DESPITE AN EARLY PLAYOFF EXIT AT MILLWOOD PARK, THE TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS 9U SELECTS EXPERIENCED A FUN AND REWARDING SUMMER OF BASEBALL ON THE FIELD OF DREAMS
Beneath a warm ceiling of genteel summer skies, the Royal York Cardinals defeated the Toronto Playgrounds 9U Selects 19-4 in a 2021 Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) 9U Select Championship Tournament playoff elimination game this morning at Millwood Park.
With their second playoff loss, Toronto Playgrounds (0-2) is now officially eliminated from further playoff tournament play. (Each team participating in the EBA 9U 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.)
Toronto Playgrounds journey at the tourney began yesterday with a Friday morning 19-9 playoff elimination game defeat at the hands of the Annette A’s.
Despite a 1-9 regular season record and a quick departure from the EBA playoffs, the TP 9U Selects nevertheless had a fun filled and enormously rewarding season of baseball during the compressed 2021 EBA Select campaign.
The TP Baseball Committee wishes to express their thanks to TP 9U Coaches Marty Harden, Mike Manaois and Greg Millett for their fortitude and patience in steering these talented 9U Selects through the highs and lows of the 2021 season.
And a special kudos goes out to TP 9U Manager Laura Doyle for her dedication and hard work behind the scenes keeping the team organized and game ready during the 2021 campaign.
The Committee also wishes to commend all the 9U Select coaches, players, 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 2021 season.
WAY TO GO, TP!