Titans’ Top Ten CPBL Performances—Week 6

by Lawrence Vera

This week’s Top Ten Titans starred on a weekend truncated by inclement weather.  While Sunday’s games were lost due to rainy conditions across the province, many excellent performances were delivered on Saturday.  18U Titan Colby Guy’s gaudy offensive numbers—including a timely 3-run homer versus the Ontario Astros-- designated him as our top performer in Navy and Orange for Week 6 in the CPBL.  His teammate Eric Lanoue continued his string of quality starts by striking out 6 Astros en route to his fourth win of the season.  Also noteworthy was Adam Visram’s pitching performance versus the Ontario Astros-- his second complete game of the season. The 14U Titan starter whiffed 7 Astros in a sparkling individual performance.  Here are our Top Ten Titans for June 10-11: 

Colby Guy (18U)— Guy, who is committed to the Division 1 NJCAA Rend Lake College Warriors in Illinois, ignited the 18U Titans’ offence on Saturday.  He went 2 for 4, and drove in four runs including a 3-run homer.  He also scored 3 runs and drew 2 walks in a potent performance versus the Astros at Stewart Burnett Park. Head Coach Denis Bailey offered this assessment of his infielder’s timely hitting:  “Colby provided a spark for us in the 1st inning of game one. His 3-Run HR really set the tone for us on the day.”

Eric Lanoue (18U)—Eric Lanoue picked up his fourth win of the CPBL season by turning in another quality start for the 18U Titans versus the Ontario Astros.  Lanoue threw six innings, yielded only 1 earned run, struck out 6, and walked 1 batter.  Head Coach Denis Bailey offered this appraisal of his winningest starter:  “By picking up his 4th win of the season, Eric continued to give us what we need on the mound. He produced weak contact all game long.”

Adam Visram (14U)—The 14U Titans’ top starter threw his second complete game of the season and struck out seven Astros over his seven innings of work. Head Coach John Bethune commiserated with his sterling but star-crossed starter:  “Adam was on the wrong side of the decision on Saturday in yet another stellar outing on the mound. In his two complete games, he has totaled 14ks and walked only 3.”

Landon Dupuis (15U)—Dupuis gave the 15U Titans a quality start as he picked up the win versus the Ontario Royals.  He threw 5 innings, scattered 5 hits, struck out 6, and allowed just 2 earned runs.  Head Coach Nick Dimpfel was pleased with his starter’s big win and offered this concise and candid assessment:  "DUPEE absolutely shoved.”

Austin Sherman (15U)—  Sherman, who  made his way back on to the Top Ten Titans list, had 3 hits in 2 games for the 15U Titans. Head Coach Nick Dimpfel was pleased with Sherman’s production in the doubleheader versus the Ontario Royals:  “Austin’s three hits helped our offence, but his 4 RBI's and 4 Runs scored showed his capacity to produce runs and score them, too.” 

James Colella (14U)— Colella collected a .571 AVE on Saturday with multi-hit games in both ends of the doubleheader while batting out of the leadoff spot for the 14U Titans.  Head Coach Johnny Bethune mentioned that “James stayed hot, collecting 4 hits as our leadoff hitter versus the Astros. He continues to make hard contact and play strong defensively.”

Josh McBride (18U)— McBride, who is committed to the NJCAA Genesee Community College Bears in the Fall, provided the 18U Titans with timely hitting during Game 2 on Saturday versus the Ontario Astros.  He went 1 for 2 with 2 RBI and 1 BB.  Head Coach Denis Bailey was pleased with McBride’s big hit on Saturday on the rapidly-improving 18U Titans:  “Josh was outstanding at the plate for us in Game 2. He clutched up when we needed a big hit and drove in a pair of runs. It was the spark we needed.”

Marquez Allard (17U)—Head Coach Lawrence Vera delineated his starter’s statistical performance versus the Ontario Royals:  “Allard picked up the win on the weekend, going 5 innings and scattering 4 hits.  He struck out 5. A solid start against the Royals.”


Nicolas Carnovale (14U)—Carnovale accrued a .500 AVE in the doubleheader with an RBI and a run scored. Head Coach John Bethune commented on his hot-hitting 14U Titan:  “Nick picked up two more extra base hits and raised his season AVE to just below .500. He continues to have quality at-bats and drive in runs for the Titans. Nicolas also won The Coach’s Award at St. Joan of Arc SS this week and was the only Grade 9 player on his Varsity High School Baseball team.  What a great week for Nicholas who hit in the three-spot for St Joan, batted .385, was their starting second baseman, and earned numerous accolades for his leadership and sportsmanship as a freshman varsity player.”

Mitchell Crowley (17U)—Crowley, as Head Coach Lawrence Vera verified, is “a perfect 2 for 2 in save opportunities this season and struck out 3 Royals to pick up his second save of the season” for the 17U Titans on Saturday.

Honorable Mention:

Dylan Rankin (17U)— Dylan Rankin was an offensive leader for the 17U Titans on Saturday. He went 2 for 4 with a double versus the Royals.

Ty Vecchio (15U)—Head Coach Nick Dimpfel summed up Vecchio’s two-way performance on Saturday:  “Ty not only played stellar defense in center field, but he came up with a huge 2-run double to tie the game at the bottom of 7. Great display of plate discipline and timely production against the Royals.”

Scott Lewis (14U)—Lewis hit .400 on Saturday and drove in 2 runs. Head Coach John Bethune complimented his third baseman’s performance on the field and his work ethic off the field:  “Scotty's extra work is paying off after hitting in the facility this past week. He collected 2 RBI and made a couple nice defensive plays at 3rd base against the Astros.”