IN AN EFFICACIOUS MANNER, TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS WINS THIRD GAME OF EBA SELECT SEASON
With masterful proficiency, the Toronto Playgrounds Peewee Select team overpowered Weston 17-6 in 4 ½ innings tonight at Christie Pits Diamond 2 to earn their third win of the EBA Select Season.
In easily their most impressive game of the season, TP went for their opponent’s jugular early in the game and never looked back. In fact, the scoresheet showed that it was a total team effort as all fourteen players in the Peewee lineup made a major contribution to the dominating victory over Weston.
Peewee Selects starting pitcher Reid (17) dictated the tenor of the proceedings early in in the game with his powerful pitching effort in the first two innings. Reid allowed Weston to score only one run while he struck out four.
Meanwhile, the Peewee Select offensive machine put the pedal to the metal and took no prisoners as they scored sixteen runs in the first three innings.
The highlight of Toronto Playgrounds six-run first inning was a mammoth three run homer by Davey (9), which easily cleared the Dominico Field/Diamond 1 chain link fence in the deep dish pizza portion of left centre field, and propelled the Selects into a 3-1 lead.
Ahead 6-1, the Peewee Selects patiently took advantage of what Weston had to offer and pounded out another six runs in the bottom of the second. Sparking the offensive surge was a clutch two run double by Evan (24) which brought Marcus (13) and Sam (34) home to make the score 8-1.
Leading 12-1 in the bottom of the third, Toronto Playgrounds added another four insurance runs to the scorebook ledger.
Trailing 16-1, a proud Weston team made a late comeback charge in the top of the fourth. Weston’s offense found their syncronicity as they scored five runs to trim the deficit to ten.
However, TP added another run in their half of the fourth to widen the spread to 17-6.
In the top of the fifth, Luke (1) cooly closed out the Peewee Selects win in Tenth Avenue Freeze Out fashion by striking out three Weston batters.
In a postgame media scrum, Peewee Select Head Coach Rob Ball expressed a deep measure of satisfaction with the result. “The team looked great tonight, with everyone making a contribution once again. It’s always nice to enter a tournament on the heels of a solid victory.”
The Peewee Selects (3-1) make an El Camino detour from the EBA circuit to partake in the Mississauga Tournament this weekend (June 1-3).