"Focus your thoughts on 'Present Day Living and This Moment
|Quote of The Week
August 25, 2002
Beeton, ON -
Beeton closed their first
round series against the Alliston Volkswagen Beetles on Thursday night
with a 9 to 8 victory. Beeton jumped to an early lead on the
bugs by scoring eight runs in the first three innings. The
Beetles bounced back with one run but did not ignite until the fifth
inning when they scored six runs to pull within one run of the
opposition. The six runs scored by the Beetles resulted in
Beeton using three different pitchers in one inning to keep their lead
alive. Beeton was shut out by Beetles pitcher, Sherri Bailey,
during the sixth inning to keep the game close. During the top
of the seventh inning, Alliston tied the game up and Beeton was due up
in the bottom of the inning. With two out in the bottom of the
seventh, Beeton got a hit and a walk to have runners at first and
second. The Beetles defense was drawn in to make sure the runner did
not score on a weak base hit. Tension and excitement was high
and Bailey and her crew tried to force extra innings.
Fortunately for Beeton, they cracked a hard base hit resulting in the
winning run crossing the plate thus advancing them to the A Series
final. It was a great game and one can only wait for the finals
now! The Beetles move to the B final.
Regular Season Comes To A Close
August 13, 2002
Beeton, ON -
With last scheduled game
of the season to be played on August 15th in Beeton versus the
Alliston VW Beetles being cancelled, the SSWSA regular season
finished. The Bugs unfortunately could not field a team
therefore had to forfeit the game in favour of Beeton. All
standings and team information is posted to the site.
As a result there will be a
league meeting tentatively scheduled for Monday August 19 at 7:00 PM
at the Alliston Soup & Sandwich to review the season and plan for the
playoffs. At that time, the league banquet information will also
Thanks for another great
season and good luck in playoffs!
Castator Squeezes Victory Over Ivy
August 8, 2002
Beeton, ON -
It was hailed by many as
a classic game. Two top caliber teams going head-to-head on a
Thursday night. There could only be one victorious team tonight
and it was Beeton Castator & Sons Fencing with a 14-13 score.
Ivy's Kelly Breedon-Elliott
patrolled the field with dynamite plays and laser throws all night
long to hold Beeton many times while the hot stick of Vicki Hock
pounded out key hits. On the other side, ace Janet Ross threw
peas all night to most of the Ivy hitters. Leadoff batter
Madelyn Rutledge cranked out some hits and reach base safely all night
The victory moves Beeton to
a 10-1-0 record while Ivy struggles with a 2-8-0 record. Their
2-8-0 record does not reflect their play this season. Any team
in the league does want to play them in the playoffs which are around
Diggers Bury Bugs!
August 6, 2002
Tottenham, ON -
Canada's Wonderland does not
have a roller coaster ride as good as tonight's game between the
Alliston VW Beetles and Alliston Diggers. The Diggers started
the game with six runs with only one hit making out of the infield.
They just seemed to make it work with hard work and hustle. But
the Bugs did not go down fast. In the bottom of the first
inning, the Beetles answered back with six runs of their own to even
the score at six. After that the Alliston Volkswagen Beetles
just did not make anything happen to support their starting pitcher
Sherri Bailey. Bailey pitched a strong game but the Diggers
found ways to make runs happen (a good sign entering into playoffs!).
In the fifth inning the Diggers scored another six runs to tally the
score at 20-8. With the game on the line for a mercy in the
bottom of the fifth, the Bugs led off the inning with two hits but
could not manufacture any runs with a game-ending double-play.
Denice McKibbon of the Diggers reached base all five times while her
teammate, Mejan Harjun played a solid third base with dynamite throws
Castator Fencing Digs Alliston!
July 25, 2002
Alliston, ON -
It was a short yet
explosive game as Beeton Castator & Sons Fencing rolled over the
Alliston Diggers on July 16th 14-0. Connie Fraser provided all
of the offense for Beeton while ace pitcher Janet Ross shut out the
opposition. Despite the shutout, the Diggers showed some
defensive spark with Denise McKibbon snagging fly balls and making
sharp throws all night long. She has been a valuable pick up for
the Diggers this season.
The loss drops the Diggers
into the basement of the league with a 2-5-0, -37 record.
Meanwhile Beeton secures the regular season championship with a 8-1-0,
+44 record. Beeton will have to wait to see who they play in the
playoffs coming up in a few weeks.
Beetles Take Two In A Row From Ivy!
July 23, 2002
Ivy, ON -
The Alliston Volkswagen
Beetles displayed the team of two years ago tonight as they took the
second game of a home-and-home series with the Ivy Twins. The
Beetles jumped to an early lead with solid hitting off Ivy pitcher
Kathy Marleau and maintained the lead for the 9-5 win despite a late
game attempted comeback by Ivy.
Alliston hit the ball well
and starting pitcher, Kelly Verner, was supported by solid defense
from all positions. Ivy centrefielder, Kelly Breedon-Elliott
showed everybody in the park why she is arguably the best outfielder
in the game today with two brilliant catches and her rocket arm.
Last week, the two teams
battled in Tottenham at Keogh Park and the score was also 9-5 in
favour of the Bugs. Both teams played well in what may be a
preview of a playoff series.
For more details, visit the
standings section of the web.
2001 Award Night Winners
Offensive Player of the
Year = Jill Gailbraith, Alliston Diggers
Defensive Player of the Year = (tie) Janet Ross, Beeton
Castator & Sons Fencing and Ruth Ann Broadhurst, Tottenham Panthers
League Most Valuable Player = Jill Gailbraith, Alliston Diggers
Regular Season Champions
= Beeton Castator & Sons Fencing
League Champions =
Beeton Castator & Sons Fencing
= Ivy Twins