After finishing the regular season with
a 16-1 record, the Creemore Cardinals
12U team won four straight games
to win the York Simcoe Baseball
Association ‘A’ championship
tournament this past weekend in
In the first game of the
tournament the Cardinals defeated the Thornhill Redbirds by a score of 11-2.
Reece Fuller earned the win on the mound after throwing two perfect innings
while Hayden Goodfellow-Oster finished off the game with a scoreless last
inning and two strikeouts.
On Saturday morning, pitcher Rhys Rowbotham led the Cardinals
by throwing a complete game, two hit shutout against the Stouffville Yankees.
Keenan Reynolds smashed two triples and Paul Twiss anchored the infield defence
on the way to a 15-0 win.
The afternoon game on Saturday had another great pitching
performance. This time, Evan Wells would throw a complete game against the
Markham Mariners in a 13-1 Cardinal win. These three wins earned the team a
spot in the championship game against the Vaughan Vikings. Thomas Weldon would
continue the streak of strong
pitching performances with a complete
game one-hit shutout in a 10-0 win. Dylan Rayburn had two hits and three stolen
bases including a steal of home in the victory.
By winning the YSBA championship the
Cardinals have earned a berth in the Baseball Ontario provincial championships
Labour Day weekend in Chatham.