Sydney Sooners Alumni

Sydney Sooners Alumni

A page dedicated to the former players of the Sydney Sooners of the Nova Scotia senior Baseball League

07/01/2024

The Sydney Sooners will once again conduct their annual NFL Playoff Football Pool.
The yearly fundraiser begins with wild card weekend on Saturday, Jan. 13.
Payment can be sent via e-transfer to [email protected].
All the information you need is posted below.
The Sooners appreciate your support helping the team raise money to offset the costs of the upcoming 2024 season.

Photos from Sydney Sooners Centerfield Section's post 01/09/2022
Photos from Sydney Sooners Alumni's post 27/08/2022

Some photos from the inaugural Sydney Sooners Alumni and Friends golf tournament that was played Friday at The Lakes Golf Club in Ben Eoin. The event attracted close to 100 participants, including alumni from six different decades. Money raised will be donated to the Sooners to help with the cost of hosting the 2022 Baseball Canada senior mens championship.

22/08/2022

His name is Corson O’Rourke. He hits dingers!
The second-year slugger for the Sydney Sooners will compete against seven other big boppers from around the nation in the Baseball Canada senior mens championship Home Run Derby.
The showcase event will take place Wednesday at the Susan McEachern Memorial Ball Park in Sydney, following opening ceremonies that get underway at 6 pm.
O’Rourke is heading into the competition on a hot streak. The 19-year-old catcher hit three home runs in two games on Saturday. He now has five home runs on the season, which ties him for third in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League.
He’ll be facing some talented competition in the derby, including a pair of former Major League Baseball draft picks.
Cory Scammell from the Edmonton Cubs was a 2011 draft pick of the Seattle Mariners while Jake Lumley from the Windsor Stars was selected in 2017 by the Oakland A’s.
Catcher Jake Fader, a 2021 NSSBL all-star, will represent the Nova Scotia champion Dartmouth Mooseheads.
Other participants include Erik Herbranson of the Kamloops Sun Devils, Nick MacPhail of the Charlottetown Islanders, Grant Kenny of the St. John’s Capitals and Steve Prichard of the Elmwood Giants from Manitoba.
Admission to the Home Run Derby is $5. Tournament passes also include admission to the derby. Passes are $50 for adults and $30 for seniors and students. Passes are available from any member of the Sooners, at the field or at Jimmy Dan’s on Cottage Road in Sydney from 10:45 am until 3 pm Monday-Wednesday.

19/08/2022

There seems to be some confusion over the upcoming Sydney Sooners Alumni and Friends golf tournament scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26.
The tournament is being played at The Lakes in Ben Eoin, not Lingan Golf and Country Club.
Also, there is only one golf tournament, not two.
Lingan has had the tournament posted on its website for months, which has led to some confusion.
The organizing committee has contacted Lingan several times to request the tournament be removed from its site.
Just to clarify again, the tournament is being played at The Lakes. Tee off is 12 noon.
The event is being held to raise money for the Sooners to offset cost related to hosting the Baseball Canada senior mens championship Aug. 24-28 at the Susan McEachern Memorial Ball Park in Sydney and Gerry Marsh field in New Waterford.

17/08/2022

The Sydney Sooners are still looking for volunteers for the 2022 Baseball Canada senior mens championship August 24-28 in Sydney and New Waterford.
In particular, volunteers operating the beer tents at the Susan McEachern Memorial Ball Park in Sydney are seeking more volunteers during the four days games will be played.
If you’re interested contact Jim at 902-565-8323 or Deb at 902-563-6121.
The tournament gets underway Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 6:25 pm with the home run derby at the Susan McEachern Memorial Ball Park.
Preliminary round games begin Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Susan McEachern Memorial Ball Park and the Gerry Marsh Field in New Waterford.

Photos from Sydney Sooners Alumni's post 08/08/2022

The inaugural Sydney Sooners Alumni and Friends golf tournament is just 18 days away.
After numerous attempts over the past few years, the tournament will finally happen Friday, August 26 at The Lakes in Ben Eoin, one of Cape Breton’s scenic golf courses.
So far approximately 100 golfers have registered. The organizing committee met Monday and decided to extend registration to any late-comers still interested in playing.
Entry fee is $150, which includes golf, use of a cart, a meal and a pass to the Baseball Canada senior mens baseball championship.
The golf tournament is being held in conjunction with the Canadian championship, giving alumni from six decades a chance to gather and share stories and cheer on the Sooners in their pursuit of a national title.
All money raised will be donated to the Sooners.
All the information you need is included in the information below.

05/08/2022

The second-place Sydney Sooners (11-6) best opportunity to close the gap on the league-leading Dartmouth Mooseheads (18-2) will come this weekend.
The Sooners will host the Mooseheads for four games in Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League action Saturday at 3:05 and 7:05 pm and Sunday at 12:05 and 2:45 pm at the Susan McEachern Memorial Ball Park in Sydney.
The Sooners enter the series 5.5 games back of Dartmouth in the race for the regular season pennant, which comes with home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
In order to gain any ground on Dartmouth the Sooners will have to win at least three of the four games. A daunting task against the talent-rich Mooseheads who have lost just two of 20 games.
Dartmouth swept Sydney in a three-game series last month at Beazley Field, clubbing 10 home runs along the way.
In addition to trying to chase down Dartmouth, the Sooners hope to widen the gap on the third-place Kentville Wildcats, fourth-place Halifax Pelham Canadians and fifth-place Metro Brewers.
The Sooners will have to do that without three key players. Catcher Corson O’Rourke and pitchers Parker Hanrahan and Keigan Murrin are playing in the Baseball Canada under-22 championship at Beazley Field in Dartmouth so they won’t be available this weekend.
After this weekend the Sooners will play seven straight games against the expansion Brewers, starting with a four-game series August 13-14 in Halifax.
The teams will play a three-game makeup series August 19-20 in Sydney.
The Sooners are also less then three away from hosting the Baseball Canada senior mens championship August 24-28 in Sydney and New Waterford.
Tournament passes are now on sale for $50 or $30 for seniors and students.

31/07/2022

A glance at the updated NSSBL standings.

27/07/2022

Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League leaders, as of July 26:

24/07/2022

The Sydney Sooners are back in the win column.
Veteran righty Reilly O’Rourke spun a gem and the Sooners got some timely hits on their way to a 4-0 win over the Halifax Pelham Canadians in Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League action on a beautiful night for baseball at the Susan McEachern Memorial Ball Park in Sydney, Saturday evening.
O’Rourke, an all-star last season, only gave up two hits and struck out eight en route to tossing a complete-game shutout.
Craig Field was the losing pitcher.
Veteran outfielder Jordon Shepherd slugged a solo home run, his fifth of the season, and stroked a pair of singles to lead the Sooners offence.
Second baseman Josh Forrest clubbed a pair of doubles to add to the Sooners attack.
Fans in attendance were also treated to a spectacular highlight-reel defensive play by Chris Farrow. The veteran showed why he’s considered to be the best shortstop to ever don a Sooners jersey by making a diving play to the hole and tossing a bullet to first base to rob the Halifax batter of a base hit.
The win snapped the Sooners three-game losing streak and improved their record to 10-6.
The teams are back in action today for a doubleheader beginning at 12:05 pm.

22/07/2022

After a rare weekend off the Sydney Sooners are ready to swing back into action.
The Sooners will open a 10-game homestand by hosting the Halifax Pelham Canadians for three games in Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League action at the Susan McEachern Memorial Ball Park in Sydney this weekend.
There’s been a change to the usual game times. The series will get started Saturday at 7:05 pm and continue with a doubleheader Sunday at 12:05 pm.
This is a crucial stretch of games for the Sooners. They’re trying to get back in the win column after being swept three games by the league-leading Dartmouth Mooseheads two weeks ago in Dartmouth.
And after starting the season 7-1, the Sooners have lost five of their last seven games.
Sydney (9-6) still sits in second place, 4.5 games back of Dartmouth but two games ahead of both the Kentville Wildcats (8-9) and Halifax (9-10). The expansion Metro Brewers (3-10) trail the pack in fifth place.
The Sooners won three of four games against the Canadians when they played last month in Halifax.
After this weekend, the homestand will continue July 30-31 when the Brewers make their first-ever visit to Sydney for three makeup games that were rained out earlier. Then the defending champion Mooseheads come to town for a four-game showdown August 6-7.
The Sooners are also just over a month away from hosting the Canadian Senior Baseball Championship tournament August 24-28 in Sydney and New Waterford.
The event will kick off with a home run derby August 24 at the Susan McEachern Memorial Ball Park in Sydney.

Photos from Sydney Sooners Alumni's post 22/07/2022

The excitement level is continuing to grow as the inaugural Sydney Sooners Alumni and Friends golf tournament draws closer on the calendar.
The field for the event that will be played Friday, August 26 at the picturesque The Lakes golf course in Ben Eoin is steadily increasing.
Right now 93 players have registered for the 18-hole event that will bring together Sooners alumni and friends from over six decades for the first time in team history.
There’s five openings remaining in the corporate category for groups of four.
Entry fee for individuals is $150, which includes a meal and a pass to the 2022 Canadian senior mens baseball championship August 25-28 in Sydney ($75 value).
All the information you need is included below.
Registration closes Friday, July 29.
Participants are asked to please pay the entry fee by the deadline.

19/07/2022

Sydney, Nova Scotia!

We are just 36 days away from the 2022 Senior Men’s National Championships hosted at the Susan MacEachern Memorial Baseball Field.

Follow us here for more exciting announcements over the next few weeks

Who’s ready?

Sydney Sooners Centerfield Section
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Cape Breton Regional Municipality

14/07/2022

Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League leaders as of July 12:

14/07/2022

Please join us for a Celebration of Life in loving memory of Ian Mosher on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Louis Millett Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St, New Minas, NS B4N 3E9. We will be gathering to share some of our favourite memories and stories of a life well lived. As this is an indoor celebration, we are asking that masks be worn to protect those around us and limit the spread of Covid 19 which is still ever present. Masks will be made available at the door should you need one. Thank you.

-The Mosher-Andrews Family

13/07/2022

Halifax Pelham Canadians defeated the Dartmouth Mooseheads 8-7 to hand Dartmouth its first loss after 11 straight wins to open the season.

The Pelham faithful left the Mainland Commons very happy in Tuesday night NSSBL action. Halifax was at their best as they handed the Dartmouth Moosehead's their first loss of the season 8-7. Dartmouth will be out for revenge Thursday as the two clubs square off again Thursday.

12/07/2022

Dartmouth is off to a red hot start. Will anyone be able to challenge them for top spot? Here are the updated standings.

10/07/2022

The Dartmouth Mooseheads extended their season-opening winning streak to 10 games with a pair of victories over the Sydney Sooners.
The defending league champion Mooseheads took the opener of the three-game series with a 7-4 come-from-behind victory and completed the sweep of the doubleheader with an 8-6 win in the nightcap in Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League action at Beazley Field in Dartmouth, Saturday.
In the opener, the Sooners were ahead 4-1 but the Mooseheads used the long ball to rally for a 7-4 win.
Jaelin Trider had a home run and single and drove in two runs, Ty Doucette homered and drove in two runs and Chris Head hit a solo homer to lead Dartmouth’s 10-hit offence.
Defending league batting champ Sean Ferguson hit a two-run bomb and added a single to finish with three RBIs to lead the Sooners.
Jordon Shepherd, who is off to an MVP-like start for the Sooners, chipped in a pair of singles while veteran Cory Christie had a double and Justin Brewer had a single.
Jason Mosher was the winning pitcher.
Justin Brewer was tagged with the loss in relief of Brayden Boutilier.
In the nightcap, the Mooseheads clubbed four more home runs en route to an 8-6 that improved their record to 10-0.
Trider had a pair of home runs to drive in three runs and Jack Fader and Billy Hartley both homered for Dartmouth.
Matt Harding chipped in a pair of doubles for the winners.
For the second-place Sooners (9-5), Andrew Brewer had a double and two singles, Chris Farrow drove in a pair of runs with a double and single and Corson O’Rourke had a pair of singles.
Matt Bradley was the winning pitcher. Jeff Reeves picked up the save.
Justin Brewer suffered the loss.
The series wraps up Sunday at 1 pm.

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