This Week in Baseball: Peewee Championship Day
The weekly "This Week In Baseball" articles overview the activities of various Pelham Minor Baseball Association teams. Teams span from T-Ball to Midget age with several rep teams representing Pelham across the region. Please watch for some familiar names throughout the season!
Group 92 Mechanical Rookie Rep team has finished their season strong coming in second place in their division against Niagara Falls Minors. It was a battle right to the very last inning with a final score of 5-4. The coaches are extremely proud of all the players as this is the first year Pelham has been able to field a Rookie Rep team. The progress made with fielding and batting is encouraging to the team as they head into the Ontario Baseball Association tournament in Kingsville, ON on Labour Day Weekend. The team wishes to thank all of the parents and volunteers who have helped to make the season a success! Thanks again for all the support from Pelham Minor Baseball Association. The coaches hope to see everyone again next season for Rookie Rep Ball!
Placing second in the Niagara District tier 2 playoffs, the Miller Restoration Mosquito Rep team faced off against division rival Welland Mustangs for the championship. Starting pitcher Andy Nawrocki did a fantastic job setting down the Mustangs in order with three strike outs in the second inning. Chase Munn had two RBIs in the game. Catcher Cameron Wells did his best to frame a small strike zone for both Andy and closer Connor Jolicoeur. Although bested by the Mustangs, the Panthers were happy with their second place finish in the league. The team will compete next weekend in Essex in the Ontario Baseball Association final.
The two Pelham Minor Baseball Association Peewee teams competed for the Pelham Cup in their final game of the season this past Wednesday evening. Before the game players participated in a Pitch, Hit and Run competition. 1st place went to Kaleb Dobrucki-Connelly, 2nd to Andrew Behring and 3rd to Caleb Stevenson. Using all the skills the players from the Fonthill Lions Reds and Willowbrook Nurseries Orioles gained throughout the season, both teams played very well with the Orioles edging out the Reds with a final score of 6-3. The game played under the lights was highlighted by a home run hit off the outfield fence by Alex Rubino of the Reds.