Sports Ramblings

  The Deloraine/Hartney Colts lost in the quarter finals of the high school provincial baseball championships last weekend. They finished second in their pool, but matched up against the number one seed, Portage , in the playoff round. Garden City defeated Portage to win the province. The Colts had Grady Franklin and Jesse Skelton as their only grade twelves, so should continue to be competitive .

 The Royals senior team has had four games since the last article . 

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 Tuesday May 28. Deloraine gave up four runs in the fourth inning and lost four to three to Souris. Eric Sorensen had eleven strike outs in seven innings for the home team Royals. Mitch Olson had two singles and was hit by the pitch twice. 

 Saturday June 1. Deloraine defeated Hartney 11-5. Mitch Olson and Eric Sorensen each clubbed grand slams, and Cole Olson added three hits with two runs scored. Jeff Edwards pitched the entire game for the Royal's first victory of the season.

 Sunday June 2. The Royals scored all their runs with two out in the second inning and held on to defeat Oak River 8-7. Marc Edwards and Andrew Vercaigne each collected two hits in this inning with Andrew finishing the scoring with a three-run home run. Mitch Dillabough threw five innings and Eric Sorensen and Mitch Olson preserved the lead. 

 In the second game of the June 2 double header, the Hamiota Red Sox defeated Deloraine 10-8. James Maddess {son of Jeff and Rosalyn} led Hamiota with a single, home run, and two RBI. Marc Edwards had a single, home run, and five RBI for the Royals. David Hodgson had three hits and Mitch Olson had two hits and four runs scored.

 A car load of former Deloraine Royals travelled to Morden to celebrate Bruce Stephens’ induction into the Manitoba baseball hall of fame. The 2019 entries all thanked the people who supported them in their years of baseball. One veteran player gave a special thank you to his wife of fifty-eight years. "I was only able to play the years of baseball because she stayed home to milk the cows."

 Last week asked the Saskatchewan  town where the Deloraine Royals won the Western Canadian Championship. It was the village of Vibank southeast of Regina. Left hander Josh Combs threw three innings for the Royals senior team last Sunday. This week asks the name of the last grade eleven left hander to pitch for the senior team. { Hint, Lauder}


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