COBA Week XI: DiRoma, Page

 Former Saint Louis Billiken Marco DiRoma (Brampton, Ont.) is back with his hometown Brampton Royals.

Former Saint Louis Billiken Marco DiRoma (Brampton, Ont.) is back with his hometown Brampton Royals.

By Dan Estey
Canadian Baseball Network

The COBA Major D-Ville Bats Player of the Week for Week 11 (July 9-15) is C/3B Marco DiRoma of the Brampton Royals.

DiRoma played in three games during this period helping lead the Royals to a 1-2 record. They started off the week dropping a 7-3 decision to Milton before rebounding with a split in Niagara winning 18-0 before dropping a 9-4 decision in the night cap. For his week, he was 7-for-12(.583) with three singles, a double, a triple, and two home runs. He scored five runs while collecting seven RBI and a stolen base.

For his season, DiRoma is now hitting .462 with nine doubles, and four home runs. He has driven in 33 runs while scoring 24 times and has amassed a league leading 15 stolen bases.

Hononable Mention
Adam Raithby (Etobicoke Rangers)
3 Games, .400 Avg., 10 AB, 4 Hits, 3 Singles, 1 Double, 3 RBI, 4 Runs, 1 BB, 2 SB

Matt Lahn (Milton Red Sox)
3 Games, .359 Avg., 14 AB, 5 Hits, 3 Singles, 2 Doubles, 5 RBI, 5 Runs, 2 BB

The COBA Major Lazer Pro Pitcher of the Week for Week 11 is RHP RJ Page of the Brampton Royals.

Page had one appearance this week helping to lead Brampton to an 18-0 mercy shortened victory on the road in the opener of a doubleheader in Niagara. In this game, he tossed five scoreless innings allowing only three hits. He walked one batter while striking out four in collecting the win.

For his season, Page now sits at 3-2. In his 36 2/3 innings of work, he has allowed 29 runs, 23 earned, on 50 hits good for a 5.65 ERA. He has walked 16 batters while collecting 39 strikeouts thus far.

Hononable Mention
Josh Marson (Erindale Cardinals)
1 Game, 0 Wins, 0 Losses, 0 Saves, 3 Innings, 1 Hit, 0 Run, 0 ER, 0.00 ERA, 1 BB

Chris Cloes (Milton Red Sox)
1 Game, 1 Win, 0 Losses, 0 Save, 7 Innings, 7 Hits, 1 Run, 1 ER, 1.58 ERA, 5 K, 1 BB

Linescores
Monday, July 10th
Erindale Cardinal Field R  H   E

Etobicoke Rangers    16    19    5
Erindale Cardinals    13    16    7
Winning Pitcher – Tyler Whealy, Losing Pitcher – John DeWolfe
Save – Kyle Breitner
HR – Trevaun Smith (Erin)

Tuesday
Clarkson Park R  H   E

Burlington Brants    12    16    0
Mississauga SW Twins    9    17    1
Winning Pitcher – Andrew Pierce, Losing Pitcher – Tomas Rincon
Save – Trevor Woodjetts

Wednesday
Nelson Park – (5 Inn) R  H   E
Etobicoke Rangers    5    6    1
Burlington Brants    1    1    3
Winning Pitcher – Kyle Angelow, Losing Pitcher – Cam Ryerson

Milton Sports Complex R  H   E
Oakville A’s    1    8    0
Milton Red Sox    8    11    0
Winning Pitcher – Chris Cloes, Losing Pitcher – Nick Boyd
HR – Jason Schneider (Milt.)

Thursday
Dave Dash Memorial Field R  H   E

Milton Red Sox    7    13    0
Brampton Royals    3    6    4
Winning Pitcher – Jason Scneider, Losing Pitcher – Steve Hough
Save – Daniel Marquez
HR – Kevin Greer (Milt.)

George Taylor Field
Mississauga SW Twins vs. Niagara Metros PPD Rain

Friday
Connorvale Park R  H   E

Oakville A’s    2    9    2
Etobicoke Rangers    8    11    1
Winning Pitcher – Adam McBride, Losing Pitcher – Matt Reagan
Save – Brent Cleland
HR – AJ Iafrate (Etob.)

Clarkson Park R  H   E
Burlington Brants    11    17    2
Mississauga SW Twins    12    16    1
Winning Pitcher – Jordan Petruska, Losing Pitcher – Brock Marshall
HR – Mike Cardinale (Miss SW)

Saturday
George Taylor Field R  H   E

Brampton Royals    18    14    1
Niagara Metros    0    3    1
Winning Pitcher – RJ Page, Losing Pitcher – Rhys Tapper
HR – Marco DiRoma (2), Vic Speciale (Bram.)

Milton Sports Complex (10 Inn) R  H   E
Erindale Cardinals    11    10    0
Milton Red Sox    10    10    0
Winning Pitcher – Adam Forsey, :osing Pitcher – Liam Tennant
Save – Mark Taplin

George Taylor Field R  H   E
Brampton Royals    4    10    0
Niagara Metros    9    9    1
Winning Pitcher – Geoff Strong, Losing Pitcher – Mike Burke
 

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.