THE BOMBERS BOMBARD TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS IN AN EBA PEEWEE SELECT PROCEEDING AT CHRISTIE PITS
Beneath a ceiling of warm and hazy summer skies, the Bloordale Bombers defeated the Toronto Playgrounds Minor Peewee Selects 18-1 in four innings of Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) Peewee Select Loop action tonight at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
Bloordale jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first. After a leadoff walk, Spiros (10) swiped a pair of bases to advance to third base. With one out, Clarke (20) hit into a 6-3 groundout that allowed Spiros to motor home with the opening run of the game.
With two out, Francisco (7) and Jacob (2) garnered back to back walks that put two ducklings on the pond. Kiran (27) followed with a RBI single that brought Francisco home.
During the Bombers next at bat, Christie (21) reached base on a TP error. The faux pas allowed Kiran to advance to second and allowed Jacob to come home with a run.
Unfazed, TP starter Liam (1) tallied a strikeout and a pair of groundouts in the first frame to quell the Bloordale insurgency.
Toronto Playgrounds threatened in the bottom half of the first when Jack (4) singled and stole a pair of bases to reach third. However, Bombers starter Francisco chalked up a pair of groundouts and a pop out to end the TP threat.
In the top portion of the second, Bloordale threatened after Paul (11) and Spiros were respectively hit by pitch, putting two aboard. However, TP starter Liam found his mojo and rang up strikeout and two groundouts to escape unscathed.
TP put two baserunners aboard in the bottom of the second courtesy of walks garnered by Goran (43) and Raywat (11). However, Bombers starter Francisco tallied a pair of strikeouts and a groundout to vanquish the threat.
The Bloordale offence utilized a four hit bombardment in the top of the third inning to increase its advantage to 8-0. After a one out single by Francisco, Jacob earned a walk that put two otters on the lake. Kiran followed with a RBI single that advanced Jacob to second and brought Francisco home to crow.
With runners at third and second, Christie hit into a groundout at first base that advanced Kiran to third and allowed Jacob to come homeward with a run.
After Nicholas garnered a two out walk that put two aboard, Andrew (75) stroked a RBI single that brought Kiran home. Paul followed with a grace under pressure two RBI double that delivered Nicholas and Andrew home.
In a workmanlike effort, TP reliever Jack struck out two and tallied a groundout in the third to subdue the Bombers rebellion.
Refusing to surrender, TP battled back with a run in the bottom half of the third to trim the margin to 8-1. Following a one out walk, Jack advanced to third base courtesy of a stolen base and Bloordale error. Guillermo (14) stepped into the batter’s box and delivered a RBI single to bring Jack home.
Nonplussed, Bloordale reliever Cole (3) chalked up two groundouts and a strikeout in the third to extinguish the TP rally bid.
The Bombers sent a conga line procession of fourteen batters to the plate in the top of the fourth frame as they scored eight insurance runs to pump their lead to 16-1. After Spiros drew a leadoff walk, Clarke reached base on a one out TP error that put two swans on the lake. During the next at bat, Francisco reached base on another TP defensive faux pas. The ensuing error also allowed Clarke to advance to third and brought Spiros home with a run.
Following a walk by Jacob that loaded the bases, Kiran delivered a two RBI single that allowed Clarke and Francisco homeward.
After a two out walk by Nicholas that reloaded the bases, Andrew delivered a clutch two RBI single that brought Jacob and Kiran home.
With runners at third and first, Paul stroked a RBI single that delivered Nicholas homeward.
After Ramotar (22) garnered a walk to reload the bases again, Spiros and Cole drew respective back to back bases loaded RBI walks to plate Andrew and Paul.
With the diamond aflame after a relentless aerial bombardment, TP reliever Raywat entered the fray from the bullpen to chalk up a pop out to extinguish the Bloordale uprising.
In the bottom of the fourth, Bombers reliever Jacob rang up two strikeouts and a groundout to bring the curtain down on the Bloordale victory.
The TP Minor Peewee Selects (2-9) travel to Ravina Gardens next Wednesday (July 31) evening to battle the Annette A’s at 6:00 p.m.