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Members of the LaFontaine Club Molson of Placentia that emerged victorious in the 2012 Intermediate Men's Provincial Softball Championship on July 13-15 in Corner Brook include: Front (l-r) – Johnny O’Reilly, Matthew O’Reilly, Steven Pittman, Eddie Heffernan and Jeremy O’Reilly; back - Jason Manning, Paul Maher, Trevor Heffernan, Troy Leonard, Billy Patterson and Joey Evely.
It was an all-east showdown for the 2012 Intermediate Men's Provincial Softball Championship Sunday, July 15 at Fred Basha Memorial Park A Diamond.
In the end, the LaFontaine Club Molson of Placentia emerged as the winners after defeating Bay Roberts Coors Light 11-4 in the title tilt.
Johnny O'Reilly earned the win on the hill, going five innings and allowing just three hits, with five strikeouts and no walks.
Troy Leonard was the top batter for the winning team, going 3-for-3 with three singles.
The following are summaries of their tournament games over the weekend:
LaFontaine 7, North Shore 0
Matt O'Reilly gave up four hits over six innings, while striking out four and walking no one, as the eventual champions from Placentia eliminated the top local team, North Shore, from the tournament.
Jeremy O'Reilly was 1-for-3 with a home run in the winning effort.
Lafontaine 9, North Shore 2
Johnny O'Reilly pitched the win in this game called after five innings, as he struck out 11 batters, while allowing two runs on two hits and no walks.
He also was a threat at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two singles. Paul Maher chipped in with a 1-for-3 effort that included a solo home run.
Lafontaine 6, Bay Roberts 4
Matt O'Reilly pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits, with six strikeouts and a walk in the win.
Jeremy O'Reilly was 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk.
Jason Manning, coach of the LaFontaine Club Molson of Placentia noted it was the team’s first provincial intermediate win. He also wished to thank the many sponsors who have helped support the tem and got them to where they were going.
“All this travel comes down to local fundraising, and the local companies and organizations in the area have been very supportive,” said Manning.
The team will be playing games in Dunville throughout the summer months, and in September will be travelling to Truro, NS to participate in the Eastern Canadian tournament.
Bay Roberts Coors Light 4 vs. LaFontaine Club Molson 11 (5-Innings)
LaFontaine Club Molson Pitching Stats:
WP: Johnny O'Reilly 5IP, 4R, 6H, 2BB, 5K
LaFontaine Club Molson Top Batters:
Troy Leonard 3-3, 2RBI
Steven Pittman 2-3, R, Triple, 2RBI
Joey Evely 2-3, 2R, 2RBI
Paul Maher 2-3, 2R, 2SB
Matthew O'Reilly 2-3, 2R
Eddie Hefferan 1-2, 2R, SB
Johnny O'Reilly 1-3, R, 2R Home Run, 3RBI
Jeremy O'Reilly 1-3, R
2012 Award Winners:
Most Valuable Player Award
Johnny O'Reilly (LaFontaine Club Molson)
Pitching Stats: 2-0, 10IP, 6R, 6ER, 8H, 2BB, 16K, 4.20ERA
Batting Stats: 4-13 .308BA, 3R, 1HR, 1SB, 4RBI
Final Tournament Standings
1. LaFontaine Club Molson 4-0
2. Bay Roberts Coors Light 3-2
3. CBC Junior Canadians 2-1
4. North Shore 1-3
5. Whelan's Gate 1-2
6. Transmission Experts Cardinals 0-3
UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE
Friday, July 27th
7:30 p.m. CBS Storm @ LaFontaine Club Molson (In Dunville)
Monday, July 30th
7:30 p.m. BK Services @ LaFontaine Club Molson (In Dunville)