WITH 26 HITS UP AND DOWN THE BATTING ORDER, TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS POWER THEIR WAY OVER THE A’s AT RAVINA PARK TO EARN THEIR SECOND VICTORY OF THE EBA SELECT REGULAR SEASON
Game Report composed with file from Jason Koskela.
Under a veil of hazy and warm skies, our Toronto Playgrounds Rookie Ball Selects defeated the Annette A’s 19-14 in five thrilling innings of Etobicoke Select Association (EBA) action this evening at Ravina Gardens.
In a stellar team effort, TP pounded out a total of twenty-six hits up and down the batting order. Eleven different Rookie Ball Select players made RBI contributions in their hard fought victory over Annette.
Toronto Playgrounds was all business from the first pitch to the final out as exhibited by a relentless attack which took no prisoners. TP scored four runs in the first inning; another four in the second; five in the third; two in the fourth; and four more in the fifth.
- Charlie (7) went 4 for 4 at the plate with a home run and 2 RBI’s.
- Theo (17) had a 4 for 4 game at the dish with 3 RBI’s.
- Ronin (4) went 1 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBI’s.
- Solomon (23) had 2 for 3 evening with a triple and 2 RBI’s.
- TP had four mondo triples from Zev (19), Dexter (10), Cooper (27) and Solomon.
- Jesse (9), Cooper, Lewis (13) and Cassius (5) all had multiple hits.
- Vincent (3) and Daniel (8) each tallied RBIs.
- On the defensive ledger, Charlie made a sparkling backhanded grab on a hard hit ball in the hole between third and short and then gunned down the runner with a neutron throw.
- Dexter hauled down a hot tamale liner in the webbing of his glove at second to snuff out a threat from Annette in the third inning.
In a postgame media interview via Skype, TP Rookie Ball Select Head Coach Jason Koskela was effusive in his praise for his team’s effort against Annette and the prospects for the rest of the season.
“The team was ready to hit tonight after last week’s offensive break out at Royal York. They really knocked the ball around – 26 hits, four triples, two homers – look out! Exceptional base running too…aggressive but smart. The defense was a little loose at times, but they made plays when they needed to and squelched Annette’s come back bid in the last inning. We’ve got Bloordale at home next week. They’re tough team, but we’re tough too. Look out Bloordale – TP is the real deal!”
After a lengthy road trip, the Rookie Ball Selects (2-3) return to the friendly confines of Christie Pits Diamond 3 on Tuesday, June 17 to host the Bloordale Bombers at 6:30 p.m.