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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 6, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Bl JULY 2002 SPORTS GOT A SPORTS TIP Call in local results tollfree to 18777865786 before 11 You cau fax us at Email [email protected] Cloverleafs starting to pull away BYTEDWYMAN Brandon Sun The Brandon Cloverleafs continue to steamroll through the Manitoba Senior Baseball League season and they have no intention of slowing down any time The Cloverleafs improved their record to 154 with a 126 win over the Oak River Dodgers at Westbran Stadium last The Brandon squad has already clinched a playoff spot and is firmly entrenched in first place points ahead of secondplace Baldur with five games remaining in the regular sea But this team was great early last sea son but lost the league championship after taking a 30 lead in games over the Brandon Ora Dental need less to the Cloverleafs are taking nothing for Last year we would win eight in a row and then lose four in a but this year we have been very Cloverleafs Ryan Potter said The guys learned a lot from last It wasnt much fun to lose the final like that but if you have to go through some thing like at least it was a great learning Potter said the Cloverleafs first priori ty is to clinch first place and homefield advantage all the way through the play That is big for he We havent lost a game at home yet and thats something we are pretty proud And we want to keep it Bryan Swaenepoel pitched eight strong innings to pick up the win for while four players had three hits and allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk and striking out Craig Moffatt took the loss for the He allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk and struck out four over eight Mike Smith hit a double and a single and drove in a run for the while another Killarney run came in on Mark Magwoods sacrifice Roger Gregor and Nate Andrews both hit solo homers for the Marlins and Kevin Clark added a pair of COLIN SUN Oak River catcher Darcy Patterson makes the tag on Jamie WaddellHodgson at home plate after the Brandon Cloverleafs slugger tried to steal Swaenepoel allowed just one earned run on eight hits and two walks and struck out Dean McBride singled three times and drove in three runs for the while Jamie Waddell Hodgson had a two singles and an Terry Isaak had a two singles and an RBI and Jason Rae had three singles and scored three George McNeill started for Oak River and was tagged for four runs on eight hits and three walks over 3 the loss went to Gord who allowed three runs on five hits in 2 Allan Martin had a double and a sin gle and drove in a run for the who fell to while Dusty Lee singled twice and drove in a In the other game last the Killarney Lakers beat the Marlins Lakers 4 Marlins 3 At Marlow Knight hit a solo home run as the Lakers upset the Killarney improved to 5111 and kept their sum playoff hopes while climb ing out of the league The Marlins fell to which leaves them tied for fourth place with the Birtle Blue Travis Hilhorst picked up the victory for the going the full nine innings ASSOCIATED PRESS flew at half nuist yes terday at Fenway Park In Boston after Rod Sox groat Tod Williams passed away at ago Williams was one of baseballs legends and was the last player to hK In m For com plete please see COLIN SUN Mike Schumacher of the 194 Predators gets tripped by an unidentified member of the Cypress Crossborder hockey American teams invade Brandon AAA tournament BY ROB HENDERSON Brandon Sun For years the lure of the dollar has drawn much of Canadas top hockey talent But while the exchange rate leads to handwringing by Canadian NHL execu it has been a boon for organizers of youth tournaments who have benefited from an influx of American Roughly 40 per cent of the entries in the 102team Sports Excellence AAA Hockey taking place this month in hail from the United I think theres a couple of reasons why I see more American teams tournament organizer Darryl Wolski Number one the Canadian dol People are starting to figure out their buck goes that much farther in Number two Americans are under the impression that this is where the best hockey is and this is where theyre going to come to find the best cal ibre of Whether or not thats Im not The tournament has drawn squads from as far away as but the majority of the American teams hail from the northern For those Canadian tournaments are a con venient and economical We have a hard time finding compe tition in said Bernie who coaches the Minneapolis based Minnesota Once you play everybody at home youve got to go And Minnesotas kind of a long drive to everywhere and this is one of the few places we can drive and get decent com McBains squad averages five to seven tournaments per The Brandon tournament is one of two Canadian stops the other being Toronto for the team this Wolski said the presence of teams from the United States adds some spice for local who get exposed to dif ferent teams and players than they would normally see during the For if youre playing on the Westman you dont want to play a team from You dont want to play a team from Dauphin or whatev You want to play a team from You want to play a team from You want to play teams from New New Jersey and The relationship between the AAA Challenge and American teams was put to the test last An assistant coach from a Minnesota team was involved with an altercation with a A warrant was issued for the coachs but he had returned to the United States before charges could be The team was barred from competing in the AAA Challenge and from many other summer tournaments in Western The incident drew media attention form across the continent and Wolski said it was attention that the tournament didnt really I dont believe that all advertising is good he Some people believe that maybe some people have a perception about Canada being goon They believe that our referees just let things McBain said the incident had a ripple effect hi but it was not enough to dissuade his team from com In fact our parents initially didnt want to come because of the incident last but I had a talk with Darryl and we had other families that had kids here who said it was a good We know it wasnt a onesided deal because of that coaching staff on that Weve played them numerous times and we know the coaching Theyve always been kind of on the wild parents were worried that maybe penalties would be let go because we were from Minnesota and that hasnt been the Actually the we has been really good as good if not better than at Westwood boots Blue past TiCats WINNIPEG Hamilton head coach Ron Lancaster saw something last night that hed never witnessed in his long football And it wasnt a pret ty TigerCats kicker Paul Osbaldiston had backtoback punts blocked as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 200 took advantage of six Hamilton 110 turnovers for a 2415 CFL Ive been in the league 40 years and Ive never seen two in a row said a former CFL quarter It better not happen Winnipeg scored 10 points off the block punts and three more off of a fum ble on a punt The other turnovers were two interceptions of Hamilton quarterback Danny McManus and a turnover on Winnipeg kicker Troy playing in his 190th consecutive CFL regular season was perfect on the hitting all five field goals he attempted in front of fans at Canad Inns But his solid performance couldnt erase the memory of his three field goal misses in last seasons 2719 Grey Cup loss to After we win this years Grey then Ill feel said who is 6for6 on field goals this The Ticats lumbered to a 40 lead after the first but the consecutive blocked punts changed the Winnipeg defensive end Daved Benefield blocked the first punt with left in the first The ball was recovered by Bomber fullback Brad Yamaoka and returned 17 yards to Hamiltons nineyard Jones then dumped a pass to running back Charles Roberts as he came out of the backfield and he ran untouched into the end zone to give Winnipeg a 95 lead at On Osbaldistons next Yamaoka made the block and the ball was recovered by Winnipeg linebacker Doug Hocking at the Ticats 15yard Westwood turned the turnover into a 22yard field goal and a 125 Bomber lead at When they defenders come up the by the time you recognize that anybody is on its too Osbaldiston A couple of mistakes by us and if that was I think it CANADIAN PRESS Byron Capers of the Blue Bombers breaks up a pass to Hamiltons Mace would have been a different Osbaldiston was good on two of three field hitting from 36 and 33 yards and going wide on a 37yard If we come out with touchdowns from blocked its Bomber head coach Dave Ritchie 10 points is Osbaldiston got his teams first point of the scoring a single off a sailing 97yard punt with the wind at his back at of the Jones was intercepted on the follow ing possession by safety Rob leading to a Hamilton field Osbaldiston also recorded a single in the first and conceded a safety in the sec Hamiltons only touchdown was a 75yard drive in the fourth quarter that ended with fullback Duane Forde plowing in for a oneyard score to cut the lead to 1812 at Jones completed 22 of 36 passes for 221 one touchdown and one inter McManus was 17of39 for 211 yards and two Press ;