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Knights and Giants to battle for Strother Cup

August 26, 2016

The New Lowell Knights and Orangeville Giants will meet for the best-of-seven championship series in the North Dufferin Baseball League.

First game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 27) in New Lowell with game two in Orangeville Sunday (Aug. 28) at 2 p.m.

The series will come to a halt over the Labour Day weekend as area teams, including the Knights and Giants attend provincial championships. Games resume September 10.

Orangeville upset the Ivy Leafs to advance to the finals after taking the series with three games to one with a tie. The Giants defeated the Clearview Orioles in first round action in a five game series.

New Lowell won their second round series against the Aurora Jays with three wins and a tie, while they took opening round action 3-0 over the Bolton Dodgers.

The Knights were Strother Cup champions last season.

A team from Orangeville has not made the finals since 1990. It was also the only year Orangeville has captured a league title.

Schedules and results will be updated on the league website during the series.

New Lowell Knights Junior OBA Finalists

August 22, 2016

The New Lowell junior Knights lost in the championship game at provincial championships to Port Dover 2-0 Sunday.

The junior team in the North Dufferin Baseball League, who recently won the junior league championship, were in Port Lambton for the Ontario Baseball Association provincial 'A' tournament over the weekend.

The Knights won the early contests with victories over North Woodslee 10-5, Halton Hills 4-2, Harrow 19-4 and Corunna 10-0.

Moving into semi-final play on Sunday morning, New Lowell met London West and won a close 3-1 ball game to continue the unbeaten streak.

The Knights faced the 4-1 team from Port Dover in the championship but lost 5-3. As New Lowell suffered only their first loss of the double elimination format, this set up a second, do-or-die game between the two teams. Port Dover took the championship title with a 2-0 win.

New Lowell picks up JR title

North Dufferin Baseball League secretary and junior division convenor Scott Anderson presents the Anderson Trophy to Curtis Dubeau of the New Lowell Knights after winning the junior championship series Aug. 11, 2016.

(David Anderson photo)

2016 N.D.B.L. Junior Champions - New Lowell Knights
Back row, l-r: Jesse Kirkman, Jeff Roberts, Josh Smith, Kashtin Winchester, Nathan Mooney, coach Corey Tuckett, coach Joe Patterson.
Middle row, l-r: Mathew Wilkins, Brant Dubeau, Owen Patterson, Nathan Lennox, Brandon Peart.
Front row, l-r: Curtis Dubeau, Tyson Pendleton.
Missing from photo: Ben Cole, Evan Tuckett, and Cody Printess.

(David Anderson photo)

August 12, 2016

One inning in baseball can make all the difference and for the New Lowell Knights it couldn't be more accurate.

The Knights won the junior division championship of the North Dufferin Baseball League Thursday night with a 7-2 win over the Mansfield Cubs after scoring six runs in the fourth inning of game four. They took the series three games to one.

The other run, and the first of the game for New Lowell, came in the first inning when bases were loaded, Josh Smith was hit by a pitch that brought in Brandon Peart from third.

Mansfield garnered their two runs scoring one in the fifth frame and one in the seventh.

Smith, Nathan Lennox, Mathew Wilkins and Owen Patterson recorded singles for the Knights, however the team managed to get on base another four times on Mansfield errors.

The Cubs were limited to five hits with Trevor Foster, Bailey Durocher and Matt Cameron hitting singles. Jordan Metz singled twice in the losing cause.

On the mound for the Knights was Kashtin Winchester and over his seven innings gave up two runs on five hits, walked three batsman and struck out two.

For the Cubs, Josh Johnston pitched three and two-thirds, allowing seven runs on four hits, walking three, hitting two batters, and striking out two. Metz came in for relief in the fourth inning and pitched one and two-thirds, walking two and fanning three batters. Jacob Hall finished the game for two-thirds of an inning with no hits or walks, striking out one.

Game three on the previous night also went to New Lowell with an 11-5 victory after only six innings of play due to darkness.

New Lowell crossed the plate three times in the first inning on homeruns by Tyson Pendleton and a two-run shot by Lennox. Five more runs in the second crossed including a three-run shot from Pendleton. Another two runs scored in the fourth frame with a final run in the fifth inning.

Mansfield mustered three runs in the first, one in the second, and their last in the third inning.

The Knights had seven hits with two homeruns from Pendleton, one from Lennox, and singles from Brant Dubeau and Winchester. Jeff Roberts and Wilkins hit doubles.

Mansfield relied on hits from Metz, Foster, Durocher, and Jeff Christman while Cole Newton doubled.

The Cubs used four pitchers in game three with Christman pitching three innings. He gave up eight runs on six hits, walked two, hit one, and struck out one batter. Durocher followed for one inning and allowed two runs, walked three and struck out one.

Stuart Manson pitched the fifth inning allowing one hit, walked one, and hit one batter. Luke Newmaster finished the game with one walk and one strike out.

New Lowell used two pitchers with Jesse Kirkman pitching three innings allowing five runs, with five walks, and three strike outs. Nathan Mooney pitched the remaining three innings giving up one hit, walking one, hitting one and striking out four.

In a post-game presentation after the final game, league secretary and junior division convenor Scott Anderson congratulated both teams on their performance over the season and presented the Anderson Trophy to the Knights' Curtis Dubeau.


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