COBA Major Week IX: Etobicoke Rangers, Murphy, Proctor

By Dan Estey
Canadian Baseball Network

The COBA Major Zero K Bats Team of the Week for Week IX and the third time this season are  the Etobicoke Rangers. This past week the Rangers had a solid week going 2-0. They started off the week with a 19-9 victory on the road in Milton before traveling back home on Friday and defeating the Oakville A’s 11-1.

With the wins last week, the Etobicoke club now sits at 11-4-1 on the season. That is good for 1st place overall in the COBA Major Senior Baseball League. 

The COBA Major D-Ville Bats Player of the Week for Week IX (June 25-July 1) _ OF Daniel Murphy of the Etobicoke Rangers.

Murphy played in two games during this week helping lead the Rangers to a 2-0 record. They won both of their games via the mercy rule this week as they defeated the Milton Red Sox 19-9 on the road before returning home and defeating the Oakville A’s 11-1. For his week, he was 5-for-9 (.556) with four singles, and a grand slam home run. He scored four runs while collecting six RBI and also added two stolen bases.

For his season, Murphy is now hitting .478 (32-for-67) with seven doubles, one triple, and two home runs. He has driven in 23 runs while scoring 24 runs and as also stolen nine bases without being thrown out yet.

The COBA Major Lazer Pro Pitcher of the Week for Week 9: RHP Dan Proctor of the Niagara Metros.

Proctor had one appearance this week helping to lead Niagara to a 3-0 victory at home against the Burlington Brants. In this game, he tossed six shutout innings and allowed only two hits. He walked two batters while striking out seven in collecting the win.

For his season, Proctor now sits at 1-0. In his 12 innings of work, he has allowed three runs, all earned, on seven hits good for a 2.25 ERA. He has walked 14 batters while collecting 15 strikeouts thus far.

Honourable Mention
Billy Hurley (Mississauga SW Twins)
1 Game, 1 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Save, 6 Innings, 4 Hits, 1 Run, 1 Earned Run, 1.50 ERA, 2 BB, 9 K

Brent Cleland (Etobicoke Rangers)
1 Game1, 0 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Save, 4 Innings, 1 Hit, 0 Runs, 0 Earned Runs, 0.00 ERA, 0 BB, 3 K

Hononable Mention
Dave Davidson (Niagara Metros)
2 Games, .600 Avg., 5 AB, 3 Hits, 1 Single, 2 Double, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 Run, 4 BB, 1 SB

Brett Medland (Milton Red Sox)
2 Games, .444 Avg., 9 AB, 4 Hits, 2 Singles, 2 Doubles, 5 RBI, 3 Runs, 1 BB, 1 SB

Monday, June 26th
At Greg Cranker Field   R   H   E

Niagara Metros 9 17 3
Erindale Cardinals 12 18 3
Winning Pitcher – Dan Nauth, Losing Pitcher – Geoff Strong
Save – Andrew Mullin

Tuesday
Clarkson Park R   H   E

Brampton Royals 1 6 2
Mississauga SW Twins 2 6 1
Winning Pitcher – James Byrnes, Losing Pitcher – Joe Ferreira

Wednesday
Nelson Park R   H   E

Mississauga Southwest 15 20 4
Burlington Brants 8 8 2
Winning Pitcher – Kyle Porter

Milton Sports Complex R   H   E
Etobicoke Rangers 19 16 4
Milton Red Sox 9 10 0

Thursday
Dave Dash Memorial Field R   H   E

Milton Red Sox 9 11 3
Brampton Royals 7 11 1
Winning Pitcher – Jason Schneider, Losing Pitcher – Eric Ferreira

George Taylor Field R   H   E
Burlington Brants 0 5 0
Niagara Metros 3 4 0
Winning Pitcher – Dan Proctor, Losing Pitcher – Tim Sogan
Save – Tyler Wood
HR – Dave Davidson (Niag.)

Friday
Connorvale Park R   H   E

Oakville A’s 1 3 2
Etobicoke Rangers 11 13 0
Winning Pitcher – Adam McBride, Losing Pitcher – Nick Boyd

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.