Brussels Tigers in third place in Huron County Fastball League
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
The Belmore Stingers remain atop the Huron County Fastball League standings with one of two undefeated records in the regular season thus far.
The Stingers, with a record of 5-0 and 10 points, sit in first place, followed closely by the Sebringville Sting and their 10 points from a 5-1 record.
The Brussels Tigers are in third place with a record of 3-1. The Tigers are one of five teams with six points at this point in the season. They are followed by the 3-2 Fullarton A’s in fourth place, the fifth-place Milverton Millwrights and their 3-0 record, the Monkton Muskrats in sixth place with a record of 3-2 and the Wingham Hitmen in seventh place with a record of 3-2.
The Mitchell Mets are in eighth place with a record of 2-2 and four points, followed by the Brussels Bangers in ninth place with a record of 1-5-1 and three points.
The Wroxeter Rippers are in 10th place with a record of 1-5 and two points, followed by the 11th-place Walton Brewers and their record of 0-3-1 and one point and the last-place Goderich Grizzlies, who sit winless with a record of 0-5 and no points.
Last Friday night, the Monkton Muskrats hosted the Brussels Bangers and beat the visitors by a score of 9-1, while that same night, the Wroxeter Rippers travelled to Sebringville, but it was the Sting that proved victorious by a score of 8-4.
On June 15, the Milverton Millwrights welcomed the Wingham Hitmen and claimed victory by a score of 9-5.
Three games were played on June 14, two of which saw Brussels teams suffer losses at the hands of their opponents. The Belmore Stingers beat the Tigers by a score of 7-1 in Belmore, while the Fullarton A’s beat the Bangers by a score of 8-7 in Brussels. In the third game, Goderich travelled to Mitchell, but it was the Mets that shutout the Grizzlies by a score of 10-0.
On June 13, the Sebringville Sting travelled to Walton to take on the Brewers and beat up on the home team by a score of 14-8.
The three games scheduled over the weekend of June 10-11 were postponed due to rain and will be made up at a later date.
The Fullarton A’s were due to travel to Monkton for a game with the Muskrats, while, on June 11, the Belmore Stingers were scheduled to travel to Wroxeter for a game with the Rippers and the Brussels Tigers were expected in Fullarton for a game with the A’s.
On June 20, the Wingham Hitmen were in Walton for a game with the Brewers, but a score was unavailable at press time. Sebringville was in Brussels on June 21 for a game with the Tigers, while Milverton and the Mets clashed in Mitchell, but scores for those games were unavailable at press time. On June 22, the Goderich Grizzlies travelled to Milverton to take on the Millwrights, but a score for that game was unavailable at press time.
Looking ahead, there are four games scheduled for tonight, June 23. The Walton Brewers will be in Goderich for a game with the Grizzlies, the Wingham Hitmen will be in Brussels for a game with the Bangers, the Fullarton A’s will be in Sebringville for a game with the Sting and the Mitchell Mets will travel to Monkton for a game with the Muskrats.
On Sunday, June 25, the Mitchell Mets will be in Sebringville to play the Sting, while the Brussels Bangers will play the Brussels Tigers at 2 p.m. that day and the Belmore Stingers will put their undefeated record to the test with a game against the Fullarton A’s.
There is another trio of games scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, with the Monkton Muskrats due to be in Belmore for a game with the Stingers, the Walton Brewers heading north for a game with the Brussels Tigers and the Wingham Hitmen taking on the Mets in Mitchell.
On June 30, the Brussels Bangers will head to Goderich for a game with the Grizzlies.
The league will then take a short break around Canada Day, returning with a slate of four games scheduled for July 5. The Sebringville Sting will set out for Belmore for a game with the Stingers, while the Muskrats of Monkton will head to Mitchell for a game with the Mets, the Fullarton A’s will make their way to Wingham for a game with the Hitmen and the Wroxeter Rippers will travel to Brussels to take on the Bangers.
For more information and a full schedule, visit the Huron County Fastball League’s website at huroncountyfastball.com.