NCBL Week 1 Results 


NCBL [National Capital Baseball League]The 2017 NCBL season finally started on May 16th after the Ottawa area experienced flooding, effectively cancelling all pre-season games and most practices. Even after the city opened the fields, we had a couple cancelations due to malfunctioning lights on Opening Day. Throw in some more rain late in the week and the long weekend and we are left with 11/37 teams still yet to start their season. 26 teams were able to shake off the rust and get some action in.

Tier 1

SAMBAT Performance of the Week

Jeff Skelhorne-Gross (Kingston Ponies) > On May 17th, Jeff led the Ponies to an opening day 7-7 tie by going 3 for 4, with 3 runs, an RBI, a double, triple and 2 stolen bases.  

Only 3 games were played in week 1, with the premier mathchup being the Kingston Ponies (4 straight pennants) locking up in a back and forth game with the Nepean Brewers (2 straight playoff championships) Neither team really deserved to win, and a 7-7 tie was most appropriate on this night.

Meanwhile, the Metcalfe Mudd made their return to Tier 1 losing a close one to the Kanata Athletics, and then the Brewers beat the A’s later in the week to round out the action.

Player of the Week Honourable Mentions

➢ Ross Graham (Ponies) – 2/3, double, 3 RBI

➢ Jamie Fitzgerald (Brewers) – 3/3, double, 3 RBI, 2 runs, walk

➢ Jamie Fitzgerald (Brewers) – 3/5, 2 doubles, 3 runs, RBI

➢ Greg Elliott (Mudd) – 2/3, double, RBI plus 3 IP, 1 hit,1 K,

 

Tier 2

MAXBAT Performance of the Week

Hugues Petrin (Cardinals) > On May 18th, Hugues went 2 for 4, with 2 RBI, a triple and a run scored.

Only 1 game was played in week 1 with the Cardinals beating the Outlaws 7-2.

Tier 3

RONA Performance of the Week

Frank Sabourin (Red Sox) > On May 17th, Frank went 2 for 4, with 3 RBI, a home run, and 2 runs.

There were 5 games played, with 10/11 teams each playing once, with the defending pennant winners the only team not to play yet. Defending playoff champs, the Sharks, walked off the Lumberjacks, The Rockets barely squeezed by the Orioles (returning after a year hiatus), the Black Sox and Dukes each winning close ones and the Red Sox with the only blow out.

Player of the Week Honourable Mentions

➢ Jon Bowes (Red Sox) – 4.66 IP, 4 hits, 1 ER and 11 K’s, win.

➢ Dave Rivers (Dukes) – 1 for 2, run, RBI, walk plus 3.66IP, 3 hits, 5 K’s, save.

Tier 4

ZERO K BATS Performance of the Week

Chris Embury (Heat) > On May 19th, in the franchises first ever game, Chris went 3 for 5 with 4 RBI, a double, a triple, and SB along with a run scored.

In the 6 games that got played, 5 were blowouts! The only close one being Team Cuba opening their season with a 4-2 win over the Braumeisters. The Vampiros, Lynx, Bandits, Cuba and the new Winchester Heat all found themselves on the right end of blowouts. While the Heat enjoyed success in their first ever game, the other expansion team, The Naturals, fell 12-2 and 15-5 in their first 2 games.

Player of the Week Honourable Mentions

➢ Alex Diaz (Cuba) – 3 for 4, RBI, triple, SB

➢ Alex Diaz (Cuba) – 2 for 2, 2 walks, 2 runs, double, 2 SB

➢ Enriquez Yuraldis (Cuba) – 3 for 4, 2 RBI, 2 runs

➢ Matt Hagen (Vampiros) – 3 for 4, 3 RBI, run, double

➢ Ron Hall (Vampiros) – 2 for 3, RBI, walk, 3 runs, double, SB

➢ Augustine Kwok (Lynx) – 2 for 4, RBI, 2 runs, 3 SB

➢ Travis Rath (Bandits) – 1 for 2, 2 RBI, 2 runs, 3 BB, 2 SB

 

 

 

 

GTBL Ready To Go – IN/OUT

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Written By Rev

The 2017 GTBL season expects to be another good one, as six teams will battle in competition for the Alex Stanley Championship Trophy. The Thornhill Reds are the league’s defending champions, and have captured three of the last four league titles. The restructured playoffs will now be three rounds of series, and no longer a year end tournament. Also on tap for 2017 will be the return trip of the LMBQ, who will visit Toronto the first weekend of June. Leaside, East York and Thornhill will play host to St. Jean, Ottawa, and Shawinigan, who will make the drive west from Quebec.

 

WHO’S IN?/ WHO’S OUT?

The following is a list of most transactions that took place over the offseason.

 

EAST YORK

IN

– Mike Arsenault(LHP), veteran lefty joins Bulldogs part time

– Dustin Lawson(RHP), one time GTBL K leader returns from a stint in the military

OUT

– Brad Bedford(OF)

– Brian MacDonald(OF), work contract may take next two seasons away Continue reading