Gordon Head Duncan Orthodontists Defeat Triangle 12-5 for Mosquito Title!
Gordon Head (Duncan Orthodontics) won the Greater Victoria Baseball Association Mosquito A Championships on Friday night over Triangle #3. “We had a hard fought game against a great team from Triangle and prevailed 12-5, said coach Byron Postle. “We got off to a great start and scored five runs in the first inning and a third before Triangle put in their ace Caleb Krueber who shut us down for the next two and two thirds innings,” he said. Triangle made a game of it in the 4th when they scored three to make it 5-3 but Gordon Head stormed back with four in the 5th with a four-run two-out rally sparked by a two run double by Nate Postle and three more in the 6th to take victory and championship 12-5. “Defensively we played a solid game and had outstanding pitching from Calvin Somers, Colin Gall, Matthew Rabillard-Wong and our closer Austin Somers,” Postle said. The Gordon Head team includes Nico Bawlf, Mark Felea-Motet, Colin Gall, Daniel Hedji, Patrick Hedji, Jonathan Hygh, Spencer Petras, Mathew Robillard-Wong, Nate Postle,Austin Somers, Calvin Somers, Nick Strandberg.
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Pee Wee A
Esquimalt Blue Jays Reign Supreme in City Pee Wee A Finals
Esquimalt lead off batter Stephen Thorton’s (top left) third hit of the game – a clutch, 2 out, 2 RBI single in the bottom of the 5th inning – provided the go ahead runs and the eventual game winner as the Esquimalt Blue Jays defeated the Carnarvon Trappers 9-6 in the Greater Victoria Baseball Association (GVBA) Pee Wee A Championship Thursday night at Lampson Park in Esquimalt. The Jays, who are playing their first year under the GVBA and BC Minor Baseball umbrella after many years as a Little League association, fell behind early in this one, as the first three Carnarvon batters of the game reached base and came around to score. The Jays scored 3 of their own in the bottom of the first however and the see-saw battle was on. Carnarvon would score 2 more runs in the top of the second, as Jay starting pitcher Thorton struggled to find the strike zone. Thorton was replaced by reliever Jeremy Patterson (top right) who did a masterful job, allowing Carnarvon just a single run in his 3 and 2/3 innings of work, and allowing his team to get back in the game. Trailing 5-3 the Jays would score single runs in the bottom of the second and bottom of the 3rd to tie the game up after three. After a scoreless 4th inning, Carnarvon would push a run across in the top of the 5th to go up 6-5, as Ryan Warner singled and later came around to score courtesy of a single by Ryan Scherr and then a wild pitch. That set the stage for the Jays and Thorton’s 5th inning heroics and the Jays went to the 6th with a 8-6 lead. Enter Esquimalt closer Cade Wilcox, a towering young man, who promptly shut the door on the Trappers, striking out the side in the 6th. The Jays would add an insurance run in the bottom of the 6th and then Wilcox would fan another 2 of the final four batters, including the final out, to secure the win for the Jays and touch off the on-field celebration. For Carnarvon Ryan Warner had a strong game with a pair of hits and scoring a pair of runs. He also pitched 3 innings of relief. Ryan Scheer also added a pair of hits to the mix. For Esquimalt, Thorton had three hits and scored a run. Jason Willow added a pair of hits and a run, while Brandon White scored a pair of runs on a single and a walk.
Photos courtesy of Christian J. Stewart. Additional images from this game may be found at http://christianjstewart.zenfolio.com/2010peeweea
Pee Wee AA
GVBA Pee Wee AA Championship Goes to the Carnarvon Cannons
Using a powerful offence that pounded out 15 hits, and the shut-down pitching of Angus Catto (top left) and Michael Varley (top right), who allowed only 2 runs over the final 6 innings, the Carnarvon Cannons turned around an early 4-2 deficit and cruised to an 11-6 win over the Gordon Head Black Sox in the 2010 Greater Victoria Baseball Association (GVBA) Pee Wee AA final held Friday night at Lambrick Park. The Cannons jumped out of the gate early in this one as back to back hits by leadoff hitter Varley and second batter Brock Duncan, were followed up with one out singles by Dylan Werrun and Tyler Rickman to stake the Cannons to a quick 2-0 lead. The Black Sox answered with 4 runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, as Carnarvon starting pitcher Liam Catto struggled with the strike zone and walked in 2 of the 4 Gordon Head runs. Catto would be replaced by Angus Catto who got the Cannons out of the inning and then would continue to pitch a strong game, allowing just a single run until he was replaced in the 4th inning. Meanwhile, Carnarvon would score two more in the top of the 2nd inning, courtesy of a 2 run homer over the centerfield fence by Mitchell Newman, and then blow the game wide open with 5 runs in the top of the 3rd inning to hold a 9-5 lead after 3 complete innings. The Cannons then turned to their ace Varley, who was simply dominating on the mound, retiring all but two of the final 14 Gordon Head batters he faced in his 4 innings of work to secure the win. For the Black Sox Rhys Saxton and Ethan Skuija scored a pair of runs each, while Kieran Waters and Jeremy Allen added the others. For Carnarvon, Duncan and Rickman had 3 hits apiece with Duncan scoring a pair of runs, while Sam Glowicki and Werrun added a pair of hits each with Werrun also scoring twice.
Photos Courtesy of Christian J. Stewart. Additional photos from this game are available at http://christianjstewart.zenfolio.com/pwaa2010
Congratulations are extended to the Duncan Renegades who defeated the Carnarvon Mudcats 7-6 to capture the Bantam A title.
Carnarvon Cannons Crowned GVBA Bantam AA Champions
Tyler DeMan (top left) pitched 6 innings of one-hit ball while his offence, led by Zach Deol (top right) with a 2-run home run, scored 4 runs in the first inning to lead the Carnarvon Cannons to a 10-2 victory over Peninsula, thus capturing the 2010 Greater Victoria Baseball Association (GVBA) Bantam AA Spring Championship Tuesday night at Carnarvon Park. The Cannons stormed out of the gate early as Deol’s 2-run home run was followed up with 2 more runs courtesy of a passed ball and an error. Peninsula starting pitcher Aiden Carter-Hughes, who on Saturday was brilliant in an 8-2 playoff win against Lambrick Park, struggled to find his control a bit in the first, surrendering 3 walks, 2 of which came around to score. For Carnarvon, DeMan was steady on the hill (6 innings pitched, 1 earned run, 1 hit, 0 walks and 6 strikeouts) and baffled the Peninsula hitters with great pitch selection and control. His only blemish was a 2nd inning solo home-run by Peninsula’s Matt Cribden (to make the score 4-1) and two errors that led to Peninsula’s second run in the 4th inning. The Carnarvon offence, quieted temporarily by Carter-Hughes after the first inning, finally came alive again in the 4th. With the score 5-2 and two runners on, Evan Willow notched and RBI single to make the score 6-2. Ryan Kennedy then stroked a clutch two-out, two RBI single to make the score 8-2 and effectively put the game out of reach. Carnarvon would seal the deal in the bottom of the 5th with two more runs, courtesy of RBI singles by Willow (his second hit of the game) and Deol (also his second hit of the game). Carnarvon’s Sam Stafford-Veale would come on to pitch the final inning and surrendered a two-out walk before getting a ground out to end the game. For Carnarvon, Deol (home run, single, 2 runs scored, 3 RBIs) and Willow (2 singles, 1 run scored, 2 RBIs) were the offensive leaders. Stafford-Veale (2 walks, 2 runs scored), Zane Takhar (single, 2 walks, 2 runs scored), Kennedy (single, 1 run scored, 2 RBIs) also contributed to the mix. For Peninsula, Cribden (HR) and Patrick Reed (reached on error) were the only run scorers in the game.
Photos Courtesy of Christian J. Stewart. Additional photos from this game are available at http://christianjstewart.zenfolio.com/bantamaa2010
Peninsula Blue vs Peninsula Red in the Battle for Midget AA Supremacy
On Sunday June 20th, it was an all Peninsula affair as the Peninsula Blue Rockets defeated the Peninsula Red Rockets by a score of 4-0 at Rotary Park in Sidney. The Blue Rockets Shane Gallagher pitched 7 shutout innings with 10 strikeouts, 4 hits, and 3 bases on balls. Fellow teammate Matt Donison went 2 for 3 at the plate and Ashley Combs hit a 2 RBI single in the third for the game’s first 2 runs. Brett Clarke from the Red Rockets pitched 6 innings of 8 hit ball and 4 strikeouts. His fellow teammate Joel Podmoroff went 2 for 3 at the plate.