SELECT > Royal York Girls Top TP Major Peewee Selects 18-0


WIRE TO WIRE > In a stellar complete game effort, Royal York Girls starter Emma (9) blanked the TP Major Peewee Selects as she pitched a one hitter over the four innings at Christie Pits Diamond 2. Emma stymied the TP batting order by walking only three while striking out twelve.

Beneath an embroidered duvet of cool and cloudy skies, the Royal York Girls defeated the Toronto Playgrounds Major Peewee Selects 18-0 in four innings of Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) Peewee Select Loop action this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2.

The proceeding was an entertaining contest between two talented teams. In the end, the Cardinals used a combination of superb pitching and making the most of their opportunities to cruise to a lopsided victory.

SPARKPLUG > Cardinals leadoff batter Jesslyn (66) motors into second base with a double in the first inning. In four at bats, Jesslyn sparked the Royal York Girls attack by going 3 for 3 [two doubles; walk; triple] at the plate with four runs scored; two stolen bases and four RBI’s against TP.

Royal York jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Following a leadoff double and stolen base by Jesslyn (66), Mack (48) delivered a RBI double that brought Jesslyn home with the opening run of the game.

After Mack had stolen third base, Reese (7) hit into a 4-3 groundout that allowed Mack to come home to roost.

TP starter Dash (27) would chalk up a groundout, strikeout and pop out in the first inning to subdue the Cardinals uprising.

In the bottom half of the first, TP would threaten when leadoff batter Simon B. (10) garnered a walk and stole a pair of bases to get himself into scoring position at third base.

With flair and style, TP leadoff batter Simon B. (10) made two scintillating steals in the first inning agianst the Cardinals defence.

However, Royal York Girls southpaw starter Emma (9) found the groove and proceeded to strikeout the next three batters to extinguish the TP threat.

The Cardinals tallied four in the top portion of the second to extend their lead to 6-0. After Charlotte (2) led off the inning with a walk and a pair of stolen bases to reach third, Camille (19) stroked a one out RBI single to bring her home.

Camille (19) delivers a one out RBI single during the Cardinals four run surge in the second inning.

With two outs, Payton (3) and Jesslyn garnered back to back walks to load the bases. Mack followed with a clutch three RBI triple that cleared the bases.

TP starter Dash would ring up two strikeouts and a flyout in the second frame to subdue the Royal York insurgency.

In a gritty three inning effort, TP starter Dash (27) kept his team within striking distance by allowing only six runs, while walking three and striking out six Royal York batters.

With 1-2-3 precision, Cardinals starter Emma mowed down three batters with three strikeouts in the bottom of the second to keep TP off the scoring ledger.

Not to outdone, TP starter Dash returned the favour in the top of the third when he struck out three Red Birds to keep Royal York off the scoreboard.

Toronto Playgrounds would threaten in the bottom half of the third when Lucas (19) and Aaron (7) led off the inning with back to back walks that put two ducks on the pond.

Nonplussed, Cardinals starter Emma would get out of the mojo jojo jam by striking out the next three batters to leave the TP baserunners stranded.

MIGHTY MACK > In four at bats, Mack (48) ignited the Royal York offence by going 3 for 3 [double, triple; single; walk] at the dish with two runs scored; four stolen bases and five RBI’s versus TP.

In the top of the fourth, the Royal York Girls sent a conga line procession of eighteen batters to the plate and scored twelve insurance runs to stretch their advantage to 18-0.

After Camille drew a leadoff walk and stole two bases to advance to third, Ainsley (11) hit a fly ball to right field that resulted in a TP error. The faux pas allowed Ainsley to reach first safely and brought Camille home with a run.

Following a walk by Payton that put two Red Birds on base, Jesslyn delivered a two RBI double to bring Ainsley and Payton home.

After Jesslyn took third on a steal, Mack stroked a RBI single to bring her home.

Following a walk by Reese that put two aboard, Emma connected for a two RBI double that allowed Mack and Reese to come homeward and do the shimmy, shimmy, shake.

The Royal York Girls dugout was all smiles as they pulled away for the victory with a tweleve run explosion in the fourth inning.

After Angelica (34) was hit by pitch, Charlotte drew a walk that loaded the bases. Charlize (16) followed and brought Emma home with the Cardinals thirteenth run when she was plunked by a pitch. 

Subsequently, after Charlize was caught wandering afar from first base, Angelica and Charlotte would come home to roost on respective steals.

After a pair of one out walks by Camille and Ainsley that put two swans on the lake, Jesslyn delivered a clutch two out two RBI triple that allowed Camille and Ainsley come homeward bound with the Delissio pizza.

Following back to back walks by Mack and Reese that reloaded the bases, Emma drew a bases loaded RBI walk that brought Jesslyn home with Royal York’s final run.

With a five alarm blaze on the diamond, TP reliever Aaron (7) entered the fray in the midst of the fourth frame to tally a strikeout and groundout to quash the Cardinals insurrection.

TP batter Shael (5) led off with a double in the bottom of the fourth inning to snap the Cardinals no hit bid.

TP refused to go quietly into the night as they donned their rally caps in the bottom of the fourth. Shael (5) brought the TP fans in the bleacher seats to their feet when he led off the inning with a double that snapped Royal York’s bid for a no hitter.

Unfazed, Cardinals starter Emma mowed down the next three TP batters to wrap a ribbon on a sweet complete game victory.

In a postgame tradition of good sportsmanship, the Royal York Girls and TP Major Peewee Selects congratulate each other on great game.

The TP Major Peewee Selects (3-1) continue their EBA Peewee Select Loop homestand at Christie Pits Diamond 2 next Wednesday (May 29) night when they host the York Riverdogs at 7:30 p.m.

Photos from the May 22, 2019 EBA Peewee Select Loop game between the TP Major Peewee Selects and the Royal York Girls at Christie Pits Diamond 2.