Creemore 11U’s ready for long weekend showdown
The Creemore 11U Select team finished their Baseball Ontario August Madness league schedule this past weekend with four games in Brampton.
On Saturday, the team got off to a great start by beating the previously undefeated Sudbury Shamrocks by a score of 9-5. Evan Wells and Reece Fuller pitched well and were supported by error-free defence and a grand slam by Keenan Reynolds. Despite being out-hit 10 to five, the Creemore squad took advantage of eight walks and an error to hand the Shamrocks their first loss.
In Game 2, the team found themselves trailing 9-3 before scoring four runs in the sixth inning to bring them within two. With Sudbury on their heels and Creemore threatening to sweep the doubleheader, and take first place in their pool, the game was called due to the time limit and their comeback was cut short. Creemore had home runs from Ben Clouthier and Thomas Weldon.
On Sunday morning Creemore faced the Sault Ste. Marie Black Sox and narrowly pulled out a 7-6 win after leading 7-1. The Black Sox battled back and took advantage of some poor defence to make for a thrilling finish. Brayden Foulds shut down the Black Sox for four innings and earned the win.
The afternoon game on Sunday saw Creemore face the Brampton Royals for the third time this season. Hayden Goodfellow-Oster started and pitched three innings before departing with a 10-2 lead. Tait Broad and Cooper Duits would finish off the game which ended up 14-4 in favour of Creemore.
A six-win and three-loss record in league play has put the Creemore team in second place in their four-team pool heading into the championship tournament Labour Day weekend in Sudbury. The team will have two more exhibition games as a tune-up prior to the tournament. Come support the boys Sunday, August 29 at 10 a.m. at Gowan Park when they take on the Milton Mets.