THE CARDINALS STYMIE TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS IN FIRST EBA ROOKIE BALL SELECT TOURNEY SEMI-FINAL GAME AT NEILSON PARKTournament Game Post edited with file from Vincent Lynch. Photos courtesy of Cynthia Chan.
Beneath a ceiling of warm and breezy summer skies, the Royal York Cardinals defeated our Toronto Playgrounds Rookie Ball Selects 10-1 this morning at Neilson Park to win the first of two scheduled semi-final games at the 2016 Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) Rookie Ball Select Championship Tournament.
In a nutshell, the Cardinals played an awesome defensive game to stymie the potent TP offensive machine. With the loss to Royal York, TP experienced its first defeat at the EBA Rookie Ball Select playoff tournament.
Both TP [2-1] and Royal York [3-1] will face one another again at 2:00 p.m. The winner of this second semi-final game will punch a ticket into the tourney’s championship final.
Each team participating in this season’s EBA Rookie Ball Select Championship Tournament is working under the double knockout formula, whereby a team is eliminated from the tourney once they have lost two playoff elimination games.
TP opened their playoff journey at the tourney with a thrilling 13-12 come from behind seven inning victory over the Bloordale Bombers yesterday (Saturday, August 20) morning.
In a late Saturday afternoon game, TP earned its second playoff victory with a dominating 19-4 six inning win over the Annette A’s.
Additional updates will be posted as they become available.