Cornhuskers represent Dundas County
The North Dundas Cornhuskers travelled to the Scott Tokessy Memorial Tournament in Kanata on the weekend of Aug. 3-5 and were in a little tough against the city teams but put up a good fight against a team from Fayetteville, NY. This was the team’s inaugural year and look to start soon next season to practice. The team made up of a combination the Winchester Sox, the Williamsburg Green and White Pioneers. Team members are: front from left, Dawson Coleman and Patrick Guy, middle from left, Ryan Wilson, Terence Mudde, Mason Hummel, Kyle Hermer, Alek Larouque, Cam Shaver and Aiden Hutt, back from left, coach, Geoff Guy, coach, Brian Shaver, Nicholas Guy, Marty McLeod, and coach Chris Guy. Absent from photo was Caden Holmes. Moore photo
KANATA — The Dundas Major Cornhuskers travelled to the Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament in Kanata on the weekend of Aug. 3-5. The tournament was an open tournament so the competition was tough but was sanctioned by Canada Little League. The Corn Huskers were in a solid grouping with Nepean East, Kanata and Fayetteville in their Division. The tournament boasts to be Canada’s largest little league charity tournament.
The tournament was established in 1996 in memory of Scott Tokessy who played for a Kanata home team. Tokessy hit a home run in the game and while running home suffered an irregular heart beat and suddenly passed away at the age of 12. The proceeds of the tournament go to the CHEO Cardiology department for new equipment and research.
Fayetteville 14 Cornhuskers 11: After the Huskers lost their first two games to Kanata and East Nepean, they were the visitors as they met up with a team from Fayetteville NY in their third game of the weekend on Sat., Aug. 4. The Huskers needed a win to keep their hopes alive to make it into the finals as the top two teams of each division would move on in the tournament.
The Huskers got off to a great start scoring the maximum five runs allowed in the top of the first inning and their pitcher, Nicholas Guy and their defence held Fayetteville off the score sheet in the bottom of the first.
The Huskers made it 7-0 after scoring a pair of runs in the top of the second inning. Fayetteville managed to get two back in the bottom of the second. The Huskers scored four more runs in the top of the third inning taking a commanding 11-2 lead.
The Husker’s spirits were a little sunken when Fayetteville scored five runs in the bottom of the third to move to within four. Fayetteville’s pitching got really hot in the top of the fourth inning not allowing the Huskers to get on the bases.
Fayetteville tied the game scoring four runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Huskers got a couple of runners on the bags in the top of the fifth but were unable to get them home and Fayetteville took advantage scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth taking their first lead of the game 14-11.
At their last at bat, the Huskers only got one on the bags but two were struck out and one was thrown out at first to end the game. Fayetteville took the game 14-11 ending the Huskers tournament. Fayetteville went on to take the silver medal in the final on Sunday.
Scoring the runs for the Huskers were Cam Shaver, Patrick Guy and Terrence Mudde each with a pair, Dawson Coleman, Ryan Wilson, Aiden Hutt, Mason Hummel and Kyle Hermer all scored singles.
Pitching for the Huskers were Nicholas Guy in the first and second innings, Coleman in the third and Shaver in the fourth and fifth.