Three in a row for Minor Pioneers

A double with two RBIs – Williamsburg Minor Pioneers slugger Emmett Lemire (above) cracked a double in the bottom of the fourth inning, and picked up two RBI’s for the effort during the team’s 16-1 win over the Kemptville Wildcats 1 team June 6th. Left: Pitcher Donovan Shaver had six strikeouts and allowed one hit in two innings on the mound for the Pioneers June 6th. Shaver leads the team’s bullpen in strikeouts. The Pioneers are now 6-1 for the season. (The Leader/Blancher photo)

WILLIAMSBURG – Bouncing back from their first loss of the season, the Williamsburg Minor Pioneers strung a trio of big wins together the past week, advancing to a 6-1 record so far this season.

Up first, the Pioneers bashed the Kemtpville Wildcats 1 13-1 on June 4th in South Gower.

Singles from Reed McCadden, Donovan Shaver and Callam Larocque led the way for Williamsburg, who put up three runs in the first inning. The Pioneers built a 3-0 lead after the opening inning, and added five more runs in each of the next two innings, most being walked in by the Kemtpville bullpen.

Pioneers closer Donovan Shaver

The Wildcats spoiled the shutout attempt, scoring one run in the top of the fourth inning off pitcher Simon Martens.

McCadden struck out six batters in the opening two innings, and allowed three hits in the game. Martens had two K’s and two hits in the 13-1 win.

Williamsburg then took on the Kemtpville 2 team for the first of a home-and-home series, starting at J.C. Whitteker Park June 6th.

Emmett Lemire had a pair of doubles, earning three RBI’s, and Christian Markell had a pair of singles, resulting in the Pioneers earning a 16-1 victory over the Wildcats 2 team.

Shaver and Lemire dominated the pitchers mound in the game for Williamsburg. Lemire opened the game striking out five batters and allowing only three hits in two innings. Shaver locked down the win striking out six batters in two innings and allowing only one hit and one walk.

The Pioneers capped off the week with visiting the Wildcats 2 to complete the home-and-home series on June 9th, a 20-7 victory for Williamsburg.

Lemire, at the first at-bat of the game, cracked a triple in the opening pitch. The Pioneers batted in five runners, mostly from hits in the inning.

The Wildcats tied the game 5-5 in the bottom of the first inning off McCadden. Lemire shored up the pitcher’s mound in the second inning striking out three of four batters. Ethan Nelson had three strikeouts in the third inning, Martens two in the fourth with two runs earned.

Williamsburg sent five home in each of the next three innings to win 20-7. The game was a season high for the team with 11 hits.

The Pioneers take their three game winning streak to Winchester to take on the first place Sox June 13th.

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