SELECT > TP Mosquito Selects Split Pizzalicious Doubleheader with Bloordale


The TP Mosquito Select Team enjoy a pizza picnic break in between their doubleheader against Bloordale at Millwood Park.

After their first game against Bloordale, the TP Mosquito Select Team chill and enjoy a pizza picnic party break in between their doubleheader games against the Bombers at Millwood Park. [Photo courtesy of Mark Tutton]

Game Post composed with file from Marco Bianchi. Photo courtesy of Mark Tutton.

Beneath a veil of hazy and humid skies, our Toronto Playgrounds Mosquito Selects split a Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) doubleheader against the Bloordale Bombers this evening at Millwood Park.

Here is an summary of the proceedings:

Game 1

  • TP struggled with their control all afternoon on the mound, issuing a total of thirteen walks over six innings. All of these walks would lead to Bloordale runs as the Bombers won Game 1 by a final score of 13-8.
  • The game remained close until the top of the sixth (TP was the “home” team in Game 1) when the Bombers cashed in five runs, with the big blow coming on a bases loaded clearing triple, their second of the game.
  • TP led 5-1 going into the top of the third on the strength of productive at bats in the middle of the TP lineup, with Javert (5), James (6) and Lucas (1) all knocking home Jamie (52) Charlie (19) and Theo (17), who had all reached base to start the game.
  • The wheels fell off a bit in the third for TP, as Bloordale scored five runs in an inning for the first time in the game, with an identical looking bases loaded clearing hit to the one that would put them ahead in the sixth.
  • TP’s bats fell silent after the second inning, managing just three runs on only a single hit the rest of the way.
  • Despite overall team struggles with the bat, Jamie and Cameron (1) managed a strong game at the plate. Jamie went 1 for 2 with a single, two walks, a run scored and an RBI. Cameron also went 1 for 2 with a single and two runs scored.
Between games
  • Undeterred by the difficult loss earlier, TP came together to have a team picnic and pizza party and shake off the memories of the first game.
  • The team looked noticeably rejuvenated after the break and ready to play the second game of the doubleheader.
Game 2
  • Game 2 started our much like the first one with TP cashing in their first two runners (Jamie and Charlie) thanks to productive at bats from the middle of the line-up trading some runs for outs.
  • TP would be up 5-0 going into the bottom of the third, when the Bloordale bats again came through to bring them within two runs at 5-3.
  • The teams would trade leads over the next few innings.
  • Unfortunately, the control issues that plagued the TP bullpen in Game 1 came back to haunt them and the game would go into the deciding sixth inning down by a run at 9-8.
  • After two quick outs and a walk, Max stepped to the plate with a runner on second, and was down to his last strike when a he launched a grace under pressure game tying RBI double to the right centre field gap.
  • This rally shot rattled the Bombers closer as the next two TP batters would walk to load the bases.
  • Max (20) would wind up scoring the go ahead run after Jashan (13) drew a throw from the catcher by darting off first base, before making it back in safely, allowing Max to scamper home.
  • TP closer Cameron (1) would close out the bottom of the sixth without allowing a run for a 10-9 TP win, and a split of the doubleheader.
  • In the second game, Max, Charlie and Javert filled the box score. Max went 3 for 3 [two doubles and a single] with three runs scored, the game tying RBI and game winning run. Charlie went 2 for 3 [double and a single] with two runs scored and a RBI. Javert went 2 for 3 [double, single] with 2 RBI’s.
Over the course of the two games, Maggie (4) reached base in four of her five plate appearances [single, three walks] with 3 RBI’s. The only out made was on a ball hit just a bit too hard at the Bombers right fielder, who threw her out at first in a 9-3 putout.
Jashan also quietly complied an impressive statline, reaching base in four of his six plate appearance with three walks and three important runs scored.
The TP Mosquito Selects (6-2) continue their extended EBA Select Loop summer road trip when they travel to Smythe Park next Sunday, July 12 to play against the York Riverdogs at 6:00 p.m.