Blair Setford reporting in on the Snapper Shootout, one of the best ISC II tournaments of the year taking place in Virgil, Ontario, right in the heart of the Niagara Region’s wine country. Scores courtesy Dan Bernard, Niagara Snappers
ISC II #7 Palermo Athletics 2 ISC II #2 Tavistock Merchants 1
WP: Gord Scott
LP: Steve Cook
Palermo wins the rematch of last yearâ€™s ISC II ToC championship game. Ryan Cummings, the top pitcher at the Tournament of Champions last year is not with Tavistock this weekend.
ISC II #1 Niagara Snappers 9 ISC II #25 Glencoe Astros 8
WP: Byron Demoe in relief of Mike Bateman
LP: Jason Dawdy in relief of Dan Konkle
For Niagara, Byron Demoe 3-run HR; Trevor Falk 3-run HR
Many were expecting a match-up of Corey Costello vs. Dan Konkle, but Costello only pitched his first game of year on Friday night and after another 8 innings yesterday, will only be available for limited action today, apparently. The Snappers have scored runs by the bushel this weekend, but have also given them up that way, too.
ISC II #5 Oswego CPI 3 Napanee Express Jrs 2 – 8 innings
WP: Shaun Winship
LP: Jordan MacDonald
19-year old MacDonald threw most of the innings for Napanee this weekend and looked very impressive. Winship will have to carry the mail for CPI on Sunday as Shaun Samson left Saturday night for work.
ISC II #10 Elora Brewers 13 ISC II #3 Hoffman Rise 10
WP: Jeff Detta, in relief of Todd Uhrig
LP: Art Devoe
HRs: Elora – Terry Martin, Todd Uhrig; Rise – Ryan Frank (2); Bart Fenstermacher, John Hurst
Rise were up 10-6 going into the last inning when the Brewers scored 7 runs. Uhrig started and went two innings before being replaced by Detta, then came back in to finish the game.
On the field: Semi finals:
# 5 ranked CPI vs #10 ranked Elora – likely starters Winship vs Mike Pinder;
#1 ranked Niagara Snappers vs # 7 ranked Palermo Athletics – likely starters Corey Costello vs Gord Scott.
# 2 Tavistock and # 3 ranked Rise PA have been eliminated.