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Colbourne wins provincial player-of-the-year award


Matt Colbourne will be remembered as an impact player in his first year of baseball after graduation from the Corner Brook minor baseball system.

The Corner Brook native, a crafty left-handed pitcher for both the senior and junior Barons this past summer, got the nod as the senior/junior player of the year when Baseball Newfoundland and Labrador handed out its silverware at its annual general meeting Saturday at the Glynmill Inn in Corner Brook.

Other major award winners from this neck of the woods included Corner Brook’s Brooklyn Childs being chosen minor female baseball player of the year and Christian Wareham taking home the award for top senior/junior umpire of the year.

Colbourne never allowed an earned run in 10 innings over two games to win the top pitcher award at the provincial Junior A baseball championship that saw the Barons down the Capitals in the final showdown.

He was the winning pitcher in his round-robin start and also got the win in relief in the championship game to strong-arm the baby Barons to an elusive crown.

On the local scene, Colbourne had the best earned run average (ERA) in the senior league, going 4-2 with 57 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched over the course of the regular campaign.

He helped the Hawks win the playoff crown with a perfect 4-0 record bolstered by a 1.04 ERA. He started two games in the league final, showing his dominance by throwing a one-hitter in his first start and a perfect game (five innings) in the final game of the series.

He helped the Hawks claim first place in the regular season by hitting .313 while spending a fair bit of his time playing first base.

Brooklyn’s best

Brooklyn Childs has quickly established herself as one of the best female baseball players in the province during a couple of years honing her skillset at Jubilee Field in Corner Brook.

She helped Corner Brook win gold at the inaugural 16U female baseball championship this past summer and also suited up for the Western team that won gold at the 2016.

She was a dominant force in the championship final at the provincial 16U tournament driving in six runs in a 4-for-4 hitting display that saw her belt a walk off inside-the-park homer to win the title. She had two triples in the game and also scored four runs.

At the Summer Games, she had three multiple-hit games, including the championship game that saw her pitch three strong innings of relief to preserve the win.

Childs also played on the national stage, suiting up for Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s U16 team where she went 1-for-6 at the dish and recorded a 0.00 ERA in 1.2 innings of work.

The Corner Brook native, a crafty left-handed pitcher for both the senior and junior Barons this past summer, got the nod as the senior/junior player of the year when Baseball Newfoundland and Labrador handed out its silverware at its annual general meeting Saturday at the Glynmill Inn in Corner Brook.

Other major award winners from this neck of the woods included Corner Brook’s Brooklyn Childs being chosen minor female baseball player of the year and Christian Wareham taking home the award for top senior/junior umpire of the year.

Colbourne never allowed an earned run in 10 innings over two games to win the top pitcher award at the provincial Junior A baseball championship that saw the Barons down the Capitals in the final showdown.

He was the winning pitcher in his round-robin start and also got the win in relief in the championship game to strong-arm the baby Barons to an elusive crown.

On the local scene, Colbourne had the best earned run average (ERA) in the senior league, going 4-2 with 57 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched over the course of the regular campaign.

He helped the Hawks win the playoff crown with a perfect 4-0 record bolstered by a 1.04 ERA. He started two games in the league final, showing his dominance by throwing a one-hitter in his first start and a perfect game (five innings) in the final game of the series.

He helped the Hawks claim first place in the regular season by hitting .313 while spending a fair bit of his time playing first base.

Brooklyn’s best

Brooklyn Childs has quickly established herself as one of the best female baseball players in the province during a couple of years honing her skillset at Jubilee Field in Corner Brook.

She helped Corner Brook win gold at the inaugural 16U female baseball championship this past summer and also suited up for the Western team that won gold at the 2016.

She was a dominant force in the championship final at the provincial 16U tournament driving in six runs in a 4-for-4 hitting display that saw her belt a walk off inside-the-park homer to win the title. She had two triples in the game and also scored four runs.

At the Summer Games, she had three multiple-hit games, including the championship game that saw her pitch three strong innings of relief to preserve the win.

Childs also played on the national stage, suiting up for Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s U16 team where she went 1-for-6 at the dish and recorded a 0.00 ERA in 1.2 innings of work.

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