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Corner Brook comes up short in mosquito AAA championship game

Corner Brook Barons catcher Emily O’Quinn takes a swing at a pitch from Pasadena pitcher Clara Humber during a round-robin game at the 2017 provincial 14U female baseball tournament in Corner Brook.
Corner Brook Barons catcher Emily O’Quinn takes a swing at a pitch from Pasadena pitcher Clara Humber during a round-robin game at the 2017 provincial 14U female baseball tournament in Corner Brook.

Joe Wiseman was named the tournament’s top defensive player and Andrew Gillard earned the nod as most spirited player, but the Corner Brook Barons fell just a little short in their ultimate quest for the provincial mosquito AAA championship.

The Barons were defeated 3-1 in the championship game by St. John’s on Sunday at Little Jubilee Field.

Corner Brook went 2-1 in round-robin play, beating Grand Falls-Windsor 7-6 and Mount Pearl 7-3, but losing to St. John’s 9-2.

In 14U girls division, Corner Brook 1 went 3-1 in round-robin action at Fred Basha Memorial Field, but failed to make the championship game, which St. John’s won by a 10-0 score over Grand Falls-Windsor.

Corner Brook 1 earned victories over Pasadena (12-1), Mount Pearl (15-5) and Bay St. George (9-8). They lost to Grand Falls-Windsor 10-8.

Corner Brook 2, meanwhile, were 0-4, dropping games to Bay St. George (20-10), St. John’s (10-7), Mount Pearl (11-9), and Pasadena (18-8).

Corner Brook’s Olivia Porter was named the tournament’s top defensive player.

In midget AA play, Corner Brook went 2-1, including a 17-2 victory over Paradise and a 9-4 win against Grand Falls-Windsor. They were downed 12-0 by St. John’s.

St. John’s beat Mount Pearl 2-1 in the championship game.

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