The Manitoba Junior Baseball League leading Carillon Sultans plated five runs in the top of the seventh inning and defeated the Altona Bisons 10-4 Thursday night at Access Field. Tyler Plett had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for the first place Sultans who improved to 16-4 on the season. 

The Carillon Sultans and Stonewall Blue Jays split a pair of five inning games at Quarry Park. Nate Christiuk had two triples, drove in three runs and limited the Blue Jays to just two hits as Carillon won the opener 7-1. The Blue Jays took the second game 2-1. The Sultans have a 4-5 record in the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League. 

Baseball Manitoba's Provincial 11U Championships begin today. Steinbach and La Broquerie are at the Tier One championship hosted by the Mitchell Expos. Ste. Anne is at the Tier Two championship in Reston and Mitchell TWO is competing at the Tier Three championship in Boissevain.

Softball Manitoba's Provincial U15 A Championship begins today in Steinbach. Thirty teams are competing including Seine River, Springfield Heat Blue and the host Steinbach Storm. The Provincial U13 A Championship that was rained out on the Canada Day long weekend will take place this weekend. Twenty-six teams are in Portage la Prairie including the Steinbach Storm. 

The Winnipeg Goldeyes wrapped up their nine-game road trip with a 17-7 victory over the Sioux City Explorers. Roby Enríquez homered twice and Ramón Bramasco and Rob Emery also went deep in Winnipeg's nine-run first inning. The Fish will open a three-game weekend series against the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks tonight at Blue Cross Park.

Chris Streveler will be the starting quarterback tonight (7:30 p.m.) when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers host the Ottawa RedBlacks. Zach Collaros, who was injured in Winnipeg's 22-19 overtime loss to the Calgary Stampeders in week four is listed on the depth chart but will not dress. Receiver Myron Mitchell and fullback Michael Chris-Ike are on the game day roster. Off are defensive back Marquise Bridges and receiver Jeremy Murphy. The Blue Bombers have lost their last three games by a combined nine points.

Dave Cameron will be back behind the Canadian bench at the 2025 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ottawa. Cameron was head coach of the Canadian team that won the junior title in 2022. Canada is looking to rebound after losing in the quarterfinals at the 2024 tournament in Sweden. 

Round one of Golf Manitoba's Provincial Women's Amateur Championship and the Provincial Men's Mid-Amateur championship at Minnedosa was suspended due to dangerous weather. 2020 champion Allan McDonald of Breezy Bend has the clubhouse lead in the Mid-Am as he was 10-under par 62. McDonald's round included 11 birdies, six pars and a bogey on the par four 18th hole. Defending champion Patrick Perrin of Elmhurst and Tyson Ehnes of Lorette were two-under par 70. Troy Kehler of Elmhurst and Jon Schroeder of Quarry Oaks were 74; Adam Guenther of Elmhurst was 77; Matt Fatouros of Quarry Oaks was six-over par through 10 holes. Addison Kartusch of St. Charles has the lead in the Women's Amateur. Kartusch was even par through nine holes when play was suspended. 

Hayden Springer, who won the Manitoba Open last August at the Southwood Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg, shot a 59 to open the John Deere Classic for the 14th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history. Springer finished with an eagle and a birdie for a two-shot lead over Sami Valimaki.

Canada will face Venezuela tonight in Arlington, Texas in the quarterfinals of Copa America. Canada is No. 48 in the current FIFA world rankings while Venezuela is 54th. The winner advances to the semifinals against Argentina on July 9th in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Argentina defeated Ecuador 4-2 on penalty kicks Thursday in Houston.

baseball_2023The Sultans have a 4-5 record in the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League (photo courtesy Darryl Gershman)

The Carillon Sultans split a twinbill with the Stonewall Blue Jays on Thursday night. Sultans outfielder Nick Wall will join Clayton Dreger on Sportsbeat which airs Fridays at 5:15 p.m. on AM 1250 Radio.