The Williamsburg Junior Pioneers travelled to the Lower Kinsmen Ball Park in Kanata on Fri., July 19, to take on the Kanata Cubs in the Ontario District 2 Little League. The Pioneers’ batter, Nicholas Guy, takes a nice cut on the ball here in the first inning. The Pioneers went back and forth with the Cubs but it was the Cubs pulling out the victory 14-8. Moore photo
KANATA—The Williamsburg Junior Pioneers played a single game this past week as they travelled to Kanata to take on the Cubs on a steaming hot Friday evening.
Cubs 14 Pioneers 8
The Williamsburg Junior Pioneers travelled to the Lower Kinsmen Ball Park in Kanata on Fri., July 19, to take on the Kanata Cubs in the Ontario District 2 Little League. The Pioneers went into the game in third place with a win and tie to open the season, as they looked to move into a two-way tie for second place.
The Pioneers opened the scoring with a single in the top of the first inning but left the bases loaded. The Cubs went three up and three down as the Pioneers’ pitcher, Donovan Shaver struck out two, taking a 1-0 lead into the second inning.
The Pioneers loaded up the bases again in the top of the second but were only able to cash one. The Braves answered with the maximum five runs in the bottom of the second taking a 5-2 lead. The Pioneers were not impressed by the Cubs, and they scored the maximum five runs to take a 7-5 lead in the top of the third inning.
The Cubs scored another five runs retaking the lead 10-7 in the bottom of the third. The Pioneers closed the gap to two, with a single in the top of the fourth inning but the Cubs put the game out of reach scoring four runs in the bottom of the fourth making it a 14-8 game.
The Pioneers went three up and three down in the top of the fifth inning as the Cubs took the game 14-8 handing the Pioneers their first loss of the season. The Pioneers fell one position with the loss and sit-in fourth place.
Scoring the runs for the Pioneers were Dawson Coleman and Terrence Mudde with two each and Nicholas Guy, Nate Thompson, James Martens and Mason Hummel with singles. Pitching for the Pioneers were Cam Shaver with 47 pitches and Guy with 62.
The Williamsburg Junior Pioneers welcome the Carleton Russell Aces to the J. C. Whitteker Ball Park on Wed., July 24, at 6 p.m. and travel to the Grenfell Ball Ballpark in Nepean on Fri., July 26 to take on the East Nepean Green Eagles at 6 p.m.