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Baseball scores: Boy, can these kids run the bases!

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All games took place the week of June 3-9.

Softball

Under-8
The Orange Team beat Vin Bon 15-4. Team Vin Bon came out swinging hard with lots of energy but had a little trouble making connection with the ball during the first two innings. Players were very supportive of each other and team cheers kept the team inspired. Brayden had several great swings, and Reily was very energetic in her speed rounding the bases, after a solid hit to get on base. Adriano had several great throws from first base and chased down a number of grounders.

Later in the week, Team Vin Bon bounced back with a 14-2 win against Desjardin Insurance, Debbie Moran. Strong start from Christian at shortstop, stopping a blistering ground ball, and launching it all the way to first base where it was picked up by Taylor for a spectacular out. The team managed to earn four runs during their first at bat, as players managed to connect with ball and get on base.

Matthew played a great backcatcher, and with his great arm was able to return ball to Dejardin’s pitcher without a bounce. The team managed to get five runs in the second and third inning with a couple of really big hits, and finished the game with a score of 14-2. Great job team Vin Bon, and the coaches are looking forward to seeing you on the field again!

Under-12
In a hard-fought game, Dissette Animal Hospital lost 11-15 against EG 31 Gifts. Great place made by Dillon, tagging a runner at third and Trinity, throwing to Desmond at first for an out on an infield grounder.

Under-20
Bradford Navy Blue Team showed a solid effort in a 12-18 loss against Bullseyes Axe. Bradford’s Cameron G. hit a home run in the second inning and ruined someone's dream of a dent free car with a foul ball. Kaitlyn N. supplied a strong pitching effort throughout the game.

Hardball

Under-7
Botas Electrical beat Innisfil 2 11-7. Landon B. got a double and 2 RBIs, Dominic got a double, and Easton S. got his first two hits of the season! Every player hit and scored a run in a well played game. Way to go Team Botas Electrical!

Bradford Curling Club won 13-7 against Innisfil 7. Elias G. and Brayden H. made their season debuts, Elias got on base with his first and bat, Brayden came up big in the second with a pick up and trough to Aidan C. for the out. Evan L. continued his consistent defence with and out at third in the fourth inning. Emmett C., coming off his first home run of the season, had four hits. Noah H. also made base in all of his at bats. Cooper B. had another great day at the plate with double and three singles! Evan H. and Jackson S. had great defensive games at pitcher and catcher. Logan L. made base for the third game in a row. Carter S. was solid at second base in the first inning. Another solid all-round team effort to move to 3-0.

The Bradford Storm Rookie Select team had a great double header in Aurora over the weekend. Winning 26-6 and 17-2. Boy, can those kids run the bases! The team played well making excellent defensive plays, and did amazing at the plate!

Bradford Peewee Rep

Bradford was well represented in Kincardine this past weekend. After twice beating the home team, Kincardine, Bradford made it to the finals against Mitchell. After being down seven runs a few innings in, the Storm managed to pull ahead 11-10, but then let in two runs in the bottom of the seventh and lost 12-11. A second place finish to be proud of! 

Under-9
Ryan’s Landscaping won 11-5 against Bellamy Sports. From Ryan’s Landscaping, Jacob’s bat was on fire with three doubles! Alexander made a great catch at short stop and threw a runner out for an amazing double play!

Under-11
Despite a cool night on the diamond the Many Hands, Doing Good pitchers were throwing the heat. William T., Riley P., Marshall R. and Alex T., all threw some excellent pitches through four innings. The Many Hands, Doing Good bats came alive late in the game with a five-run rally, but it wasn't enough to overcome the offence and they lost 18-8 against Innisfil 1.




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