THE CARDINALS KNOCK TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS OUT OF THE END OF SEASON PLAYOFF TOURNAMENT AT CHRISTIE PITS
Team Photo courtesy of Dora Yeoh
Beneath a canopy of warm and serene midsummer skies, the Royal York Cardinals defeated the Toronto Playgrounds Minor Mosquito Selects 11-1 in four innings of 2018 Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) Mosquito Select Championship Tournament playoff elimination game action this afternoon at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
With their second playoff loss, Toronto Playgrounds (1-2) is now officially eliminated from further playoff tournament play. (Each team participating in the EBA Mosquito Select playoff tourney is working under the double knockout formula, whereby a team is eliminated from further contention once they have lost two playoff elimination games.)
After their opening playoff game was rained out on Friday evening, TP began the tourney early this morning with with a 9-2 playoff elimination game loss to the Weston Wolverines in a five inning affair at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
Early on Saturday afternoon, TP rebounded with an 8-5 win over the Bloordale Bombers in a 4 ½ inning proceeding at Christie Pits Diamond 3 to earn their first playoff elimination game victory and stay alive at the tourney.
Despite a 3-9 regular season record and an exit from the EBA playoffs, the TP Minor Mosquito Selects nevertheless had a fun filled season of baseball during the 2018 EBA Select campaign.
In addition, the TP Minor Mosquito Selects had a great time participating at the Richmond Hill Phoenix Tournament back in May and the Brantford Minor Baseball Association Tournament in July.
The TP Baseball Committee wishes to thank TP Minor Mosquito Select Head Coach Garth Nichols and Assistant Coaches Eugene Winer, Paul Ungerman and John Zilcosky for their fortitude and patience in steering these talented Minor Mosquito Selects through the highs and lows of the 2018 season.
The Committee also wishes to commend all the Minor 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!