners at 2nd and 3rd in the 13th but Ryan Veinot got opposing pitcher, Jeff Reeves, to strike out to end the Dry threat. In their half the Canadians’ Shawn Peverill led off with a single but was forced at second when Pelham’s sacrifice bunt attempt failed. However, Pelham, not known for his speed, stole second and Stewart delivered him on a 1-2 count with a line drive to centre

 

Halifax started quickly, scoring 5 in their half of the initial inning. Veinot was struck in the head with a Craig Langille curveball, Mark Pelham walked, and Adam Lucas stroked a double to score Veinot. Peverill then walked and Pelham scored Pelham, Josh driving in Mark, with a single through short. Paul Davie hit into a fielder’s choice scoring one and Colin Johnson’s throwing error on the same play allowed Lucas to score. Stewart then stroked a single and when Joel Irvine misplayed Shawn Walsh’s ground ball, Davie scored.

 

The Dry picked away at the lead scoring singles in the 2nd, 3rd, and 7th while the Canadians added another run in the 4th. The real excitement came when the Dry, down 6-4, scored 2 in their half of the 9th to tie the game. Darren Doucette led off with a single, Johnson hit a long triple scoring Matt Doudelet, who had come into the game to run for Doucette. Justin Stephens then brought Johnson home with a sacrifice fly to right, setting the stage for the dramatics in the 13th.

 

Veteran Jason Bailey will take to the mound for the Dry to face Steve Ivey in the deciding game on Tuesday. If Sunday`s game is any indication baseball fans will not want to miss it. First pitch is 7:30.



Tuesday, October 18
CANADIANS ARE THE CHAMPS, IVEY HURLS CG 7-HITTER, Ks9
 Team Record   1 5 E
 Canadians  (4-3  1   0  0 5 11 
 Dry  (3-4)  0  0

Steve Ivey (W, 2-2) and Shawn Walsh

Cameron Marling (L, 0-2), Craig Sinyerd (3), Jason Bailey (4), and Justin Stephens

Shawn Peverill, 2 singles, 3 RBI; Ryan Veinot, double, 3 runs; Shawn Walsh, double; Jeff Tousenard, double; Adam Lucas, single, RBI

Justin Stephens, 2 singles; Matt Thomas, Joel Irvine, Darren Doucette, Dan Comeau, Chris Gallivan, singles

Steve Ivey threw one of his finest games of his career in holding the Dartmouth Moosehead Dry to 7 singles while striking out 9 in leading his Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians to a 5-2 win and the NSSBL championship tonight at Beazley Field in Dartmouth.

 

With the Canadians’ pitching staff decimated with injuries, his teammates looked to Ivey to deliver in a big way, and he did just that. He was rarely in trouble but when the Dry threatened he was sensational. In the 2nd and 6th innings the Dry had runners in scoring position with less than 2 outs and each time Ivey set them down. The two runs he did allow came in the 9th and were unearned. Chris Gallivan singled and Chris Head reached on an error. Darren Doucette’s ground ball with 2 outs was misplayed by Ryan Veinot, allowing the runners to score. He then struck out Greg West, the league’s top hitter during the regular season, for his third strikeout of the inning to end the Dry season.

 

Shawn Peverill, a key run producer for the Canadians all season, had 2 singles and 3 RBIs to pace his club at the plate. Ryan Veinot had a double and scored 3 runs while playing a solid game at shortstop. Shawn Walsh also had a double as did Jeff Tousenard. Justin Stephens had 2 of the 7 singles for the Dry.

 

Mark Haverstock was selected as the playoff MVP. Haverstock went 4-1 in the series after winning 9 games in the regular season.

 

Halifax will represent the province at next year’s senior nationals to be held in Prince George,B.C.