Photo by David AndersonThe West's Benjamin Davies makes an out against Aaron Giroux of the East at second base and prepares to throw to first to make a double play during the senior division All-Star game contest July 8.
NDBL all-star games offensive affairsPosted July 10, 2017
by Scott Anderson
A 12-6 outing for the West Division over the East Division and a 17-6 slaughter of High Heat from Mad Dogs were the results in the two North Dufferin Baseball League All-Star Games on Saturday.
The senior game, featuring the East and West Divisions, was a pitching duel for the first three innings.
Chris Esson toed the rubber for the West and allowed only one run on four hits, walking one and striking out one.
Nick Hodgson started on the bump for the East and allowed no runs, two hits, and struck out one. In the fourth he lost control and the West managed a two-run inning on one hit to take the lead. Hodgson struck one more West batter out.
The West plated ten more runs between the fifth and eighth innings while the East mustered one in the sixth before a three-run inning in the seventh. The East added another run in the eighth before being shut out in the ninth for the 12-6 final.
The West had hits from Riley Davies, David White, Tyler Greer, Bryce Watson, and two each from Andrew Willmetts and Tyler Linger. Tom Gateman singled and hit a home run. Chad Watters and Kyle Warren both hit doubles for the winning team.
Tyson Hansen hit a homer and doubled for the East. Jason Seeler hit a double while Chris Leslie and Aaron Giroux singled twice and Michael Gemmiti hit three singles during the contest. Kurt Roy chipped in with a single.
After Esson, the West side gave the ball to Linger for three innings. He let in one run on three hits, walked one and struck out two.
Shane Walker pitched the remaining three frames allowing four runs on four hits, walked two and struck out one.
Ryan Bennett took the hill for the East after Hodgson, pitching one inning allowing four runs on three hits, walking one and hitting one batter.
Zach Wiseman came in for relief, pitching two innings allowing five runs on six hits, walking one and striking out one.
Nathan Drury finished the last two innings, allowing three runs on one hit with one strikeout.
For his home run and double Hansen was awarded game most valuable player for the East while Linger picked up the title for the West for his two singles and three innings on the mound.
Mad Dogs massacre High Heat
The junior division contest between the Mad Dogs and High Heat was a one-sided affair with a 17-6 score.
The Mad Dogs got on the scoreboard early with two runs in the first frame. The team followed it up in the second with seven more runs. Adding one more in the fourth inning and five in the fifth they finished the game with two more in the seventh.
High Heat managed to score all of the six runs in the second inning before being shut down.
Jeff Roberts, Tyson Pendleton, and Brandon Chisholm were the only players to record a base hit in the game for High Heat.
Trevor Foster and Lucas Day doubled for the Mad Dogs with Spencer Dubeau, Tristan Hill, and Jacob Hall hitting two singles. Jordan Metz chipped in for a lone hit while Nick Bowins hit three singles.
High Heat used five pitchers over the seven-inning game. Jeff Roberts got the start and lasted two innings allowing nine runs on five hits, walking three, hitting one batter and recording one strike out.
Mathew Wilkins pitched the next two frames allowing one run on one hit while walking two batters.
Brandon Chisholm started the fifth inning and allowed four runs on one hit, walking one and hitting two batters before being pulled and replaced with Stuart Manson.
Manson pitched one inning allowing one run on one hit, walking one, hitting one and striking out one.
Jake Currie finished the game and over his two innings allowed two runs on four hits with two strikeouts.
Liam Woodford was the starting pitcher for the Mad Dogs. He lasted one inning allowing six runs on two hits, walking three and hitting one batter. He struck out three batters.
Metz entered in the second inning after Woodford failed to make outs and pitched for two innings allowing one hit, one walk and struck out three.
Hill started the fourth inning hitting one batter and recording three strikeouts.
Kashtin Winchester pitched the last two innings allowing no hits and striking out two.
Taking home the MVP title for the Mad Dogs was Bowins who went three for six, scored two runs and batted in two. Chisholm of High Heat had a single, scored and batted in two runs to get the MVP nod. www.ndbl.ca