Yarmouth Gateways win national 35+ baseball title

Published on August 3, 2015
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he Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways on being the Tier 1, 35+ Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation Champions.<br /> Yarmouth won the national championship at Gateway Park on Monday, Aug. 3 with a 16-7 victory over the Dufferin-Simcoe Braves of Ontario.

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Gateways win 35+ title

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Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways celebrate national championship Monday, Aug. 3, at Gateway Park.<br />ERIC BOURQUE PHOTO

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Frank Grant is tagged out at the home plate during the 35+ Tier 1 national oldtimers championship game during the 5th inning but by then the Gateways had already scored four runs in the inning.

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Julian Dease was safe at third base, and he had the base in his hands to prove it after his slide.

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A big cut at home plate by Gateways player Mike Lockhart.

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What do you mean I'm out?

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The Dufferin-Simcoe base runner is tagged out at second base.

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Gateways player Mick Lockhart runs in safely to third during the 35+ national oldtimers championship game.

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There was a large crowd at Gateway Park to cheer on the hometown team.

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There was a large crowd at Gateway Park to cheer on the hometown team in the 35+ championship game.

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That's far enough. STOP! says Frank Grant.

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2015 national oldtimers

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There was a large crowd at Gateway Park to cheer on the hometown team in the 35+ championship game.

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2015 national oldtimers

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There was a large crowd at Gateway Park to cheer on the hometown team in the 35+ championship game.

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2015 national oldtimers

Published on 03 August 2015

Was a good fifth and sixth inning for the Gateways who rallied for 10 runs.

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2015 national oldtimers

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Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways celebrate their Tier 1 35+ Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation Championship win on Aug. 3 at Gateway Park.

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2015 national oldtimers

Published on 03 August 2015

Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways celebrate their Tier 1 35+ Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation Championship win on Aug. 3 at Gateway Park.

Photos by TINA COMEAU PHOTO

2015 national oldtimers

Published on 03 August 2015

Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways celebrate their Tier 1 35+ Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation Championship win on Aug. 3 at Gateway Park.

Photos by TINA COMEAU PHOTO

2015 national oldtimers

Published on 03 August 2015

Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways celebrate their Tier 1 35+ Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation Championship win on Aug. 3, 2015, at Gateway Park.

Photos by TINA COMEAU PHOTO

2015 national oldtimers

Published on 03 August 2015

With their families, the Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways celebrate their Tier 1 35+ Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation Championship win on Aug. 3, 2015, at Gateway Park.

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2015 national oldtimers

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With their families, the Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways celebrate their Tier 1 35+ Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation Championship win on Aug. 3 at Gateway Park.

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2015 national oldtimers

Published on 03 August 2015

With their families, the Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways celebrate their Tier 1 35+ Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation Championship win on Aug. 3 at Gateway Park.

Photos by TINA COMEAU PHOTO

2015 national oldtimers

Published on 03 August 2015

With their families, the Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways celebrate their Tier 1 35+ Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation Championship win on Aug. 3 at Gateway Park.

Photos by TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Yarmouth Gateways win national

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Gateway players discuss things during the title game.<br />ERIC BOURQUE PHOTO

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Yarmouth Gateways win national

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The Gateways celebrate after scoring another run during the 35+ title game.<br />ERIC BOURQUE PHOTO

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Yarmouth Gateways win national

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The Gateways add to their run total during 35+ championship game.<br />ERIC BOURQUE PHOTO

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YARMOUTH -- The Yarmouth Coastal Financial Gateways put the wraps on the Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation’s championship tournament Monday afternoon by winning the 35+ title before a huge crowd at Gateway Park.

The home team went undefeated in the tournament, a 6-0 record that culminated in a 16-7 victory in the final against the Dufferin-Simcoe Braves from Collingwood, Ontario.

“It feels great,” said Yarmouth player Curtis Falls, who was on the mound for the last three innings of Monday’s title game.

“We came together … everybody contributed,” he said moments after the championship contest. “It was a grind towards the end. All of our arms had thrown.”

Falls was the fourth pitcher of the day for the Gateways in the final.

Referring to the weekend in general – with 27 teams all told taking part in three age categories – he said, “It’s good for Yarmouth. It was a great tournament, all through.”

Falls said it was nice to see plenty of people coming out to see the action, not just the title game but many of the games leading up to it.

"There were a lot of good fans cheering everyone on," he said.

Yarmouth head coach Paul MacDonald also was impressed with the fan support and said the organizers did a great job.

"It was a great tournament," MacDonald said. "The (host) committee put on an awesome event, as they did in the previous years."

Yarmouth had hosted the nationals in 1994, 2006 and 2009.

The Gateways advanced to the 35+ title game thanks to a 6-2 victory Sunday over the Nova Scotia Alpines in the semifinal round. Earlier that same day, Yarmouth had defeated the Scarborough Maroons 11-1 in a quarterfinal game.

The Gateways were one of two Yarmouth teams playing in championship games Monday as part of the CNOBF tournament. The day kicked off with the Canadian Tire Lakers taking on Scarborough at Veterans Field in the title game of the tournament's 43+ division. The Maroons defeated the local Lakers team 16-6 to win the 43+ championship.