12U Cardinals win YSBA championship

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After finishing the regular season with a 16-1 record, the Creemore Cardinals 12U team won four straight games to win the York Simcoe Baseball Association ‘A’ championship tournament this past weekend in Vaughan.

In the first game of the tournament the Cardinals defeated the Thornhill Redbirds by a score of 11-2. Reece Fuller earned the win on the mound after throwing two perfect innings while Hayden Goodfellow-Oster finished off the game with a scoreless last inning and two strikeouts.

On Saturday morning, pitcher Rhys Rowbotham led the Cardinals by throwing a complete game, two hit shutout against the Stouffville Yankees. Keenan Reynolds smashed two triples and Paul Twiss anchored the infield defence on the way to a 15-0 win.

The afternoon game on Saturday had another great pitching performance. This time, Evan Wells would throw a complete game against the Markham Mariners in a 13-1 Cardinal win.

These three wins earned the team a spot in the championship game against the Vaughan Vikings. Thomas Weldon would continue the streak of strong

pitching performances with a complete game one-hit shutout in a 10-0 win. Dylan Rayburn had two hits and three stolen bases including a steal of home in the victory.

By winning the YSBA championship the Cardinals have earned a berth in the Baseball Ontario provincial championships Labour Day weekend in Chatham.

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