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Nova Scotia teams dominate Spudchuckers softball tournament in O'Leary

Jordon Costello of the O’Leary Summerside Chrysler Dodge Eagles is in full stride, but he can’t beat the throw to first during the championship game of the Men’s Open Division of the Spudchuckers softball tournament in O’Leary on Sunday. The Nova Scotia under-23 tam rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Eagles 4-2.
Jordon Costello of the O’Leary Summerside Chrysler Dodge Eagles is in full stride, but he can’t beat the throw to first during the championship game of the Men’s Open Division of the Spudchuckers softball tournament in O’Leary on Sunday. The Nova Scotia under-23 tam rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Eagles 4-2. - Eric McCarthy

P.E.I. teams in final of two divisions

O’LEARY – Nova Scotia teams completed a clean sweep of all four divisions in the O’Leary Recreation Department’s annual Spudchuckers softball tournament over the weekend.

Cole Harbour teams were in three of the finals and won two of them. Meanwhile, the respective Nova Scotia under-23 teams won the women’s and men’s open categories.
P.E.I. teams made it to the finals in under-16 and men’s open, with the O’Leary Eagles taking an early 2-0 lead before giving up four runs to the Nova Scotia under-23 team in the bottom of the fifth.
Overall, 18 teams participated in four divisions.
The Eagles were using the tournament as preparation for the North American Fastpitch Association championship in Fargo, N.D., in early August, and the Canadian championship in St. Croix, N.S., in late August.

The O’Leary Summerside Chrysler Dodge Eagles infield of catcher Morgan Murphy; third baseman Jason Smallman, first baseman Jeff Ellsworth, 19; shortstop Jesse MacIntyre, 10; second baseman Mike MacIsaac, 14, and pitcher Steve Noonan, far right, hold a conference during their championship game against the Nova Scotia under-23 team. The Eagles dropped a 4-2 decision.
The O’Leary Summerside Chrysler Dodge Eagles infield of catcher Morgan Murphy; third baseman Jason Smallman, first baseman Jeff Ellsworth, 19; shortstop Jesse MacIntyre, 10; second baseman Mike MacIsaac, 14, and pitcher Steve Noonan, far right, hold a conference during their championship game against the Nova Scotia under-23 team. The Eagles dropped a 4-2 decision.

 


Results
O’Leary Spudchuckers softball tournament results:
Under-12

Southern Black Bears 13, Cole Harbour 0.
Kennebecasis Valley Dynamite 16, Cole Harbour 10.
KV Dynamite 5, Southern Black Bears 4.
Semifinal
Cole Harbour 6, Southern Black Bears 5.
Final
Cole Harbour 4, KV Dynamite 2.

Under-16 Girls
Cole Harbour U14 Comets 6, Cole Harbour U16 Comets 2.
U14 Comets 10, P.E.I. East 3.
P.E.I. East 8, U16 Comets 3.
Semifinal
P.E.I. East 6, U16 Comets 4.
Final
U14 Comets 6, P.E.I. East 5.

Women’s Open
Cole Harbour 6, P.E.I. West 0.
Nova Scotia U23 11, Moncton Rebels 1.
P.E.I. U19 10, Nova Scotia Rampage 2.
N.S. U23 10, P.E.I. U19 3.
Cole Harbour 10, Moncton Rebels 8.
NS Rampage 8, PEI West 3.
N.S. U23 12, P.E.I. West 2.
Cole Harbour 10, P.E.I. U19 5.
N.S. Rampage 14, Moncton Rebels 5.
Semifinals
First vs. fourth: N.S. U23 7, P.E.I 0.
Second vs. third: Cole Harbour 11, N.S. Rampage 10.
Final
N.S. U23 12 vs. Cole Harbour 5.

Abby Bush beats a tag at home plate to give the Cole Harbour Comets’ under-14 team a 1-0 lead against the Nova Scotia under-23 squad. The Nova Scotia under-23 team would rally from a 5-2 deficit for a 12-5 victory in the Women's Open Division of the O’Leary Recreation Department’s annual Spudchuckers softball tournament in O’Leary on Sunday.
Abby Bush beats a tag at home plate to give the Cole Harbour Comets’ under-14 team a 1-0 lead against the Nova Scotia under-23 squad. The Nova Scotia under-23 team would rally from a 5-2 deficit for a 12-5 victory in the Women's Open Division of the O’Leary Recreation Department’s annual Spudchuckers softball tournament in O’Leary on Sunday.

 

Men’s Open
Nova Scotia Royals 9, P.E.I. Remax Ravens 4.
N.S. U23 9, O’Leary Eagles 1.
N.S. U23 13, NS Royals 5.
O’Leary Eagles 10, Remax Ravens 3.
O’Leary Eagles 4, N.S. Royals 0.
Semifinals
First vs. fourth: N.S. U23 5, Remax Ravens 4.
Second vs. third: O’Leary Eagles 4, N.S. Royals 0.
Final
N.S. U23 4, O’Leary Eagles 2.

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