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Springhill Fencebusters win Mosquito AA crown

Advance to Atlantic championships from Sept. 15-17

Published on September 4, 2017

The Springhill Fencebusters won the Baseball Nova Scotia Mosquito AA title in Cole Harbour Sunday with a 2-1 win over the New Glasgow Cubs. Members of the team include: (front) Phoenix Remington, (middle, from left) Kyler Edwards, Cohen Ingraham, Nolan McNally, Ethan Fraser, Chase Livingston, Kieran Sears, coach Adam Brown, Gregor Millard, coach Scott Millard, Mandel Nickerson, Liam Brown, Trey Smith-Johnston, coach Kyle Remington and head coach Randy Smith.

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COLE HARBOUR – The Springhill Fencebusters scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth and then held off a New Glasgow Cubs rally to win the Baseball Nova Scotia Mosquito AA championship with a 2-1 win on Sunday.

With the game scoreless in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Fencebusters got runners on first and second with Trey Smith-Johnston driving in what proved to be the winning runs with a double.
In the top of the sixth, Liam Brown relieved starter Nolan McNally and surrendered only one run to shut down the Cubs for the win.
In the semifinals, Kyler Edwards, who had nine hits in 14 plate appearances during the weekend, drove in two runs in the win over Cape Breton West with game MVP Phoenix Remington going three-for-three, including the walk-off hit as the Fencebusters advanced to the final.
Edwards also made several great plays in the field during the weekend and turned two double plays in one game.
The Fencebusters, made up of players from Springhill and the Amherst Little League, opened with a tough 9-8 loss to the Truro Bearcats.
Kieran Sears was the game MVP and hit a two-run home run while Mandel Nickerson and Kyler Edwards each had two RBIs.
In the second game, Mandel Nickerson was strong on the mound as Springhill defeated the Sydney Sooners 5-4 in a must-win game.
Trey Smith-Johnston, Kyle Edwards and Liam Brown each had big hits in the game while Nolan McNally had a pair of hits, including the game-winner. Brown had three RBIs in the game.
The final round robin game saw game MVP Trey Smith-Johnston allowing only two runs and five hits over five innings of work as Springhill defeated New Glasgow in a preview of the final.
Smith-Johnston also went two-for-three at the plate with two runs batted in.
With the win the Fencebusters advance to the Baseball Atlantic Mosquito AA Atlantic Championship Tournament in Bedford in two weeks.
A strong contingent of Springhill fans travelled to Cole Harbour for the championship game and as tradition, the players paraded through Springhill upon their return to the community.