THE WHITE SOX SNAP A 5-5 DEADLOCK IN THE FOURTH INNING AND HANG ON FOR THE EBA SELECT VICTORY OVER TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS AT CARMEN BUSH PARKGame Post composed with file from Paul Kelly. Photographs courtesy of Michael Tutton.
Beneath a ceiling of cloudy and sombre skies, the Martingrove White Sox defeated our Toronto Playgrounds Minor Peewee Selects 8-5 in 4 ½ innings of Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) Select action this evening at Carmen Bush Park.Here are some highlights:
- Trailing 5-1 after three innings, TP rallied for four runs in the top of the fourth to tie the proceedings. Josh’s (37) 2 RBI single was a key factor in the comeback.
- Toronto Playgrounds used an effective combination of two southpaw pitchers [Jamie tossed the first two frames and Nick (10) threw the third and fourth innings] to neutralize the predominantly left swinging White Sox batting order.
- Martingrove took advantage of some TP defensive errors in the bottom of the fourth to score three and take an 8-5 lead.
- In the end, a combination of mental lapses and sloppy defensive plays undermined the TP effort.
In a postgame interview, TP Minor Peewee Select Head Coach Paul Kelly was reflective on his team’s effort against the White Sox: “Take out the errors and I think we might have at least tied.”
The TP Minor Peewee Selects (1-2) continue their early season road trip next week when they travel to Queensway South on Wednesday, May 25 to battle the Royal York Cardinals at 6:00 pm.