The Williamsburg Junior-Senior Pioneers welcomed Cornwall #3 to the J. C. Whitteker Ball Park on Mon., May 21, in the Upper Canada Little League. The Pioneers’ Kendrew Byers led his team with two hits, three stolen bases, one RBI and three runs scored. Byers and the Pioneers took the game 13-6 to remain undefeated this season. Moore file photo
CORNWALL — The Williamsburg Junior-Senior Pioneers had two games this past week as they welcomed Cornwalll #3 on Monday night and travelled to South Gower to take on the Kemptville #2 Wildcats on Wednesday night.
Pioneers 17 Wildcats 6: The Williamsburg Junior-Senior Pioneers travelled to the South Gower Ball Diamonds to take on the Kemptville #2 Wildcats on Wed., May 23, in the Upper Canada Little League. The Pioneers were coming off a 13-6 victory over Cornwall #3 in their previous game to go 2-0 on the season as they looked to extend their undefeated streak to three games.
The Pioneers opened the scoring with four runs in the top of the first inning getting nine batters to the plate. The Wildcats didn’t take that well and scored the maximum five runs taking a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the second.
The Pioneers managed a single to tie the game at five in the top of the second inning and held the Wildcats to just four batters in the bottom of the second with just one making it to first base.
The Pioneers’ bats came to life in the top of the third scoring five runs to retake the lead 10-5 for which the Wildcats had no answer in the bottom of the inning. There Pioneers added another five runs in the top of the fourth inning and held the Wildcats to just a single in the bottom half taking a 15-6 lead into the fifth inning.
The Pioneers added two more runs in the top of the fifth making it 17-6 and held the Wildcats off the board in the bottom of the fifth taking the game by a score of 17-6.
Scoring the runs for the Pioneers were Tory Barnett with three, Nolan Henry, Dean Lapier, Kendrew Byers, Brendan Shaver and Mclean Machan each scored two and Olivia Mudde, Thomas Rae, Noah Keeler and Parker Baker each scored singles.
Pitching for the Pioneers were Braiden Barrie in the first inning, Dean Lapier in the second and third, Nolan Henry for 2/3 of the fourth, Thomas Rae for 1/3 of the fourth and Tory Barnett sealed the deal in the fifth.
Pioneers 13 Cornwall 6: The Williamsburg Junior-Senior Pioneers welcomed Cornwall #3 to the J. C. Whitteker Ball Park on Mon., May 21, in the Upper Canada Little League. After winning their home opener with a lopsided 15-5 victory over the Brockville #2 Braves, the Pioneers looked to remain undefeated. Cornwall was first to the plate in the start of the first inning but were unable to score.
The Pioneers took advantage and scored the maximum five runs in the bottom of the first inning taking a 5-0 lead. Cornwall had a much better second inning getting eight batters to the dish but only one was able to make the round trip.
The Pioneers’ offence dominated in the bottom of the second, scoring four more runs taking a 9-1 lead. The Pioneers’ pitcher, Dean Lapier struck three Cornwall batters out in the top of the third leaving their only other batter stranded on second base.
The Pioneers got six batters to the plate in the bottom of the third but were unable to score. Cornwall answered with five runs in the top of the fourth inning after going through their entire batting order to make it a 9-6 ball game.
The Pioneers bats came alive again in the bottom of the fourth scoring four more runs taking a 13-6 lead. Cornwall could not gain ground in the top of the fifth inning as the Pioneers hung on for the 13-6 victory.
With the win, the Pioneers were winners of two straight to begin the 2018 campaign. Scoring for the Pioneers were Kendrew Byers with three, Olivia Mudde, Brendan Shaver and Braiden Barrie each scored twice and Thomas Rae, Dean Lapier, Mclean Machan and Raiden Irvine each scored single.
Pitching for the Pioneers were Braiden Barrie in the first and fourth innings, Dean Lapier in the second and third and Thomas are closed out the game pitching in the fifth.