THE ROYALS PULL AWAY IN THE FINAL INNING TO PREVAIL OVER TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS AT SESQUICENTENNIAL PARK
Beneath a picturesque canopy of sunny blue skies, the Brampton Royals defeated the Toronto Playgrounds Major Mosquito Selects 23-4 this afternoon in a four inning Brampton Minor Baseball Incorporated (BMBI) Dave Dash Memorial Tournament Semi-Final Playoff Game at Sesquicentennial Park.
With the passionate TP fans chirping their unwavering support from the bleacher seats, a gritty TP squad held their own and trailed a talented Brampton squad 9-3 after three innings of play. However, the Royals seized their moment in the top half of the fourth to pull away for the victory.
TP began their journey at the BMBI tourney on Friday night with an 8-4 six inning loss to the Brampton Royals.
After a good night’s sleep, TP rebounded with a 13-9 five inning win over the Thornhill Reds on Saturday morning to earn their first round robin victory at the Dave Dash Memorial tourney.
With the wind in their sails, TP edged the Vaughan Vikings 14-13 in a nail biting five inning walkoff victory to garner their second round robin win and qualify for the playoff elimination phase of the tournament. As a result, TP had to face Brampton (the BMBI host team.) again in a rematch in the semi-final round.
Despite falling short of their goal of advancing to the championship round of the BMBI tourney, the entire TP team had a fun and rewarding experience at the Dave Dash Memorial.
The TP Baseball Committee wishes to commend TP Major Mosquito Select Head Coach Jenny Foster and Assistant Coaches Alex Maveal, Paul Keable and Chris Beaulieu for their fortitude and patience in steering these talented Mosquito Selects to the semi-final round of the Dave Dash Memorial Tournament, and through the highs and lows of the 2018 season.
The Committee also wishes to commend all the Major Mosquito Select players, coaches, parents and family members for representing the core values of Toronto Playgrounds Baseball program with honour, dignity and professionalism both on and off the diamond during the course of the 2018 season.
WAY TO GO, TP!