The Carillon Sultans scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning and rallied for a 6-5 victory over the St. Boniface Legionaires at Whittier Park. Carillon was trailing 5-3 with one out in the seventh when Rylan Penner doubled home Jon Esau and Brady Papineau who were both hit by a pitch. After Chris Tetrault struck out for the second out of the inning, Luc Lagasse drove in Penner with the go-ahead run. Penner retired the Legionaires in order in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win. Lagasse and Esau finished the night with three hits each for the Sultans who have won back-to-back games after opening the 2023 Manitoba Junior Baseball League season with three straight losses. Carillon will play a doubleheader against the Altona Bisons Sunday at A.D. Penner Park.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes gave up five runs in the seventh inning and lost 8-4 to the Sioux Falls Canaries. Winnipeg third baseman Dayson Croes extended his hitting streak to ten games with a first inning single. Max Murphy had a solo home run for the Fish.
Golf Manitoba’s Provincial Match Play qualifier takes place today at the Glendale Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg. 108 competitors including Doug Penner of the Steinbach Fly-In golf club, Les Forbes and Kate Gregoire of Quarry Oaks and Daniel Lamy of La Broquerie are vying for a spot in the brackets of 32 men, eight women and 32 senior men. The Provincial Match Play Championships will take place June 1st to 4th also at Glendale.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers play their preseason opener today (3 p.m.) against the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium. Quarterback Zach Collaros, receivers Nic Demski and Kenny Lawler and defensive lineman Willie Jefferson are all on the game day roster. Defensive lineman Anthony Bennett, who was selected in the first round (eighth overall) in the 2023 CFL Draft will be making his Bombers debut.
Canada faces Latvia in the semifinals (6:20 a.m.) at the 2023 World Hockey Championship in Tampere, Finland. Canada defeated Latvia 6-0 in their preliminary round opener. The United States will meet Germany in the other semifinal.