Guelph Silvercreeks blanked by Port Dover in junior semifinals
GUELPH — The Guelph Silvercreeks were handed a 5-0 blanking by the Port Dover Clippers in the opening game of the best-of-three Junior Inter-County Baseball League’s semifinal playoff series Friday night at Hastings Stadium.
The game was scoreless until Port Dover scored a run in the sixth inning. The Clippers added two more in the eighth and their final two in the ninth.
Gavin Bernard pitched the complete game to get the win for Port Dover.
Second game of the series is set for Sunday at Port Dover at 7:30 p.m.
If the Creeks win that game, they’re to host Game 3 Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Hastings Stadium.
The game was the first for the Creeks since they reached the fifth round of Baseball Ontario’s junior elimination tournament in the Oshawa area on the long weekend.
In that tournament, the Creeks opened with wins over the North York Blues (15-5), Mississauga North Tigers Two (10-0) and East York Bulldogs (10-4).
They suffered a 2-0 loss to the eventual champion Windsor Selects in the fourth round and were eliminated with a 6-4 loss to the eventual silver medalist St. Thomas Tomcats in the fifth round.
Guelph Rangers OSL men shut out by Zagreb
MISSISSAUGA — The Guelph Rangers suffered a 2-0 loss to HNNK Zagreb in Ontario Soccer League South Premier play at Dr. Martin Dobkin Park Thursday night.
HNNK Zagreb received single goals from Andrija Bago and Yousif Philip.
The Rangers, Zagreb and HNNK Dalmacija are tied for third in the nine-team league with 13 points apiece. The Rangers are at 4-4-1 while Zagren and Dalmacija are each at 4-3-1.
The Rangers are to play second-place HNNK Livno (5-4-0) Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. at Norval Centre.
Ontario competitors lead the way at national championships
MOFFAT — Alyssa Yu of Ontario leads the senior women’s category following the first day of the two-day Canadian tetrathlon championship meet. Yu claimed a total of 1,475 points in the opening day’s riding events as she was fastest on both the cross-country and stadium courses.
U.S. rider Emma Massa is second at 1,368 while Georgia Rudolph of Ontario is third at 1,354.
Aidan Outerbridge of Ontario leads the senior men’s standings with 1,428 points while Stuart Synnott of Ontario is second at 1,324.
The two-day event concludes Saturday with running at the University of Guelph Arboretum, swimming at the U of G’s Gryphon Aquatics Centre and shooting at Kitchener’s Pioneer Sportsmen Club.
- Guelph Sports Journal