by Scott AndersonThe all-star contests
for the senior and junior loops of the North Dufferin Baseball League
were held in New Lowell on Saturday.
In dramatic fashion the West Stars stormed back from a four-run deficit
in the ninth inning to defeat the East Stars 11-10 in the senior game.
This was the West's third straight win over the East in the same number
For the first three innings the teams traded runs with a 2-2 tie. In
the fourth frame the East plated four runs taking the lead and added
two more in both the fifth and seventh innings.
The West scored two runs in the sixth and two in the eighth brining the
score to 10-6 lead for the East.
In the ninth inning two walks and a hit batter loaded the bases for the
West and with a few timely hits the West tied the game and then plated
a final run to walk-off the game with an 11-10 win.
Recording hits for the West were, Cory Line, Adrian Gutierrez, David
White, Tristan Cabral, Chris Greer, Nick Saracino, and Jake Nicholson.
Jeff Akitt chipped in with two hits and Kris Allary hit a two-run
For the East, Adam Foote and Jake Morris recorded hits while Troy
Barwick and Nathan Drury each had a pair and Daniel Accardo hit a
double. Carter Burnside went four for five with three singles and a
The starting pitcher for the West Stars was Line. He pitched four
innings, allowing six runs on four hits, walked one and struck out two.
Jesse McIntyre pitched the next two frames, allowing two runs on three
hits, with one walk.
In the seventh and eighth innings Nicholson gave up two runs on three
hits, with one strike out.
Tom Gateman pitched the last inning allowing no runs or hits.
The East Stars started with Devon Wu on the mound. Over his three
innings, two runs scored on five hits and one walk while he struck out
four West batters.
Brandon Nieva pitched the next four innings allowing two runs on three
hits, one walk, and one hit batter, with one strike out.
Carson Burns pitched the eighth inning, giving up two runs on one hit,
a walk, and a hit batter, with one strike out.
Ryan Bennett started the ninth frame and was pulled after giving up
three runs, walking two and hitting one batter.
Drury relieved Bennett allowing two runs on three hits.
Most valuable players selected from each team were Line for the West
and Burnside for the East.
5-2 win for Expos
The Expos prevailed in the junior contest with a 5-2 win over the Jays.
The Expos scored three runs in the third inning and plated one more in
the fourth and fifth frames.
The Jays scored in the fourth and fifth innings.
Recording hits for the Expos were Nathan Lennox and Jacob Hall.
Mitchell Skilton chipped in with a double while Charlie Jeans hit two
The Jays hits went to Evan Tuckett with two singles, and doubles by
Tyson Pendleton, Cam Provenzano, and Ty Doney. Peyton Tisi hit a solo
The Expos started with Lucas Day on the mound. Day faced four batters
allowing one walk.
Jeans followed him for two innings, giving up one hit, walking one, and
striking out two batters.
Tristan Hill pitched the fourth frame allowing one run on two hits,
striking out two.
Dylan Embury gave up a homerun and struck out one batter in the fifth
Lennox allowed one hit while striking out two batters in his sixth
In the seventh, Dylan Dever gave up one hit and walked one batter.
For the Jays, Doney started on the rubber and pitched two scoreless
innings. He gave up two hits while striking out four batters.
James Clubine pitched the third inning allowing three runs on two hits,
walking one, and striking out one.
In the fourth frame, Ryan Barr toed the rubber, allowing one run and
walking two, with one strike out.
Provenzano pitched in the fifth, giving up a run and hitting a batter.
He struck one out.
Jordan Metz started the seventh inning and was pulled after a hit,
walk, and strike out.
Liam Woodford pitched to one batter, which was a fly out.
Game most valuable players were Doney for the Jays and Jeans for the