The Altona Bisons and Pembina Valley Orioles are going the distance. Jared McCorrister homered and Kyle Dyck picked up the win as the Orioles edged the Altona Bisons 6-5. The best-of-three quarterfinal is tied at one. The deciding third game goes tonight (7:30 p.m.) in Altona. 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. Delwyn Doerksen of Oakview and Tyson Ehnes of Lorette were 74 and are in a tie for ninth place. Josh Neufeld of Oakview was 76; Craig Neufeld of Oakview was 82; Sam Sullivan of Carman was 86; Ryan Orchard of Carman was 88; Reed Peters of Oakview was 90 and Terrace Unrau-Abbott of Winkler was 112. 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.
Minnewasta has moved into first place in the Prairie Putter Men's Golf League. Minnewasta defeated Carman 10-and-a-half points to one-and-a half Thursday night in Morden in a match that was rained out in week one. Minnewasta has 60 points. Winkler is in second place with 54.
191 golfers will tee it up this weekend in the first Pembina Valley Classic Golf Tournament at Winkler, Carman and Minnewasta.
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.
George Siemens scored the lone goal for the Winkler Storm in their 3-1 loss to Lucania FC. The Storm, who have two wins, five losses and one tie in the Manitoba Major Soccer League's Premier Division, face Luso Canadian CCS Sunday in Winkler.