ECdnSrMen, Smith perfect game

ECdnSrMen, Smith perfect game

Post by Al Dor » Mon, 08 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Sunday, September 7, 1997

                  Smith fires perfect game, leads Jaguars
                  to final

                  By The Daily News Sports Staff

The Halifax Jaguars are a win away from winning the Eastern
Canadian intermediate A fastball championship.

The ageless Mark Smith recorded a perfect game as the Jaguars
shut out the Uxbridge Bandits of Ontario 1-0 last night at
Brookfield in the first game of the championship round.

Smith struck out 12 batters. He went to a full-count just twice
and allowed only one fly ball out of the infield.

Halifax won the game on a Dave McDowell home run that led
off the bottom of the sixth inning.

McDowell added a double to the Jaguars' five-hit attack.
Catcher Robin Isenor, a pickup from the East Hants
Mastodons, stroked two singles.

 Losing pitcher Mark Goreski registered nine strikeouts.

Halifax and Uxbridge won their respective divisions with 3-0
records in round-robin play.

The second-place finishers - host Brookfield and Mitchell, Ont.
- each had 2-1 records. They play each other at 10 a.m. in a
must-win game. The winner plays Uxbridge at noon, with the
winner of that game advancing to a 2 p.m. date with Halifax. If
the Jaguars lose, they get another crack at the championship, at
4 p.m.

In round-robin action yesterday, Halifax edged Mitchell 1-0 and
topped Portneuf, Que., 11-7. Uxbridge also won twice - 3-1
over Brookfield and 9-1 over the C***tetown Devils.

The host Elks doubled Salisbury, N.B., 6-3. Mitchell dumped
C***tetown Papa Joe's 12-3. Papa Joe's edged Portneuf 5-4
in eight innings.

The Devils were 4-1 winners over Salisbury.

-Al Doran