SELECT > Royal York Girls Top TP 13U Red 18-1


FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS, THE CARDINALS PREVAIL OVER TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS IN A DOG DAYS OF SUMMER EBA 13U SELECT LOOP AFFAIR AT CHRISTIE PITS

In a chitty chitty bang bang play, TP catcher Jacob (37) stretches to tag out Royal York Girls baserunner Alyssa (9) to thwart her brazen attempt to score in the top of the third inning.

Beneath the shimmer of blue midsummer skies, the Royal York Girls defeated the Toronto Playgrounds 13U Red Selects 18-1 in four innings of Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) 13U Select Loop action this afternoon at Christie Pits Diamond 2.

In the top of the first, the Royal York Girls staked themselves to an early 5-0 lead. After a leadoff walk by Kylie (11), Logan (10) singled to put two aboard. With runners on third and second, Alejandra (22) delivered a two RBI hit to bring Kylie and Logan home with the opening runs of the game.

Alejandra (22) delivers a two RBI hit during the Royal York Girls five run surge in the top of the first inning.

After Alejandra had brazenly swiped her way around the horn to third base, Meg (6) hit into a one out groundout that allowed Alejandra to score.

Following a two out double by Bea (74), Alyssa (9) stroked a clutch RBI single that brought Bea home to the nest.

With Alyssa on third base following a pair of derring-do steals, Effie (4) connected for a RBI hit that allowed Alyssa to fly home with the Cardinals fifth run.

In a nitty gritty effort, TP starter Will (5) tallied a groundout, strikeout and fly out to end the Royal York Girls rebellion in the first inning.

With true grit, TP starter Will (5) threw 2 2/3 workmanlike innings against the potent Cardinals batting order.

Toronto Playgrounds replied with a run in the bottom portion of the first to trim the margin to 5-1. After a leadoff single, Will turned on the afterburners as he stole second base. Following a groundout by Finn (11) that advanced Will to third, Reuben delivered a RBI hit that brought Will home with TP’s first run.

Unfazed, Royal York Girls starter Effie chalked up a pair of groundouts and a strikeout in the first frame to pacify the TP insurgency.

Reuben (19) delivers a RBI hit for TP in the bottom of the first inning.
Reaching into her bag of tricks, Royal York Girls starter Effie (4) defused a TP threat in the bottom of the first.

The Royal York Girls scored a pair in the top of the second to extend their lead to 7-1. Following back to back two out singles by Logan and Alejandra, Meg (6) delivered a grace under pressure two RBI hit that allowed Logan and Alejandra to motor home with two runs.

With true grit, TP starter Will rang up a strikeout, fly out and groundout to cease the Cardinals insurgency in the second inning.

After making a failed bid to score in the second inning, Logan (10) escapes the dragon’s lair by dodging the tag of TP catcher Jacob (37) by her chinny chin chin [left[ and makes it safely back to third base [right].
With two outs and two runners on base, Meg (6) launches a grace under pressure two RBI single during the Cardinals two run spurt in the top of the second inning.

Taking care of business, Royal York Girls reliever Ava (14) retired TP in 1-2-3 fashion in the bottom of the second courtesy of a pair of groundouts and a sparkling defensive play from her friends.

With two outs, TP baserunner Lucas (24) made a cheeky attempt to steal second base. Cognizant of his thievery, Cardinals catcher Meg made a bullet throw to second baseman Alejandra, who slapped an emphatic tag on a sliding Lucas to ring up a pretty 2-4 putout for the third out.

Royal York Girls second baseman Alejandra (22) tags out TP baserunner Lucas (24) to ring up the sweet 2-4 putout that brought the curtain down on the second inning.
With a little help from her friends, Royal York Girls reliever Ava (14) kept TP off the scoring ledger with 1-2-3 precision in the bottom of the second inning.

The Cardinals exploded for five runs in the top half of the third to increase their upper hand to 12-1. After a leadoff walk by Bea, Alyssa stroked a single that put two ducks on the pond. Effie followed with a RBI hit that brought Bea home.

As she made the turn at third, Alyssa made a bold as brass decision to charge homeward and try to score another run. However, TP second baseman Reuben made a laser throw to catcher Jacob (37), who stretched himself to the limit to tag out Alyssa in an exquisite chitty chitty bang bang 4-2 putout play at the dish to ring up the first out.

Effie (4) drives home a run with a RBI single during the Royal York Girls five run explosion in the top of the third frame.

With one out and a runner on base, Ava connected for a RBI single that allowed Effie to motor home with a run.

Following a pair of defiant Grand Theft steals by Ava that advanced her to third base, Kylie stroked a clutch two out RBI hit that brought Ava home to roost.

After Logan singled to put two aboard, Alejandra followed with a two RBI double that brought Kylie and Logan home with another pair of runs that gave the Royal York Girls an eleven run lead.

Alejandra (22) follows through on a two RBI double in the top of the third inning.
With two outs, TP reliever Reuben (19) entered the fray to successfully put down the Cardinals rebellion in the third inning.

With Rome burning, TP reliever Reuben entered the fray from the bullpen to tally a groundout to end the Cardinals coup d’├ętat in the third inning.

With 1-2-3 efficiency, Royal York Girls reliever Bea dispatched TP in the bottom of the third with a line out back to the mound and two riveting strikeouts.

Royal York Girls reliever Bea (74) dispatched TP with 1-2-3 efficiency in the bottom of the third with a line out back to the mound and two sterling strikeouts.

In the top of the fourth, the Cardinals added six insurance runs to their haul as they widened their lead to 18-1. After garnering a leadoff walk, Bea boldly swiped her way to third base. A TP error would allow her to hustle home with a run.

After stealing third base [left] with unbridled aplomb, Bea (74) takes advantage of a TP error to score a run [right] during the Royal York Girl’s six run tsunami in the top of the fourth frame.

Following a one out single by Effie, Ava and Ellie (24) drew back to back walks to load the bases. Kylie followed with a bases loaded RBI walk to bring Effie home.

With the bases still juiced to the gills, Logan garnered a bases loaded RBI walk that allowed Ava to come home with another Royal York run.

A subsequent TP error with the bases loaded would allow Ellie to motor homeward with a run.

With runners on third and second, another TP faux pas advanced Logan to third and allowed Logan to score a Cards run.

Alejandra followed with a RBI hit that brought Logan homeward with another run.

It was at this juncture where the TP defence rose to the occasion to extricate itself from a sticky wicket. With a runner on first, TP shortstop Finn battled the glare of the bright sun to catch a pop fly off the bat of Meg to tally the second out. Noticing that Alejandra had wandered afar from first base, Finn made a rocket toss over to first to complete the 6-3 double play that quelled the Cardinals insurrection in the fourth inning.

Taking advantage of a wild pitch, Thomas (28) slides safely into third base during TP’s last gasp rally bid in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Donning their rally caps, TP refused to go quietly into the afternoon sun in the bottom of the fourth as they continued their battle to stay alive. After Thomas reached base on a hit by pitch to open the inning, Pierce (7) drew a walk that put two swans on the lake.

Cool as a cucumber, Royal York Girls closer Alyssa found the groove and rang up three strikeouts to vanquish the TP rally bid and seal the deal on the Cardinals victory.

Cardinals closer Alyssa (9) rang up three scintillating strikeouts in the bottom of the fourth to seal the deal on the Royal York Girls victory.

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Photos from the EBA 13U Select Loop Game between the Toronto Playgrounds 13U Red Selects and the Royal York Girls on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Christie Pits Diamond 2.