September 27, 2018
ALVINSTON, ON. - The Alvinston Aces have the advantage in the best of five South Middlesex Men's Fastball League final.
The Aces scored two runs in the first, third and fourth innings, on their way to a 6-0 game one win. Jamie Shields went two-for-four, for the Aces, with one RBI. Ryan Chapman had a RBI double and drew two walks, while Rowan Lam finished with a single, walk, stolen base and run scored. Andy Triest, Aaron Stocking and Taylor DeGraw each drove in a run and Joe Triest had a single and one walk.
Appin stranded 11 base runners. Adam Fletcher had two hits for the A's, while Jeff Lyons was one-for-two and two base on balls.
During the semifinals against Highgate, Appin rallied from down two games to none to take the series in five games. Kevin Eichenberger had a pair of two-out RBI singles, in Appin's game five 7-3 win.
August 31, 2018
APPIN, ON. - Jeff Lyons, who plays for the Appin A's, in the South Middlesex league, was named all-star catcher, playing for the Elmria Expos, at the 2018 Canadian senior men's fastpitch championships. The Expos lost to the Sooke Loggers, from B.C., 2-1, in the semifinals. Lyons will be back in the Appin lineup, in time for a best of five game semifinal against the Highgate Rock, starting Thursday, September 6.
August 27, 2018
APPIN, ON. – There will be no third consecutive trip to the final for the St. Thomas Storm. Greg Moore tossed four and two-thirds shutout innings, of relief pitching, to lead the Appin A's past St. Thomas, 8-4, to complete a three game sweep of the Southern Middlesex Men's Fastball League series. Nate Johnson drove the A's offence, batting three for three and driving in three runs, while Jeff Lyons belted a late game solo home run. St. Thomas won the SMMFL championship, in 2016 and lost to the Alvinston Aces, in the 2017 final.
August 26, 2018
DARTMOUTH, NS - The Springfield Brewers finished fourth, out of 12 teams, at the Eastern Canadian U16 women's softball championship. The Brewers fell 4-2, to Quebec, in a quarterfinal this morning. Springfield, the Ontario champions, went 4-2 overall, their first loss coming in pool play to P.E.I. Quebec went on to beat the London Lightning (ON2), 7-5, in the third place game, to advance to the final against P.E.I. London placed third, after a 5-0 pool record, and a 1-0 loss to P.E.I., in the game between the pool winners, before facing Quebec.
August 25, 2018
DARTMOUTH, NS - The Springfield Brewers finished 4-1 in pool play, advancing to the quarterfinals, at the Eastern Canadian U16 women's softball championship.
The Brewers edged Nova Scotia Two, before falling 11-0 to PEI One, on day three of the four day tournament. Springfield takes on Quebec, Sunday at 9 a.m. local time. The winner advances to the semifinals (11 a.m.) and a shot a medal in the afternoon.
August 24, 2018
DARTMOUTH, NS - The Springfield Brewers improved to 3-0, at the Eastern Canadian U16 women's softball championship, with a 14-3 win over New Brunswick Two. Earlier today, Springfield, aka Ontario One, dumped Nova Scotia Three, 8-3. The Brewers opened with a 7-3 win over Newfoundland One, on Thursday, day one of the four day tournament.
Springfield won the Ontario Provincial Women's Softball Association bantam II A title, July 27-29, to qualify for the Eastern Canadians.
August 23, 2018
FINGAL, ON - The St. Thomas Storm will need more clutch hits and fewer men left on base, if they want their season to extend beyond next game. A six run outburst in their opening at bat carried the Appin A’s over St. Thomas, 11-3, in six innings, for a two games to none lead, in their best of five series, for the South Middlesex Men’s Fastball League.