Sr. Pioneers get by Sox and Giants

Safe at first! – Ethan Cummins’ RBI single in the fourth added to the run count as the Williamsburg Sr. Pioneers beat the then second place Glebe Giants on August 8th at Legion Park in Morrisburg. Cummins had a pair of singles and two stolen bases in the game. The Pioneers finished out the regular season in the Senior Canadian summer league in third place with a record of six wins, one tie, and five losses. (The Leader/Blancher photo)

MORRISBURG – The Williamsburg Sr. Pioneers finished out the regular season this past week in the District 2 Senior Canadian Little League. The team played four games including a double-header against the Carleton-Russell Aces on August 11th.

Starting off the week, the Pioneers took on the Orleans Red Sox, winning 14-4 on August 7th.

Williamsburg led 6-1 by the end of the second inning, adding three runs in the third inning, and five in the fourth. Late in the game Orleans scored three runs, but could not overcome the extensive lead by Williamsburg. Pioneers won 14-4.

Ethan Cummins had a double, two singles and two RBIs in the game. Nolan Henry had a trio of singles in the effort. Ben Lapier struck out four batters and allowed no hits in nearly two innings. Collin Van Hoof struck out four batters, allowed two hits and one run during his time on the pitcher’s mound. Kayne McCadden also struck out four batters, while reliever Emytt Fetterly struck out one batter and allowed two runners on four walks.

The following day Williamsburg hosted the Glebe Giants at Legion Park in Morrisburg, resulting in a hard-fought 7-2 win for the Pioneers.

Henry led off the bottom of the first inning with a second and a stolen base as the Pioneers ended up with three runs. McCadden’s double down the third base line helped get runners around the bases.

Williamsburg held Glebe scoreless until top of the fourth inning when a single run was allowed. The Pioneers offset that with three more runs in the bottom of the inning, followed by one in the bottom of the sixth to slay the Giants 7-2. Lapier had a pair of doubles, while Cummins had a pair of singles.

Riding a three-game winning streak, the Pioneers closed out the regular season with a double-header against the undefeated Aces team August 11th.

In the first game, the Aces doubled the Pioneers 14-7. Van Hoof threw 94 pitches from the pitcher’s mound. Williamsburg fared better in the second game, but still lost 9-6 to Carleton-Russell. Lapier threw 95 pitches in four innings in the game.

The Pioneers close out the 2019 Summer league season with a record of six wins, one tie, five losses.

Williamsburg has a few days to rest while the remaining league games are played. The schedule for the playoffs was not available at press time.

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