First Name: 1985 Kentville
Last Name: Wildcats Baseball Team
Sport: Baseball
Inductee Type: Team
Year Inducted: 2013
Home Town: Kentville
County: Kings County

The 1985 Kentville Wildcats Baseball Team was the first Nova Scotia senior baseball team to win a National Championship when they hosted the tournament in their own community in August 1985. With 13 local players on the roster, the team rallied from a 6-0 deficit with 2 outs in the eighth inning against powerhouse Ontario to win the final, 7-6, in front of 4,500 hometown fans. It is possibly one of the greatest comeback stories in Nova Scotia Sport history.


The tournament MVP was shared by all the members of the team. Kevin Macleod, Sandy VanBlarcom and George MacLean were Tournament All-Stars, and Ian Mosher was the MVP of the championship game.


It should be noted that relief pitcher Bob Oakley had to pitch out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the ninth.


Players: Chet Boudreau, Kevin Forbes, Hugh Fraser, Dave Harris, George MacLean, Kevin MacLeod, Robbie Mann, Ian Mosher, Monty Mosher, Shawn Mounce, Bob Oakley, Dan Payne, Kevin Poirier, Jeff Rafuse, Sandy VanBlarcom, Barney VanBlarcom, Kirk VanBlarcom, Bill Young, Mark Zwicker


Head Coach: Peter Goucher (player-coach)
Coaches: Eddie Gillis, John MacDonald, Jim McEachern, Bruce Ross Batboy: Chris Randall


• Kevin MacLoad – National tournament All-Star team
• Sandy VanBlarcom-National tournament All-Star team
• 1st NS senior baseball team to win National Champ
• Amazing comeback in champ game down 6-0 in 8th
• Beat Ontario 7-6 in final
• Tounament MVP, shared by whole team
• Ian Mosher named MVP of championship game
• Double steal for tying run with 2 out in the 8th
• Bob Oakley denied any runs, bases loaded in 9th
• George MacLean – National tournament All-Star team