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Brewers win championship

North Dufferin Baseball League secretary Scott Anderson (third from left) presents the Strother Cup to Shawn Chalmers, Andrew White, Trent Barwick, Troy Barwick, and Brett Barwick of the Bolton Brewers after a Game 5 win on Sunday.

(David Anderson Photo)

2017 N.D.B.L. Senior Champions - Bolton Brewers
Back row, from left: Luis Ortiz, Trent Barwick, Matt Blacklaws, John Hutchinson, Stephen Warden, Brett Chater, Adam Frydman, Eric Cirone.
Front row: Carter Burnside, Daniel Accardo, Nick Pettinaro, Troy Barwick, Brett Barwick, Francesco Amantea, Greg Keenan, Daryl Bond, Shawn Chalmers, Mike Wallace, Andrew White.

(David Anderson photo)

September 18, 2017

The Bolton Brewers defeated the New Lowell Knights 3-0 and 5-2 this past weekend to claim another league championship.

Bolton last won a league title in 2013.

The long ball was instrumental again for the Brewers in Game 4 on Saturday taking home the win with all three runs scoring on a Francesco Amantea home run, which just stayed fair, in the sixth inning.

The game was a great pitchers duel between the Brewers Adam Frydman and Knights Allan Brownridge, both going the distance in the game.

Frydman allowed no runs on five hits for the day.

Brownridge gave up three runs on three hits, walked four batters, hit one, and struck out four.

In addition to Amantea's homer, he also chipped in with a base hit, as did teammate Stephen Warden.

For the Knights, Andrew Willmetts, Sean Connor, Brandon Norrie and Brownridge singled, the latter with two.

Game 5 on Sunday opened with Bolton scoring two runs in the first frame. In the second, Amantea hit his third dinger of the series to plate another run. A home run by Warden in the sixth had Bolton leading 4-0.

New Lowell mustered two runs in the sixth inning including a home run from Norrie.

In the seventh, the Brewers added another run and held the Knights at bay for their last at bat to claim the championship title.

Recording hits for Bolton were Mike Wallace, John Hutchinson, Brett Barwick, Andrew White and two from Shawn Chalmers. In addition to the homerun from Amantea and Warden, Warden also hit a single.

Brandon Peart hit a double for the Knights with singles from Steve Baldry, Connor, Chris Greer, and Dale Lightheart. Willmetts singled twice and Norrie chipped in with a single on top of his homer.

Trent Barwick toed the rubber for the Brewers for five scoreless innings. He allowed six hits, one walk and struck out three.

Frydman came in for the final two innings giving up two runs on three hits with one walk.

Baldry was on the hill for the Knights allowing five runs on nine hits, walked one, hit one batter and struck out one.

Following the win, Mike Wallace of Bolton was named the most valuable player during the playoffs and received the Paul Carruthers Memorial Award from league treasurer Dan Gowan.

League secretary Scott Anderson presented the Strother Cup, which was accepted by Shawn Chalmers, Andrew White, Trent Barwick, Troy Barwick, and Brett Barwick of the Brewers.

Brewers take early lead

Bolton Brewers second baseman Mike Wallace steps on the base to make an out against Jake Nicholson of the New Lowell Knights and throws to first for the double play during game 2 of the North Dufferin Baseball League championship series on Aug. 10, 2017.

(David Anderson Photo)

September 11, 2017

After three games on the weekend the Bolton Brewers have a 2-1 lead over the New Lowell Knights in the championship series of the North Dufferin Baseball League.

Game one played in New Lowell on Saturday had Bolton outscoring New Lowell 14-2 in a six-inning game.

Bolton got on the board with a lead off homerun from Brett Chater in the first inning and added four more runs in the second thanks to two homeruns from Eric Cirone and Francesco Amantea. In the fifth inning the Brewers added six more runs and finished the game with three more in the sixth frame.

In the third inning New Lowell's Andrew Willmetts hit a homerun to score his teams first run. The second run was plated in the sixth inning.

The Brewers had 16 hits including the homeruns, singles from Chater, Stephen Warden, Trent Barwick, and two each from Mike Wallace, John Hutchinson, Brett Barwick and Andrew White. White also hit a double.

The Knights were limited to six hits including the homerun from Willmetts, a base hit from Steve Baldry and Brandon Peart and two singles and a double by Sean Connor.

On the hill for the Brewers, Adam Frydman pitched six exceptional innings, allowing two runs on six hits, walking one, hit one batter, and striking out six Knights for the win.

Brandon Norrie started for New Lowell and lasted one inning, giving up four runs on three hits, and walking one.

Jake Nicholson entered in the second inning allowing seven runs on seven hits with one strike out over his three innings of work.

Jesse McIntyre pitched the remaining two innings giving up three runs on six hits with one walk.

Game two and three on Sunday were played at the Lisle diamond with Bolton as the home team.

Bolton won the first game 7-4 while New Lowell won the second game 7-3.

In the first contest Sunday, the Brewers took an early lead with a homerun by John Hutchinson to score two runs in the first inning. A five-run third inning finished their total.

New Lowell plated a run in the third inning and added three more in the fifth frame.

The Knights out-hit the Brewers with two singles from Allan Brownridge, Dale Lightheart and Baldry. Baldry also chipped in with a double. Connor, Norrie and Nicholson each singled.

Along with the homer from Hutchinson, Brett Barwick, Warden and Cirone hit doubles for the Brewers. Cirone also had a base hit along with Chater.

Trent Barwick took command of the pitcher's mound for the Brewers for a complete game win. He gave up four runs on ten hits, walked one batter and struck out three Knights.

Baldry pitched for New Lowell and over his seven innings allowed seven runs on six hits, walked three, hit two batters and struck out three Brewers.

Game three was played immediately after with the Knights bats staying hot taking home their first win 7-3.

Scoring two runs in the second inning, New Lowell added three more in the third and one in both the sixth and seventh innings.

The Brewers scored their three runs on a Cirone homerun in the fifth inning.

New Lowell hits went to Peart with three singles, Norrie with a double and two singles, Connor with two singles and Chris Greer with a single. Baldry hit a double.

Bolton's Cirone homered with a double from Chater and Wallace. Hutchinson, Brett Barwick, Greg Keenan and Trent Barwick singled in the losing cause.

Brownridge pitched a gem of a game for the Knights allowing three runs on seven hits, walking one and hitting one batter, while striking out four Brewers.

The Brewers pitching faltered with Andrew White on the mound. He allowed five runs on five hits, walked one and struck out two over his 2 1/3 innings.

Nick Pettinaro replaced White and pitched the remaining 4 2/3 innings. He gave up two runs on five hits, walked two and struck out two.

Games resume next Saturday and Sunday with both contests in New Lowell. Saturday's game four is set to start at 2 p.m. Sunday's match has a 1 p.m. start time.


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