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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Brandon, Manitoba Saturday july 11, 2015brandon son sports Golf club tractors a re a Rte a Tom a 204 i�4sshewchuk heading to pan Arn games Nav Mina City a baseball the Mshel All stars take an the Winnipeg league s Best players at Andrews Field 7 . On television mob a jays at royals i . Floor Tenet West a soccer a Canada is. Jamaica in the Gold cup 5 30 . Sport act West m local history �?�30 years ago Susud tossed a three hitter As the Neepawa beat car Dale 5-1 in the Yellowhead baseball league playoffs a 20 years ago a Pale pitchers dominated Manitoba senior baseball league doubleheader split Between the visiting Brandon Cloverleaf and the Elmwood giants. Brent fines pitched a three hitter to Leyd Blandon to a 5-2 Triumph in the opener to Fatm it Alam Mamatt Al Ulliac a inn Al iiixlliy5n3 five him As Elmwood won the my Frap 20. Report game results before 10 . A phone 204-571-7442 a fax 204-727-0385 a email Junior hockey takes Brand onite across Prairies by Perry Bergson Brandon Cloverleaf Gantt Popp lesions makes Tho throw to first tor the out Over teammate Chris Camp Bell As Oak River dodger Duncan paddock arrives lately at second Bast during Friday s Manitoba senior baseball league action at Andrews Field. Colin Cornenu Brandon Sun things tightening up in Mabl the Neepawa Farmers beat the Brandon marlins 12-5 on Friday while the Oak River dodgers were also winners setting up a three Way race for tint place in the Manitoba senior baseball league that will be decided on sunday. Both the marlins and the dodgers will enter the final night of play with records of 11-7, while the Farmers sit at 10-7. They will play a game and a half on sunday with a disputed game with the Brandon double Decker Cloverleaf resuming in the fourth inning with the Farmen up 4-0 in Neepawa on fonday the Farmen blew open a 5-5 tie with two runs in the sixth and five in the seventh inning Garett Rempel earned the win with two innings of Relief for starter Brady Moxham Mark la Croix took the loss in an inning of Relief Rafael Pena had three hits knocked in a pair and scored twice for the Farmen while Travis Jean and Moxham both drove in two runs. Lacroix led the marlins with three hits including a pair of doubles in the other game the dodgers scored four times in the 10th inning after tying the game with single runs in the eighth and ninth Bryce Collins won the game in Relief after throwing a scoreless 10th inning scan Dryden took the loss in two innings of Relief Mike Mcfadden had three hits and two Bis for the dodgers while Garrett Popplestone had three hits for the Cloverleaf 3-14. A Brandon Sun Brandon Switzer a Junior hockey path has certainly come with some twists and turns the Brandon product has played in All three Prairie provinces spending time with the ctn blizzard and Neepawa natives of the Manitoba Junior hockey league White court wolverines of the Alberta Junior hockey league and flin Pion bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior hockey league a a it a been a crazy ride Quot he chuckled on Friday. Switzer is playing in the aaa hockey Challenge this weekend As four teams of Junior aged players play a round Ruby tournament at the sons Brothers Arena in the Keystone Centre the Consolation final is sunday at 9 ., with the final being held at la a.there is no charge for admission he will be joined on the Brandon area cobras by former Brandon aaa midget wheat Kings teammates Jordy Mallard and Brett Kitt. A there Are a lot of Junior Guys that Are participating but along with that you have a lot of friends playing against each other kids you grew up playing against and hanging around with a Switzer said poor to his teams first game on Friday. A everybody kind of knows everyone out there a the Forward played with the midget wheat Kings from 2009 to 2012, scoring 49 goals and adding 63 assists in 119 regular season games lie was drafted by the mph la a blizzard and played two games with them around Christmas of 2011 but was never destined to join them full time. He was traded to the natives for Grant Valiquette who was subsequently dealt to the Portage terriers and won the rec cup this Spring instead of joining the natives Switzer chose to play for Brandon coach Ken Schneider with his buddies in his final year of midget which allowed him to graduate from Vincent Massey he played just Brandon Switzer it playing with the cobras at the aaa hockey Chal Iyenga this weekend at the Enns Brothers Arana. He played with the flin flon bombers last season a amp by Bergson Brandon Sun one game in Neepawa in 2012-13 before signing with Whit court in 2013-14 for his 18-year-old season where he put up 12 goals and 14 assists in 55 games. After asking for a Trade in november Whit court sent Switzer to flin flon. In 57 games with the two teams he scored 22 goals and had 30 assists Switzer played Centre in Whit court before moving to right Wing in flin flon the five foot in be 175-Pounder said he considers himself a Gritty two Way Guy who can make plays and should probably shoot More he said he did see a difference Between provinces after the Deal last season noting that each league has its own style a Alberta a a it was More Speed and really Gritty you be got a lot of Small Guys who can do some damage in the Corners. It was really based around offence a a Saskatchewan a a it s a lot bigger boys out there the one thing i found when i got to Saskatchewan is that you constantly have Guys that Are trying to gel on you and hit you As hard As they can. You run out of time pretty quickly a Manitoba a a i did t play enough. And when i played everyone was so much older than me i could t really Tell what style it was but they were really Good Quot Switzer said playing in flin flon comes with Long bus odes but he enjoyed his time in Northern Manitoba the bombers finished sixth in their division losing a seven game first round series to the notre Dame hounds. He plans to return to the bombers for his 20-year-old season with the expectation that the team will be even better a hopefully everything Falls into place this year Quot Switzer said. He has spoken to some Mcaa division i schools about scholarship opportunities but nothing has materialized yet. Switzer Hopes a Good final season of Junior will Lead to an offer either in the United states or Canada a that s the goal to get school out of my hockey Quot he said in Friday s aaa hockey Challenge games Mallard stars 6 East West 2 Josh Tripp led tile stars with two goals and two assists. Josh Peterson made 23 saves for the stars while Mano Petit had 29 slops for East West. Prospects 6 cobras 5 Brandon wheat Kings Prospect Linden Mccorrister had a goal and an assist for the prospects while goalie Justin Holder made 30 saves Jordy Stuard of the Calgary hit men had two goals fur the cobras while Brody Claeys made 23 saves by Perry Bergson big events never get smaller with time for Minnedosa Umpire Ron Shewchuk. The retired school principal will be working his ninth International event when baseball begins today at the pan am games a it will rank right up there with the other big ones that i be done a said Shewchuk who was one of two Canadian umpires to work the 2008 Beijing olympics. Shewchuk flew to Toronto on wednesday morning for meetings on thursday with a group that includes seven other Canadian umpires. Shewchuk said that ultimately the Job does no to change even if what sat stake does a it s the same Job for me regardless of whether its local baseball or International baseball Quot Shewchuk said a the Job is still the same with the calling of balls and strikes and safes and Canada will be joined in the six team pan am games tournament by the dominican Republic Nicaragua Colombia the United states and Cuba. Shewchuk said that at the higher Levels he starts to notice different things happening a just the Talent level like How the Pitcher can move the Ball All Over the place and change speeds and hit their spots and How hitters can take a pitch on the outer half of the plate and drive it into a certain area in a situation Quot Shewchuk said. A these Guys Are professionals a lot of them they be been in aaa or the major leagues and they know How to play the game Quot Shewchuk has seen a lot of very Good baseball Over the years and has apparently done a great Job himself. Shewchuk was named the country Stop Umpire in 2001 by baseball Canada and called most of his games in the Northern league Home of the Winnipeg Gold eyes for years he currently works mainly in the Western major baseball league a 10-team collegiate summer league based in Saskatchewan and Alberta. A this is basically my full time summer Job now Quot Shewchuk said the pan am games umpires learn each Day whether they will be doing the plate or bases. Shewchuk expects that Over nine Days hell be behind the plate two or three times but says he really does no to have a preference Shewchuk said he still loves what he Calls the walk up the Tunnel before the game is set to begin the attraction lies in the unknown in a sport he finds Beautiful. A you have the possibility of seeing something that has never happened to me in my career and that s what keeps me going that anticipation of what could happen and seeing great plays a he said. But the biggest Challenge for the Veteran Umpire lies inside. Shewchuk said that hts dream game is one where he makes every Call perfectly. A i still like the Challenge of going out there and working higher level Competition and trying to get every pitch and every play right a Shewchuk said a jumping is in my blood i still love it and love the Challenge of going out every Day and competing with myself to see if i can have a perfect game. A i done to know if that will Ever happen but its like throwing a perfect game in baseball. I try to get every pitch and every play notes Brand onite Isabela Onyshko and the Canadian women a artistic gymnastics team which is coached by Brandon a Lone Henderson open their games on sunday with the team final and individual qualifications. Brandon a Dustin Schneider and Rivers Toon Van i Anvelt Are on the Canadian menus volleyball team who begin play on Friday against Mexico. Brand onite Lisa Barclay and dauphins Tahi love will represent Canada in women s volleyball their event starts on thursday with a match against the dominican Republic. com a twitter Minnedosa i Ron Shewchuk is off to Toronto to Umpire men s base Ball at the pan american games file

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