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Baseball: Peewee selects rally in final to capture 4th tourney title (5 photos)

There has been lots of action on local diamonds as softball, hardball and fastball teams go for victories
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BradfordToday, in partnership with the Bradford Minor Baseball Association, brings you a regular feature highlighting local baseball scores. These scores are for games played between July 15-28.

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Softball

Under-8

After holding the Orange team to no runs in the first inning, Vin Bon came out swinging and earned two runs and a 4-3 win. The highlight of the game was a pop fly to Vin Bon’s pitcher, Brayden, who only narrowly missed catching it, but was able to recover and make a fantastic throw to second baseman Noah, for an out! The play was truly spectacular and created many cheers from the stands. Congrats to both teams on a game well played!

The three hardworking 8U teams played hard in their weekend final tournament. Team Orange finished in 1st place. Vin Bon placed 2nd, and Desjardins Insurance – Debbie Moran took 3rd.  A huge thank you to the teams' coaches, volunteers, players, parents, and, of course, our sponsors for making this a great season!

Under-10
Vince's Market was led by Leah who pitched a scoreless 2nd inning and cleared the bases in the bottom of the 3rd with a hit into right field for a triple. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Ryley jumped on a pitch and hit it into right field for a double; two runs came home on the hit. And on the field, Elena played a great defensive game, thus not allowing the base runners to advance.

Kumi Canada played two games in East Gwillimbury, losing 9-2 against James Campbell Insurance and playing a terrific game for a 15-12 win over Flemming Properties. Evan led the way on defence with a tremendous fly-ball catch in centre field and a great tag for an out at 2nd base. On offence, the bats for Kumi Canada came alive, including a grand slam by Logan and two doubles by Claire

Under-12

Dissette Animal Hospital beat EG’s Thirty-One Gifts 15-9 in a terrific game, great teamwork by the entire Dissette Animal Hospital team for cheering each other on to the win. The coaches are very proud of how the players all worked together.
The team followed that up with an 11-5 win over Roy Gordon Law. Again, it was terrific teamwork and supportive cheering by all players coupled with great hitting, stolen bases and infield plays made by all, led Dissette Animal Hospital to the win. Go Green!!

Pewee Select Fastball 

The Bradford Select Fastball team saw themselves down 6-1 in the final against the host Stouffville team but managed to claw back for a 10-6 win and their fourth tournament gold of the season! They also swept the skills competitions! Storm pitchers Mitchell A and Alex S won fastest pitch with a combined pitch speed of 101 mph! Ryan W, Thomas L, Hayden B and Liam T who won the base throwing relay-fastest time. Carter Haddon and Thomas Leonard were recognized for throwing accuracy.

Under-16
Be Well Chiropractic won a 21-13 game against EG’s Ultimate Car. Gavyn R went 2 for 3 with 2 home runs, 2 walks, 3 runs scored and 6 runs batted in. Keegan T went 3 for 4 with a single and 2 home runs, 2 runs scored and 3 runs batted in and added two strong innings of pitching, recording two strikeouts!

Under-20
Bradford Navy Blue Team put up a good fight in a back and forth game against WSSA Moller Insurance, ultimately losing 8-13. Jonathan had an exceptional game with a grand slam home run as well as a stellar performance in centre field. Cameron really helped the team by pitching the best game of his life. 

Hardball

Under-7

Team Botas Electrical had a busy two weeks! They started it off with a 15-10 win over Bliss Pools & Spas. Adam got a double to score a run in the 2nd. Stefano smacked out a triple to score 2 runs in the 4th. Dominic has two amazing hits to move runners along the bases, and Jaxon, Landon, Stefano, Easton, Adam, Jackson B, and Liam all scored runs for a 7 run 5th inning. Landon made an amazing snag at 2nd and threw a strike to Stefano in the 3rd inning.

Next up for Team Botas was a close 7-4 win over IBEW. The bats came alive for Botas in the 3rd and 4th innings. Stefano scores twice, Landon, Jackson B, Easton, Dominic and Adam all scored runs. Dominic hit a double down the 3rd base line to score 2 runs in the 4th. Defensively, Stefano made an unassisted out at 1st. Jackson B and Carter B teamed up to turn the first double play of the season. Carter caught a fly ball and threw to his brother, Jackson at 1st to double off the runner. 

In a defensive match up against Bradford Curling Club Botas lost 5-3. Carter made 2 outs at 1st in the 2nd and a great combo of Adam at short stop to Stefano at 2nd for all 3 outs in the 4th inning. 

Botas didn’t let the lose slow them down and came back to win a huge 17-8 decision against IMBA #2 thanks to many singles! Landon hit a lead off triple to get the bats going for Botas. Every player got a hit and they all worked well as a team to get the offense going. 

Carter made an awesome line drive catch to end the inning and Stefano made an unassisted out at first in the 3rd inning. 

To finish off the two-week stretch the 7U teams played in their final tournament of the 2019 season! Four BMBA teams faced off against five Innisfil teams. Bradford Curling Club took the championship game in an extra innings nail bitter where with bases loaded and two outs the team hit a walk off RBI for the win over Bliss Pools & Spas. IBEW 535 finished in 4th place and Botas Electrical finished 6th.

The BMBA would like to thank everyone involved for an amazing season! The teams played hard and grew so much! It couldn’t have happened without the help and support of the coaching staff, volunteers, parents, players, and of course our sponsors! 

Under-9
Ryan’s Landscaping came together for a great win 19-13 against Lomonte & Collings! The bats were on fire! Ryan’s Landscaping’s Anthony S. had two home runs and Ben D. had a grand slam! A special mention to our call up Adam S. for a huge triple!

Ryan’s Landscaping later posted a big 11-7 win over IMBA 2. Noah and Sebastian did a great job cheering on the team again this week and took turns as official bat boys!  Alexander made a great play at pitcher for an out. Special call out to Liam and Aryk who filled in as call ups.

In Rookie Select action the Bradford Boys continue to wow! July 21, the team travelled to Muskoka for a double header where they saw their first loss of the regular season but came back for a win in the second game. On July 23, the team played against Barrie and won 19-11. Not slowing down the Rookies faced their toughest competition, Innisfil, on July 24 and came back from behind for a 19-12 win.

With the winning momentum behind them the team travelled to the Summer Classic in London and showed the visiting 16 teams that Bradford is a force to be reckoned with! The Storm won 28-6, 28-2 and 18-2 to advance to the semi-finals. In a nail bitter game against the host team, London Southwest, Bradford held on to an early lead and won a spot in the finals 12-10. In the Championship game against a tough Bloordale team Bradford ultimately lost 12-9 but came home with heads held high and a silver medal finish.

Under-11

The word of the week for team Many Hands, Doing Good was "focus" and the players all brought it to the field. In the game against Carron Farms, team Many Hands, Doing Good was anchored behind the plate by team captain Marshall. His catching abilities have come a long way and have earned him a permanent spot behind the plate. The pitching squad also brought their focus led by Alex and followed by William and Riley, all throwing high velocity strikes. William also got it done with the big bat, pounding out two triples. A great focused team effort led to a great 19-13 win for team Many Hands, Doing Good.

Many Hands Doing Good followed it up with another great evening of baseball with Many Hands, Doing Good squaring off against their favourite opponents the Bradford Sluggers. Every game these two teams have played this season has been a hard-fought battle and this game was no different. Many Hands, Doing Good ace pitchers Tristan and Riley were throwing great pitches. A couple hits from the Bradford Sluggers went right back to the mound, but Tristan and Ali teamed up to snag a couple great outs. Despite giving up a grand slam to the Sluggers, the boys from Many Hands, Doing good never gave up along with Anthony, who was called up from Ryan's Landscaping, swinging the bat with two great hits. Great focus and a great effort delivered a big 20-17 win for Many Hands, Doing Good.

The Storm's Mosquito Rep team spent the weekend in a Markham tournament where they mercied the host team in a 13-1 game for a 3rd place finish! 
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