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Sports Roundup – August 18

Appin, Ontario’s Jason Hatheway was the victor in the Bumper to Bumper 300 last night at Riverside International Speedway. D.J Kennington came second, with Alex Tagliani third. Local racer Donald Chisholm led the first 74 laps, and finished ninth. In the NASCAR Pinty’s points race, Andrew Ranger still leads Kevin Lacroix by a slim 11 point margin – they finished in seventh and sixth place, respectively.

The X-Men football team got tuned up in a pre-season match at Oland Field, losing 39-7 to the St. Mary’s Huskies. The first game of the regular season will be at home this Saturday at 2, as the X-Men host Mount Allison.

In the U-12 provincial softball tournament on Saturday in Brookfield, the Antigonish Diamond Jaxx lost two close games, 4-3 to the host Brookfield Elks and 5-2 to the East Hants Mastodons.  Brett Connors took the loss VS Brookfield, while Owen Bell was named player of the game for Antigonish. Against East Hants Tucker Broussard was tagged with the loss, while Sawyer Glencross was named player of the game. With those losses, Antigonish finishes the championship with a 1-2 record.

In soccer, the U15 Celtics girls defeated Halifax County Saturday afternoon 2-1. Scoring for the Celtics were Gracie Bowie and Aisling Boyd.

The 12 and Under Girls Provincial Baseball Championships continue at the Sandlot Field in Antigonish… Hammonds Plains faces New Waterford at 9, then it’s Oxford versus LWF at 11. The championship game is set for 1pm.

In Richmond Amateur Baseball this afternoon, the Isle Madame Mariners will face the Red Caps at Petit de Grat Ballfield in a doubleheader beginning at 1pm.

For the first time in a decade, the Alouettes earned a win at McMahon Stadium. Quarterback Vernon Adams Junior ran for a pair of one-yard touchdowns in overtime to lead Montreal to a thrilling 40-34 win over the Calgary Stampeders. Earlier, the Tiger-Cats beat the struggling Redblacks 21-7 in Ottawa. Hamilton has won four of five.

Kyle Seager got a kick out of displacing Alex Rodriguez from the Seattle Mariners’ record book. Seager hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning as the Mariners beat the Blue Jays 4-3 at Rogers Centre. The homer was Seager’s 190th, the most ever by a Mariners infielder. Rodriguez hit 189 homers in his seven seasons with Seattle.

Gleyber Torres belted two of the Yankees’ four home runs in a rowdy 6-5 victory over the Indians. Manager Aaron Boone, outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher C-C Sabathia were all ejected in the sixth inning for arguing a called third strike on Cameron Maybin.

At baseball’s Little League World Series, Canada’s 12-year-old all-stars bounced back from an opening loss to Mexico and clobbered Italy 10-0. The game in Williamsport, Pennsylvania was scoreless when it was halted for an hour in the second inning because of weather. When play resumed, the Canadian team from Coquitlam, B-C exploded with a five-run inning and added five more runs in the fourth, leading to the mercy rule being applied. No Canadian team has ever won the Little League World Series despite appearing in every tournament since 1952.


American League
N.Y. Yankees 6 Cleveland 5
Seattle 4 Toronto 3
Oakland 8 Houston 4
L.A. Angels 6 Chicago White Sox 5
Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 0 (13 innings)
Boston 4 Baltimore 0
Minnesota 12 Texas 7

National League
Chicago Cubs 2 Pittsburgh 0
Milwaukee 15 Washington 14 (14 innings)
Cincinnati 6 St. Louis 1
San Diego 5 Philadelphia 3
Atlanta 4 L.A. Dodgers 3
Colorado 11 Miami 4
San Francisco 11 Arizona 6

N.Y. Mets 4 Kansas City 1

New England 1 New York 1
FC Dallas 3 Montreal 3
New York City FC 4 Cincinnati 1
Toronto FC 2 Columbus 2
Chicago 2 Philadelphia 0
Orlando City 1 Minnesota United 1
Sporting Kansas City 2 San Jose 1
Colorado 2 Houston 2
Vancouver 1 D.C. United 0
Los Angeles FC 2 Real Salt Lake 0
Seattle 2 LA Galaxy 2