The Carillon Sultans and St. Boniface Legionaires are going the distance. Mason Hartung had three hits and drove in two runs as Carillon defeated St. Boniface 7-2 Thursday night at Whittier Park. The Sultans lead 3-2 after five innings and broke the game open with a four run sixth. Linden Meilleur got the win. He went the distance and scattered five hits and struck out six Legionaires. The deciding third game goes tonight (7 p.m.) at Whittier Park. The winner will join the defending Manitoba Junior Baseball League champion Elmwood Giants and the St. James A's in the semifinals.
Team Manitoba is 0-2 after day one of Baseball Canada's Women's Invitational Championship at Quarry Park in Stonewall. Manitoba gave up 17 runs in the top of the seventh inning and lost 28-10 to Ontario (1) and then dropped an 8-1 decision to the Quebec Select Team. The host province will play their final two round robin games today against B.C. and Saskatchewan.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes banged out 18 hits and beat the Chicago Dogs 14-7. Reggie Pruitt Jr. and David Washington homered for the Fish. Every Goldeyes player had at least one hit in the game, with Eic Rivera and Ian Sagdal recording three apiece.
Defending champion Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend has the lead after round one of the Provincial Men's Amateur Golf Championship at Elmhurst. Kuntz was four-under par 67 Thursday and is two shots ahead of Nathan Wazney of Elmhurst. Adam Guenther of Elmhurst and Tyson Ehnes of Lorette were 74 and are in a tie for ninth place. Doug Penner of the Steinbach Fly-In golf club was 77; Stefan Lavallee of Niakwa and Troy Kehler of Elmhurst were 78; Cole Peters of Niakwa and Steve Buse of Quarry Oaks were 83; Elijah Durksen of the Fly-In was 90; Troy Blad of Quarry Oaks was 92; Paul Marsch of the Fly-In was 93 and Jeremy Kehler of Quarry Oaks was 99. The field will be cut after todays second round to the low 60 and ties as well as any players within 10 strokes of the lead.
Cala Korman of Killarney is in a tie for 64th place heading into the final round of the 108th Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship at Westmount Golf & Country Club in Kitchener, Ontario. Korman was 10-over par 83 Thursday and is plus 23 after 54 holes. Monet Chun of Richmond Hill, Ontario has the lead at minus five.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers face the Edmonton Elks tonight at Commonwealth Stadium. The 6-0 Bombers have added receiver Tavaris Harrison and defensive end L.B. Mack III to the roster. Receiver Greg Ellingson, the CFL’s leader in receiving yardage, and all-star defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat were moved to the one-game injured list. Their absences means the football club will be without six starters against Edmonton, including safety Brandon Alexander, linebacker Kyrie Wilson, slotback Nic Demski and centre Michael Couture. Janarion Grant is listed as the starter in Ellingson’s place.