COBA Major Week X: Brampton Royals, Ferreira, Mullin

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By Dan Estey
Canadian Baseball Network

The COBA Major Zero K Bats Team of the Week for Week 10 (July 2-8) is the Brampton Royals Senior Baseball Team.

This past week the Royals had a solid week going 2-1. They started off the week with a 14-8 loss on the road in Erindale before defeating the Brants in Burlington 12-7 and returned home to end their week with an 18-7 win over Oakville.

With the wins last week, Brampton now sits at 8-9-2 on the season. That is good for fourth in the Andrews Division.

COBA Major Lazer Pro Pitcher of the Week -- LHP Andrew Mullin of the Erindale Cardinals.

Mullin had one appearance this week helping to lead Erindale to a 14-8 victory at home against the Brampton Royals. In this game, he tossed three shutout innings, in relief, and allowed only one hit. He walked two batters while striking out seven in collecting the win.

For his season, Mullin now sits at 3-0. In his 34 innings of work, he has allowed 19 runs, nine earned, on 31 hits good for a 2.38 ERA. He has walked 17 batters while collecting 34 strikeouts thus far.

Hononable Mention
Tyler Wood (Niagara Metros)
1 Game, 0 Wins, 0 Losses, 0 Saves, 2 Innings, 1 Hit, 1 Run, 1 Earned Run, 4.50 ERA, 5 K

Adam McBride (Etobicoke Rangers)
2 Games, 0 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Save, 6 Innings, 2 Hit, 1 Run, 1 Earned Run, 1.50 ERA, 3 K

The COBA Major D-Ville Bats Player of the Week for the Week _ 1B/DH Joe Ferreira of the Brampton Royals.

Ferreira played in three games during this period helping lead the Royals to a 2-1 record. They started off the week dropping a 14-8 decision to Erindale before rebounding with two wins 12-7 over Burlington on the road and 18-7 over Oakville at home. For his week, he was 7-for-15 (.467) with two singles, two doubles, a triple, two home runs and a walk. He scored three runs while collecting 10 RBI Including hitting for the cycle against Oakviile.

For his season, Ferreira is now hitting .404 (21-for-52) with seven doubles, one triple, and four home runs. He has driven in 28 runs while scoring 16 runs.

Hononable Mention
Tim Sogan (Burlington Brants)
2 Games, .714 Avg., 7 AB, 5 Hits, 2 Single, 2 Double, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 Run, 1 BB, 1 SB

Jay Woodford (Erindale Cardinals)
2 Games, .500 Avg., 10 AB, 5 Hits, 1 Single, 3 Doubles, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 Runs

Linescore
Monday, July 3rd
At Greg Cranker Field   R   H   E

Brampton Royals    8    11    5
Erindale Cardinals    14    16    4
Winning Pitcher – Andrew Mullin, Losing Pitcher – Steve Hough
HR – Keegan Murphy (Bram.); Alex Perez and Jay Woodford (Erin.)

George Taylor Field    R   H   E
Etobicoke Rangers    3    7    2
Niagara Metros    2    4    4
Winning Pitcher – Brent Cleland, Losing Pitcher – Tyler Wood
Save – Kyle Breitner
HR – Ryan Laird (Niag.)

Tuesday
Clarkson Park    R   H   E

Erindale Cardinals    4    7    2
Mississauga SW Twins    7    8    2
Winning Pitcher – Kyle Porter, Losing Pitcher – Dan Nauth
Save – Tomas Rincon

Wednesday
Nelson Park    R   H   E

Brampton Royals    7    12    3
Burlington Brants    12    15    1
Winning Pitcher – Cam Ryerson, Losing Pitcher – Brad McLaughlin
HR – Joe Ferreira + Ryan Thompson (Bram.); Tim Sogan (Burl.)

Thursday
Dave Dash Memorial Field    R   H   E

Brampton Royals    18    20    2
Oakville A’s    7    10    1
Winning Pitcher – Ryan Thompson, Losing Pitcher – Curtis Braun
HR – Joe Ferreira + Vic Speciale (Bram.)

Friday
Connorvale Park    R   H   E

Burlington Brants    1    4    2
Etobicoke Rangers    11    9    1
Winning Pitcher – Kevin Breitner Losing Pitcher – Evan Krychowski

Saturday
Connorvale Park    R   H   E

Brampton Royals    7    8    0
Etobicoke Rangers    5    9    2
Winning Pitcher – Mike Burke, Losing Pitcher – Brent Cleland
Save – Brad McLaughlin

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.