Baseball set to boom in Creemore
If you blinked you may have missed the start to the Braves’ baseball season.
After adding a Championship Mosquito team to Creemore last year, the Braves have expanded yet again. With a well balanced roster of Rookies and Veterans, the Senior Braves have paced themselves to a 3-1 start.
Lance Bryan picked up the win in their most recent game, a 12-6 win over the Mansfield Cubs, a Thursday night date with the New Lowell Knights next on the docket.
Creemore is running a 15U and 13U program in the York Simcoe Baseball Association Loop for this season, both of whom played exhibition games this past Sunday at Gowan Park. The Braves 15U team put away Collingwood’s 15U Rep team 10-8 in a rain shortened game. Prior to that, Robb Stinson had his 13U team put on a hitting clinic in a 30-1 route of the newly formed Essa Expos team.
Cal Stinson pitched a two-hit gem on Wednesday night, striking out eight, at Gowan Park as the Braves put up a nine-run fifth inning to mercy the visiting Innisfil Cardinals 14-3. Stone Breedon scored three runs from the leadoff spot, while the Dupuis brothers paced the offence with five hits and seven runs batted in.
Creemore now hosts a Teeball and Senior Rookie program as part of the South Simcoe Minor Baseball Association, with the former opening their season at Gowan Park Saturday morning 8:30 a.m. versus Angus #2. This is now the third year of Creemore hosting a Minor Baseball Association, the first year struggling to find enough to field a team, to this season now consisting of a strong membership of 95 Players and Coaches.
Up Next: TeeBall hosts Angus #2 Saturday 8:30 a.m. at Gowan Park; Braves 13U Select will host the Barrie Baycats for a doubleheader at Gowan Park, Saturday at noon, to start their league play; Seniors are back home Tuesday night to host the Ivy Leafs at Gowan Park, 6:30 p.m. first pitch.