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Death of Myles Morrish

November 10, 2016, updated Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m.

The following message is issued by the North Dufferin Baseball League Executive upon learning of the death of Myles Morrish:

"It is with sadness that the North Dufferin Baseball League Executive learned of the death of Myles Morrish of Creemore who passed away earlier today.

"Myles played his baseball career in Creemore with the Barons during the 1980s and 1990s and later with the Braves in the 2000s. He won numerous championships throughout his career.

"Myles enjoyed playing with the Dufferin-Simcoe Rockers oldtimers team reconnecting with many teammates and opponents from his earlier playing days and making new friends across the province on other teams.

"Joining the league executive in 2007 as vice president, Myles took an active role and was a loyal supporter of the league over his three years of service. He took a leading part in league events and activities throughout his term. In addition Myles was often seen at ballparks all summer long, enjoying the game with friends and former teammates, which he continued to do so this past season.

"We express our condolences to his wife Kelly and son Mack, to his nephew Brad Grieveson and the extended family. Myles presence around the ball park and his humour will be missed."


Morrish, Myles passed away peacefully on Thursday November 10, 2016 at Mount Sinai Hospital in his 55th year. Myles husband of Kelly, father of Mack will be lovingly remembered by his sister Shelley (Pat) Paradis, sister in law Linda Grieveson and his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Roger and Mary, his brothers Fred 'Bud' Grieveson and Mort Morrish and sister Vicki. Myles will be missed by all who knew him. A celebration of life will be held at the New Lowell Legion at 1 p.m. on Saturday November 19, 2016. In lieu of flowers donations to New Lowell Minor Baseball or the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

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Knights defend title

New Lowell Knights coach Pete Kinghan (left) and Dale Lightheart (right) accepts the Strother Cup as the North Dufferin Baseaball League's champions from league secretary and convenor Scott Anderson during a post-game presentation on Sept. 25, 2016.

(David Anderson photo)

The New Lowell Knights claimed their second-straight championship on Sept. 25, 2016. Pictured back row, from left: coach Pete Kinghan, Sean Connor, Todd Gowan, Todd Patton, Brandon Norrie, Allan Brownridge, Jesse McIntyre. Front row, from left: Dale Lightheart, Sean Thompson, Chris Greer, Caleb Lightheart (batboy), Steve Baldry, Jake Nicholson, Trevor Martin.
Missing from the photo are Kyle Ascai, Dan Holwell, Brayden Hubbert and Todd VanLieshout.

(David Anderson photo)

September 26, 2016

A 4-1 win over the Orangeville Giants have crowned the New Lowell Knights as North Dufferin Baseball League champions for a second straight year.

The champions hoisted the Strother Cup on Sunday afternoon needing all seven games in the series to bring down the Giants.

But before the Knights were able to claim the title they had to defeat Orangeville, who had the series lead, on Saturday for game six.

The Knights downed the Giants 8-2 scoring two runs early in the first inning, adding one in the second, two in the fourth and one each in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings.

Orangeville was able to tie the game after the first frame with two runs of their own, but were unable to capitalize leaving eight runners stranded on base during the game.

Homeruns were the highlight of the Knights offense. Brandon Norrie homered twice including a two-run shot. Steve Baldry hit one out of the park to score two and Todd Patton connected with a pitch in the seventh to the score the final run.

Sean Thompson doubled while Allan Brownridge, Sean Connor and Patton hit singles for the Knights.

Mitchell Pike doubled while Brett Chater and Drew Huerter each singled twice for the Giants. Ian MacIver and Daryl Bond recorded singles.

Brownridge pitched seven innings for the Knights allowing two runs on seven hits. He walked two, hit two Orangeville batters and fanned six.

Nick Hodgson was on the Orangeville hill for five innings giving up six runs on seven hits, walked one, hit one batter and struck out three.

Matt Drury came in for the sixth and seventh inning allowing two runs on three hits and walked two Knights.

Sunday action for the final game was a closer affair for the first two innings. In the third inning New Lowell manufactured a run executing a suicide squeeze from Chris Greer to bring in Jake Nicholson to score the first run. Greer was able to beat the throw to first base as well.

Orangeville tied the game in the fifth inning when Bond scored on a Chater double but the Knights quickly answered in their half of the inning scoring three on two homeruns. With a runner on base Todd Gowan hit a two-run shot, with the next batter Todd Patton hitting a solo shot to make the game 4-1.

The Knights had six hits including the two homeruns, a double from Thompson and Nicholson and singles from Greer and Norrie.

The Giants were limited to four hits with Bond connecting for two singles, Chater a double and Hodgson a single.

Baldry commanded the Knights hill and pitched a complete game, allowing one run on four hits, walked two Giants and struck out three.

Chater pitched for Orangeville for five innings giving up four runs on six hits, walked two and hit three Knights while striking out two.

Hodgson pitched the sixth inning unscathed.

In a post game presentation New Lowell's Gowan was named the most valuable player for the playoffs and received the Paul Carruthers Memorial Award from league president Chris Esson.

Pete Kinghan and Dale Lightheart accepted the Strother Cup from league secretary and series convenor Scott Anderson.


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