8U Cardinals make finals, News (Creemore Minor Baseball)

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Aug 18, 2023 | . | 833 views
8U Cardinals make finals
The Creemore Cardinals 8U minor baseball team finished their season last weekend, making it to the finals in Everett.    

The 14 players were all new to baseball when the season began in May and struggled through a steep learning curve with a string of losses in a tough regular season. But last weekend their hard work and commitment paid off as strong defence from infielders Angus Lodge, Harlen Barkovitz and Silas Laird helped shutout the Angus Avengers and limit the Everett Eagles to four runs.  

Impressive offence throughout the tournament from Katie Duits (10 for 15, 8 runs) and Avery Cook (15 for 15, 8 runs) were key to consecutive wins against the higher ranked teams on Saturday to advance to the South Simcoe B Side Finals where they were defeated by the Stayner White Sox.

The strong finish was really a team effort from all the players and parents who remained committed throughout the season, keen for practices, and eager on game days.