Jerome “Stumpy” Boyce pitched for Shuswap in a 15-6 win over the Sanford & Dillman Hornets at Lumberman’s Park during men’s fastball league action in 100 Mile House, May 21. Mitch Payette and Reg Hooper shared mound duties for the Hornets.
Exeter Sporting Goods won a close, 6-4, game against the 100 Mile ‘N Hour bantam squad, sponsored by Pharmasave, on May 20. Connor Edle pitched for Exeter, while Mitchell Hooper pitched five innings and Trevor McMahon pitched one for the bantams.
The Hornets shut out the defending champs, Jake’s Pub Old Buds, 3-0, on May 19. Hooper struck out 12 hitters for the Hornets. Greg Parent struck out nine for Jake’s Pub. Some Hornets highlights included Dennis Gosselin with three runs batted in (RBI), while Morgan Thomas made a phenomenal catch on a line drive between third an short to keep the shut out.
J. Boyce was on the mound for Shuswap in a 12-6 win over Exeter Sporting Goods, which had Branden Moore throwing, on May 14.
A May 12 game saw Parent throwing heat for Jake’s Pub, getting the 13-3 victory over Moore and Exeter Sporting Goods.
The 100 Mile ‘N Hour bantams went up against the Hornets on May 11. At the top of the fourth inning, 100 Mile ‘N Hour had a 4-3 lead. McMahon pitched four innings and had a great start to the game.
In the second inning, Hunter Swalwel hit an inside the park home run and one RBI to bring the score to 4-2. Spencer Edle had a great game at third base, going three for four at the plate and knocking in three runs. At the bottom of the fourth, the Hornets buzzed back and brought in 11 runs. Warren McNabb had a triple in the fourth that brought in two runs and Gosselin hit a double for two RBIs. At the top of the sixth, 100 Mile ‘N Hour fought back with Trevor Moore and C. Edle bringing the score to 15-8. The final was 15-10 in favour of the Hornets.
Jake’s Pub went head-to-head with the 100 Mile ‘N Hour bantam squad on May 7. Steve Almond and Pat McCarron pitched for the winning team, Jake’s Pub. M. Hooper and McMahon pitched for the bantams.
May 5 saw Exeter Sporting Goods get a 5-0 win over the Hornets. Moore pitched the shutout for Exeter, while Mitch Payette and R. Hooper shared mound duties for the Hornets.
In a rematch of last summer’s championship series teams, Jake’s Pub met Shuswap to open the 2015 men’s fastball season in 100 Mile House on May 4. Jake’s Pub won 6-3, with Parent getting the win and Robin Gilbert on the mound for Shuswap