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In the Manitoba Junior Baseball League, Jean Hardman got the win on the mound as Elmwood shaded Carillon 2-1. In Altona the Bisons scored 3 runs in the 9th inning to come back from a 5-3 deficit and defeat the Pembina Valley Orioles 6-5. John Elias improved to 4-0 on the season for the Bisons. Elsewhere Kyle Heroux stole 5 bases and Tyler Hagen was the winning pitcher as Interlake beat St. James 7-4.
In the Northern Baseball League, the Winnipeg Goldeyes record fell to 10-9 after a 3-2 loss to the Calgary Vipers Wednesday afternoon. Calgary's Carlos Duncan hit a two-out, pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Vipers past the Fish. Winnipeg starter Chad Scarbery allowed just two runs on nine hits in seven innings. The final game of the four-game series between Calgary and Winnipeg will take place Thursday afternoon at 12:35 PM.
In Major League Baseball, rookie Casey Janssen earned his fourth straight win, allowing just one run run over six innings as the Toronto Blue Jays beat Baltimore 5-3. Vernon Wells went 4-for-5 with a run batted in to lead the Jays' 11-hit attack.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will play their first road game of 2006 when they travel to Montreal for a pre-season contest Thursday against the Alouettes. Notable players not making the trip are quarterback Brad Banks, wide receiver Jamie Stoddard and offensive linemen Dominic Picard and Jermese Jones. Coach Doug Berry says ex-NFL running back Onterrio Smith will go to Montreal and play about half the game, with Charles Roberts getting the other half.
In the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association, Boys Under 16 League, the Hanover Kickers defeated River Heights by default.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the French Open semifinal when his opponent Novak Djokovic quit with a back injury after losing the first two sets. Nadal goes on to play Ivan Ljubicic. Roger Federer faces David Nalbandian in the other semifinal.