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Cubs force Game 3 tonight

Kincardine wins big in Game 2

A Thames Valley Senior Baseball League championship will be won tonight in Kincardine.

The Kincardine Cubs won Game 2 of the league championship series this afternoon with a 13-3 pasting of the Oarkdidge Reds. The game was ended early, by mercy, when veteran 1B Ryan Enright hit a grand slam home run with Kincardine holding a 9-3 lead. Nate Kraemer went the distance on the hilll for the Cubs, the reigning Ontario Baseball Association "B" provincial champions.

Perhaps Game 3 of this series, tonight (Sunday) at 6 p.m. at Connaught Park in Kincardine will last an entire nine innings. That hasn't been the case with the first two - Game 1 was called early due to curfew restrictions at Labatt Park in London. Game 2 this afternoon, obviously, was called due to the mercy rule.


Cubs host league final on Sunday

By Josh Howald

The Thames Valley Senior Baseball League will finally crown a champion this Sunday in Kincardine.

The Cubs battle the London Area Angels during TVSBL regular season action earlier this season at Connaught Park. Kincardine will host Game 2 of the league championship series on Sunday afternoon. If Kincardine wins Game 2, a third and deciding game will be played at 6 p.m. at Connaught. (Independent file photo/Howald)


Four point weekend for Kincardine

Bulldogs move into second

By Josh Howald

For the fourth and fifth consecutive times this season, the Bulldogs game ended with a 3-2 score.

Shawn Moore scored the double overtime winner Friday night against Mitchell in Western Junior C hockey action at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Richard Lawson photo)

 


More than $5,000 raised at baseball game

Areva organized event helps local 5-year-old

By Josh Howald

Three teams and a  few hundred spectators combined to raise more than $5,000 for the Liv-a-Little Foundation Wednesday night at Connaught Park.

Olivia Little tosses out the first pitch at last Wednesday evening's mini-tournament at Connaught Park in Kincardine. Helping out are, from left, father Chad, sister Harper and mother Erin. (Josh Howald photo)

 


TVSBL champ to be crowned Oct. 5 in Kincardine

Cubs want double header

The Thames Valley Senior Baseball League won't have a champion until Oct. 5.

There is a 16-day gap between Games 1 and 2 of the TVSBL championship series between the Kincardine Cubs and the Oakridge Reds. If a third game becomes necessary, however, the gap between Games 2 and 3 will be only minutes.

The Cubs trail Oakridge 1-0 in this best-of-three series after dropping a 9-8 decision last Friday night at Labatt Park in London. Kincardine spotted the Reds a 9-1 first inning lead, but clawed back into the game, making it 9-8 before the umpire ended the game early due to time restrictions.


Cubs comeback cut short

Kincardine trails league championship series 1-0

By Josh Howald

Baseball is a nine-inning game.

Ryan Enright is tagged out at home plate Friday night at Labatt Park in London. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Most of the time.

But not Game 1 of the Thames Valley Senior Baseball League championship series, played on a gorgeous night for a ball game Friday at Labatt Park in London.


Liv-a-Little tomorrow night at Connaught

Charity ball games to support local 5-year-old

Areva, Superheat FGH and Bruce Power will join forces tomorrow night (Thursday) and take to the ball diamond for 5-year-old Olivia Little.

Little, the daughter of Port Elgin's Chad and Erin Little, is one of about 2,000 people in the world diagnosed with Cystinosis, a rare genetic metabolic condition that affects every cell in the body.

Olivia will throw out the first pitch tomorrow night at the front diamond at Connaught Park in Kincardine at 6 p.m. Following the first pitch will be a game between Bruce Power Supply Chain and Areva #1.

Areva challenged Super Heat and Bruce Power's Supply Chain to play ball in order to raise money for the Liv-a-Little Foundation, which raises money for Cystinosis Research. Since the disease is so rare, there is little to no government funding for researching it. There is no known cure - as of now.


'Dogs come from behind in Mitchell

But collect just one of four possible weekend points

By Josh Howald

Despite earning just one of a possible four points on the weekend, the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs closed things out on a positive note.

Shawn Moore is foiled by Cole Wardlaw of the Mount Forest Patriots Friday night at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. (Richard Lawson photo)

 


Senior basketball schedule released

The regular season is officially underway for the Kincardine District Secondary School girls basketball team.

The Knights opened the Bluewater Athletic Association regular season schedule on Monday afternoon on the road. KDSS was in Chesley to play the Cougars. Today (Wednesday), Kincardine travels to Port Elgin this afternoon to face the Saugeen District Secondary School Royals.

The BAA schedule was released last week. The Knights will play eight regular season contests, all against BAA South Division opponents. There will be no cross-over games during the regular season, meaning KDSS' eight games will all be against the Cougars, Royals, Sacred Heart High School Crusaders, John Diefenbaker Secondary School Trojans and the Walkerton District Community School Riverhawks.


Opening weekend split for 'Dogs

Shut out in opener, but bounce back against Barons

By Josh Howald

All things considered, it was a pretty good opening weekend for the Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs.

Mitch Campbell turned aside this chance, and 27 others in Saturday's home opener against Wingham. Jamal Jacklin backhanded home a rebound in the crease late in the game to give the Ironmen a 1-0 win on Saturday. Campbell was excellent in both weekend starts for Kincardine. (Josh Howald photo)