NCBL [National Capital Baseball League]
All teams were back at it in week 3 as temperatures rose, so did the level of pitching in all tiers! There were some dominant pitching performances in all tiers in week 3 including 2 no-hitters.
SAMBAT Performance of the Week
Jason Oviedo (NitaBeer Panthers) AND Alex Gagne (Capital City Cubs) Continue reading
The fiercest tier in the NCBL was back in action after the Victoria Day long weekend. The Dukes used their long weekends to recharge the batteries after a lackluster start and went 3-0 this week while 4 teams went winless on the week. The Tier is starting to shape up with 8 teams starting to pull ahead of the bottom 2 teams. Continue reading
Week 4 Results
Bulls 10 – Badgers 6
The Bulls have been surprisingly good this year, staying competitive in most games. The Badgers’ score sheet has pitcher Nathan Vicary taking the loss, allowing 7 runs (2 earned) on 3 hits, while somehow only throwing 2 pitches. Not sure how that could happen, but if it did, it is quite impressive. Zach Banks went 2 for 5 with a double for the Badgers, driving in 2 runs. Continue reading
Sources – Neil Srivastava & IBL Media Relations
Leafs clip the Cardinals
The Maple Leafs bats were not as hot as the weather but yet they managed to get timely hits to down the Hamilton Cardinals 8-2 to improve to 5-2 on the year Sunday afternoon in Intercounty Baseball League play at Dominico Field.
Source IBL Media Relations
Baycats edge 4-3 Bandits on 10th Inning Sac Fly
In Burlington, the Bandits forced extra innings with a ninth inning run before the Barrie Baycats scored in the 10th inning to take a 4-3 victory on Connor Morro’s sacrifice fly. The Baycats are now win 4-2 and in a four-way tie for second place while the Bandits sit seventh at 1-5.
Morro led the Baycats with four hits while Jordan Castaldo hit a three run homer in the sixth inning to give Barrie a 3-2 lead. Tony Hyrnkiw also added two hits.
John Whaley’s two run triple in the first gave Burlington a 2-0 lead. Jim Martin add three hits for the Bandits.
Winning pitcher Chris Nagorski (1-0) pitched the final two six innings, giving up one run on three hits with two strikeouts. Starter Matt St. Kitts went five innings, allowing only three hits with three walks and nine strikeouts.
Burlington starter Jack Dennis went 7.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Reliever Brandon Hillier (0-1) took the loss, pitching 2.1 innings allowing only one hit, one walk and two strikeouts.
Red Sox explode in 8th Inning to down Royals
In Guelph, the Brantford Red Sox (4-2) exploded for eight runs in the eighth inning to extend a 2-1 lead en route to a 10-4 win over the Royals. Brantford is in a four-way tie for second while Guelph (2-5) sits in sixth place.
Brandon Dailey led the Red Sox with three hits and five RBI’s including a grand slam home run in the eighth. Josh McCurdy added a solo home run in the sixth.
Aaron Loder led Guelph with three hits and a sacrifice fly while Blake Kauer’s three run triple in the bottom of the ninth gave him two hits and four RBI’s.
Winning pitcher Nathan Forer (2-0) went eight innings, allowing one run on six hits, one walk and three strikeouts.
A.J. Mackey (1-2) took the loss for Guelph giving up three runs on four hits and two strikeouts in 7.1 innings.