The Noel Road Blue Jays ended the 2014 season with a flawless record at provincials.
The Blue Jays challenged Hammonds Plains in a Nova Scotia Intermediate Baseball AAA provincial championship game in Hantsport Sept. 1 at 1 p.m.
Noel Road was the first team to make the scoreboard in the battle for the provincial banner, taking a 4-0 lead at the top of the third.
The Blue Jays allowed Hammonds Plains to send one runner home before adding five points to their lead with a round of bunts that seemed to catch Hammonds Plains off guard in the top of the sixth.
The Blue Jays solidified their 9-1 win in the seventh inning, with Justin Campbell pitching for Noel Road the entire game.
Coach Sheldon MacPhee praised the team for putting a cherry on the top of a commendable season.
“You turned a great season into a perfect season,” he said.
The Jays had three goals this season: host the league championship, win the league championship and win provincials.
With the league championship under their hats, MacPhee said the Jays knew they had a good shot at the provincial title too.
“Coming into the weekend we were feeling pretty good. Our bats, our defence and pitching was all in tact,” he said.
He said the provincial title is not the result of key plays by a few star players, but a group effort.
“All 13 guys contributed in one way or another… that’s what a total team is all…
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