St. John's Masters
The St. John's Masters Softball League is an 8 team mens 40+ slo-pitch league in St. John's, NL, Canada.
Home field is the Bill Rahal Park located on the east end of Elizabeth Ave (behind Elizabeth Towers). Games are played on Monday through Thursday at 6 and 7 pm from late May to September.
The league hosts a mid-season tournament supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and a year-end playoff tournament.
September 15 Holdens Transport League Champs!!
Holdens Transport completed a cinderella story Sunday afternoon at the Bill Rahal field capturing the St. John's Masters league championship and the Fong Dowden trophy. Holdens finished last in the regular season. They broke a twelve game winless streak with a win in their final game of the season. They then went on a roll in the playoffs and completed an amazing comeback with a 5-4 squeaker win over Mount Pearl Dental in the championship game. With a man on first and second and one out in the seventh, Holdens Terry Dalton snagged a hard ground ball, stepped on third and threw to first to complete a double play ending the game. Dalton earlier in the first inning hit a three run homer for the champs.
September 15 SPN National 35D Champs
A belated congratulations are extended to Kevin Young and his team the Impact Signs Aftermath on winning the SPN National 35D championship at the Nationals this August. Way to go Kevin!!
September 14 Player of the Week
Congratulations and hats off to West End Club outfielder Paul White on being named the final St. John's Masters Player of the Week for this season. Paul is the guy everybody wants on their team. He buys rounds. I jest. Things aren't going good, Paul is the positive voice at the end of the bench. Paul is the guy who gets better every year he plays. Your the man Paul!!
September 13 Player of the Week
Congratulations and hats off to Humby Walsh outfielder Don Hynes on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Actual it's pretty unusual for Don to have a hat on. What a power barrage by this man this season. Maybe the most talented of all the Hynes clan. He can run and rove an outfield for you whether you like it or not. And still, who has called for more balls and not caught them than this man. That said, he put a team on his back this year. Don't get in a yelling match with him, because he possesses a set of lungs Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin would envy. Not sure yet if he can hold a tune. Name somebody who has put more hours in tirelessly working for our league. You'd be hard pressed.Your the man Donnie!!
September 13 Saturday Schedule
Heads up to all teams. If no playoff games for second or sixth place tomorrow the 4vs5 and 3vs6 playoff round games scheduled for Sunday morning will be played Saturday afternoon, times to be confirmed.
September 9 SPN Provincial D Champs
Congratulations are extended to Rick Ryall and his team the Salt Water Fog on winning the SPN Provincial D championship on Sunday over Mount Pearl.
September 8 5:30 Game Rescheduled
The final game Sunday September 8 at 5:30pm between Caines Grocery and Humby Walsh has been rescheduled to 5:30 pm Friday September 13.
September 5 Player of the Week
Congratulations to Caines Grocery outfielder Job Blackwood on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Former team sponsor Jobie "Wallbanger" is a man of many talents. Ask him how many 180's he's shot. He can still burn you with a shot to leftfield, over your head, off the wall. What a new hip will do. Thirty-one years in the league. Your the man Jobie!!
September 3 Player of the Week
Congratulations to Mount Pearl Dental shortstop Kevin Gushue on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Kevin is a master craftsman. Not many hone their softball skills to the level of Kevin. Florida ball in the winter. Bungie cord swings by the dugout. Who hits the ball better the other way? Who dives for balls, every game, I mean every game, and collects an old age pension? Who has never made a bad throw from short? Never. Thirty years in the league. Your the man Kevin!!
August 30 Player of the Week
Congratulations to Holdens Transport outfielder Bernie North on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Not many players have entered our league with the tools that Bernie brings. Maybe the fastest runner yet to circle the bases. It's great to see a quality ballplayer develop an understanding for what our league is all about. Playing for the guy next to you. Maybe not as tall. But you can still see eye to eye. Sunday is not for the faint of heart. Your the man Bernie!! Enjoy the playoffs boys.
August 28 Keith Patrick McDonald
With a heavy heart we announce the passing of Keith McDonald. Keith was the sponsor and owner of West End Club. He recently spoke with fond memories of the 2007 Rainbow Roofing championship team he played on in his first year in the league. Keith played in the league until 2010. He often sang and entertained in the clubhouse with his brother Rick. A true gentleman. Rest in peace Keith buddy. Our condolences to the McDonald family.
August 28 Michael Buist
Former St. John's Masters softball player Mike Buist has passed away. He played in the league from 1990 to 2003. He was a baseball player first, signing a pro contract in his teens. Boy could Mike hit a softball. A man of many talents. A truly nice guy. Rest in peace Mike. Our condolences to the Buist family.
August 27 Games A Go Tonight
Games tonight Tuesday August 27 are going ahead.
August 24 Player of the Week
Congratulations to TLC Nursing and Home Care pitcher George Hynes on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. The first double winner. And who deserves it more. To repeat. And then there was one. The last original player in our league. George is our godfather. When he speaks, everyone listens. Responsible for eight brothers and sons playing in the league. How boring would things be without the Hynes clan. Brando. Cobb. Names that come to mind. Don't get him worked up on the mound. Way to go our gorgeous George!!
August 22 Games Tonight Rained Out
Games tonight have been rained out and are rescheduled to Sunday August 25 starting 5:30 pm.
August 15 Player of the Week
Congratulations to Pennecon Energy pitcher Bob Warren on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Besides playing a number of positions, Bob wields a strong bat keeping left fielders on their toes and on the fence. One of the truly nice guys in the league. Well done Bob!!
August 14 Humby Walsh Season Champs!
With a win tonight Humby Walsh clinched first place in the season schedule and home field advantage through the round robin of the playoffs. Humby Walsh have now captured two jewels in the triple crown and are now the team to beat in the playoffs. Humby Walsh have been impressive this season. In the 29 years since the H&S Tournament has been held, the triple crown has been won by only two teams. Travel Management in 2001 and Toyota in 2011.
August 8 John Koop
Our own, the late, John Koop is being honoured this weekend at the Newfoundland Folk Festival. Article on the VOCM website. The festival runs through the weekend. See ya down there!! But don't forget. Golf on Saturday and ball on SUNDAY!!!
August 7 Regatta a Go
The Regatta got the go ahead and all games tonight have been canceled and rescheduled to Sunday August 11 starting 5:30 pm. An added reminder that next week games during the week will begin at 5:30pm. Enjoy your day!!
August 5 Player of the Week
Congratulations to Keyin College first baseman Frank Warren on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Frank at 78 can swing a bat with the best of them and is no slouch at first. Like he did again this week. Frank is an inspiration to all of us who never want to quit the game. Well done Frank!!
August 2 Regatta Day
If the Regatta goes off this Wednesday, games scheduled for that night will be rescheduled tentatively to Sunday August 11 starting 5:30pm. There is the chance that the Regatta gets canceled and the games can still go ahead. If there are rainouts in the week, well that changes everything again. Stay tuned.
July 31 Player of the Week
Congratulations to West End Club outfielder Frank Beresford on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Frank just turned 70 and besides patrolling a solid rightfield, twirls a composite with ease leading his team with rbis this season. 31 years in the league and not missing a beat or a game this season. Len and Kevin eat your heart out!! Well done Frank!!
July 24 Tuesday Rainouts Rescheduled to Sunday
Games rained out Tuesday July 23 have been rescheduled to Sunday July 28 starting at 3pm as noted below. TLC Nursing and Home Care are home team for the first two games, against West End Club at 3pm and Humby Walsh at 4:15pm. Keyin College are home team for the final two games against Caines Grocery at 5:30pm and Pennecon Energy at 6:30pm. Keyin College are responsible for umpiring the first two games and TLC Nursing and Home Care are responsible for umpiring the last two games.
July 23 Games Tonight Canceled
Games tonight Tuesday July 23 have been canceled and will be rescheduled.
July 18 Player of the Week
Congratulations to Humby Walsh left fielder Chris Whitten on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Humby Walsh are rolling on a triple crown pace. They are the team nobody wants to play. Any number of guys could have been named player of the week. But Chris Whitten leads the charge. With Chris out in left it's where hits go to die. And he is pounding the ball to left with power. Well done Chrissie!!
July 16 Games Canceled Monday Night Rescheduled
Games canceled July 15 have been rescheduled to Sunday July 28 starting 5:30 pm.
July 15 Games Tonight Canceled
Games tonight July 15 have been canceled and will be rescheduled.
July 11 Player of the Week
Congratulations to Caines Grocery's pitcher Gerry Howard on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Still tossing strikes at the ripe old age of 73, Gerry continues to drive balls to left field like he did last week. A class act from Placentia. Well done Gerry!!
July 8 Player of the Week
Congratulations to Mount Pearl Dental's outfielder Ed Pinto on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Like a fine wine, Ed gets better with age. Try to use the rover on him. He can still beat you with key hits. Like he did last week. Well done Eddie!!
July 7 Congratulations Humby Walsh 2019 Heart and Stroke Champions!!
Humby Walsh defeated West End Club 11-2 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Bill Rahal Field to capture the 2019 Heart and Stroke Championship and the Cec Whittle Trophy. Way to go boys!!
July 7 Games Delayed Due to Rain
Games Sunday July 7 will now begin an hour and 15 minutes later starting 11:30am. All other games have been moved out accordingly. Please refresh your site and check for any further updates.
July 6 Please Check Game Times
Game times posted in clubhouse may be incorrect. Please note times below as official for tomorrow.
July 1 WELCOME TLC Nursing and Home Care!!
The St. John's Masters League welcomes our new team sponsor TLC Nursing and Home Care. The league also wishes all teams good luck in the Heart & Stroke tournament that begins on Tuesday July 2, concluding Sunday July 7. Happy Canada Day!!
June 28 Player of the Week
Congratulations to Holden's Transport third baseman Gerald "Fox" Holden on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Big things come in small packages. Some might say a curmudgeon. Others, a man who uses sauciness to show his love. A fearless competitor. Fox will eat a softball. In his seventies, maybe losing a step or two, Fox is still slashing the ball to all fields, as he did last week. Some men could only wish they had the hair on their head, that Fox has on his back. Well done Fox, your the man!!
June 21 Player of the Week
Congratulations to TLC Nursing and Home Care's infielder Larry Breen on being named the St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Larry, in his rookie season, has hit the ground running playing a big part in a couple wins for his team last week. Welcome aboard and well done Larry!!
June 12 Games Tonight Canceled
Games tonight Wednesday June 12 have been canceled and rescheduled to Sunday July 21, times to be confirmed.
June 12 Player of the Week
Congratulations to Pennecon Energy's utility man Joe Murphy on being named the second St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Joe can do it all for you. Name a position. He's played it. Hobbled by injury, he still drives in key runs. As he did the other week with a game winner against West End Club. Well done Joe!!
June 11 Player of the Week
Congratulations to Keyin College's outfielder Jim Murphy on being named this season's first St. John's Masters Player of the Week. Jim swings a powerful aluminum bat and possesses an arm few ballplayers will run on. Well done Jim!!
June 6 Games Tonight Thursday June 6 Rescheduled to Sunday July 21
Games tonight Thursday June 6 have been rescheduled to Sunday July 21 starting 5:30pm.
June 6 Games Tonight Thursday June 6 Canceled
Games tonight Thursday June 6 have been canceled and will be rescheduled.
June 3 Games Tonight June 3 Going Ahead
Games tonight Monday June 3 are going ahead as scheduled. Any further decision will be made at the field.
May 23 Games Tonight Thursday May 23 Canceled
Games tonight Thursday May 23 have been canceled and rescheduled to Sunday May 26 starting 3pm.
May 22 Games Tonight Wednesday May 22 Canceled
Games tonight Wednesday May 22 have been canceled and rescheduled to Sunday May 26 starting 5:30pm.
May 10 Provincial Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
Two of our own players were recently inducted into our Provincial Sports Hall of Fame. Joe Fagan in the Softball Hall of Fame and Bob O'Neill in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Congratulations boys!
April 2 SJ Masters 2019 SEASON REGISTRATION!!
Registration for the upcoming season will be held on the weekends before and after the Easter weekend. Saturday and Sunday, April 13th and 14th and Saturday and Sunday, April 27th and 28th. Registration is from 2 to 4 pm each of these days at the Chalet at Bill Rahal field. Registration fee is $150. Anyone not registered by the close of registration on April 28th will be placed on the waiting/spare list. Anyone interested in joining our league can make a deposit of $20 at these times to hold a spot on our waiting/spare list.
January 27 SJ Masters Annual Golf Day
The St. John's Masters Annual Golf Day is now booked for Saturday August 10, 2019, at the Black Duck course, Clovelly.
November 21 John Koop
John Koop passed away Saturday night, November 18. He played til the bitter end. Johnnie loved a game of ball. There will be be celebration of his life this Thursday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at Rocket Bakery.
October 16 2018 40th Anniversay Dinner and Dance
The St. John's Masters Softball League would like to thank all who attended our 40th Anniversary Dinner and Dance on Saturday September 29th. A lovely meal put off by the Royal Canadian Legion on Blackmarsh Road. A couple special awards were handed out that evening. The John Furlong Award for Sportsmanship went to Kai Bath. Gerry Marshall, John's wife made the presentation. 30 years in the league and past president. Way to go Kai. The Volunteer of the Year Award went to David Stirling. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who does more for our league than Dave Stirling. Way to go David!!
September 17 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Caines Grocery outfielder John Bearns is the final Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. Besides a solid bat and glove John is a handy guy to have on your team. Unfortunately for Caines, in the end injury and work shut them down. Big in stature and also just as big in heart. If you be so lucky, I hear he has quite the shed/man cave. Kelly did a great job putting it together for him. She also is quite handy I'm told. Way to go Johnnie!!
September 16 Mount Pearl Dental 2018 League Champs
Mount Pearl Dental scored a 5-2 victory Sunday afternoon over Holdens Transport at the Bill Rahal Field to capture the 2018 St. John's Masters League Championship and the Fong Dowden Trophy. Congratulations boys!!
September 14 Games Start 10:15 am Saturday Morning
The game between Dawes Bodega and Humby Walsh scheduled for 10:15 Saturday September 15 has been canceled since both teams have been eliminated from the playoffs. That time slot will now be replaced by the Holdens Transport vs Caines Grocery game which was originally scheduled for 9am. Please check your schedule.
September 12 Game Tonight Wednesday September 12 Canceled
The game tonight has been canceled and rescheduled to 9am Saturday morning. Please check schedule. Please also note any playoffs for second or sixth are tentatively scheduled for Saturday after completion of round robin play.
September 12 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Keyin College catcher Dave Murphy is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. Ank's camera shy little boy came through with a come from behind two run double in the bottom of the seventh leading to a walk off win. For all Ank Murphy did for ball in this city you think he would have had enough time to give a few lessons to his little boy. I guess politicians are busy. I jest. Little in stature, extremely big in heart. No better guy to have your back in the heat of battle. Way to go David!!
September 10 GAMES THIS WEEK START 5:30 PM !!!!
Please note all games this week begin at 5:30 pm. That's 15 minutes earlier because of impending darkness.
September 8 Final Game Saturday September 8 Canceled
The final game tonight was canceled due to darkness and rescheduled to Friday September 14. The game originally scheduled for Friday September 14 has been pushed to 9:00 am Saturday September 15 and all games scheduled for that September 15 moved out 1:15 minutes. Please check schedule.
September 5 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Holdens Transport pitcher George Hynes is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. And then there was one. The last original player in our league. George is our godfather. When he speaks, everyone listens. And he's starting to hit the ball the other way now. Responsible for eight brothers and sons playing in the league. How boring would things be without the Hynes clan. Brando. Cobb. Names that come to mind. Don't get him worked up on the mound. Way to go George!!
September 4 Thoughts of Lonz Leonard
With the passing this week of Tom Murphy and earlier the year Hayward Dawe, I can't help but think of Lonz Leonard. Lonz was a regular attendee at our games watching quietly from the sidelines. He passed away in late 2016. Not many may have known Lonz. I'm sure legitimate star ballplayers who graced Bill Rahal Field such as John Dawe and Reg Dillon would have. Lonz was a star baseball player in the 50's and 60's. If you wanted to see home runs in the mid 60's a Guards game at St. Pat's was the place to be. Lonz played third and if he didn't hit one out, John Winter, Ian Campbell, or Wayne Bradbury would. It was the heyday of baseball in the city. The Newfoundland Junior team won the national title at a packed St. Pat's field. Our own Ralph Miller was on that team. Duey Fitzgerald was an umpire and maybe a call or two went our way. Duey was a regular at the West End Club which has close ties to our league through ownership over the years by players Keith McDonald, Butch Reddy and Fong Dowden. Fong is gone and Duey with him this year. Keith and Ralph are struggling with illness. It was cool that Lonz would be interested in watching our games after so many years being watched by ball fans himself. Enjoy the playoffs boys.
September 3 Thomas Joseph Murphy
Tom Murphy was laid to rest today. Tom was a key organizer in the start-up of our league and president in the first two years of our existence. In our photo gallery, Tom can be seen introducing Ted Williams at the City Hall Luncheon and other events around the visit. He played in our league until 1991. Tom was at our field watching ball games as recently as a couple years ago. His son Tom plays in our league but is fighting his own health battles. Our thoughts are with the Murphy family.
August 28 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Pennecon Energy outfielder Richard Lash is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. Still slashing balls to all fields in his 70's, he is truly a man of many talents. When it comes to the game of bridge this man is no dummy. And if he inspires Pennecon with the energy to order the last pizza on Championship day, maybe his request will be.. make me one with everything. One of the toughest hombres on the go. Way to go Bink!!
August 27 NL Fogies Win 60+ 2018 SPN Provincials
Congratulations to NL Fogies who topped Mount Pearl in the SPN 60+ final 11-1 in St. John's. On the team from our league were Terry Barry, Kevin Gushue, Mike Howard, Larry Moore, Rick Noseworthy, Martin Palmer, Jerome Quinlan, John Tobin, Chris Whitten, and Doug Whittle. Wreckhouse came up short in the 50+ SPN Provincial final losing a squeaker 12-11 to Compusult of Mount Pearl. On the team from our league were Kevin Baldwin, Ed Buckingham, Kevin Collins, Joe Fagan, Geoff Ford, Sean Molloy, J.P. Richard, Roger Saunders, Wayne Smith, Dave Sorensen, and Bill White.
August 20 Mount Pearl Dental Clinch First Place
Congratulations to Mount Pearl Dental on finishing in first place in the season standings. Mount Pearl clinched after Pennecon defeated Caines Grocery tonight at the Bill Rahal Field.
August 19 Games Tonight Sunday August 19 Canceled
Games tonight have been rained out and rescheduled tentatively to Monday September 3. All fifth round games beginning Wednesday night and rainouts are tentative and will be reviewed this week for possible rescheduling. Stay tuned to the website.
August 15 Games Tonight Thursday August 16 Canceled
Games tonight have been rained out and rescheduled to Sunday August 19.
August 15 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that West End Club pitcher Dave Sullivan is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. No better guy to have on your team. A fearless competitor. Will do whatever it takes to win. Will play anywhere. Winning pitcher in the H&S championship game this year. Don't forget when your turn is up. Sully will remind you. Forget about Steph Curry. If you need milk, Sully's your man. Way to go Sully!!
August 15 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Dawes Bodega pitcher Fred Reddy was the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week for last week. After missing most of the season jetsetting through Europe, Florida, and Muskrat Falls, Fred returned without missing a beat last week. No longer a Georgie Best look-alike, Patsy still loves him. Maybe his skills can lift Dawes to better things like when he pitched the SJ Masters over 60 team to a National championship in 2013. Way to go Butch!!
August 10 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Mount Pearl Dental firstbaseman John Koop is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. Nice guy? On the field, in the heat of battle, maybe not. But definitely a good guy. And if you want to win, John is an asset to have on your team. Not many guys hone their skills playing offseason in Arizona. Sure he won a championship on his 65th birthday. 27 years in the league. Way to go Johnnie!!
August 2 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Keyin College first baseman Jim Howard is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. The nice guy trend continues. This Placentia stalwart continues to pound outfield fences with his left handed bat. With honed skills developed on the fast pitch fields of the area he continues to keep base runners wary with his patented underhand throw. If you happen to be batting when he's catching, stay still, as that underhand throw zips past your ear back to the mound. Way to go Jimmy!!
August 2 Regatta Day Games Moved to Thursday August 2
Games scheduled for today Regatta Day have been canceled and will now be moved to the following night Thursday August 2.
July 31 SJ Masters Golf Day August 11
The league will be holding its annual golf tournament Saturday August 11 at the Clovelly Black Duck Course. Please check the chalet for further info.
July 30 Regatta Day Games
Just a reminder to everyone that if the Regatta goes ahead on Wednesday there will be no games that night. The games will then be played the following night Thursday August 2. If the Regatta is canceled, the games scheduled for Wednesday may still be played if conditions permit.
July 30 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Keyin College left fielder Wayne Hebb is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. There seems to be a trend developing here. Another nice guy. Wayne can hit the ball a ton combined with solid fielding. A recruit from Marystown, Wayne has played our league for five seasons. Way to go Wayne!!
July 22 West End Club 2018 Heart and Stroke Champs
West End Club topped Caines Grocery 8-4 Sunday afternoon at the Bill Rahal Field to claim the 2018 Heart and Stroke championship. West End jumped out with four runs in the first and never looked back. Caines got three in the fifth but West End responded with four in the bottom. Caines got one in the sixth to close out the scoring. Dave Sullivan tossed the win with relief help from Wayne Smith. John Ledwell took the loss.
July 21 Playoff Picture Becoming in Focus for H&S Tournament
The playoff picture is getting clearer for the H&S Tournament. HI and S1 have been clinched. West End have beat both Caines Grocery and Holdens Transport to finish first (H1). Mount Pearl Dental win on +- (S1).Other spots will be decided Sunday morning.
July 20 Revised H&S Sunday Schedule Now Posted
Please check revised schedule for this Sunday July 22.
July 19 Tonight's Games are Cancelled
Due to the current and projected weather for this evening, the executive has decided to cancel tonight's scheduled softball games. These games will be rescheduled for Sunday morning.
July 18 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Caines Grocery thirdbaseman Bernie Maher is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. Bernie continues to supply a solid thirdbase for a strong Caines team this season. Bernie has added significant power to his game demonstrated with already a two home run game. As pleasant a guy as you would want to meet. Way to go Bernie!!
July 16 Rained Out Games Rescheduled
The rained out game Thursday July 12 Dawes Bodega vs Humby Walsh has now been rescheduled to the last game Sunday July 29. The other two games that day are now starting at 4pm. Games that were scheduled for August 19 are now moved to August 12. Please check the full schedule for rescheduled rained out games.
July 15 July 15 Games Rained Out
Games tonight have been rained out and rescheduled. The games tonight have been temporarily rescheduled to Sunday August 19. Thursday's rainout has temporarily rescheduled to Sunday August 12. However, due to the significant rainouts the Executive will review options to consolidate games to earlier dates. Please check for further updates.
July 11 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Humby Walsh's Rick Noseworthy is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. Rick continues to do it all, mixing solid pitching and outfield. He loves to pull the ball but try to stack an outfield against him. Can't be done. Rick is the personification of what this league is all about. An easy going style that breeds winning. The knees are hurting. Will he still be playing when Graham joins the league? Maybe not, but definitely leaning on the fence. Way to go Poppy!!
July 6 CBS Storm win Moss Tournament
CBS Storm scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to edge Placentia Lions 4-2 and capture the Moss Tournament 12 and under fastpitch championship this afternoon at the Bill Rahal Field. Thank you to all our league players who helped out. A job well done. A feather in the cap for our league.
July 4 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Holdens Transport pitcher Tom Noseworthy is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. Tom mixes solid pitching and fielding with a powerful bat that can put a ball anywhere on the field. And I mean anywhere. Way to go Tom!
June 30 Moss Tournament This Week
The Moss Tournament will be held at the Bill Rahal field this week from Monday July 2 to Friday July 6 with the support of our league. Games are 9am, 10:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm each day. Anyone from the league who would like to come up and lend a hand, umpires are needed, you are more than welcome. Hope to see you there.
June 26 June 26 Games Rained Out and Rescheduled
Games tonight have been rained out and tentatively rescheduled to Sunday August 5 with games commencing 2:30pm. In light of the significant rain outs rescheduled, rain out dates will be reevaluated with possible changes. Please refer back to the website for further updates.
June 26 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Pennecon Energy outfielder Paul Simmons is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. Paul never missed a beat returning to league after a short absence. Fleet of foot and with a solid left handed bat he keeps fielders on their toes and runners wary of taking an extra base. Off season basketball and summer kayaking keeps Paul in top shape. No shortage of chopped wood at his cabin either. Way to go Paul!
June 25 June 25 Games Rained Out and Rescheduled
Games tonight have been rained out and rescheduled to Sunday August 5 starting 5:30pm.
June 19 June 19 Games Rained Out and Rescheduled
Games tonight between Holdens Transport vs Dawes Bodega and Humby Walsh vs Keyin College have been rained out and rescheduled to Sunday July 29 starting 5:30pm.
June 19 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that West End Club outfielder John Connors is the Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. John continues to mix blazing speed with timely hitting. Try to hit one over his head or throw him out from deep short or third. I dare you! And only two years from aluminum. See what moose hunting and chopping wood can do for you. Way to go Johnnie!
June 14 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Kai Bath is the latest Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week. Kai continued to demonstrate his pitching skills last week while pounding balls over unsuspecting outfielders heads. Kai still gets it done. Way to go Kai!!
June 11 Rainouts Thursday May 31 Rescheduled
The rainouts for Thursday May 31 have been rescheduled to Sunday July 15. 5:30pm, West end Club vs Keyin College and 6:30pm Mount Pearl Dental vs Dawes Bodega.
June 5 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Gerry Edney is the initial Kelseys Original Roadhouse player of the week. Gerry popped a two run homer over the fence Sunday night in the bottom of the seventh to give Mount Pearl Dental a come from behind 8-7 victory. Gerry is 72 years old. Memories of Jimmy Bown. Way to go Gerry!!
June 2 Games Resheduled to Sunday June 3
Rained out games Tuesday May 29 and Wednesday May 30 have been rescheduled to tomorrow Sunday June 3 beginning at 4pm. The first game to be played at 4pm is West End Club vs Mount Pearl Dental. At 5pm, Caines Grocery vs Humby Walsh and at 6pm, Pennecon Energy vs Holdens Transport.
May 31 Thursday May 31 Games Canceled
Games tonight Thursday May 31 have been canceled and will be rescheduled. Games may be rescheduled to this coming Sunday but no decision has been made at this time.
May 30 Wednesday May 30 Games Canceled
Games tonight Wednesday May 30 have been canceled and will be rescheduled.
May 29 Late Game Canceled Tuesday May 29
Late game tonight Tuesday May 29 has been canceled and will be rescheduled.
May 29 Games Going Ahead May 29
Games for tonight Tuesday May 29 are going ahead. Any further decisions will be made at the field.
May 23 Late Game Wednesday May 23 Rained Out
The 7pm game tonight between Humby Walsh and West End Club was rained out and rescheduled to Sunday May 27 at 5:30pm.
May 22 St. John's Masters Softball League kicks off 2018 Season
The St. John's Masters Softball League kicked off the 2018 and 41st season with an historic first pitch this evening at the Bill Rahal complex. On hand were Bill Rahal's daughters Theresa, Ellen, and Vickie. Theresa can be seen in the photo below tossing the opening pitch with Ellen and Vickie looking on. This is the 41st season for our over 40 league. In our photo gallery Ellen can be seen with Ted Williams, her daughter, mother, and grandmother on his visit in 1985 to officially open the Bill Rahal Park. Bill Rahal passed away in 1983 and his efforts in getting the facility built resulted in it being named in his honour.
May 12 Kelseys Original Roadhouse Player of the Week
The St. John's Masters Softball League is pleased to announce that Kelseys Original Roadhouse will be sponsoring a player of the week award this season which includes, for the player, a gift certificate for 15 wings. Also, all players and coaches this season will receive a 10 percent discount on all main courses at Kelseys Original Roadhouse. The discount will be in place until December 2018. Discount cards will be available within the next two weeks.
May 8 2018 Team Rosters
Rosters for the 2018 season are now up on the Team Page. Please double click.
March 6 2018 Registration Schedule
Registration for the upcoming 2018 season will take place from 2 to 4 pm, Saturday April 21 and 28, and Sunday April 22 and 29 at the Bill Rahal Park Chalet. Anyone interested in joining our league who is 40 years or older in the 2018 calendar year can register a $20 deposit to get on the waiting list. Once registration closes 4pm Sunday April 29, the Executive will contact individuals from the Waiting List based on priority and upon full payment of dues any remaining roster positions will be filled.
September 24 Holdens Transport 2017 League Champs
Congratulations to Holdens Transport who captured the league championship and Fong Dowden Trophy with a 3-2 win over Pizza Hut Sunday afternoon at the Bill Rahal Field.
September 21 Revised Schedule for Championship Weekend
Please check revised weekend schedule posted below and on schedule page.
September 20 Revised Schedule for Games on Thursday and Friday Posted
Games have been rescheduled for Thursday September 21st and Friday September 22nd. A revised schedule for games on Saturday September 23rd games will be posted tomorrow night.
September 17 Revised Schedule for This Week's Playoffs Games Posted
Please check the Full Schedule page for the schedule of games for Monday September 18th to Friday September 22nd.
September 12 Revised Schedule for Playoffs Posted
Please check the schedule page for revised playoff schedule.
September 11 Monday September 11 Game Canceled
The game tonight between Humby Walsh and Mount Pearl Dental has been canceled.
September 10 All Sunday September 10 Games Canceled
All games today have been canceled.
September 10 10:15 & 9 AM Games Canceled
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September 9 Saturday September 9 Games Canceled
All games today have been canceled. Check back tomorrow morning for further updates.
September 9 11:30 AM Game Canceled
The third game this morning between Provincial Airlines and Rogers Rogers Moyse has been canceled.
September 9 10:15 AM Game Canceled
The second game this morning between Humby Walsh and Dawes Bodega has been canceled.
September 9 9 AM Game Canceled
The first game this morning between Caines and Rogers Rogers Moyse has been canceled.
September 4 Tonight's Games Canceled
Games tonight, Monday September 4, have been cancelled due to impending rain.
August 31 Tonight's Games Canceled
Games tonight Thursday August 31 have been canceled and rescheduled to Monday September 4.
August 30 Pizza Hut 9 Caines Grocery 8
It looked like another North Korean missile test over St. John's East. Unidentified yellow objects had the residents of E Tower running for cover. False alarm. It was just Terry "The Terror" Dalton (2 home runs) and Rick "The Stick" Ryall (1 home run) launched rockets into the twilight at Rahal Field. Luckily for Pizza Hut, they had an anti-ballistic battery of their own. Hut's gunners were led by Martin Palmer, Ed Buckingham, and Gerry Edney, all of whom had key hits with runners on base. If this was a playoff tune-up for these teams, hang on to your hats, guys. Should be fun at the old ballyard next week.
August 30 Dawes Bodega 10 Holden's Transport 9
You watch ballgames for 60 years, and you think you have seen it all. On Wednesday evening, Dawes was laying a systematic beating on a dispirited, beat up, under-manned Holden's squad, and led 9-2 after six innings. Then this happened: Single. Single. Single. Double. Single. Double. Single. Double. Single. Single. All 10 Holden's players had a hit in the 7th inning to tie the score 9-9. In the bottom of the seventh, the Bogies' Glen Hynes doubled in Doug Tibbo, in a sort of mercy killing. Both teams left the field shaking their heads. Tony Newhook, the Bogies shortstop who hit two 2-run doubles, was heard to say "whole lotta hitting going on". You want action? See you at Rahal Field next week!
August 29 Provincial Airlines 6 Humby Walsh 1
This was a 2-0 game when the umpire announced "last inning" after the fifth. In the top of the 6th, the Airmen got two runners on, with 2 out. Then Jeremy Whittle stepped in and BOOM! 3-run blast. 5 zip. Game over. The "Bambino" blew up another close game. The league does not track home run totals (a shame), but it is safe to assume that the rookie Whittle has won the home run title. Nice going, kid!
August 29 Rogers Rogers Moyse 10 Mount Pearl Dental 8
Rogers Rogers clinched third place overall with their victory over Mount Pearl on Tuesday evening at Rahal Field. Bob Humes led the Lawmen with 4 hits, 2 runs, and 2 rbi. He had help in the docket - Fred Hubley (3 hits, 2 runs), John Connors (3 hits, run, 2 rbi) and George Gushue (3 hits, 2 rbi) all had a hand in this one. "Should be an interesting playoff this year", said the veteran Humes after the game. "A lot of teams think they can win this".
August 28 Pizza Hut 11 Holden's Transport 10
Pizza Hut clinched the regular league championship by hijacking Holden's Transport Monday evening at Rahal Field. Pizza used a stirring comeback to lock down the hardware. In a time-shortened six-inning game, Pizza found themselves down 7-0 after 4 innings. Sparked by a 3-run bomb off the bat of leftfielder Dwayne (Leaning Tower) Boone, they closed the gap to 7-5. Holden's returned fire with 3 in the bottom of the 5th to increase the lead to 10-5, with one inning to play. That set the stage for the dramatic 6-run sixth for Pizza Hut to take the lead 11-10. They held that lead for the win. Boone was aided and abetted in this highway robbery by Kevin Baldwin and Chris Carew who both had two hits.
August 28 Dawes Bodega 9 Caines Grocery 3
Softball can be a rather easy game to play: hit the ball, catch the ball. Score runs. Take the outs you're given. Win. Simple. Dawes Bodega played that game to perfection on Monday night. They got runners on, they moved them over, they got them in. On defence, they made all the routine plays, and a few not-so-easy ones. It was your standard Softball 101 clinic on how to lay a beating on your opponent. Tony Newhook, Glen Dunne, Doug Whittle, and Tom Noseworthy were the chief instructors in this latest demonstration on how to win a softball game. They all had 2 hits, scored a run, and drove in 2.
August 24 Holden's Transport 16 Mount Pearl Dental 1
Normally in a game such as this the key play would be a big hit. But it was the defensive play, or plays, of Dave "Magic" Walsh that seemed to spark Holden's. Whether playing right field (two terrific catches), or first base (two nice picks), Walsh kept getting his team back in the dugout. Inspired by his play, the Truckers went wild in the box - all fifteen of them had at least one hit. Bob Warren was in the driver's seat for this trip, pounding out 3 hits and driving in 3 runs. "We had to win this one to keep pace with Pizza Hut", said Coach Fox Holden. "I'm proud of the way the boys stepped up tonight". Holden's field general John Murphy added "We just wanted to have a shot when we play Pizza next week. We got a shot. Should be a dandy of a game on Monday".
August 24 Caines Grocery 7 Humby Walsh 5
You would think that a game being played late in the season between the 7th and 8th place teams would be a "who cares" game. You would be wrong. Everybody around the league remembers only too well what happened last year, when these two proud teams squared off in a dog-fight for the championship. Caines and Humby are play-off hardened teams and are going to cause fits in the playoff round that starts in two weeks time, and everyone knows it. Rick Ryall and Robert Stapleton got the job done for Caines in this match. Ryall had 3 hits, a run, and 3 rbi. Stapleton had 3 hits, 2 runs, and 2 rbi. Jim "Captain Caines" Bearns, and Dennis Browne chipped in with 2 hits and an rbi each.
August 23 Provincial Airlines 9 Dawes Bodega 2
On any given day in the St. John's Masters League, any team can beat any other. That's what makes it so interesting to go out to Rahal Field to play, or watch, a game. Tonight was no exception - PA had not tasted victory in 6 games, Dawes B had not lost in 5. Sure enough, the Airmen strafed the Bogies 9-2, jumping on them for 5 in the third, and never letting up. The smoking hot Bernie Maher continued to stroke it - he ripped 4 hits, drove in 2, and scored a run. Winning pitcher Dave Gough was Maher's co-pilot on this flight - he had 3 hits, 2 rbi, and 2 runs. Ball hawk centerfielder Mike Howard celebrated his 51st birthday (alleged) by going 3 for 3, with a run and a ribbie, and made 7 catches in the outfield.
August 23 Pizza Hut 13 Rogers Rogers Moyse 1
Pizza Hut continued its relentless pursuit of the league championship, hammering RRM, and moving 4 points out in front with 2 left to play. This game was actually a lot closer than the final score would indicate. The Hut's lead after 6 innings was only 5-1, and they had to call upon their stellar defence to quell several Moyse rallies. Then came the 7th inning, wherein Pizza Hut enjoyed probably the biggest inning by any team this season, scoring 8 times to turn this into a laugher. Geoff Ford had a big night at the dish - he banged out 3 hits, drove in 4 runs, and scored twice. Roger Saunders (3 hits, 2 rbi) and Carroll Bill (3 hits) provided extra toppings for Pizza.
August 22 Mount Pearl Dental 12 Humby Walsh 10
Softball purists like a well-pitched, well-played, low-scoring game. This was not a game for the purists, but it was a whole lotta fun for fans to watch. Both teams kicked it around, threw it away, generally screwed up royally. Down 5-2 in the 5th, Humby scored 5 to take a 7-5 lead. Naturally, MPD quickly answered with 5 of their own in the 6th to re-take the lead 10-7. Much mayhem ensued in the 7th, but when the Big Top finally closed, the Mounties walked away with a 12-10 win. Kevin Foley led MPD, drilling 2 hits, good for 3 rbi and 2 runs scored.
August 22 Holden's Transport 8 Caines Grocery 1
Holden's broke open a close 2-1 game with 4 runs in the 5th. Eddie Batten ripped a bases-loaded triple to put this one on ice. And Batten wasn't finished there - he made a terrific running catch, then threw a strike to first for the stick-a fork-in-it double play. Batten had help - Bernie North, Larry Moore, Tols Hynes, and John "The Rook" Parrell all had two hits for the Truckers.
August 21 Dawes Bodega 10 Pizza Hut 9
Down by 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th, Dawes Bodega scored 3 times to snap Pizza Hut's win streak at 6 games. Pizza Hut opened with a 5-run first, and looked to be cruising to another win. But the Bogies stopped them cold, scoring 5 of their own in the bottom of the 1st. Paced by 3 hits off the bat of Ed Buckingham, Hut managed to build a 9-7 lead after 5 innings, setting the stage for Dawes late comeback. Doug Tibbo led the Bogies with 3 hits, 2 rbi, and scored the winning run. Doug Whittle was a force in the box - his two long doubles accounted for a run and 2 rbis, and set up 2 more. Leftfielder Bink Lash stung Pizza, ripping two hits, and scoring two.
August 21 Rogers Rogers Moyse 7 Provincial Airlines 6
RRM reeled off their 4th straight win by eclipsing Provincial Airlines 7-6. The Lawyers needed a big comeback to ground the Airmen, and they got it, scoring 4 runs in the sixth for the win. Provincial had taken a 3-run lead in the 5th, with all the runs scoring on a bullet off the leftfield wall by Bernie Maher. The keys to RRM's current winning streak have been solid defence, and keeping the line moving with a well-balanced attack. Against PA tonight, seven different players scored a run, and seven different players had an rbi. Kenny Hanlon continues to swing a hot bat, leading The Firm by rapping out 3 safties. With the win RRM moves within a single point of second place in the standings.
The schedule for Round 5 has now been posted in the Full Schedule section.
August 17 Rogers Rogers Moyse 6 Holdens Transport 5
This one wasn't pretty - more like "a three dressed up as a nine". But when the lights go down, it ain't about looks - it's about whether you scored or not. RRM scored. They used 7 singles to plate 4 runs in the third inning, then played sound defense to capture Victory's heart. Gregg Griffin led the way for the Law Firm with 3 hits, a run and an rbi. Joining in the RRM feeding frenzy were Kenny Hanlon (2 hits, 2 runs, 1 rbi), Dave Gillis (2 hits, 2 rbi), and Wayne Taylor (2 hits, 1 run).
August 17 Dawes Bodega 7 Humby Walsh 4
Humby Walsh came roaring out of the gate with 4 first-inning runs, but they could not make the lead stand up. Dawes Bodega, playing very good ball lately, came back quickly with 5 runs in the second, sparked by a 2-run double from Tom Noseworthy. What started out as a slug-fest turned into a pitcher's duel between Noseworthy and Humbys' Paddy McCormick. The Bogies added insurance runs on long doubles by Noseworthy (his second of the night), and Doug Whittle. Whittle and Noseworthy were all over this one for Dawe's. Noseworthy had 2 doubles, 2 runs, and 3 rbi, and Whittle had 2 hits, 2 runs, and a ribbie. Bodega first-baseman Tom Myrick, now out there on Route 66, added two singles.
August 16 Provincial Airlines 7 Caines Grocery 7
A tie was a just result for this hard-fought, back and forth game. Both teams had a good chance to win it, but clutch hits and key defensive plays produced the stalemate. PA jumped out to a 5-0 lead thanks in part to a booming 2-run double by Jeremy (The Bambino) Whittle. CG fought back - Dennis Brown's 2-run triple in the 5th got them on the board, then they erupted for 7 hits in a 5-run 6th to take the lead. The Airmen weren't finished - they answered quickly, with 2 runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie it. For Caines, Brown had 2 hits and 4 rbi, JP Richard had 2 hits and scored 3 times, and Robert Stapleton banged out 3 hit. Whittle led the way for PA, with 2 hits, 3 rbi, and a run. Veteran hitters Shawn Skinner and Dave Gough chipped in with 2 safeties apiece.
August 16 Pizza Hut 3 Mount Pearl Dental 1
It's not how many hits you get that matters, but it's when you get them that counts. That adage proved to be true once again as PH parlayed a 3-run 3rd inning into the narrow margin of victory. Gord Hedges cracked a 2-run single, followed by a run-scoring single off the bat of Paddy Burke, and that was all she wrote for the Dentists. MPD just could not solve the offerings of Hut pitcher Geoff Ford, who made the early lead stand up by continually stymying Dental's batters. Ford finished with a 5-hitter, with Pizza Hut's rock-solid defence backing him up. With the win, Pizza Hut solidified their lead in the standings, and now they are ahead by four points over their nearest pursuers.
August 15 Rogers Rogers Moyse 9 Humby Walsh 4
Both teams traded runs for the first 4 innings, at which point Humby led 4-3. The RRM batters stayed patient, though, and chipped away, scoring two runs in the fifth. They broke the game wide open with a big 4-run sixth. Dave Gillis was all over this one for The Firm. The versatile infielder drilled 3 hits, had 2 rbi, and scored a brace. Tim Murphy and Wayne Smith also answered the call - they both had 2 hits, two runs, and an rbi. The Lawmen firmed up their grip on 3rd place with the win.
August 15 Dawes Bodega 10 Holdens Transport 7
Every good pool player knows that a good clean break can lead to an easy win. Holdens got that fast break. Staked to a five-run lead after 2 innings, they seemed set to run the table. It didn't happen. Dawes Bodega, taking their "cue" from leftfielder Paul Dunne's sensational catch, got out from behind the eight ball with a 5-run fourth. Tony Newhook's two-run triple, on the heels of John Pelley's two-run single, did most of the damage. The Bogies, on a two-run single by George Montgomery, scored 3 in the 7th to "rack up" the win.
August 14 Pizza Hut 6 Caines Grocery 4
Good defence usually prevails over good hitting, and this game would be exhibit A. Time after time Caines put runners on base, only to have Pizza Hut snuff out the rally with a nice defensive play. The Hut infield used three double plays to strand 12 Caines runners. Pizza Hut grabbed the early lead with a 5-run second inning. The outburst was ignited by a lead-off single by Carl Bill, and capped off with a ringing 2-run double off the left-field wall by Dwayne (Leaning Tower) Boone. Rick Bennett and Boone led the attack for the Pie Men, both having two hits. Terry Dalton homered for Caines, hitting one so high and far that, last we heard, they were serving drinks on it.
August 14 Mount Pearl Dental 8 Provincial Airlines 3
Like the ace of spades in Goulds, wins have proven to be very elusive lately for MP Dental. So it was with a certain degree of relief that they saw Kevin Collins drilling a 2-run triple to spark a 4-run second inning. Steve Noseworthy is so hot right now maybe he should consider playing The Chase - he had 3 hits, 3 rbi, and scored a pair of his own. With the win, MPD stays right in the thick of it, moving into 4th place. Jeremy Whittle connected again, driving his 3rd home run of the season for Provincial.
August 10 Holdens Transport 14 Humby Walsh 3
Holdens needed a win to keep pace with Pizza Hut for first place in the league standings, and they got it using their steady defence, and their "shock and awe" offence. Dave Walsh stepped up for Holdens tonight. The versatile fielder hit a single, double, and a triple, scored 3 runs, and had 2 rbi. John Parrell also went 3 for 3, with 2 doubles, and 3 rbi. Other Truckers chipped in - Tols Hynes ripped 3 singles, and Paul "White Shoes" White had 3 rbi.
August 10 Pizza Hut 13 Provincial Airlines 0
Pizza Hut are in a pennant race, and they came out all business, scoring early and scoring often. They bludgeoned Provincial into submission, and coasted to the win. Pitcher Geoff Ford shut down the Airmen, tossing a 4-hit shutout. Ford also led the Pie Men at the plate, going 3 for 3, with 2 runs and 3 rbi. Ford did not act alone - collateral damage was done by Dwayne Boone (2 hits, 3 rbi) and Roger Saunders (2 hits, 3 runs). With the win, Pizza Hut take over top spot in the standings, with 4 games to go.
August 9 Rogers Rogers Moyse 14 Mount Pearl Dental 9
R R Moyse held a birthday party on Wednesday night, and they marked the occasion by pounding out 24 hits to secure the win. Moyse shortstop Wayne Smith lit up Dental pitching, blasting a home run, double, single, scoring 2 runs, and driving in 5. George Gushue celebrated his 83rd birthday in fine style, rapping out 3 singles. Kenny Hanlon and John Crouse sent birthday greetings of their own - Hanlon had 4 singles, while Crouse had 3 hits and scored 3 runs.
August 9 Caines Grocery 10 Dawes Bodega 5
Caines won it all last year, and they are once again serving notice that they will not, to quote Dylan Thomas, "go quietly into that good night". The Grocers game is rounding into form, and they seem to be set to defend their title. Ricky Ryall beat on Dawes all night long - he went 3 for 3, with 3 runs, and 3 rbi. His running mate, John Bearns, had a good game as well. Bearns drilled 3 hits, and using his speed, scored 3 runs.
August 8 Pizza Hut 6 Humby Walsh 5
Pizza Hut needed a win to keep pace with Holdens for first place, and they got it with timely hits, and steady defence. Humby had grabbed the lead with a 5-run fourth inning, powered by a Chris Hynes 2-run jack. Pizza Hut, not to be denied, got a clutch 2-run double from Gordon Hedges for the margin of victory.
August 8 Holdens Transport 12 Provincial Airlines 7
Holdens built a 5-2 lead, then promptly squandered it in the fifth inning. Maurice Babin keyed the 5-run Provincial fifth with a big 2-run double to left. But Holdens replied with 5 of their own, riding a Kevin Gushue 2-run triple to re-take the lead. Holdens were led by Frank Beresford (3 hits, run, rbi), Larry Moores (2 hits, 3 runs), Gushue (2 hits, 2 runs, 3 rbi), and Paul 'White Shoes' White (2 hits, run, 3 rbi).
July 27 Caines Grocery 7 Rogers Rogers Moyse 1
Caines Grocery have a strategy for winning ballgames 'get an early lead, then turn it over to the 'dirt devils'(SS J.P. Richard and 2B John Brooks), and the sublime centerfielder Rick Ryall. 'Excellent defence, some timely hits, that's what won it for us tonight', said CG coach Jim Bearns. Third baseman Terry Dalton was feeling it for the Grocers 'he had three hits. 2 runs, and 2 rbi. John Tobin got involved as well 'he had 2 hits, 2 runs, and an rbi.
July 27 Caines Grocery 7 Rogers Rogers Moyse 1
Caines Grocery have a strategy for winning ballgames 'get an early lead, then turn it over to the 'dirt devils'(SS J.P. Richard and 2B John Brooks), and the sublime centerfielder Rick Ryall. 'Excellent defence, some timely hits, that's what won it for us tonight', said CG coach Jim Bearns. Third baseman Terry Dalton was feeling it for the Grocers 'he had three hits. 2 runs, and 2 rbi. John Tobin got involved as well 'he had 2 hits, 2 runs, and an rbi.
July 26 Mount Pearl Dental 8 Dawes Bodega 5
It was Noseworthy family night at the ballpark. Four of them played the outfield for MPD, and they all contributed on offense. Derek led the attack with 2 hits, a double, 1 run, and 2 rbi. He was followed by what seemed to be a never-ending parade of Noseworthys' Steve (double, run, 2 rbi), Adam (1 hit, 2 runs, 1 rbi) and Rick (hit, rbi). Thankfully, for the rest of us, it will be a few years before the grandkids are old enough to fill out the line-up. But they are out there now, practicing, practicing......
July 26 Provincial Airlines 10 Humby Walsh 8
Provincial Airlines are proving to be a very hard team to put away. You can get ahead of them, but unless you put a wooden stake into their heart, you are not going to beat them. For the second game in a row, they were down for the count, but somehow managed to come back. Dave Sullivan was on base all night long for the Airmen, strafing 3 hits, and working a walk. Hot hitting Ralph Tucker continued his torrid week with 2 hits and 3 rbi. Pitcher Dave Gough shut down the middle on defence, killing Humby rallies in the 4th, 5th, and 7th innings.
July 25 Games Tonight Canceled
Games tonight have been canceled and will be rescheduled. They have been rescheduled for THURSDAY AUGUST 3rd.
July 24 Provincial Airlines 10 Mount Pearl Dental 7
Mount Pearl jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, but could not hold on. Provincial scored 3 in the third, then jolted Dental with 5 in the fourth to take the lead for good. Ralph Tucker is starting to heat up for Provincial, lacing laser beams all over the field. 'I'm placing the ball with more authority lately, hitting them where they ain't', said the hard-hitting first sacker. Tucker led the Airmen, getting 3 hits, a double, 2 runs, and 2 rbi. His wingmen tonight were Dave Gough (2 hits, 3 rbi) and Maurice Babin (2 hits and 2 rbi).
July 24 Humby Walsh 10 Dawes Bodega 9
This one was a heavy weight fight, with both teams going toe-to-toe, hammering away at each other. The Bogies bloodied Humby, and put them on the ropes, scoring 5 in the top of the 5th. But the never-say-die Humby crowd got right back off the mat and rocked Bodega with 5 of their own in the bottom of the inning. A strong throw by Jim Murphy from right field cut down the tying run at the plate with 2 out in the 7th to seal the win for Humby. HW field boss Doug King did most of the damage for HW, going 4-4 with 2 runs, and 3 rbi. First-baseman Frank Warren hurt DB too, ripping four singles, and moving base runners all evening.
July 16 Holdens Wins Heart and Stroke Tournament
Holdens Transport edged Provincial Airlines 3-2 to win the annual Heart and Stroke tournament. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 7th, HTs Fox Holden led off with a single. Pinch-runner Bernie North was advanced to second, which brought George Hynes to the plate. The veteran promptly drove the ball into left, plating North with the winning run. 'Helping the team win a big game never gets old', said Hynes. Added Coach Holden 'this is our fourth H&S tournament win in a row, and that never gets old'!
July 16 Big Winner
The big winner this weekend was the Heart and Stroke Foundation. As league president David Stirling said in his closing remarks, $1000.00 was raised from the tournament for the H&S Foundation, and this is the 26th consecutive year the league has made that contribution. When one stops to think about it, the big winners this weekend were we, the players. We achieved a worthwhile goal, and had fun doing it. And you know what they say about the life you save......
July 16 Tournament MVP
Bernie North was named the 2017 H&S tournament MVP. North pitched both wins on Sunday, allowing 5 runs in total. He played terrific defence, ran wild on the bases, and led his team at the plate.
July 13 Holden's Transport 15 Caines Grocery 5
"It comes down to ducks on the pond. You get them on, you get them in. We did a great job of that tonight", said Holden's field general John Murphy. Holden's pounded Caines for twenty-one hits. Leading the charge were John Parrell, Frank Beresford and Kevin Gushue who all had three hits and three rbi's. "Parrell's 2-run double in the third was huge for us", said Coach Fox Holden. "Caines can kill you, so it was important for us to get a lead early". Bernie North pitched for Holden's, allowing 4 hits, and provided very strong defence up the middle.
July 13 Mount Pearl Dental 8 Humby Walsh 3
MPD kicked off the annual Heart and Stroke tournament in fine style with a convincing win against Humby Walsh. The sign of a good team is that in every game somebody different steps up, and this was the case tonight. Bobby Kavanaugh had 2 hits, a double, and 2 rbi. But often times, it's not how much, but when. Kavanaugh's 2-run double in the 3rd was the crushing blow in this game. Given the lead, Dental's defence took over the game, and rode it out to victory. MPD pitchers John Ledwell and Kevin Foley kept Humby batters in check, limiting the opposition to 8 hits
July 12 Dawe's Bodega 7 Pizza Hut 5
The Bodega Boys are riding a hot streak! The win tonight was their third in a row, and fourth in their last five. All of a sudden, Dawe's Bodega is in the hunt, playing with a confidence borne of victory. DB ball hawk Eric Pike had one of those games we all hope to have when we come to the park - impacting the game on both sides of the ball, he led Bogie's attack with three hits, a triple, a double, 2 runs, and 2 rbi's. Pike also saved the game with a great catch of a bases loaded drive to end the fifth inning.
July 12 Rogers Rogers Moyse 10 Provincial Airlines 3
A pitcher who gets his team a win after consecutive losses is known as a "stopper". Folks, meet Bob Tiller, RRM's stopper. He threw a five-hitter against a hot-hitting Provincial team, and got a win in a game RRM had to have to stay in contention. Wayne Taylor lit it up for RRM with 3 hits, 2 doubles, 2 runs, and 3 rbi's. RRM batters were relentless, beating up on PA pitching all night long - with six of the team having two hits each.
July 11 Humby Walsh 5 Caines Grocery 3
Dig this: 7th inning, Humby clinging to a 5-3 lead, sacks juiced with Caines runners, nobody out, game on the line. The CG batter rips a shot down the third-base line - but Humby third-baseman Kenny Greene makes a game-saving stab, steps on third, fires to the plate, huge double play. Ball game, right there. Humby hurler Kai Bath said "I knew if I kept the ball around the zone, pitch to my defence, the boys would come up big. And boy, did they ever." Pat O'Shea lead HW with 3 hits and two rbi. He was ably abetted by David "the silver hammer" Stirling who had two singles for Humby Walsh.
July 11 Holden's Transport 6 Mount Pearl Dental 0
There have been four shutouts so far this season, and now Holden's owns three of them. "When our defence is clicking, we are tough to beat" said HT skipper Fox Holden. In this game, Holden's defence was tighter than the house band downtown at the Rocket Room. Only two MPD runners reached second base, both of them in the 7th inning.
July 10 Dawe's Bodega 6 Pizza Hut 5
Every game has a turning point, but not many have one as dramatic as this. Already down 3-0 in the top of the 5th, Bodega rightfielder Bink Lash made 2 highlight-reel catches to keep the score at 3-0. In the bottom of the 5th, after a clutch 3-run double by Kirby Williams, Lash hammered a shot to score Williams with the go-ahead run. And after Pizza Hut rallied to re-take the lead 5-4, Bodega's Tony Newhook delivered the walk-off in the bottom of the 7th with, you guessed it, Bink Lash scoring the winning run.
July 10 Provincial Airlines 14 Rogers Rogers Moyse 5
These two teams entered this game tied for fourth place, and both teams had won 3 of their past 4 games. But this one was never close, as PA scored early, and they scored often, building a 9-0 lead, and then coasting to a 14-5 cakewalk. Slugging outfielder Jeremy Whittle continued his own personal home-run derby, blasting another moonshot down towards St. John's harbour. He also had a double and a single, scored 3 times, and had 5 rbi. Wayne Thurston chipped in with a double, 2 singles, 3 runs, and 3 rbi for the Airlines crew.
July 10 Heart & Stroke Tournament
The annual Heart & Stroke Tournament will begin Thursday July 13 and continue into the weekend.
July 6 Dawe's Bodega 11 Rogers Rogers Moyse 1
If, as they say, hitting is contagious, then they are going to have to put Dawe's Bodega in quarantine! This was actually a very close game for awhile, tied at 1-1 after three innings. Then, the Bodega hitting epidemic crushed Moyse - 5 runs in the 4th, 5 more in the 5th. Bink Lash and Frank Holden led the Bodega bash with 3 hits each.
July 6 Pizza Hut 3 Provincial Airlines 1
Every now and then we get a pitching duel at Rahal Field, and this one was a dandy. The Hut's Jeff Ford hooked up with Airlines Dave Sullivan, and they basically locked this game down. Of course, good pitching requires good defence to succeed, and Pizza Hut featured very strong "defence up the middle", with SS Martin Palmer, 2B Roger Saunders, and Ford flashing the leather.
July 5 Mount Pearl Dental 11 Holden's Transport 10
The mark of a good team is that when they are down, they are not out. Holden's got a 6-1 lead, but it didn't last long. MPD came right back with 5 to tie it and then held on for the win. Two-run doubles by Bobby Howell and Joe Maynard, and a triple by John Ledwell, highlighted the Dental attack. Excellent outfield defence by MPD's Steve Noseworthy sealed the win.
July 5 Caines Grocery 8 Humby Walsh 5
It's often said that defence wins games - just don't mention it to Humby's second sacker David Stirling. Despite a sensational defensive effort, his team could not overcome the hitting attack of Caines Grocery. Joe Fagan had a good day at the plate for Caines, with 3 hits, 2 runs, and 2 rbi. "Don't take us for granted", said Caines coach Jim Bearns. "We always come to play, and we are playing good ball now"
July 4 Provincial Airlines 10 Dawe's Bodega 9
"My heart was in my throat", said PA field boss Shawn Skinner. "They just kept coming at us". Bodega, down 10-5 with 2 out in the 7th, nearly pulled off the unlikely comeback, having the tying run thrown out at the plate. PA rookie-of-the-year candidate Jeremy Whittle blasted a long home run in the 5th inning, and that proved to be the margin of victory.
July 4 Rogers Rogers Moyse 14 Pizza Hut 12
They say that no lead is safe at Rahal Field, and this game proved why that is true. RRM jumped out to a 14-1 lead, but before you could say "mercy rule", Pizza Hut mounted a furious comeback. The game ended with the tying runs on base. "Squeaked it out", said RRM centerfielder John Connors. "But a win is a win. We'll take it." With a very balanced attack, every player on RRM had a hit and scored a run.
July 3 Mount Pearl Dental 9 Humby Walsh 4
Mount Pearl Dental snapped a three-game losing streak with a solid win against Humby Walsh. In a game they had to have to stay in contention for top spot, Dental came out swinging, and scored early. Gerard Collins led the attack with three hits, and provided stellar defence from the shortstop position.
July 3 Holdens Transport 11 Caines Grocery 4
Holden's Transport solidified their hold on first place with an 11-4 beat-down of Caines Grocery. "Pizza Hut is breathing down our neck", said Holden's Skipper John Murphy. "We need every win we can get just to stay ahead of them". Larry Moore lead the charge for Holden's against Caines. The left-fielder went 4-4, scored 3 runs, and had 3 rbi's.
June 29 Dawe's Defeat Dental - Dillon Delivers
Dawe's Bodega beat Mount Pearl Dental 8-5 on Thursday night, but it was a close call. Dental had the bases loaded in the third inning, 3 runs in , nobody out, and looked to break the game wide open. That's when veteran Reg Dillon came on in relief. He shut down Dental, and kept Bodega in the game. "That was the turning point, right there", said Bodega Coach Jerry Raymond. "Reg gave us a big lift, the boys got some timely hits, and we got the win."
June 29 Holden's Hammer Provincial
Holden's Transport trounced Provincial Airlines 13-1 behind the stalwart pitching of the Hynes Brothers, Tols and George. "The Hynes brothers kept a good hitting team to one run", said Holden's Coach Fox Holden. "That's the story of the game, right there". Paul White led the Transport thrashing, going 3 for 3, with 2 doubles, 2 runs, and 5 rbi's.
June 28 Tonight's games have been postponed due to weather and will be rescheduled for Sunday July 23.
June 16 We're back!!! Sorry for the delay in updating the scores and schedule this week. Technical difficulties have been resolved and should be smooth sailing from here on in.
June 5 Tonight's games have been rained out and will be played on Sunday June 11 starting at 5:30 pm.
May 23 The 2017 Season opened tonight with wins by Holdens Transport and Abba Movers
April 21 FINAL REGISTRATION THIS WEEKEND!! Final registration will be held this weekend at the Chalet from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23. Registration fee is $150. Anyone not registered by then will be placed on the waiting/spare list. Anyone interested in joining our league can make a deposit of $20 to hold a spot on our waiting/spare list.
|TLC N&H Care||7||4||3||0||+7||8|
|Mount Pearl Dental||7||3||4||0||-5||6|
|West End Club||7||2||5||0||-6||4|
|2019 Playoffs - September 3rd to 15th|
|Date||Time||Teams (visitor vs home)||Score|
|Sat Sep 14||12:30 pm||Pennecon Energy vs Humby Walsh||3 : 6|
|2:15 pm||Caines Grocery vs West End Club||7 : 0|
|Sun Sep 15||10:00 am||G1: MP Dental (5) vs Pennecon (4)||8 : 4 (9i)|
|11:15 am||G2: Caines (6) vs TLC N&Home (3)||8 : 9|
|12:30 pm||G3: Holdens (2) vs Humby Walsh (1)||14 : 3|
|1:45 pm||G4: MP Dental(G1W) vs TLC N&HC(G2W)||14 : 5|
|3:00 pm||G5: MP Dental (G4W) vs Humby Walsh (G3L)||8 : 3 (9i)|
|4:15 pm||G6: Championship Game: Mount Pearl Dental (G5W) vs Holdens Transport (G3W)||4 : 5|
2019 First Pitch by Cathy Walsh partner of John Koop - 2019 League Champs Holdens Transport - 2018 H&S Champs West End Club Donate Prize Money to Prostate Cancer