TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS TAKE A PAIR FROM THE CARDINALS AT CHRISTIE PITS TO EARN THEIR EIGHTH AND NINTH EBA MOSQUITO SELECT LOOP VICTORIES OF THE SEASON
Game Post composed with files from Dora Parks and Paul Ungerman. Photo courtesy of Eugene Winer.
Beneath a thick as pea soup ceiling of hot and humid summer skies, the Toronto Playgrounds Major Mosquito Selects defeated the Royal York Red in both games of an Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) Mosquito Select Loop doubleheader this afternoon at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
In the first game of the twofer, TP utilized a combination of stellar pitching and a take no prisoners nineteen hit attack to blank the Cardinals 27-0 in three innings.
TP starter Cooper (3) surrendered no runs and no hits as he pitched two scoreless innings against Royal York. TP reliever Milo (27) tossed a scoreless third frame to seal the deal on the lopsided affair. Cooper and Milo combined to throw a no hitter while striking out eight Cardinals.
Putting the pedal to the metal, Toronto Playgrounds staked itself to an early 12-0 advantage in the first frame, a lead that they would not surrender as they cruised to a dominant victory without ever having to glance again in the rear view mirror.
On the offensive side of the ledger, TP had major contributions from everyone in the batting order. Dylan (10), Julian (20), Rocco (99) and Sean (13) powered the TP attack with three hits apiece against the Red Birds. Cooper led TP with four RBI’s.
With the summer wind in their sails, TP uncorked a vicious twenty-nine hit assault in the second game of the doubleheader as they buried the Royal York Red 31-3 in a 3 ½ inning proceeding.
After scoring ten runs in the first frame, TP added another sixteen to their tally in the second inning to cruise to a commanding victory over the Cards.
Milo went 4 for 4 at the dish to spark the Toronto Playgrounds offence. Along with Milo, Dylan, Momo (18) and William also collected four hits each to lead the TP hit parade against Royal York. Arlo (15), Dylan, Julian and Milo led the TP RBI procession with four RBI’s apiece. Charles (11), Sean and William chipped in with three RBI’s each.
And kudos to Arlo for delivering a two run home run shot to bring the curtain down on the first inning.
Three TP pitchers [Milo, Momo and Sean] combined to no hit the Cardinals over the course of four innings. The TP pitching brigade allowed three runs, four walks while striking out eleven Red Birds.
The TP Major Mosquito Selects (9-0) resume EBA Mosquito Select Loop play tomorrow (Sunday, July 7) evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2 when they host the Martingrove Grey at 6:00 p.m.