Belmore Stingers remain undefeated in Fastball League action
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
With 20 points and the still-perfect record of 10-0, the Belmore Stingers remain atop the Huron County Fastball League standings, six points clear of the second- and third-place teams.
The Brussels Tigers remain in second place with a record of 7-1 and 14 points, while the Wingham Hitmen are in third place with a record of 7-3 and 14 points as well, hot on the heels of a very special performance by Mac Mulvey.
The Milverton Millwrights are in fourth place after losing their first game of the season. The team has a record of 5-1 and 10 points, followed by the Mitchell Mets in fifth place with a record of 5-4 and 10 points and the sixth-place Sebringville Sting, also with 10 points and a record of 5-3.
The Monkton Muskrats are in seventh place with a record of 3-5 and six points, followed by the Brussels Bangers and their record of 2-7-1 and five points, the Fullarton A’s in ninth place with four points and a record of 2-5, the Goderich Grizzlies in 10th place and a record of 2-8, the Wroxeter Rippers in 11th place with a record of 2-7 and four points and the last-place Walton Brewers, who sit with a record of 1-6-1 and just three points.
On Sunday, July 9, the Goderich Grizzlies beat the Fullarton A’s in Goderich by a score of 13-1, while the Rippers welcomed the Walton Brewers to Wroxeter and defeated them by the narrow margin of 10-9. Also that day, the first-place Belmore Stingers beat the Wingham Hitmen by a score of 9-2 in Wingham.
The league saw four games go ahead on Friday, July 7. The Mitchell Mets beat the Grizzlies in Goderich by a score of 16-9 and the Belmore Stingers beat the Muskrats in Monkton by a score of 6-4. The Brussels Bangers beat the Rippers in Wroxeter that day by a score of 7-5 and the Hitmen defeated the Milverton Millwrights in Wingham by a score of 6-2.
On July 5, the Wingham Hitmen hosted the Fullarton A’s and won by a score of 8-0. Mac Mulvey pitched a perfect game for the Hitmen on the way to the historic win.
Also that night, the Belmore Stingers beat the Sebringville Sting by a score of 5-0 in what at least one Citizen staffer is calling the “Sting-off”, while the Mitchell Mets welcomed the Monkton Muskrats to Mitchell and beat them by a score of 10-1 and the Brussels Tigers beat the Wroxeter Rippers in Brussels that night by a score of 10-3.
On July 11, the Fullarton A’s were due to make the trip to Walton to play the Brewers and the Grizzlies were to host the Monkton Muskrats in Goderich, but scores for those games were unavailable at press time.
The Brussels Bangers were due to travel to Belmore for a game with the Stingers on July 12, while the Brussels Tigers were to host the Wingham Hitmen and the Wroxeter Rippers were to play the Mets in Mitchell, but scores for those games were unavailable at press time.
On July 13, the Sebringville Sting were on the road in Milverton to play the Millwrights, but a score for that game was unavailable at press time.
Looking ahead, the Goderich Grizzlies will be in Sebringville for a game with the Sting on July 14.
On Sunday, July 16, there is a trio of games on the schedule. The Sebringville Sting will be in action once again, taking on the Hitmen in Wingham, while the Brussels Tigers will be in Wroxeter for a game with the Rippers and the Fullarton A’s will be in Milverton to play the Millwrights.
The Belmore Stingers will put their perfect record to the text on July 18 when they travel to Walton to play the Brewers, while the Brussels Tigers will host the Milverton Millwrights and the Fullarton A’s will be in Mitchell to play the Mets, both on July 19.
On July 20, the Wroxeter Rippers will head to Milverton to play the Millwrights, while the Goderich Grizzlies will be in Wroxeter for a contest against the Rippers on July 23.
For more information or a full schedule of games, visit online at huroncountyfastball.com.