The Williamsburg Senior Pioneers travelled to the Patenaude Ball Park in Embrun on Tues., June 11, to take on the Embrun Senior Canadians in the Ontario District 2 Little League. The Pioneers’ starting pitcher, Ben Lapier, was on fire striking out nine of the 11 batters faced over three innings and 27 pitches. The Pioneers took the game easily 11-0. Moore photo
EMBRUN—The Williamsburg Senior Pioneers were supposed to play two games this past week but their game on Monday night against Greely was postponed due to rain; they travelled to Embrun on Tuesday night.
Pioneers 11 Embrun 0
The Williamsburg Senior Pioneers travelled to the Patenaude Ball Park in Embrun on Tues., June 11, to take on the Embrun Senior Canadians in the Ontario District 2 Little League. The Pioneers went into the game in seventh place with a record of 4-3 but were tied with Embrun who were 4-0.
The Pioneers scored three runs in the top of the first inning getting seven batters to the plate. The Pioneers’ pitcher Ben Lapier struck out the first three Embrun batters in the bottom of the first and took a 3-0 lead into the second inning.
The Pioneers bats remained hot in the top, scoring the maximum runs allowed (5). Embrun got their first batter on base in the bottom of the second inning but Lapier sat the next three down. The Pioneers took a commanding 8-0 lead into the third inning.
The Pioneers added a single in the top of the third inning and only allowed four batters to the plate in the bottom of the inning, with three batters being struck out. The Pioneers took a 9-0 lead into the fourth inning but could not add to their lead in the top of the inning sending five batters to the plate. Embrun only got four to the dish in the bottom of the fourth with three being struck out. The Pioneers scored two more runs in the top of the fifth inning but allowed Embrun to get runners into scoring position in the bottom of the inning.
The Pioneers ended the inning with no damage as they took the game 11-0. With the win, the Pioneers moved into sole possession of seventh place and a chance to end the season in the top four with two games remaining.
Scoring the runs for the Pioneers were Nolan Henry, Spencer Barclay and Lapier with two each and Kayne McCadden, Colin VanHoof, Olivia Mudde, Mclean Machan and Raiden Foote with singles. Pitching for the Pioneers were Lapier with 27 pitches, Henry with 20 and Colin VanHoof with 41.