WITH THE LOSS TO THE CARDINALS AT CONNORVALE PARK, TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS JOURNEY AT THE TOURNEY COMES TO AN END. DESPITE FALLING SHORT OF THEIR ULTIMATE GOAL, THE TP 15U SELECTS EXPERIENCED A FUN AND REWARDING SUMMER OF BASEBALL ON THE FIELD OF DREAMS.
Beneath a beach blanket of hot and humid summer skies, the Royal York Cardinals defeated the Toronto Playgrounds 15U Selects 10-3 in a 2021 Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) 15U Select Championship Tournament semi-final elimination playoff game this afternoon at Connorvale Park.
With their second playoff loss, the Toronto Playgrounds 15U Selects (2-2) are now officially eliminated from further playoff tournament play. (Each team participating in the EBA 15U Select playoff tourney is working under the double knockout formula, whereby a team is eliminated from further contention once they have lost two elimination playoff games.)
TP began its journey at the tourney on Thursday night with a thrilling 8-6 victory over the Weston Wolverines at Dominico Field at Christie Pits.
In a tooth and nail battle on Saturday morning, TP fell 10-7 to Royal York at Queensway Park.
With their season on the line, TP rebounded yesterday afternoon with an enthralling 15-10 victory over the Bloordale Gold at Queensway Park to stay alive at the tournament.
With a 2-7-1 regular season record and a semi-final showing at the EBA playoffs, the TP 15U Selects 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 15U Select Head Coach Paul Keable and Assistant Coaches Brian Cardoso and Josh Platz for their fortitude and patience in steering these talented 15U Selects through the highs and lows of the 2021 season.
And a special kudos goes out to TP 15U Select Manager Kristin Rogers 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 15U 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!