Braves cap undefeated regular season


What a way to end the regular season.
Jaden Gustafson was stellar on the pitching rubber to pace the Fort Frances Braves to a 14-0 drubbing of the Sabaskong Goldeneyes on Monday in a make-up game for the one that was postponed back on May 31.
The Braves finished with an unblemished 16-0 record and will head into the playoffs as the top seed.
Jaden Gustafson nabbed his league-leading 10th victory while Keenan Copenace was tagged with the loss for the Goldeneyes (3-13).
The Stratton Eagles and Windy’s Warriors battled to a 1-1 tie in a make-up from May 31.
Shelby Nosan toed the rubber for Stratton (6-8-2) while Rob McGinnis was on the bump for the Warriors (6-9-1).
In a make-up from June 19, the Manitou Thunderbirds topped the Rainy River Royals 11-8 for their lone win of the season on Thursday night.
Jeff Dyck smacked an inside-the-park homer in a losing cause for the Royals (5-10-1).
Nathan DeBungee nabbed the win for the last-place Thunderbirds (1-15) while Myron Armstrong suffered the loss.
The Sight & Sound Wolves cruised to a 10-2 romp over the Goldeneyes in a make-up from the one that was postponed on June 19.
John Desaulniers picked up his fourth win for the Wolves (10-5-1) while the losing pitcher for the Goldenyes was not known as of press time.
Matt Sweigard belted a three-run homer deep to left field in the fourth inning to pace the Wolves’ offence.
Logan Jackson smacked a homer to pace the Braves to a 9-0 rout of the Couchiching Raiders (8-6-2) last Tuesday night.
Jaden Gustafson nabbed the win while Sheldon Kelly Jr. suffered the loss.
The Wolves, meanwhile, used a pair of homers to down the Northwest Bay Chieftains 13-8.
Matt Booth belted an inside-the-park round-tripper while Matt Swiegard also went yard.
Ben Smith went deep in a losing cause for the Chieftains (3-12-1).
Murray Armstrong earned the win while Darren Smith was charged with the loss.
Cecil Copenace went deep to pace the Sabaskong Lakers (9-6-1) to a 7-3 win over the Eagles.
James Yerxa was solid on the pitching rubber in earning the win while Jackson Arpin was tagged with the loss.
The Barwick Blue Knights (11-5) topped the Royals 12-10.
JJ Landry garnered the win while Myron Armstrong suffered the loss.
The Warriors cruised to an 11-2 romp over the Thunderbirds.
Marcel Pagee picked up the win while Dan Servello had the loss.
The playoffs were slated to kick off last night, with ninth-place Rainy River battling the eighth-place Eagles and the 10th-seed Chieftains taking on the seventh-place Warriors.
Those results weren’t known as of press time.
The Braves, Dawson Tigers (13-1-2), Blue Knights, Wolves, Lakers, and Raiders all have byes to the second round.