On a beautiful night last Thursday June 25th at Rotary Park, the Peninsula Padres claimed the 2015 Greater Victoria Baseball Association U11 – Mosquito city title by defeating the Carnarvon Angels 7-0. Both teams played well but in the end it was the Padres pitching that took the day. Jack Swinton and Ashton Carrier combined to scatter just four hits and a walk while earning the shut out. Remarkably the two pitchers combined for eighteen strike outs in the six inning affair.
The Padres got the lead early scoring two in the first off Lucas O’Keefe who pitched two strong innings for the Angels. The Padres added one in the third for a 3-0 lead. The game stayed very tight with Oliver Mabee shutting down the Padres in the fourth. The Padre bats then came alive again in the bottom of the fifth where they tacked on four additional runs to ensure the victory.
Offensively the Padres were led by Swinton and Lucas Holt who both went three for three on the day.