Braves stay unbeaten


Cole Tymkin’s grand experiment with the other half of the battery continues to sail along.
Normally a catcher, Tymkin has put opposing hitters on their heels in winning all three of his pitching starts this season, including a 15-7 victory over the host Northwest Bay Chieftains in Rainy River District Fastball League action Tuesday.
Jaden Gustafson homered for the Braves (5-0) against Braden Smith, who took the loss of the Chieftains (3-3).
Meanwhile, the Dawson Tigers (6-1) remained in first place with a 9-3 win over the Couchiching Raiders (3-2).
Jeff Morrison went the distance for the win and also went deep against losing pitcher Wade Johnson.
Austin Jack also homered for Dawson.
The Sight & Sound Wolves (5-1) bounced back from their first loss of the season by blanking the Northwest Bay Juniors 14-0.
Murray Armstrong got the win while Dan Calvert homered against losing pitcher Aiden Morrisseau.
The Barwick Blue Knights also sit at 5-1 after a 12-5 win over the Stratton Eagles (4-2) for their fourth-straight win.
Kevin Gemmell homered for the Blue Knights while JJ Landry earned the win.
Logan Jackson took the loss.
The fifth-place Sabaskong Lakers (4-1 routed the Sabaskong Goldeneyes 22-5.
James Yerxa tossed his second-straight win as he beat Darryl Beacham of the Goldeneyes (1-5).
Marcel Pagee came on in relief of Rob McGinnis and kept Windey’s Warriors (3-4) in contention long enough for his team to rally for an 11-10 decision over the Manitou Thunderbirds (1-5).
The Thunderbirds took a 4-1 lead when Mike Jourdain hit a three-run, inside-the-park homer to tie Travis Tom of the Braves for the league lead in dingers.
But Charlie Debungee was unable to contain the Warriors over the final couple of innings.
No score was reported in the game between the Sabaskong Cubs and the Rainy River Royals, with both teams winless at 0-5.
League action resumes tonight at 7 p.m. with the Braves hosting Rainy River while the Cubs visit Couchiching.
The Wolves head to Barwick, the Chieftains are in Dawson, the Juniors host Stratton, and Manitou visits Sabaskong to face the Goldeneyes.
Windey’s Warriors also are in Sabaskong to take on the Lakers.