Southern NB Baseball League: Notice Board
April 23, 2017
2017 Spring Meeting
The 2017 annual Spring meeting will be held Sunday March 30 at 11 AM in the Community at Sobeys Saint John West. The regular season schedule will be posted here shortly after.
   
April 24, 2016
2016 schedule has been posted
Click on the schedule link to the left to see the entire 2016 schedule.
   
April 30, 2015
SNBBL welcomes Sussex to the fold
Thje 2015 season is a few weeks away from starting and will see a new team in the league, the Greater Sussex Miners. With the Brewers folding in mid-season last year the addition of the Sussex team brings the league back up to five teams and makes it more viable. The Mioners are headed up by a pair of former league members, Matt Moore who played with the Cougars several years ago and Shane Guptil who toiled with the now defunct Hampton Indians.
   
September 19, 2014
SNBBL brings home two provincial titles
2014 was a crowning year for the leagues as both the Cougars and Cardinals brought home provincial titles. The Cougars went 5-0 in Grand Falls to win the Intermediate A crown. The Dieppe Cardinals took a different route on their way to the title in Beresford. They lost their first game of the tournament but won every game afterwards to capture the Intermediate B title. Congratulations to both teams.
   
August 27, 2014
Cougars crowned 2014 champs.
The Moosehead Cougars have captured their second title in three years with a convincing 12-0 win over the Dieppe Cardinals last night and capturing the series 3-0. The Cougars will now travel to Grand Falls for the Intermediate A championship and the Cardinals will go to Beresford for the B championship. Both tournaments will take place the weekend of September 8-10.
   
July 30, 2014
Playoff picture is set
The Moosehead Cougars moved into third place on the last night of the regular season with an 8-7 win over the Saint John Phillies. The teams finished with identical 11-9 records but the Cougars get the higher seeding on account of their 3-2 records against the Phillies. With the win the Cougars will now lock horns with the O"Leary's Pub Braves in the first round best of seven semi-final while the other series will see the Dieppe Cardinals taking on the Phillies. Watch the schedule section of this site for updated playoff schedules, scores and highlights.
   
July 29, 2014
Regular season ends tonight
The 2014 regular season wraps up tonight with a game that has playoff implications. The Cougars host the Phillies at 7 PM at Memorial in a game that will decide third place. This game is a make up for rain out from July 15.
   
July 7, 2014
Brewers cease operations
It is with sadness that we announce the folding of the Portland Pub Brewers. Mr. Steve Vail, president of the SNBBL has announced that any game scheduled against the Brewers will count as wins for every team including previously played games. This development affects the playoffs and the teams will meet shortly to decide on a new format.
   
September 9, 2013
Phillies capture Intermediate A title
The Kings County Phillies added a second title to their 2013 season. After capturing the SNBBL title last week, they capped off a successul season by winning the Intermediate A title this past weekend. The tournament, which the Phillies hosted, was played in Saint John mostly at Memorial Field.

The Phillies finished the round robin portion of the tournament at 3-1, good enough for a berth in the championship against the 4-0 Newcastle Cardinals, but would have to beat Newcastle twice. The host team took advantage of their opportunities beating the Miramichi team by scores of 8-1 and 11-4. Dan Taylor and Rob Murphy picked up the wins respectively. Doug Arsenault who caught all 6 games for the Kings County team and hit the ball hard all weekend earned himself a tournament MVP award.
   
September 7, 2013
Day 2 recap
Results DAY 2:

Miramichi 23 Dalhousie 2

Dieppe 14 Fredericron 5

Miramichi 6 Phillies 2. Mike Simon with a 3 hitter, Steve Davis hit a 3 run homer

Dalhousie 7 Fredericton 5

Newcastle is in first at 3-0 with two more games Sunday morning.
   
September 6, 2013
Intermediate A tournament day 1 recap
Dalhousie 8 Dieppe 3: Andrew Carter a two hitter

Phillies 10 Dieppe 3: Dan Taylor Winner 2 run homer , single

Phillies 6 Fredericton 0: Rob Murphy 2 hitter 2 hits/ Rob keary 3 hits 2 rbis Doug Arsenault 2 hits 2 sacrifice bunts

Miramichi 5 Fredericton 4
   
September 5, 2013
A Provincials set to go this weekend
The Kings County Phillies host SNBBL finalist Dieppe Cardinals, Dalhousie Dodgers, Fredericton Blue Jays amd Newcastle Cardinals in the Intermediate A championship tournament this weeekend. Games will be played at Memorial Field and Forest Hills. A complete tournament schedule has been posted in the schedule section and scores will be updated as they are made available.
   
July 27, 2013
Playoff format and dates announced
Mr. Richard Harris has announced the playoff format and schedule to decide league champions and representatives at the Intermediate provincial tournaments.

Elimination round, best of three between 4th and 5th place. To be completed by August 7.

Semi-finals, best of seven to be completed by August 21. Number 1 seed vs winner of elimination round, 2nd seed vs 3rd.

Finals, best of five to be completed by Aug 31..

The Kings County Phillies are hosting the Intermediate A provincials which means the league is sending three teams to tournaments including the host Phillies. If the Phillies advance to the finals both them and their opponent will go to the A tournament and the two losers of the semi finals will play a best of five to determine the B representative. If the Phillies do not advance to the finals, the league champion will go to the A tournament and the runner-up will go to the B tournament.
   
July 19, 2013
Phillies will host A provincials
Baseball NB has selected the King County Phillies to host the Intermediate A provincial championship tournament. The tournament will be held sometime in early September with exact dates yet to be determined.
   
May 24, 2013
Dieppe / Phillies rained out tonight
The game has been rescheduled for June 23, 1:00 PM at St. Peter's.
   
May 13, 2013
2013 season ready to go!
The SNBBL will be back with 5 teams for 2013 with the regular season scheduled to get underway on Sunday May 19 when the Port City O'Leary's Pub Bandits visit the Portland Pub Brewers at Forest Hills. Two teams are not back from last year, the Saint John Homestar Angels who folded mid-season in 2012 and the Riverview Athletics who were granted a year's leave of absence due to player shortage (we hope to see them back in 2014).
   
September 9, 2012
Padres capture B title
The Kings Country Padres captured the Intermediate B title over the weekend, beating the Newcastle Cardinals 11-5 in the finals and finishing the tournament with a 4-0 record. The championship game was played late Saturday evening due to the forecast of heavy rain for Sunday.

In news from the A tournament in Dalhousie, the Grand Falls Cataracts finished the round-robin portion of the tournament at 3-0 while the Moosehead Cougars were 0-2 after their first two games and the result of their third game is yet unknown.
   
September 7, 2012
Intermediate B schedule to be condensed
Due to the heavy rains forecasted on Sunday Saturday's games in the Intermediate B schedule may be played with shorter breaks to allow the championship game(s0 to be played Saturday evening. A decision on this will be made early Saturday.
   
August 23, 2012
Tonight's game Riverview vs Kings County
The schedule on this site had the wrong time. Game time is 7:30 at Memorial.
   
August 16, 2012
Padres and Athletics rained out tonight
The series resumes tomorrow night in Riverview as originally scheduled then tonight's game will be played Sunday in Hampton at 2:00 PM.
   
August 11, 2012
Bandits and Cougars rained out today
The semi final series will resume Monday at 7:30 and Tuesday at 7:00.
   
July 30, 2012
Playoff Time
The regular season has wrapped up in the SNBBL and it's time for the 2012 playoffs. The best of five quarter-final round begins Tuesday night at Memorial when the third place Moosehead Cougars host the Portland Pub Brewers. The other series will have the 4th place Dieppe Cardinals playing host to their crosstown rival Riverview Athletics. No date has been set yet for the first game of that series.

All playoff games will be listed in the schedule section of this site including late changes so please come back and check frequently.
   
July 26, 2012
Playoff Format and Schedule
Mr. Richard Harris, president of the SNBBL has announced the playoff format and dates which are as follows:

Quarter-Finals, best of 5, 3rd vs 6th and 4th vs 5th (1st and 2nd place teams get a bye), starting July 30 and ending no later than August 9.

Semi finals, best of 7, 1st vs lowest seed to advance, 2nd vs highest seed to advance, starting August 10 and ending no later than August 23.

Finals, best of 5, starting August 25 and ending no later than September 2.

Since the Bandits are hosting the B provincials, if they are in the finals their opponent in the finals will automatically go to the A provincials. If this happens the two teams that lost in the semi-finals will play a best of 5 (same schedule as the finals) to determine the second team from the SNBBL at the B provincials.
   
July 5, 2012
Bandits will host provincials
The O'Leary's Pub Bandits will host the Intermediate B provincial championship tournament Sept. 7-9. The Intermediate A tournament will be held in Dalhousie.
   
June 28, 2012
Angels cease operation
It is with great regret that Mr. Richard Harris, president of the SNBBL, announced that the Saint John Homestar Angels had to fold due to player shortage. All games against the Angels will be thrown out regardless if they have been already played or scheduled for later in the summer. The standings will be adjusted shortly.
   
June 16, 2012
Sunday's games between Bandits and Riverview postponed
Sunday's double header between the Riverview Athletics and Port City O'Leary's Pub Bandits has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
   
June 2, 2012
Schedule change for today
Today's double-header that has the Riverview Athletics visiting the Cougars at Memorial Field will be starting at 1 PM.
   
May 22, 2012
Tonight's game re-scheduled
Tonight's game between the Cougars and Bandits has been rescheduled to Thursday at 7 PM at Memorial due to weather.
   
April 16, 2012
Scheduling meeting changed to April 28
The league scheduling meeting will take place on Saturday April 28 at 12:00 PM in the community room at Sobeys on Fairville Blvd in Saint John.
   
April 15, 2012
New Executive to lead SNBBL in 2012
The SNBBL is ready for the 2012 season with all seven teams returning. On April 14 the teams met to hammer out a new constitution, approve a set of by-laws and elect a new executive - quite a lot to accomplish in one day. Art Jeffery had been president of the league since 1977 and after stepping down last season the teams went about the task of finding a replacement. Three former players stepped up to the plate and were elected as follows:

President: Richard Harris. Former player and manager of the now defunct AQ Rangers.

Vice-President: Jeff Murray. Former player and manager of the Homestar Angels.

Secretary/Treasurer: Steve Vail. Former player with the Labatt Blue Sox (since renamed Bleachers Phillies).

With a competent, knowledgeable and experienced executive at the helm the teams are excited and optimistic about the future of the league.
   
April 13, 2012
League Meetings April 14 and 21
There are two meetings coming up for all members of the SNBBL. The first one is April 14 at 11:30 AM in the Community Room at Sobeys on Fairville Blvd. in Saint John. This meeting will involve ratifying a new constitution, reviewing the by-laws and electing a new executive.

The teams will will meet again at the same location at 1:00 PM on April 21 to have a final review of the by-laws and constitution and to create the regular season schedule.
   
April 10, 2012
League loses one of its greats
Steve Kingston, the manager of the Bleachers Phillies passed away earlier this week after a bout with cancer. Steve managed what is arguably the most successful franchise in league history, winning several league, provincial and Atlantic titles. His presence will be missed around the ballpark and his will be difficult to replace.

The league, teams and players all offer their condolences to the Kingston family and Phillies players.
   
September 12, 2011
Athletics take it in extra-innings!
The Riverview Athletics won the Intermediate B championship in dramatic fashion by beating the Grand Falls Cataracts 3-2 in 9 innings in the second championship. Steven Lutes went the distance for the win, picking up his second complete game victory of the day after having beaten Petit-Rocher earlier that morning. Lutes picked up the pitcher of the tournament award for his Sunday performance while teammate Doug Crossman won the award for the best hitter of the tournament.

Riverview had gone into the finals undefeated at 4-0 while Grand Falls was 3-1 so the A's needed the be beaten twice. In the first game the Cataracts hammered out 15 hits against Jon Loughery en route to an easy 8-2 win thus forcing a one game winner-take-all event. Grand Falls southpaw Marc Michaud pitched both championship games for a win and a loss.
   
September 11, 2011
Buccaneers lose heartbreaker, Riverview takes the gold
For the second day in a row the Buccaneers let a 2 run lead against the Miramichi Combines slip away late in the game and ended up losing in extra inning. In today's championship the Bucs had a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the 7th but a scrappy Miramichi squad tied it up to send the game into extra innings and took advantage of a miscue and a few funny hops to win it in the bottom of the 8th. Shawn Crawford, pitching his second game of the tournament took the loss in going the distance for the Bucs.

In Chatham Head the Riverview Athletics beat the Grand Falls Cataracts to take home the Intermediate B crown. No further details are available at this time other than the A's went 4-0 in the round-robin portion of the tournament.
   
September 10, 2011
Buccaneers to play in the finals
The Buccaneers started the day with a tough 3-2 extra inning loss to the Miramichi Combines but then rebounded to beat the Atholville Cardinals 6-2 giving the Bucs a 3-1 record and good enough to advance to the finals. Baseball NB handed down a final decision that disqualified the Fredericton team from the tournament as a result of their use of ineligible players earlier in the tournament. Fredericton had finished the tournament with a 3-1 record along with the Bucs and Miramichi but all of Fredericton's wins are now reversed which leaves the Bucs (the only team to beat the Capital City squad) at 3-1 while Miramichi's record improves to 4-0. This sets up a championship on Sunday afternoon where the Bucs have to beat Miramichi twice.

Atholville finished at 1-3 while Caraquet ends at 2-2.
   
September 9, 2011
Bucs 2-0
The Buccaneers are off to a 2-0 start after beating a surprisingly tough Fredericton Broad Street Bullies 6-5. Fredericton had a 5-2 lead after 4 innings but the Bucs took advantage of a Fredericton error to push across 3 runs in the 5th and took the lead in the bottom of the 6th when Robbie Janes singled to score Rowan Anderson.

The Bucs now take on the Miramichi Combines tomorrow afternoon and wrap up the round-robin portion tomorrow evening against the Atholville Cardinals.

Baseball NB changed their decision and allowed the Fredericton Broad Street Bullies to keep their victory over the Miramichi Combines earlier in the day even though they had used an ineligible player. The reason is that Miramichi didn't file their protest until after the game was over. When the roster form was examined it turned out that the Bullies had 3 such players and they are not allowed to play the rest of the tournament.

In the B tournament, the Riverview A's won 12-11 vs Grand Falls in their 1st game. Andrew Lewis got the win in relief of Steve Bampton and Andy Vautour. Mike Bartley with a three run home run in the 7th keyed the comeback.
   
September 8, 2011
Buccaneers open with a big win
The Bucs opened the Intermediate A tournament with a big 12-2 win over the host Acediens de Caraquet. Shawn Crawford went the distance in a mercy shortened game and Robbie Janes went yard for his first homerun of the season.

Caraquet had opened the tournament with an 8-0 win over Atholville the night before in a game with its share of controversy. Atholville's ace and starting pitcher got ejected in the first inning for shoving an umpire and has been suspended for the remainder of the tournament.

There was more controversy earlier today after a 6-1 win by Fredericton over the Miramichi Combines was overturned by Baseball NB on the count that Fredericton had an illegal player. Miramichi was awarded the win.

The Bucs take on Fredericton later this evening.
   
September 7, 2011
Buccaneers schedule at provincials
Friday 2:30 vs Caraquet

Friday 7:30 vs Fredericton

Saturday 3:00 vs Miramichi

Saturday 8:00 vs Restigouche-Chaleur

Sunday 1:00 - Finals

Sunday 4:00 - Finals (If Necessary)
   
September 7, 2011
Riverview Athletics schedule at provincials
Friday 5:30 PM vs vs Grand Falls

Saturday 11:30 AM vs Fredericton

Saturday 7:00 PM vs Chatham Head

Sunday 12:30 PM vs Petit Rocher

Sunday 3:00 PM Finals

Sunday 6:00 PM Finals (if necessary)
   
September 3, 2011
Buccaneers repeat as champs!
The Port City Buccaneers are 2011 SNBBL champions after beating the Riverview Athletics 4-0 last night at Memorial Field, taking the best of five final three games to none. The story of the night was Buccaneers lefthander Kevin Desaulniers who pitched a three hitter while striking out 9 in a dominating performance. At the plate Rowan Anderson led the charge with a double and a pair of singles while scoring two. Craig Nickerson had the other hot bat with a pair of run producing singles. This is the Buccaneers third league championship in the last 4 years.

The Bucs will travel to Caraquet next weekend for the NB Intermediate A tournament while Riverview will play in the Intermediate B tournament in Chatham Head.
   
August 31, 2011
Finals schedule
Wednesday 8:30 - Memorial

Thursday 8:30 - Harold Page

Friday 8:00 - Memorial

Saturday 1:00 - Kiwanis

Sunday 2:00 - Memorial
   
August 29, 2011
Buccaneers complete the comeback
The Port City Buccaneers have completed a nearly impossible comeback, winning 4 straight after trailing the series 3-0 and take the semi-final series 4-3 over the Phillies. Shawn Crawford was magnificent in the complete game shutout giving up only 4 hits to go along with 4 walks and 6 strikeouts. Yves Parent delivered the big blow with a two out grand slam in the second inning that put the Bucs up 6-0 at the time. Keith Garnett took the loss and needed some relief help from Brad McCluskey.

The Buccaneers now host the Riverview Athletics in the SNBBL finals which get underway Wednesday evening at 8:30 at Memorial Field.
   
August 27, 2011
Murphy and Yeo shine at nationals
On Friday Sherman Yeo of the Moosehead Cougars but pitching for the Fredericton Royals pitched a complete game 4-3 win over Alberta. Not to be outdone, Rob Murphy of the Bleachers Phillies tossed a no-hitter in Chatham's 10-0 win over Manitoba.
   
August 27, 2011
Bucs force a 7th game
Five days ago the Bucs looked down and out trailing the Phillies 3-0 in the best of seven semi-final. They have since won three straight, most recently a 10-3 win last night and a close 5-4 victory this afternoon to tie the series at three. Game 7 is scheduled for Sunday at 7:15 PM.
   
August 25, 2011
Saunders appears in Ironmen opener
Brooks Saunders made a pitching appearance for the Chatham Ironmen in the opener of the Senior National Championships. Saunders came in relief of starter JF Neveu with two out and bases loaded in the 6th and induced a groundout on his first pitch to end the inning. He then pitched a scoreless 7th to give the Ironmen who were trailing 3-1 at the time a chance to win. In the bottom of the 7th the Ironmen scored a run and had the tying run at second base with none out but could not cash him in. The line for Saunders on the night is a no decision, 1 and 1/3 IP, 1K, 1 hit, 15 pitches thrown with 13 of them strikes.
   
August 24, 2011
Buccaneers stay alive, Athletics go up 3-1
The Buccaneers struggling offense resorted to small ball en route to a 4-1 victory over the Phillies to remain alive for another day. In the bottom of the 6th Scott Shepard led off with a walk and Yves parent and Shawn Crawford each followed with bunt singles to load the bases. Shepard scored on a Josh Ferguson single and Crawford scored on a groundout by Craig Nickerson. Shawn Wright went the distance for the win.

In Riverview the Athletics rode the 13 strikeout performance of Stew Langille for a 6-3 win over the Homestar Angels.

Both series resume Friday night.
   
August 22, 2011
Three SNBBL players attending Senior Nationals
Three players from the SNBBL, all pitchers, have been picked up to play in Baseball Canada's Senior national championship that starts Thursday in Chatham, NB. Sherman Yeo of the Moosehead Cougars is playing with the Fredericton Royals who represent NB while the host Chatham Ironmen picked up Brooks Saunders of the Buccaneers and one of their former staffers Rob Murphy of the Bleachers Phillies. This author has no knowledge of any Intermediate players ever getting picked up for the Senior nationals and to have three of them in the same year speaks to the quality of the league. All three of these pitchers previously had stellar careers in the NB Senior league so this is no surprise.

This throws a twist in the semi-final series between the Buccaneers and Phillies, with both teams having to finish the series without their top pitcher. With rain forecasted today and the tournament starting in a few days it is likely that neither Saunders or Murphy will pitch again in the series.
   
August 21, 2011
Fogged out again
Bucs and Phillies fogged out again and will try to resume the series Monday night at 7:30.
   
August 20, 2011
Buccaneers and Phillies fogged out Friday night
Game 3 of the best of 7 semi-final was called due to fog. There was no score at the time and the game will be replayed in its entirety Sunday at 4 PM.

Game 4 of the series will be played according to the original schedule which is tonight at 7 PM. The Phillies hold a 2-0 series lead after winning by scores of 2-0 and 2-1.
   
August 14, 2011
Athletics, Phillies and Angels advance to semis
On Friday night at Forest Hills the Riverview Athletics defeated the Kaceys Moosehead Brewers by a score of 16-3 which completed a sweep of their quarter-final series 3 games to none. At Memorial Field the Bleachers Phillies edged the Dieppe Cardinals 12-8 to win that series 3 games to 1. Saturday morning at Memorial the Moosehead Cougars forced a fifth and deciding game with a 7-1 victory over the Homestar Angels and that game was played immediately after which the Angels won 7-2.

The semi final matchup has the Phillies playing the Buccaneers and the Angels visiting the Athletics.
   
August 10, 2011
Dieppe and Phillies rained out today
Game has been rescheduled for Friday at 7:30 PM.
   
August 8, 2011
Phillies and Angels claw back
The Bleachers Phillies and Homestar Angels both climbed back into their series on Saturday and the Phillies actually took the lead in theirs. The Phillies were visiting the Dieppe Cardinals for two games and won both by scores of 8-4 and 10-3. They got strong pitching and and belted out a total of 32 hits and three homeruns over the two games. The Phillies now hold a 2-1 series lead with game 4 scheduled for Wednesday night.

At Memorial Field it was another pitchers duel in the Cougars-Angels series and another 4-2 score but this time it was the Angels prevailing and extra innings were not required. Danny Taylor went this distance in a complete game for the Angels and Steve Estabrooks went the distance for the Cougars' loss. The series resumes Tuesday night at Forest Hills.

Meanwhile the Brewers did not have a chance to climb back into their series as both their games against the Riverview Athletics were rained out last night.
   
August 6, 2011
The thrills continue on day 2
Just when you thought you couldn't beat the intensity of the Dieppe-Phillies opener along came the Cougars and Angels to do the other series one better. In their series opener last night at Forest Hills the Cougars beat the Angles 4-2 in 12 innings on the back of pitcher Sherman Yeo and the bat of Cody Blackmore. Yeo went the distance and amassed an unheard of 28 strikeouts including the first 8 batters of the game, a streak that was broken only when the Angels' number 9 hitter tried to bunt for a hit. Blackmore delivered the big hit the Cougars needed, a two-run homerun in the top of the 12th.

Keith Wasson started and pitched 10 strong innings for the Angels but eventually it was Kent Fulton who relieved in the 11th that was tagged with the loss.
   
August 6, 2011
Regular Season League Leaders
Batting (min 58 appearances): Rowan Anderson (Bucs) - 0.469, Cody Blackmore (Cougars) - 0.422, Mark Deveaux (Athletics) - 0.414

Homeruns: Three tied for first with 3 apiece: Stewart Langille (Athletics), Gary Brown (Phillies), Troy Summerville (Cougars)

RBI: Rob Keary (Phillies) and Stewart Langille (Athletics) - 16, Mark Deveaux (Athletics) and Troy Summerville (Cougars) - 14, Robbie Janes (Bucs) and Josh Gagne (Brewers) - 13

OBP (min 58 appearances): Cody Blackmore (Cougars) - 0.556, Rowan Anderson (Bucs) - 0.553, Jon Loughery (Athletics) - 0.517

ERA (min 21 innings): Jon Loughery (Athletics) - 0.46, Sherman Yeo (Cougars) - 0.90, Justin McQuade (Bucs) - 1.21

Winning %: Jon Loughery (Athletics, 5-0), Mark Wilson (Athletics, 4-0), Shawn Crawford (Bucs, 5-1) and Sherman Yeo (Cougars, 5-1)

Strikeouts: Sherman Yeo (Cougars) - 60, Stewart Langille (Athletics) - 58, Jon Loughery (Athletics) - 41

WHIP: (min 21 innings): Sherman Yeo (Cougars) - 0.67, Jon Loughery (Athletics) - 1.04, Mike Hachey (Brewers) - 1.08
   
August 5, 2011
Playoffs open with all the intesity of a game 7 final matchup
If last night's quarter-final opener between the Dieppe Cardinals and the Bleachers Phillies of Saint John is an indication of what's to come then the next month could see the most entertaining baseball in the history of the league. Those who loved the intensity of last year's playoffs will not be disappointed this year. Last year we saw both semi-finals go the distance, the first one where the Port City Buccaneers beat the Hampton Indians in extra innings in the deciding game and the Homestar Angels eliminate the Phillies on a two out walk-off hit in the bottom of the 7th also in the deciding game.

Last night's opener featured the top pitchers for both teams, Robbie Murphy for the Phillies and Pat Tardif for the Cards. The Dieppe squad wasted no time getting to Murphy as they took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Dieppe's lead-off hitter started the game with a single, the next batter reached on a catcher's interference and both raced home on a double one out later. The Phillies would get on the board with a single run in the third and then tie it up in the sixth, both courtesy of a double and single by Phillies third baseman Greg Janes.

In the bottom of the tenth inning and with the score still tied 2-2, two out, runners at first and second and a 3-2 count, it looked like Tardif has Rob keary picked off second but base umpire Stephen umpire wasted no time calling him safe. Tempers flared and an argument ensued but the call stood. The next pitch was called a ball by home plate umpire Fran McHugh, a call that Tardif disagreed with and once again an argument ensued this time resulting in Tardif's ejection and also that of the Dieppe manager. CJ MacDonald came in relief with Janes at the plate and induced a weak popup to the first baseman on a 2-2 count.

In the top of the 11th Dieppe's got the lead runner on with a single but he was still standing on first after two out. Looking to make things happen he stole second then scored on a bloop single that fell just in front of the center fielder. In the bottom of the inning the Phillies got the tying run on base but could not cash him in.

The other two series get underway this evening as the Brewers travel to Riverview for an 8 PM start and the Cougars visit the Angels for a 7:15 start at Forest Hills.

   
August 4, 2011
First round of playoffs ready to go
The schedule is set for the first round of the playoffs and all games are in the schedule section of this site. The deadline to complete the round has been extended by three days to August 13 due to the 1 day extension of the regular season and the 2 day delay in settling the final standings.

Take note of the rule changes in effect for the playoffs: no running for the catcher with 2 out, no mercy rule, no re-entry and a game that gets called with the score tied is replayed in its entirety from the beginning, but a game where a team has a lead after 5 innings (or 4.5 if the home team) is official. Basically it's the standard rules of baseball.
   
August 3, 2011
Baseball NB decides on protest situation
The protest committee put together by Baseball NB has made a decision regarding the Riverview protest and decided in favor of the Buccaneers which means that the score of the games played on Monday stand as they were which means the Buccaneers keep their first place standing. The primary reason given by the protest committee is that the 5 inning rule was decided by the former president without any teams voting on it while the league constitution states that any rule change must be voted on by the league members. As a result they felt that 5 inning double headers could be played if both teams agreed but no team could be forced to do so against their will.

The result of all this means that the standings are finalized and the playoffs can begin. The Buccaneers get a bye, the Riverview Athletics host the Moosehead Brewers and the Angels lock horns with the Moosehead Cougars. The Bleachers Phillies and Dieppe Cardinals already have the first three games of their series scheduled as their standings and first round opponents were not affected by the outcome of the protest.
   
August 2, 2011
One playoff series set to start, other on hold
The regular season standings still hang in the balance awaiting a ruling by Baseball NB regarding Riverview's protest of their loss to the Buccaneers in game 1 of their double-header played on Monday. The Riverview team contends that the games should have been 5 innings. The ruling on this game means that Riverview, Buccaneers and the Angles can all finish anywhere from first to third.The schedule for the other series will be posted once the protest has been settled and the first round matchups decided on. Baseball NB has assembled a protest committee and is expected to rule on this matter today.
   
August 1, 2011
Regular season ends with a bit of controversy
The battle for first place in the regular season went down to the last day as the league's top two teams, the Port City Buccaneers and Riverview Athletics, locked horns for a double header on Monday. The teams were first and second respectively before the day started with the Homestar Angels sitting in third and depending on the results of these games any of the teams could finish between first and third. The Buccaneers who had a one game lead over the Athletics needed only one win to clinch first and sealed it with a 5-2 victory in the first game. The Riverview squad then needed to win the second game to finish second which they did with a convincing 12-6 victory.

But at the end of the day things were not so cut and dried. The Riverview team had put a protest on both games, arguing that they should have been 5 inning games due to an executive decision by former president Art Jeffery on June 13 that after June 30 all makeup games would be 5 inning double headers to save wear and tear on pitchers. The Athletics withdrew their protest of the second game after winning it but kept the one on the first game open. Upon review, the BNB zone commissioner Sue Harrington, acting in the absence of a president, ruled against the Riverview team and upheld the win by the Buccaneers. The reasons given were that the Riverview team filed their protest in the first game only in the fifth inning after taking a lead that inning and Baseball New Brunswick's constitution states that a protest must be filed as soon as a violation is discovered and before a pitch is thrown. In this case it should have been before the game's first pitch. Other points of contention for upholding the score as-is is that the ruling by Mr. Jeffery was due to a lot of inclement weather and field unavailability in June causing some teams to get backed up in their schedule. In this case both teams were caught up in their schedule and these games were scheduled as a double-header in the original schedule and were the last two games on each team's schedule. Riverview's argument was that the games were originally scheduled for Saturday July 30 but since it rained that day they were technically makeup games. At the time of writing this article the protest is sitting with Baseball NB who will form a three man committee and make a ruling within the next day or so.
   
July 12, 2011
Ontario team coached by former MLB star coming to Saint John
On Monday July 18 the Niagara Giants Midget AAA team, coached by former MLB All-Star Darrell Evans will be in Saint John to play the Saint John Midget AAA Pirates. Game time will be at 7:00 PM at Memorial.

From Wikipedia:

"Evans became the first player to hit 40 home runs in both leagues, and at 38 became the oldest player ever to lead the league in home runs. Evans hit over 20 home runs in 10 different seasons and drew over 100 walks 5 times, with a career high 126 in 1974. In 1988 he hit his 400th home run, becoming the 22nd player to reach that milestone. He retired after having joined Reggie Jackson in becoming only the second player to hit 100 home runs with three different teams, and ranking in 11th place among all-time walks leaders. Evans hit 60 home runs in his 40s, at the time a major league record. He later served as a coach with the New York Yankees in 1990. A two-time All-Star (1973 and 1983), Evans was selected as the third baseman on the 1973 Sporting News National League All-Star team. He won the 1983 Willie Mac Award for his spirit and leadership.

Overshadowed in his prime by fellow National League third baseman Mike Schmidt, he has been described by author Bill James as "the most underrated player in baseball history, absolutely number one on the list," [1] primarily because his defensive skill, home run power, and ability to draw walks in a long career were offset by a low career batting average of .248. He remains one of the few players to have hit over four hundred home runs without being seriously considered for induction into the Baseball Hall Of Fame."

Additional Info:

-21 years MLB Player 3B/1B

-Atlanta Braves(1969-1976 and 1989)-Captain-All Star

-San Francisco Giants(1976-1983)-Willie Mac Award (MVP) -All Star

-Detroit Tigers(1984-1989)-1984 World Champions-1985 MLB HR Champion

-NY Yankees Major League Hitting Coach (MLB)

-NY Yankees Hitting Coordinator(MLB)

-Colorado Rockies Hitting Coordinator (MLB)

-LA Dodgers AA Hitting Coach (MLB)

-KC Royals A Manager-League Champion

-Milwaukee Brewers AA Manager

-2687 Games(25th All Time)-Never on MLB Disabled List(2nd longest)

-414 HR's(41st All Time)-Led MLB in 1985(40)

-1605 Walks(10th All Time)-Led League 3 Times

-2 Time All Star

-1st Player to Hit 40 HR's in Both Leagues(41-1973 Atlanta Braves& 40-1985 Detroit Tigers)

-1 of 2 Players to Hit 100 HR's for 3 Different Teams

-Oldest Player to Lead MLB in HR's(1985 Detroit Tigers-Age 38)

-1st Player to Hit Over 30 HR's Past Age of 40-(Detroit Tigers(34)-1985)

-Holds Record for Most Double Plays(DP's) by Third Basemen(3B) in 1 Season

-Led all MLB Third Basemen(3B) in Assists, Putouts and Total Chances Six(6) Times
   
July 5, 2011
SNBBL president resigns
Mr. Art Jeffery has announced his immediate resignation as president of the SNBBL. He had been at the helm since 1977, making this his 34th season. The SNBBL had long been the best run and organized Intermediate league in the province because of him and for this he will be missed.

Scott Geikie and Sue Harrington who are the two Baseball NB zone commissioners will take over the operations of the league for the remainder of the season. Scott will manage all scheduling issues while Sue will handle any disciplinary matters.
   
June 13, 2011
Memo from the president
Monday June 13, 2011

Notice to all SNBBL teams:

Due to the high number of game cancellations caused by inclement weather and extended closure of fields there are a high number of games to make up in a short amount of time. I recommend that teams make up games as part of 5 inning double-headers. After June 30 it will be mandatory that makeup games be played as part of 5 inning double-headers. The intent of this ruling is to protect pitchers' arms.

Signed Art Jeffrey President, SNBBL
   
May 20, 2011
2011 opening delayed by a week
The 2011 season will have to wait an extra week to get started. Due to the extreme amount of rain experienced over the last three weeks the city of Saint John has delayed the opening of its fields by a week. This is to allow field crews to get their equipment on the fields to get them prepared for the upcoming season, something they have been unable to do so far due to wet conditions.
   
May 4, 2011
Tobacco rules to be enforced
Due to a mandate by Baseball Canada, the tobacco rule than came into effect a few years ago will now be strictly enforced. It stipulates that no tobacco product of any kind can be consumed by players, managers or umpires within the park during games. If any participant wants to consumer a tobacco product they must completely leave the park, not just the playing field. The penalty can be immediate ejection and warnings are not required.
   
November 17, 2010
Riverview joins SNBBL
A new franchise from Riverview has been accepted in the SNBBL for the 2011 season. This is a different group than the previous Riverview Weed Man A's that left last year to join the NB Senior League. There is no word yet on what their team name will be.
   
January 15, 2009
Guest Book Out, Facebook Group In
The Guest Book section of this website has been closed and has been replaced with a facebook group. The name fo the group is "Southern NB Baseball League".

http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?customize&gid=24184459263#/group.php?gid=24184459263

Please join and voice your opinions.
   
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