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 BrewersBack 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.