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Boys of Summer champions in Watertown

Boys of Summer champions in Watertown

Prince Edward County boys of summer beat the heat and were victorious as champions of the 29th annual Willie Putnam Memorial Baseball Tournament in Watertown last weekend. The event, named in honor of a former athlete who was killed in 1983, features 40 primarily Little League aged teams, including some 10-and-under brackets, from mainly Northern […]

County boys (and girls) of summer raring to go

County boys (and girls) of summer raring to go

By Phil Norton Winning isn’t everything, says Matt Ronan, but last year all five age divisions of County Baseball swept the championships in the Quinte Baseball League (www.quintebaseballleague.com). He’s talking about a sports community that he and others have devoted themselves to promoting for the past 16 years. In addition to the obvious skill-building success, […]

Blue Jays coach County's boys of summer

Blue Jays coach County’s boys of summer

Prince Edward County youth played in the big leagues Friday when they met the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays Winter Tour kicked off Friday featuring players and personnel from the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Sportsnet. The trip to the opening day event was organized by Matt […]

Simpson's off to Cooperstown

Simpson’s off to Cooperstown

With best wishes and community support in hand, Shae-Lynn Simpson is off to Cooperstown Friday to suit up with some impressive “girls of summer”  in her journey as the only Canadian team member on the North American All Star Sparks team at a Cooperstown Dreams Park tournament. Donations to help get Simpson to Cooperstown started […]

Furay national champs qualify for Worlds

Furay national champs qualify for Worlds

County women helped bring home the gold as winners of the Canadian National Women’s D Slo-Pitch championship held on the holiday weekend in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Furay team defeated Newfoundland 19-8 in the championship game. The County team members included Meloni Horton (MVP), Carrie Dyer, Ginny Insley and Chrystal York, team captain (who had […]

Reynolds winning pitcher for PECI

Reynolds winning pitcher for PECI

Morgan Reynolds was winning pitcher as PECI defeated Centennial Secondary School 6-5 Friday night.  Coach Matt Ronan notes the game featured strong hitting by Sean Simpson, Joey Davies and Reynolds. The next game is 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 17 at the Field of Dreams in Wellington vs St. Pauls. Phil Norton photo. www.countyphotographer.com

Bronze finish at Regional Pitch, Hit and Run

Bronze finish at Regional Pitch, Hit and Run

UPDATE: Wellington’s Shae-Lynn Simpson finished third at the Pitch-Hit-and-Run Regionals in Port Hope yesterday and won’t advance to the finals at Rogers Centre in Toronto. Her father Dave says she hit the ball about 75-feet farther than the other girls….but, the pitching held her back. She isn’t used to using a softball as she is […]

Pitch, Hit and Run Tuesday

Pitch, Hit and Run Tuesday

Pitch Hit and Run rescheduled, due to weather, to Tuesday, May 11 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Wellington ball diamonds. County Baseball has converted the old “Wellington A” Diamond into a little league baseball diamond with a grass infield, clay baselines and a raised pitcher’s mound. No more sliding into road gravel! County Baseball […]

All-Round baseball champ denied competition she deserves

My daughter has competed in Aquafina Pitch hit and Run for the past 8 years.  This is a skills competition that major League baseball sponsors.  In previous years my daughter has competed along with the boys and last year won All Round Champion and Pitching Champion.  This year, Aquafina/Pepsi has introduced a new rule that […]

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