The Kincardine Cubs are Thames Valley Senior Baseball League champions.
Pitcher Adam Marseilles and Ryan Fraser share a chuckle after sending the Oakridge Reds back to the field in Game 3 of the TVSBL finals yesterday at Connaught. The Cubs claimed the league title with two wins, both of them laughers. The mercy rule was invoked in both games. (Josh Howald photo)
The Cubs pasted the Oakridge Reds in Game 2 of the league championship series, and then again in the third and deciding game later in the day at Connaught Park.
For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.
- Josh Howald
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.
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.
The Kincardine Cubs will play for a Thames Valley Senior Baseball League championship this weekend.
Kincardine, which claimed an Ontario Baseball Association B provincial title earlier this month, advanced to the TVSBL finals with a 5-3 win over the St. Thomas Cardinals on Sunday night in Byron. The Cubs will now face the Oakridge Reds in a best-of-three series for all the marbles this weekend.
Game 1 of the finals will be played in London at 8 p.m. Friday night. Kincardine will host Game 2 of the series at Connaught Park on Saturday. First pitch is at 5 p.m. on Tout Field. Should a third and deciding game be necessary, Kincardine has home field advantage, with Game 3 scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday night.
A large fire drew firefighters from Kincardine and Tiverton to the Bruce Bowling Lanes last Wednesday morning.
Municipality of Kincardine Fire Department Fire Chief Kent Padfield said his men responded to a call of heavy smoke coming from the building shortly before 7 a.m. It took crews several hours to bring the fire under control. They were able to contain the fire to the centre of the building. Unfortunately, there is now heavy damage from smoke and water to the bowling alley.
Padfield requested assistance from the South-Bruce OPP and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. An OEFM Fire Investigator visited the scene on Monday looking for a cause of the fire.
- Josh Howald
The Kincardine Cubs are back-to-back All-Ontario champions.
The Kincardine Cubs captured a second consecutive OBA title on Sunday in Port Lambton with an 8-2 win over Clearview. (submitted photo)
The Cubs defeated Clearview 8-2 on Monday afternoon to clinch the 2014 Senior B OBA Championship. Adam Marseilles pitched a complete game for Kincardine. Scott Austin sealed the victory with his second home run of the tournament.
For the full story on Kincardine at the OBA tournament in Port Lambton, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. More details will be arriving soon!
The Nicol Insurance Kincardine Bulldogs opened the Western Junior C exhibition preseason schedule last night (Tuesday) with a 6-3 win in Ayton over the Hanover Barons.
It was the first exhibition game of the preseason for both clubs. No scoring details were available.
The teams will meet again tomorrow night (Thursday) at the Davidson Centre in Kincardine. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
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THe Kincardine Independent is now closed for holidays.
The office locked its doors today, Wednesday, July 30 and will remain closed until Wed., Aug. 6. There will be no Aug. 6, 2014 edition printed. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, Aug. 7,
The entire staff wishes you all a safe and happy summer holiday.
Get your kilts out and your bagpipes tuned, the 15th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games are about to begin.
Highland Dancers put on a show at last year's Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games. The dancers take the stage tomorrow (Saturday) morning. (Independent file photo/Josh Howald)
Thousands of visitors are pouring into town today for the biggest weekend of the summer in Kincardine. Things actually kicked off last night and the Kincardine Centre for the Arts with the opening round of the "Legs in Kilts" show/contest. The final round of that competition will be held tonight (Friday).