TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS STAGE DRAMATIC EIGHT RUN COMEBACK TO USURP LEASIDE 8-6 IN QUARTER-FINAL GAME
The never say die Toronto Playgrounds Mosquito Select Team stormed back in dramatic fashion from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Leaside 8-6 in a quarter-final game at the Vaughan Baseball Tournament this evening.
The victory propels the Mosquito Selects into a semi-final game against West Hill on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
TP had dug themselves into a 6-0 hole after five innings of play. However, as has been the way for most of the 2011 season, the team never waved the white flag of surrender as the “cardiac squad” surged back to life in electric fashion.
After Arlo (7) held Leaside in check by pitching a scoreless inning against Leaside in the bottom of the fifth, the Mosquito Select offense put the pedal to the medal and scored eight unanswered runs in the top of the sixth to overtake their pesky opponents.
The miracle comeback was a total team effort. Key moments in the rally was Jaimie’s (2) clutch single to score two runners to tie the game 6-6 and Marcus’ (15) dramatic hit to the gap that brought in two runs to put TP ahead for good.
Marcus pitched a scoreless bottom of the sixth against Leaside to seal the deal.
In the round robin portion of the tournament, TP came away with a 1-2 record. Barrie mauled the Mosquito Selects 17-3 on Friday evening. TP bounced back early on Saturday morning to trounce Royal York 17-9 and fell to Vaughan 15-9 in the afternoon game.