Ontario team wins masters men's fast pitch crown

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The Rusty Jiggers from Ontario defeated the Chant Funeral Home Cardinals from Cape Breton 8-1 Sunday in the final of the Canadian masters men’s fast pitch championship.

The game was tied 1-1 when the Jiggers scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning en route to the five-inning victory in Charlottetown. There were three teams vying for the title.

The host Coors Light squad went 0-4, including a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday and an 11-7 loss to them on Saturday.

Mike Bishop took the loss on Sunday, going four innings in relief of Jeff MacLeod.

Joey Smith, Lee Gauthier, Blaine Thibeau, John Jabbour, Earl Campbell and Alan Walker had the hits for the home side. Walker, Campbell and Rob McEntee had RBIs.

The game was tied 3-3 until the top of the sixth.

On Saturday, the Cardinals held a 7-0 lead after three innings. Coors scored five runs in the next three innings before giving up four in the bottom of the sixth.

Kenny Gormley took the loss, giving up six runs in the first 2 1/3 innings before Bishop took over.

McEntee and MacLeod were each 3-for-5 and scored twice. Derrick Morrison had a home run and drove in three runs while McEntee has two RBIs.

Jabbour had a pair of hits and drove in two while Smith, Shannon Ellis, Gordie Cox and Campbell each added one hit.

Organizations: Cardinals, Coors

Geographic location: Ontario, Charlottetown

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