Herd has taken three in a row - impressive

sportsgold 100x100By Staff

June 11th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Now that they know just what they are supposed to do on the baseball diamond the Burlington Herd is clearly on a roll.

The won their Saturday afternoon turnout against the Brantford Red Sox 4-1 to sweep the home-and-home with the Red Sox.  Third game in a row that the team has won

Herd T-shirtCanice Ejoh, Cooper Lamb and Grant Okawa all picked up a hit and drove in a run. John Whaley and Justin Gideon each singled, doubled and scored. The host Herd broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run sixth.

That was enough offence for Burlington hurler Rich Corrente, who tossed a five-hit complete game. Corrente (1-1) struck out four and walked two and has a 1.12 earned-run average in four games (three starts).

Tyler Soucie (1-1) took the loss for Brantford, giving up three runs, three hits and three walks in two-thirds of an inning. He relieved Justin DAmato, who went the first five and allowed a run on five hits with three strikeouts.

Burlington improved to 3-7, and Brantford dropped to 2-8.

The Herd is feeling a lot better about their game these days.  They are up against Barrie Baycats on Sunday who have yet to lose a game.

Future games:
Sunday, June 11
Burlington at Barrie, 7 p.m.

Standings
London Majors 9-0
Barrie Baycats 9-0
Kitchener Panthers 8-2
Toronto Maple Leafs 5-5
Burlington Herd 3-7
Brantford Red Sox 2-8
Hamilton Cardinals 1-6
Guelph Royals 1-10

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Burlington Herd gets out of the InterCounty baseball league basement - wins two in a row.

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June 10th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Now that they have won a baseball game in the InterCounty Baseball League, the Burlington Herd appears to like that idea and went on yesterday to defeat the Brantford Red Sox 4-2

Trailing 2-1, the Herd took the lead with two runs in the seventh inning and added an insurance run in the ninth. Carlos Villoria had two hits and an RBI for Burlington, which improved to 2-7 – the same record as Brantford.
Canice Ejoh and Nolan Pettipiece each singled and drove in a run. Justin Gideon went 3-for-5 with a run, and Eddie Chessell singled, doubled and scored.

Herd player sliding home Ph by Crystal Young

Herd player sliding home. Photo by Crystal Young

Ryan Beckett (1-1) threw four innings of relief for the win, giving up a run on three hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Starter Brandon Hiller lasted five innings and allowed one run on one hit with two walks and two strikeouts.

Chris Dennis homered for the third time this season and drove in both Brantford runs. Benjamin Bostick singled and scored.

Matt Betts (0-2) took the loss, giving up two runs on five hits in an inning. He took over for Graham Tebbit, who went six innings and gave up a run on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

A Herd that is not in the basement is nice to see.

Future games:

Saturday, June 10
Brantford at Burlington, 1:05 p.m.

Sunday, June 11
Burlington at Barrie, 7 p.m.

Standings
London Majors 9-0
Barrie Baycats 8-0
Kitchener Panthers 7-2
Toronto Maple Leafs 5-5
Brantford Red Sox 2-7
Burlington Herd 2-7
Hamilton Cardinals 1-5
Guelph Royals 1-9

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Temporary Lane Restrictions on New Street between Guelph Line and Cumberland Avenue - June 13 to 16, 2017

notices100x100By Staff

June 10th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Temporary lane restrictions will be in effect on New Street between Guelph Line and Cumberland Ave June 13 to June 16 due to paving work.

Markings identifying portions of the street intended for cyclists.

Markings identifying portions of the street intended for cyclists. This is not New Street – but it is what is expected to appear on New Street once the paving is completed.

And that paving work means road markings will follow setting out bike lanes which will rev up the comments on pilot bike lanes on New Street.  The roll out of that project has been in the works for well over a year.

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Herd earns first win - eight players drove in at least one run in an 18-11 victory over Guelph

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June 9th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Finally – a win for the Herd.Herd-logo

Nine different players picked up at least one hit, and eight players drove in at least one run in an 18-11 victory over the Guelph Royals Thursday night. That qualifies as a team effort,

Ryan Freemantle went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs. Eddie Chessell had three hits, three RBI and a run, Carlos Villoria singled three times and drove in a run. He also scored once.

Herd batters

Herd bats came alive

Canice Ejoh singled, doubled and scored four times and had an RBI. Justin Gideon singled and had an RBI and two runs, Logan Stewart and Nolan Pettipiece each had a pair of RBI and scored a run, and Andrew Mercier had an RBI. Kevin Hussey and Resse OFarrell each scored twice.

Adam Prashad (1-2) earned the win, giving up four runs on eight hits in seven innings, walking three and striking out six.

Guelph hit three home runs in the loss. Matt Schmidt went 3-for-6 with a home run and four RBI, Mike Hart homered, drove in two and scored three times, and Darren Saunders added a solo blast.

Marquis Kidd singled and drove in two, and Quinton Bent singled twice, doubled and scored twice.

Starting pitcher Cam Gray was pulled without recording an out. He was charged with three runs without allowing a hit and was hurt by three walks. He didn’t register a strikeout.

Burlington is 1-7, and Guelph is 1-8.

Future games:
Friday, June 9
Burlington at Brantford, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 10
Brantford at Burlington, 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, June 11
Burlington at Barrie, 7 p.m.

Standings
London Majors 8-0
Barrie Baycats 7-0
Kitchener Panthers 7-2
Toronto Maple Leafs 5-5
Brantford Red Sox 2-6
Hamilton Cardinals 1-4
Burlington Herd 1-7
Guelph Royals 1-8

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Rained out game does nothing to help the Burlington Herd. Still at the bottom of the league standings.

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June 7th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

One supposes that being rained out is better than losing the ball game.

Either way – the rained out game between the Hamilton Cardinals and the Burlington Herd still left the Herd at the very bottom of the InterCounty Baseball League standings.

No make-up date has been announced.

Future games:
Thursday, June 8
Guelph at Burlington, 7:15 p.m.
Friday, June 9
Burlington at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Standings
London Majors 8-0
Barrie Baycats 6-0
Kitchener Panthers 6-2
Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3
Brantford Red Sox 2-6
Hamilton Cardinals 1-4
Guelph Royals 1-7
Burlington Herd 0-7

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Most of the InterCounty Baseball League games rained out - Herd still at the bottom of the standings.

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June 6th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It looks like it is going to be that kind of a season – rain delays which will play pure havoc with the schedule.

Doesn’t appear to be having an impact on the Burlington HERD – still 0 for 7

baseball diamond under water

This is looking like a season that will see ha;f the schedule rained out!

The Herd was going to visit Kitchener but that got rained out

All games have yet to be rescheduled.

Future games:

Tuesday, June 6
Burlington at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 8
Guelph at Burlington, 7:15 p.m.

Standings
London Majors 7-0
Barrie Baycats 6-0
Kitchener Panthers 5-2
Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3
Brantford Red Sox 2-5
Hamilton Cardinals 1-4
Guelph Royals 1-6
Burlington Herd 0-7

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Road closures for Ride to Conquer cancer - Saturday June 10th.

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June 6th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer Road Closures – Saturday, June 10, 2017

The 10th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer bike race will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Enbridge ride to conquer cancer

This is the Quebec crowd during the 5th Annual Ride to Conquer Cancer – expect a smaller crowd in Burlington on the 10th of June.

The following road closures will be in place:

• Millar Crescent will be closed to traffic between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.. Local resident access only.

The following lane closures will be in place:

• Cyclists will travel in the dedicated lane while vehicular traffic will be allowed to travel one way in the opposite direction along the event route.

Emergency services access will be maintained at all times along the event route.

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0 for 7 - The Herd is struggling for that first baseball game win

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June 4, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A Toronto Maple Leaf baseball player pulled off a three-run home run that capped a five-run ninth inning for the Leafs, who defeated the Burlington Herd 8-2 Saturday afternoon at Nelson Park.

Herd-logoFor Burlington, Carlos Villoria went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Kevin Hussey drove in a run, and Canice Ejoh had two singles, two runs and two steals. Burlington swiped five bases in total.

Four errors hurt the Herd, as only two of the eight runs allowed were earned.

Starting pitcher Rich Corrente (0-1) gave up three runs (one earned) in seven innings, scattering three hits while striking out three and walking two.

The Herd dropped to 0-7.

Future games:
Sunday, June 4
Burlington at Kitchener, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, June 6
Burlington at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.

Standings
London Majors 7-0
Barrie Baycats 6-0
Kitchener Panthers 5-2
Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3
Brantford Red Sox 2-5
Hamilton Cardinals 1-4
Guelph Royals 1-6
Burlington Herd 0-7

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A baseball game with $1 ice cream on what might turn out to be a sunny afternoon. Definitely a family event.

sportsgold 100x100By Staff

June 1, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Like Ice Cream? Who doesn’t!

The Herd, Burlington’s InterCounty Baseball League member will be playing the Toronto Maple Leafs this Saturday at the Nelson ball park.

Herd ice creamThere is a special treat – $1 ice cream day presented by Murphy’s Ice Cream Parlour.

If the Herd win the game it will be their first win of the season.

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Win-less Herd has the batter of the week in their line up - figure that one out.

sportsgold 100x100By Ken Pagan

May 29th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Justin Gideon is staying positive and, with a touch more confidence in his game, the results are showing on the field.

The Burlington Herd leadoff hitter, fresh off being named the IBL Batter of the Week, continued pumping out the hits on Saturday, mashing a long home run to centre-field as part of a 3-for-5 day in an 8-7 loss to the Brantford Red Sox.

Gideon, who turns 22 next month, is fourth in the IBL with a .478 batting average after six games, and leads the league with 11 hits and four doubles. His nine runs scored are second-most in the IBL.

Herd batter - Gideon

Justin Gideon, IBL Batter of the Week for May 15-21 swings for the win-less Burlington Herd

“I’m feeling more confident,” said Gideon, now in his third season with Burlington’s IBL squad. “As a rookie, sometimes you’re kind of hoping for hits, but when things are going well, you’re expecting to get hits and that makes a huge difference. I think that positive attitude really helps.”

He was named IBL Batter of the Week for May 15-21, after going 7-for-9, which included a monster 5-for-5 game in a 14-12 home loss to the Barrie Baycats.

“I haven’t changed too much with my approach, just some subtle things,” he said. “On the mental side, I feel like I’m playing with a lot more confidence, especially with being a leader on the team. I think you have to have that confidence regardless of how you’re doing.

“You have to take things one at-bat at a time. You can’t look at your day and see that you’re 0-for-2 and be scared to go 0-for-3. You have to look at the next at-bat and try to get a hit. You have to have a short memory.”

Gideon has played four seasons of OUA baseball at Brock University, where he has thrived, twice being named Brock’s MVP and earning OUA Top Hitter accolades. He was second in the OUA with a.469 batting average and two homers in 64 at-bats in 2014 and followed with a .422 average and three homers and a league-leading 30 runs scored in 2015.

Standing May 29-17But things came untracked in the 2016 fall season, when his average fell below .200

“It was just a combination of things,” he said. “I try not to make excuses, but it was just a slump I couldn’t get out of. It’s a lot shorter season and there are not as many at-bats (to come out of it), so it was just tough.”

However, he is making the most of a shot at redemption to get things back on track with the Herd this season. As the team’s table-setter and centre-fielder, he wants to continue setting high standards on the field.

“I want to bring a sense of leadership and try to keep a positive attitude among the guys and perform well every game,” he said. “ Even if I’m not performing offensively, I want to bring it defensively and just always be hustling and play with the same intensity every game.”

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Burlington Herd still win less after six games. Brantford Red Sox pick up first win

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May 29, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

It took the Brantford Red Sox five games to pick up their first win of the season, and it came against another win less team – the Burlington Herd who have gone six games without a win.

Dan Jagdeo’s solo home run with one out in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Red Sox to an 8-7 victory over the Burlington Herd Saturday afternoon.

Brantford is 1-4, and Burlington is 0-6.

Standing May 29-17Ricky Murray had three hits and drove in a run and scored once for the Red Sox. Chris Dennis and Nic Burdett each had an RBI and run, while Benjamin Bostick singled twice, scored twice and had an RBI.
Brandon Dailey had two hits and two runs, and Cody Mombourquette drove in a pair.

Tyler Soucie (1-0) earned the win, giving up a run in one inning of relief. He walked one and struck out one. Tanner Guindon tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts for his first save.

Starter Justin DAmato went 3.2 innings and allowed five runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts.
For Burlington, Justin Gideon went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI, while Canice Ejoh also had three hits, two RBI and a run. Cooper Lamb had two RBI, and Grant Okawa had two hits and scored twice.

Kyle Symington (0-1) took the loss, giving up a run on two hits in an inning. He struck out one.

Starter Brad Smith gave up six runs (four earned) on seven hits in three innings. He walked three and struck out one.

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HERD being kept off the ball diamond - another games rained out.

sportsgold 100x100By Staff

May 25, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Burlington HERD game will not take place this evening.

Herd T-shirtThe Intercounty Baseball League announced today that the three scheduled contests for Thursday, May 25 have been rained out.

Burlington was to host Hamilton at 7:15 p.m

No make-up dates have been announced.

Standings May 25-17

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Sport Field Status - wet and soggy and closed for at least today.

notices100x100By Staff

May 25th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

baseball_in_rain_large

The picture that is worth 1000 words.

All natural grass sport fields (diamonds and rectangular fields) are closed Thursday May 25./

Too much rain has resulted in very soggy playing fields.

 

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Burlington Herd has yet to win a baseball game. New owners must be grinding their teeth.

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May 24, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Herd T-shirtThe Burlington Herd is still looking for that first game win this season.

They play Hamilton in Burlington on Thursday, May 25 at 7:15 pm

On Friday, May 26 they travel to London and play at Labatt Park – 7:35 pm

Standings May 23-17

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Getting tough to actually win a game - Herd gets clobbered by Leafs in an 11-4 loss.

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May 20, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Herd-logoIt’s getting tough to actually win a game.

The Burlington Herd took an 11-4 shellacking from the Toronto Leafs in a Saturday afternoon game in Burlington.

A seven-run ninth inning turned a close game into a blowout for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto led 4-3 before racking up five hits and taking advantage of a Burlington error in the bat-around inning.
Ryan White singled twice and doubled with an RBI and two runs to lead the Leafs. Daniel Szpik and Justin Marra each had two hits, an RBI and a run. Tyler Hardie singled twice and had an RBI and a run, while Grant Tamane, Adam Odd, Brendan Keys and Connor Lewis all drove in a run.

Toronto batters reached base 22 times with 12 hits and 10 walks.

IBL logo - all teamsJustin Cicatello (1-0) went six innings for the win, giving up three runs (none earned) on five hits. He walked three and struck out three.

Herd stats to May 20John Whaley had three hits and an RBI for the Herd, which fell to 0-4. Carlos Villoria had the other RBI. Justin Gideon singled, doubled and scored twice.

Adam Prashad (0-1) took the loss, going four innings and allowing a run on four hits with four walks and five strikeouts. He relieved Rich Corrente, who gave up three runs (one earned) on three hits in four innings. Corrente walked two and struck out two.

The Herd play next on:

May 21: 2:00 PM Burlington Hamilton
May 25: 7:15 PM Hamilton Burlington
May 26: 7:35 PM Burlington London
May 27: 1:05 PM Brantford Burlington

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Herd hasn't registered a win yet - but they aren't at the bottom of the league.

sportsred 100x100By Staff

May 19th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

The bats were cracking when the Barrie Baycats managed to hold off the Burlington Herd in slugfest that ended with 14- 12 on the scoreboard.

Herd T-shirtThe Herd has yet to register a win in the InterCounty Baseball 2017 schedule.
Barrie opened the game with three runs in the first inning and, after multiple lead changes, survived a late charge from the Herd for its third straight victory to open the season.

IBL win-loss at May 18Kyle DeGrace had three hits, including a two-run home run to give the Baycats a 13-12 lead with one out in the ninth. DeGrace finished with three RBI. Jordan Castaldo also went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, while Kevin Atkinson and Brandon Dhue each added solo blasts.

Branfy Infante singled twice, doubled, and had an RBI and run. Jeff Cowan and Glenn Jackson each drove in a run, and leadoff batter Conner Morro had two hits, three runs and an RBI. Barrie outhit Burlington 18-16.
Enerio Del Rosario (1-0) picked up the win, allowing four runs on three hits in two innings of relief. He walked two and struck out three.

Miguel Navarro started and went 4.1 innings, giving up five runs (three earned) on eight hits, while walking four and striking out four.

Burlington’s Justin Gideon went 5-for-5 at the top of the lineup, driving in a pair of runs and scoring three times. Canice Ejoh had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three with a pair of runs.

Ryan Freemantle and Andrew Leggo each had three hits and two RBI and combined for three runs. Logan Stewart had an RBI for the Herd, which held leads of 4-3 and 12-11 but but dropped to 0-3.

Branden Kuzyk (0-1) took the loss after giving up two runs on one hit with a walk in one-third of an inning.
Starter Ryan Beckett lasted 3.1 innings and yielded seven runs on five hits with three walks and a strikeout.
The Herd play on both Saturday and Sunday. They need at least one win.

Saturday, May 20: Toronto at Burlington, 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, May 21: Burlington at Hamilton, 2 p.m.

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Slow start for the Herd as they struggle to get out of the barn - lose the first two games of the season.

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May 14th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The London Majors rolled to a season-opening 17-4 win over the Burlington Herd Friday night at Labatt Park.

Byron Reichstein and Cleveland Brownlee combined to drive in 14 runs.

Reichstein had five hits, including a double and home run, and finished with nine RBI. He also scored three times. Brownlee went deep twice and had five RBI and two runs.

Burlington scored three of its runs in the top of the first inning before the offence dried up.

Herd-logo

Herd hasn’t made it out of the barn yet.

Carlos Villoria drove in two of the runs, while Andrew Leggo and Matt McCue had the other RBI.

Justin Gideon doubled once and scored twice, and Nolan Pettipiece singled and doubled.

Ryan Beckett took the loss, giving up seven runs (two earned) on five hits over two innings.

Burlington made five errors.

The home opener for the Herd didn’t go much better on Saturday.  The Kitchener Panthers won a 4-2.

John Whaley and Canice Ejoh each had a pair of hits for the Herd.  Ejoh and Justin Gideon scored Burlington’s runs.

Derek Zwolinski took the loss, allowing five runs on three hits over three innings, striking out three and walking three.

Schedule for the season:

May 12
Burlington at London –  4-16 Burlington (0-1)

May 13
Kitchener at Burlington – 4-2 Burlington (0-2)

May 18
7:15 PM Barrie at Burlington

May 20
1:05 PM Toronto at Burlington

May 21
2:00 PM Burlington at Hamilton

May 25
7:15 PM Hamilton at Burlington

May 26
7:35 PM Burlington at London

May 27
1:05 PM Brantford at Burlington

Jun 3
1:05 PM Toronto at Burlington

Jun 4
2:00 PM Burlington at Kitchener

Jun 8
7:15 PM Guelph at Burlington

Jun 9
8:00 PM Burlington at Brantford

Jun 10
1:05 PM Brantford at Burlington

Jun 11
7:00 PM Burlington at Barrie

Jun 16
7:30 PM Burlington at Hamilton

Jun 17
1:05 PM London at Burlington

Jun 18
2:00 PM Burlington at Toronto

Jun 20
7:30 PM Burlington at Barrie

Jun 21
7:15 PM Barrie at Burlington

Jun 24
1:05 PM Hamilton at Burlington

Jun 25
2:00 PM Burlington at Kitchener

Jun 27
7:30 PM Burlington at Guelph

Jun 29
7:15 PM Guelph at Burlington

Jun 30
8:00 PM Burlington at Brantford

Jul 4
7:30 PM Burlington at Barrie

Jul 7
8:00 PM Burlington at Brantford

Jul 8
1:05 PM Hamilton at Burlington

Jul 13
7:15 PM Guelph at Burlington

Jul 14
7:30 PM Burlington at Hamilton

Jul 15
1:05 PM Kitchener at Burlington

Jul 20
7:15 PM London at Burlington

Jul 22
1:05 PM Kitchener at Burlington

Jul 23
2:00 PM Burlington at Toronto

Jul 27
7:15 PM Toronto at  Burlington

 

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Halton Hurricanes undefeated during volleyball tournament.

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May 14th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

To go undefeated in any tournament is a feat – and that is just what the Halton Hurricanes did during the National |(East) Volleyball championships last week

The 16U Volleyball Team made up of Kinsley Bozzo (#2), Biamba Kambengele (#2), Julia Jeffrey (#5), Danielle Gravina (#7), Marina Vesovic (#8), Rachel Eatough (#12), Elizabeth Richmond (#13), Haley Armstrong (#14), Nya Jones (#21) and Aleah Torres (#24)

Volleyball champs

Undefeated throughout the tournament. Formidable!

These winners were coached by Mike Ongley (Head Coach), Mee Luang-Asa (Asst. Coach) and Chrissy Foest (Asst. Coach)

They not only went through the entire tournamemt without dropping a single set – in the recent past they:

Defeated Defensa (Burlington) in semi-final (25-14, 25-10)

Defeated Leaside in straight sets (25-20, 25-20) in Championship match

National Championship capped off a highly successful season for the HRVC 16U team

Girls recently won the silver medal at the 16U Provincial Championships in April

They also won the silver medal at the 17U Provincial Championships, defeating the #1 ranked Scarborough Titans 17’s in the semi’s.

Over the past several months, they took their talents south of the border to play in tournaments in Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit.

In the Cleveland JVA Rock n,Rumble tournament, the girls won the silver bracket, which was the best result ever recorded by a Canadian team.

Over the course of the season, the girls won gold at:

16U Provincial Cup (November)
17U Challenge Cup (December)
17U McGregor Cup (January)
16U McGregor Cup (February)

Formidable team.

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Season starts on Saturday: The Herd is going to be let out of the barn at the farm to play at Nelson Park.

sportsgold 100x100By Staff

May 10th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The season opens on Saturday.

The crack of the bat will be heard.

That assumes there will be no rain.

Herd opening dayThe Herd, Burlington’s team in the InterCounty Baseball League will have their home opener at Nelson Park scheduled for 1:05 pm on Saturday, May 13 against the Kitchener Panthers.

The team is going to go all out to get this off the ground in a big way.

As part of the opening day festivities there will be:

OPENING DAY BAND: Pineapple Girls, a “Surf/Psych/Indie/Pop” band from Hamilton, ON will play pre-game on the concourse. The band will begin playing at 12:00 pm when the gates open.
INFLATABLES: Bring the kids and enjoy inflatable castle fun presented by Party Castles.
CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH: Former Burlington IBL General Manager, Allan Ross, will be on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the 2017 season.
HONOUR GUARD: The Herd Welcome the Halton Regional Police Honour Guard on field during the National Anthem.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: The National Anthem will be performed by The Brass Theory, who are members of the Burlington Concert Band.
50 DEGREE GUARANTEE: Of course, if the thermometer doesn’t top 50 degrees, all fans with a ticket to the game can redeem their ticket for a FREE game in April or May.
PULLER PORK SANDWICH SPECIAL: Enjoy a home made Hickory Smoked Southern Style Pulled Pork Sandwich at our concession stand for only $6!
HERC’S NUTRITION FOAM FINGER GIVEAWAY: The first 100 fans through the gates will receive a Burlington Herd Foam Finger presented by Herc’s Nutrition. Gates will open at 12:00 pm.

Tickets at the gate or on line

Adults – $5.00

Seniors $4.00

Children under ten – free

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Rains drowns out the baseball schedule - opening game for The Herd set for May 12 in London

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May 6, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

All that rain – it changed a lot of plans.

The start of the 2017 Intercounty Baseball League season has had to wait.

Baseball IBL league colours

What’s wrong with this graphic? The team crest for the Burlington Inter County Baseball League is now known as The Herd. This is the last look at the crest of a team that did come close – but never won the top spot at the end of the season.

The new start of the IBL season is scheduled for Friday, May 12 at 7:35 p.m. when the London Majors host the Burlington Herd at Labatt Park.

Both the Barrie Baycats and Toronto Maple Leafs postponed their home openers scheduled for Sunday, May 7 due to poor weather and field conditions.

Barrie was set to host London, and that game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 27 at 7:45 p.m.

The Baycats will now open their home schedule against the Leafs on Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m.

Toronto was supposed to start the season against the Kitchener Panthers. That game has yet to be rescheduled.

Herd-logo

Once they were Bandits – now they are The Herd and they play in a ball park they call the farm. Their opening game got re-scheduled.

The people who manage the baseball schedule are working over the dates and the options they have to work with.

With the postponement, the Leafs will play their home opener Sunday, May 14 against the Brantford Red Sox at 2 p.m.

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