SHAWVILLE June 9, 2018
The Shawville Men’s Fastpitch League welcomed the Team Quebec junior team on Saturday, all the while sporting some new jerseys dedicated to the local league’s past.
The Shawville Scrappers played a couple of back-to-back games against the Quebec U23 provincial junior team at Elwood Dale Park, enjoying some hard-fought innings but ultimately coming up a bit short.
While the focus may have been on having a couple of friendly games, as both teams had the allotted free time, the home team also paid tribute to members of the league’s past. Donning the brand-new Shawville Scrappers uniforms, the team was proud to sport the names of past community members and ball players, as the hosted the provincial team.
“It’s guys who’ve played ball in the league and have passed away, and Ralph Horner just wanted to pay tribute to them,” said Matt Greer, coordinator of the Shawville Men’s Fastpitch League. “He presented them to us at the Do It For Daron three-pitch weekend and we were certainly more than happy to wear them whenever we are hosting events, like we did this past weekend.”
Greer explained that while he did not know Horner, he and the league were gracious for the gift, and that the timing of the gift was perfect to have ahead of last Saturday.
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