Twin wins for MSW Twins

OF Sean Bignall had three hits, including a double as he knocked in a run for the Mississauga Southwest Twins, 4-1 winners over the Niagara Metros for the second win of the week. Jerome Smith homered twice in the opner, an 8-6 verdict over the Etobicoke Rangers.

OF Sean Bignall had three hits, including a double as he knocked in a run for the Mississauga Southwest Twins, 4-1 winners over the Niagara Metros for the second win of the week. Jerome Smith homered twice in the opner, an 8-6 verdict over the Etobicoke Rangers.

The Mississauga Southwest Twins got their COBA Major League season off to a hot start winning both of their scheduled games in Week 1. Their four points have them sitting in first in the overall COBA Major League Standings early in the season.

In their first game, the Twins locked horns with the Etobicoke Rangers. This was a very see-saw battle that saw a couple of lead changes before Mississauga was able to surge ahead and keep the lead for good winning this game 8-6.

Both teams jumped out of the gate quick in this one as Etobicoke put up three quick runs off of Twins starter Billy (Hoover) Hurley in the first inning. Not to be out done, Mississauga answered back with five runs in their half of the 1st with the big hit, a three-run homer, coming off the bat of Jerome Smith.

Etobicoke managed to tie the game up before Smith answered back again with another home run, a solo shot this time, in the seventh to put the Twins ahead for good. Paul McKenna, throwing three innings, took the win for the Twins while Kyle Angelow, who retired 11 of the 12 batters he faced, took the loss for Etobicoke.

Mississauga’s second game of the week saw them make the trip to St. Catharines to take on the Niagara Metros at George Taylor Field. This was a much tighter affair as the teams played a scoreless first four innings before Mississauga put up two runs un their half of the fifth inning on a two-run single by Smith.

The Twins added one more run in the seventh before Niagara put up a single run in the bottom of the eighth on a solid single by veteran Evan BaglieriMississauga was able to add one more run in the top of the ninth in taking the game by a score of 4-1. Smith had another hot night going 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs.

OF Sean Bignall was 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI while Anthony Fantauzzi was 2-for-5 with a double. Taylor Anderson had two hits in a losing cause for the Metros. Jordan Petruska with a strong start threw four innings in picking up the win for the Twins. He allowed no runs and one hit while striking out three. Brandon Beattie, the second of three Metros hurlers, took the loss on the mound.

Smith earned player of the week honors. For his week, he went 4 for 7 (.571) in nine plate appearances with two singles, and two home runs. He also walked once and was hit by a pitch while scoring twice times while amassing seven RBIs.

Honorable Mention
Zack Dickson (Oakville A’s)
2 Games, 5-for-11 (.455), four singles, double, two runs, stolen base.

Mark Capone (Etobicoke Rangers)
2 Games, 4-for-8 (.500), four singles, run, walk.

 

Week 1 of the regular season:

 

Monday May 4th
Oakville Park R H E
Erindale Cardinals (1-0) 9 16 1
Oakville A’s (0-1) 1 6 2
Winning Pitcher: Adam Forsey. Losing Pitcher – Gord Robertson
HR – Erindale: John Amendola.

 

Tuesday
Clarkson Park R H E
Etobicoke Rangers (0-1) 6 12 1
Mississauga SW Twins (1-0) 8 7 2
Winning Pitcher – Paul McKenna. Losing Pitcher – Kyle Angelow
Save – Eric Ventura
HR – Miss SW: Jerome Smith (2).

 

Wednesday
Nelson Park R H E
Milton Red Sox (0-1) 2 8 2
Burlington Brants (1-0) 6 8 1
Winning Pitcher – Cam McKnight. Losing Pitcher – Justin Volpato
HR – Milton: Kevin Cooper.

 

Thursday
Dave Dash Park R H E
Oakville A’s (1-1) 8 10 1
Brampton Royals (0-1) 7 8 3
Winning Pitcher – Curtis Braun
Losing Pitcher – Joey Nonis

George Taylor Field R H E
Mississauga SW Twins (2-0) 4 10 4
Niagara Metros(0-1) 1 4 5
Winning Pitcher – Jordan Petruska. Losing Pitcher – Brandon Beattie
Save – Adam Banski.

 

Friday
Connorvale Park R H E
Erindale Cardinals (1-1) 3 4 1
Etobicoke Rangers (1-1) 4 7 2
Winning Pitcher – Gary Rose. Losing Pitcher – Dan Estey.

 

Saturday 
Milton Sports Complex
Brampton Royals vs. Milton Red Sox PPD rain

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Dan Estey

Dan Estey was born in Fredericton, N.B., began playing in the Fredericton Minor Baseball Association and has played for the past 26 years. He’s appeared on the national stage: as a member of Team New Brunswick at the Baseball Canada Cup in 2000 in Stonewall, Man., was with the Fredericton Royals at the 2001 nationals midgets in Stonewall, and was with Fredericton at the 2003 Junior Nationals in Windsor, Ont. Estey played five years at the University of New Brunswick (2001-2005) winning four Atlantic Conference championships and three medals at the Canadian Intercollegiate Association championships (silver in 2001 in Ottawa, bronze in 2002 in Fredericton and gold in 2003 in Montreal. Moving to Ontario in 2006 he now resides in Mississauga. After playing three years for the Niagara Metros (2008-2010) of the Central Ontario Major League, he is currently learning under skipper Greg Cranker with the Erindale Cardinals (2011-present) of the same loop. He enjoys golfing and reading in my down time and run the website for the Central Ontario Major League, follows senior ball around the province of Ontario. This year he wrote about senior related topics and plan on doing more of the same next year in a larger capacity.