SELECT > TP 11U Selects Edge York 7-6


WITH THE GAME DEADLOCKED 6-6, TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS PREVAIL OVER THE RIVERDOGS IN DRAMATIC WALK OFF FASHION IN THE FINAL INNING TO TAKE HOME THE VICTORY AT CHRISTIE PITS IN THEIR FINAL 2023 EBA 11U SELECT LOOP REGULAR SEASON GAME

With one out and TP runners at third and second base, Cole (23) snaps a 6-6 tie with a RBI hit in the bottom of the sixth inning that allowed the TP 11U Selects to prevail 7-6 over the York 11U Riverdogs in a nail biting 2023 EBA 11U Select Loop Game at Christie Pits Diamond 3.

Beneath a pristine ceiling of warm midsummer skies, the Toronto Playgrounds 11U Selects edged the York 11U Riverdogs 7-6 in a thrilling six inning 2023 Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) 11U Select Game tonight at Christie Pits Diamond 3.

With the nail biting affair deadlocked 6-6 in the bottom half of the sixth frame, Julian (6) worked the count in his favour and drew a leadoff walk for TP.

After garnering a leadoff walk, TP baserunner Julian (6) rattled the York defence with two derring-do steals in the bottom of the sixth frame.

Throwing caution to the wind, Julian turned on the afterburners as he swiped his way around the horn into scoring position at third base with Grand Theft aplomb.

After Dylan (8) reached base on a hit by pitch with one out that put two TP runners on the dance floor, Cole (23) delivered a solid RBI single that brought Julian home with TP’s winning run.

Clockwise from top left: It was pure mayhem at home plate as the TP 11U Selects celebrate their dramatic 7-6 walk off victory over the Riverdogs.

In the top portion of the first, York threatened after Brianna (8) garnered a leadoff walk.

Craving to ratchet up the pressure on the TP defence, Brianna made the bold as brass decision to steal second base. As she hustled towards paydirt, TP catcher William (4) made a lightning throw to TP second baseman Owen (14), who erased Brianna with a deft swipe tag to ring up a sweet 2-4 play for the first out.

D.O.A. > York 11U baserunner Brianna (8) slides into second base for naught after she was erased by a deft Cool Hand Luke swipe tag from TP second baseman Owen (14) on a sweet 2-4 putout play in the top of the first inning.

TP 11U starter Cole chalked up a strikeout and a line out (courtesy of second baseman Owen) to keep the Riverdogs offence in the dog pound in the first frame.

Toronto Playgrounds staked itself to an early 1-0 advantage in the bottom of the first inning.

After a one out single, Dylan took advantage of a stolen base and a wild pitch to advance to third base, Cole followed with sacrifice hit that allowed Dylan to motor home with the opening run of the proceedings.

Cole (23) drives home TP’s first run of the game with a 4-3 sacrifice hit in the bottom of the first inning.

Showing no mercy, TP kept the hot poker on the Riverdogs. Following a two out double by Henry (27), Tristan (3) and Nate (35) garnered back to back walks to load the bases.

Unfazed, York 11U starter Alex (9) tallied a strikeout, groundout and a line out to end the TP threat in the first frame.

After giving up a run, York 11U starter Alex (9) extricated himself from a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the first frame with a strikeout, groundout and line out.

Not to be denied, York answered back with a two spot in the top of the second inning to take a 2-1 lead.

After Emmett (1) drew a one out walk, Alex followed with a walk that put two Riverdogs on base. Following a successful steal of third base, Emmett took advantage of a TP error on the play to hustle home with York’s first run of the game.

After a theft of third base, York baserunner Emmett (1) took advantage of a TP error on the play to motor home with the Riverdogs first run of the game in the top half of the second inning.
Thad (22) connects for a RBI single that brought home York’s go ahead run in the second frame.

With two outs and a runner on third, Thad (22) connected for a clutch RBI single that allowed Alex to score the Riverdog’s go ahead run.

Unperturbed, TP 11U starter Cole rang up a groundout and two strikeouts to terminate the York rebellion in the second inning.

In a strong two inning outing, TP 11U starter Cole (23) allowed only one earned run against York while striking out three Riverdogs.

With lickety-split speed, TP 11U exploded for four runs in the bottom half of the second inning to retake the upper hand 5-2.

After Chris (7) reached base on a hit by pitch with one out, Julian (6) garnered a walk and Ellis (44) singled to load the bases. Exercising discipline at the dish, Dylan drew a bases loaded RBI walk that allowed Chris to shuffle home with TP’s tying run.

With two outs and the bases still packed tighter than a can of Starkist tuna, Henry snapped the 2-2 tie as he delivered a dramatic grace under pressure three RBI triple that cleared the bases and gave TP a three run lead.

With two outs and the game deadlocked 2-2, Henry (27) delivers a clutch three RBI bases clearing triple that propelled TP to a dramatic 5-2 advantage in the bottom of the second inning.
Even though his run didn’t count due to the four run per inning mercy rule. TP baserunner Henry (27) caps off his bases clearing three RBI triple heroics with a Cracker Jack slide at home plate in the bottom of the second frame.
In a nitty gritty effort, York 11U reliever Adam (3) rang up a pair of fly outs against TP 11U in the second frame.

In a nitty gritty foray on the hill, York 11U reliever Adam (3) tallied a pair of fly outs versus TP 11U in the second frame.

Refusing to go quietly into the night, York 11U replied with a run in the top portion of the third inning to trim the margin to 5-3.

Following a leadoff walk by Gabriel (36), Ryan (4) and Brianna hit respective singles to load the bases. With two outs, Adam connected for a clutch RBI hit that brought Gabriel home with a Riverdogs run.

Following a leadoff walk, York baserunner Gabriel (36) advanced to third base with a derring-do slide in the top of the third inning.. Gabriel would subsequently score a run that allowed the Riverdogs to close the gap to 5-3.
TP 11U reliever Dylan (8) extricated himself from a base loaded jam in the third frame with three sizzling strikeouts that sent the Riverdogs back to the dawg pund in the third frame.

With the bases loaded, wily TP 11U reliever Dylan extricated himself from the Mojo Jojo jam with three hot tamale strikeouts that put the kibosh on the Riverdogs rally bid in the third frame.

Toronto Playgrounds answered back with a run in the bottom of the third inning to take a 6-3 plurality.

Following a leadoff walk by Tristan and a single by William , Owen garnered a one out walk that loaded the bases. With two outs, Julian drew a bases loaded RBI walk that allowed Tristan to come home with a TP run.

With TP threatening to add more to their treasure trove, York 11U reliever Taio (72) found the groove and chalked up a pair of fly outs and a strikeout that quashed the TP insurgency in the third frame.

After giving up a run, York 11U reliever Taio (72) utilized a strikeout and two fly outs to end a TP bases loaded threat in the third frame.

The TP 11U Selects turned in a pair of exquisite defensive plays in the top of the fourth inning that frustrated York 11U’s comeback efforts.

After stroking a leadoff single, Riverdogs baserunner Emmett was caught high and dry in no man’s land as his wayfaring ways allowed TP shortstop Cole, first baseman Chris and second baseman William to erase Emmett on a Quasimodo 6-3-4 play to ring up the first out.

Following a one out hit by Alex, Zach (2) stroked a single that put two Riverdogs on base. Craving for more, York baserunner Alex made the bold as brass bid to advance to third base on the play. As Alex charged towards third, TP left fielder Dylan retrieved the ball and made a lightning throw to TP 11U reliever Owen, who slapped an emphatic tag on Alex before he could slide into third base to ring up a pretty 7-1 play for the second out!

THE BUCK STOPS HERE > York 11U baserunner Alex (9) slides into third base after being was erased on a Cool Hand Luke 7-1 tag out play by TP 11U reliever Owen (14) in the top of the fourth inning.
Aided by two stellar defensive plays from his defence, TP 11U reliever Owen (14) kept York 11U off the scoring ledger in the top of the fourth frame.

TP 11U reliever Owen finished off the inning with a fly out that left York 11U with nothing to show on the scoring ledger in the fourth frame.

Toronto Playgrounds threatened in the bottom half of the fourth inning following a double and stolen base by Cole.

With true grit, York 11U reliever Brianna chalked up two Nasty Canasta strikeouts and a groundout to extinguish the TP threat in the fourth frame.

With true grit, York 11U reliever Brianna (8) neutralized a TP threat in the bottom of the fourth inning with two nasty strikeouts and a groundout.

Refusing to throw in the towel, York 11U continued to battle in the top of the fifth inning as they scored a run that trimmed the shortfall to 6-4.

Following a one out walk, Gabriel turned on the afterburners and advanced into scoring position at third base courtesy of a stolen base and a wild pitch. After a walk by Milliano (20) put York baserunners on the corners, Ryan hit a 5-3 sacrifice hit that advanced Milliano to second and brought Gabriel home with a Riverdogs run.

York baserunner Gabriel (36) keeps the heat on the TP defence with a theft of second base in the top hlaf of the fifth inning. After advancing to third base on a wild pitch, Gabriel would subsequently score the Riverdogs fourth run of the game.
Ryan (4) brings home a run for York 11U with a sacrifice hit in the fifth frame.
TP 11U reliever Tristan (3) sandwiched a groundout between two strikeouts to keep the Riverdogs in check in the fifth frame.

Unruffled, TP 11U reliever Tristan rang up two strikeouts and a groundout to terminate the York rebellion in the fifth frame.

In the bottom of the fifth, TP 11U threatened again following a leadoff single and stolen base by Nate (35).

Nate (35) keeps the pressure on the Riverdogs with a leadoff single for TP in the bottom of the fifth inning.
With a TP runner on third base, York 11U reliever Zach (2) tallies two groundouts and a pop out to keep TP off the scoreboard in the fifth frame.

With the game on the line, York 11U reliever Zach showed no inclination to pussyfoot around the marigold bush as he chalked up a pair of groundouts and a pop out to subvert the TP insurgency in the fifth frame.

Donning their rally caps, York 11U rallied back with a pair in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game 6-6.

After a leadoff single by Adam, Lennox (19) drew a walk that put two ducks on pond. Following a one out walk by Alex that loaded the bases, Thad delivered a clutch two out two RBI double that advanced Alex to third base and brought Adam and Lennox homeward with the Riverdogs tying runs.

Down 6-4 and with the bases loaded, Thad (22) delivers a grace under pressure two out two RBI double that brought home the Riverdogs tying runs in the top half of the sixth inning.
In a gritty outing, TP 11U reliever Chris (7) tallied a pop out, fly out and groundout to end the York 11U coup d’├ętat in the sixth frame.

With York’s go ahead runs standing at third and second base, TP 11U reliever Chris induced a groundout that extinguished the Riverdogs coup d’├ętat in the sixth frame.

And it was at this nail biting juncture in the proceedings where TP 11U came up to bat in the bottom vector of the sixth inning and came face to face with their rendezvous with destiny,

EXTRA INNINGS

Photos from the EBA 11U Select Loop Game between the Toronto Playgrounds 11U Selects and the York 11U Riverdogs on Friday. August 11, 2023 at Christie Pits Diamond 3.