Scott Flood of The Tanks reaches for the ball as Lyndsay Hauff of the Vernon Bees heads for base in the Orthodox Mixed Fastball League final Saturday at Alexis Park.

Scott Flood of The Tanks reaches for the ball as Lyndsay Hauff of the Vernon Bees heads for base in the Orthodox Mixed Fastball League final Saturday at Alexis Park.

Sir Winnie’s secures title

For the fourth time in five years, Sir Winston’s Pub Unorthodox have won the Vernon Mixed Orthodox Fastball League championships.

For the fourth time in five years, Sir Winston’s Pub Unorthodox have won the Vernon Mixed Orthodox Fastball League championships.

Sir Winnie’s won a squeaker over Cheba’s Titans Saturday morning but then fell 7-5 to MillerTime in the afternoon game to set up the Sunday B side run.

MillerTime and the Vernon Bees were working their way through the A side. MillerTime posted wins over JayHoo’s Raiders and the Pub, and the Bees bested the Tanks and Cidel Young Guns, getting one run in the bottom of the seventh to shade the Guns 12-11 to decide the A finalist.

Sir Winnie’s toppled the Titans and then lost to MillerTime later Saturday, leading to a four-game run to Sunday’s final.

Sir Winston’s opened by outlasting Franks Redhots 12-7 with Jon Ganson going 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI, and Dan Novakowski going 2-for-2 with a dinger and Leah Riley stroking two hits.

Third baseman Justin O’Krane and catcher Ryan Schneider had outstanding defensive games. Frank Lewis was outstanding for the Redhots, going 4-for-4 with three home runs and seven RBI.

Sir Winnie’s then shut down the Young Guns 17-4 with Ganson driving in five runs with a homer and single, Novakowski smacking a three-run shot and Corey Massie knocking in three runs on two hits.

The pub crew then finally beat MillerTime 14-7 to reach the final. O’Krane had a homer and four RBI, while Novakowski ripped two taters and four RBI and Schneider was 3-for-4.

Cindy Richards pitched more than five games on the weekend and had a fantastic semifinal. Schneider was stellar behind the plate. Derek Smith stole home in an outstanding offensive play.

Sir Winnie’s capped their marathon Sunday by ambushing the Bees 15-6 in the final, with Leah Riley supplying three hits and three RBI and Schneider adding three hits. Smith was on the mound and shut the Bees out in four of seven innings.

Player-coach Andrea Smith thanked Sir Winnie’s SWP “for their ongoing support” and “Dennis Einarson for the time and dedication he puts into keeping our league running strong.”

Chris Pryor, Jennifer Thatcher, Cindy Richards and Sheila and Rylee Marchand, Darryl Sharp, Lisa Payne, Chad Gilroy and Christie Martel round out the winning roster.