Tight Playoff Race

Posted by Richardson Pioneer Men's Fastball League on Jun 19 2017 at 10:47PM PDT in 2017 Ball Season

The Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League has some important games this week with the Playoff Picture very unclear. Four teams are battling for the top two spots and the first round bye’s in the playoffs. With a 10 game season the current standings are:

Foam Lake Merchants 6-2
Wynyard Blues 4-2-1
Rosebud Royals 6-3
Stoney Creek Braves 5-3
Fishing Lake Cubs 3-5
Wadena Wildcats 0-9-1

Tuesday Night will be moving day in the league with Playoffs looming. The Braves have a pair of games in Wadena against the Cubs at 5:00 and against the Royals at 7:00 and The Merchants host a double header against the Blues starting at 6:30. After Tuesday the only remaining games will be the Braves vs Cubs and Blues vs Cubs. League Playoffs are set for Saturday and Sunday with a true double knockout format in Wynyard, SK. 1st place plays winner of 4vs5, and 2nd plays winner of 3vs6.

Recent results

Rosebud Royals 4
Wadena Wildcats 1
WP: James Holowaty
HR: Dylon Murias (Royals)
Pictures: Caleb Hamilton

The two Wadena based teams did battle on a nice night in Wadena Monday June 19th in the Richardson Pioneer Men`s Fastball League. The younger Wadena Wildcats jumped out to 1-0 lead in the 1st stranding 2 runners. In the second the Rosebud Royals Scott Comfort had a lead off double and was quickly cashed in with a single to left-center by James Holowaty, who pitched the complete game for the Royals. The Royals followed that up with a two-run homerun in the 3rd by Dylon Murias and with Dane Ward scoring off a Shane Scheschuck hit in the 5th. The Wildcats Nathan Pomedli pitched the complete game and kept the Royals batters fairly quiet with help from the game star Caleb Hamilton at 3rd. Hamilton made multiple solid plays on the hot corner on some hard hit balls to the delight of a large crowd.

Submitted by the Foam Lake Merchants:
Foam Lake Merchants 3
Stoney Creek Braves 0
WP: James Anderson

The Foam Lake Merchants split the double header with the Stoney Creek Braves June 16th in Foam Lake. It was a great night for ball! Thanks to all of the fans who came out to watch the Merchants and support the Foam Lake Minor Ball concession.
Game 1:
James Anderson pitched 7 shutout innings and was backed by the solid Merchants defense in a 3-0 win. Greg Beaudoin and Kyle Jones hooked up for a couple of nice double plays which kept the Braves off the scoreboard. Brennan Hack and Zach Zadorazniak went 2-2 to lead the Merchants at the plate.

Game 2:
Foam Lake Merchants 5
Stoney Creek Braves 6

The Merchants got out to an early lead but the Braves bats got hot in the 3rd and 4th innings to carry the Braves to a 6-5 win. Ryan Junop pitched 4 solid innings with James Anderson coming in for 2 innings to close the game. Carson and Logan Kristjanson led the Merchants with strong games in the field and at the plate.


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