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WEEK 1 ROUND UP
May 14, 2011


1. Windsor Stars (2-0) (1)

The Stars beat the Windsor Selects and Tecumseh Juniors by scores of 14-4 and 14-0 respectively. Picco and Carter are a combined 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 16 K.

2. Leaside Leafs (1-0-1) (2)

The Leafs tied the Mariners and then beat the Mariners 12-0 on consecutive days. Jorge Frugoni is starting to establish himself as the ace of the team. He posted a line of 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K. Travis Skelton is off to a fine start in his new uniform, with a 2 run game-tying triple in the seventh inning of game one, and he went 1 for 1 with 3 BB and 4 R in game two.

3. Thornhill Reds (0-0-1) (6)

The Reds got off to a hot start in 2010 and found themselves near the top of the rankings, but tailed off in the middle of the year. This year's team looks poised to maintain a spot near the top in 2011. They tied East York in their first game, but were a bit shorthanded. Gary Rose went 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K.

4. Ilderton Red Army (2-0) (7)

Last year's semi finalists are off to a fine start, with 7-3 and 2-1 wins over Tillsonburg and London.

5. Erindale Cardinals (1-0) (5)

The Cards took their opener 4-1 against the Oakville A's. Geoff Cullen was in his usual form, registering 2 doubles on the night.

6. Mississauga SW Twins (2-0) (HM)

The Twins beat the Etobicoke Rangers and Niagara Metros by scores of 15-5 and 8-3. They had a good debut in Senior AAA ball last year, and they look ready to take the next step this year, and remain amongst the elite teams of the province.

7. Tecumseh Thunder (1-0) (10)

The Thunder handled Troy Jet Box, who have been one of the top two teams in the Can-Am league for a long time standing. A very good start to the season for a team who made the final three last year at the Elims. Kyle Trudell was good on the mound for Tecumseh.

8. Glanbrook Grizzlies (0-1) (3)

A 1-0 loss in 11 innings probably doesn't warrant a drop from 3 to 8, but the teams ahead of them (except for Thornhill who tied their only game) have been impressive thus far. Chris Cooney tossed 6 shutout innings in the opener.

9. Lakeside Lizards (0-0) (8)

Haven't played a game yet.

10. Markham Mariners (0-1-1) (4)

Tied a game and lost a game to the Leafs this week. They will be fine once the season gets going a bit.

Honourable Mention:

Newmarket Hawks (0-1) (9)
Oakville A's (0-1) (HM)
Strathroy Royals (0-0) (HM)

GTBL

Thornhill 5 East York 5 (HR- Tyler John)
Redbirds 3 (LP- Chris Gott) Martingrove 6 (WP- Mike Didier, SV- Dennis Hucal, HR- Mike Drzazga)
Markham 5 (HR- Jason Graham) Leaside 5
Leaside 12 (WP- Jorge Frugoni) Markham 0 (LP- John Frederick)
Newmarket 6 (LP- Travis Welder) Redbirds 7 (WP- Mark Nolan)

COBA

Burlington 1 (WP- Mike Bonnano) Glanbrook 0 (LP- Mike Grilli)
Erindale 4 (WP- Brad Kozak) Oakville 1
Etobicoke 5 (LP- Curtis Saunders) Mississauga SW 15 (WP- Jordan Petruska)
Brampton 8 Burlington 2
Mississauga SW 8 (WP- Andrew Foster) Niagara 3 (LP- Dustin Turner)

Can Am

Windsor Selects 4 Windsor Stars 14 (WP- Mike Girimonte)
Windsor Stars 14 (WP- Steve Carter) Tecumseh Juniors 0
Troy 1 (LP- Andy Bryant) Tecumseh 7 (WP- Kyle Trudell)
WAA 12 (WP- Barry Keith) Windsor Selects 2

SWBL

Ilderton 7 Tillsonburg 3
Ilderton 2 London 1

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Bryan Dufour, Windsor Stars

Dufour got off to a solid start for the Stars, as they try to three peat. He is 4 for 6 with a triple, 3 RBI, 4 Runs Scored and a Walk in 2 Windsor wins.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Gary Rose, Thornhill Reds

Rose tossed 5 shutout innings against the East York Bulldogs, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 8. This game meant a lot to not only Rose, but the Reds as well. They need a pitcher to step up and establish himself as an ace, and Rose showed the potential to do just that.



WEEK 2 ROUND UP
May 23, 2011


1. Windsor Stars (5-0) (1)

The Stars posted a spectacular week. They beat league rivals Tecumseh 3-1, then swept a double-header from Troy by scores of 5-4 and 8-0. John Picco and Steve Carter combined for 12 innings pitched and 1 run allowed.

2. Leaside Leafs (1-0-1) (2)

Did not play.

3. Thornhill Reds (0-0-1) (3)

Did not play.

4. Ilderton Red Army (2-0) (4)

Did not play.

5. Glanbrook Grizzlies (1-1) (8)

Glanbrook earned a hard-fought victory against Erindale, 10-7. The 10 runs is good news for a Grizzlies offence that got shutout in its first game.

6. Strathroy Royals (1-0) (NR)

The Royals will be around all year as a team that will be tough to beat. That was proven in a 7-5 win against the tough Lakeside Lizards.

7. Erindale Cardinals (2-1) (5)

The 'Cards lost 10-7 to Glanbrook, but rebounded with a 3-2 victory against Milton.

8. Markham Mariners (1-1-1) (10)

Markham posted a 13-0 win against Martingrove. They regained their long ball stroke from last year, as John Bell went deep and Jesse Dynes homered twice.

9. Mississauga SW Twins (2-2) (9)

The Twins had a tough week, losing both ends of a double-header against Brampton, by scores of 4-3 and 7-0.

10. Tecumseh Thunder (2-2) (7)

The Thunder lost 3-1 to the Stars, and split a double-header with the Windsor Selects Junior team. Mitch Kramer is in fine form early on the mound.

Honourable Mention:

Brampton Battlecats (3-1) (NR)
Lakeside Lizards (0-1) (9)
Newmarket Hawks (0-1) (NR)
Oakville A's (0-1) (NR)

HITTER OF THE WEEK

Jesse Dynes, Markham Mariners

The veteran slugger showed that he still has a great deal to offer. Dynes went deep twice against Martingrove in a 13-0 road win. He went 3 for 4 with 5 RBI in the game.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Steve Carter, Windsor Stars

The former Oakland A's farmhand continued his assault on Senior Baseball, with a 7 inning shutout against Troy Jet Box. He allowed 3 hits, 4 walks, and struck out 5.

GTBL Scores

Markham 13 (WP- Brad Binns (1-0), HR- Jesse Dynes 2(2), John Bell (1))

COMBL Scores

Niagara 12 (WP- Brian Kusey (1-0), HR- Evan Baglieri (1)) Brampton 5 (LP- Mike Burke)
Mississauga SW 3 Brampton 4
Mississauga SW 0 Brampton 7
Erindale 7 (LP- Andrew Mullen) Glanbrook 10 (WP- Ryan Colling, SV- Mike Grilli)
Erindale 2 Milton 3 (LP- Liam Tennant)

Can-Am Scores

Windsor 3 (WP- John Picco) Tecumseh 1 (LP- Andrew Pierce)
WAA 0 Tecumseh Juniors 10
WAA 0 Tecumseh Juniors 6
Tecumseh 5 (WP- Jason Marentette) Windsor Selects 1 (LP- Jeff Walker)
Tecumseh 8 (LP- Jered Ferencik) Windsor Selects 10 (WP- BJ Small)
Windsor 8 (WP- Steve Carter) Troy 0
Windsor 5 (WP- Branden Robitaille) Troy 4

SWLBL Scores

Lakeside 5 Strathroy 7

WEEK 3 ROUND UP
May 30, 2011


TOP 10

1. WINDSOR STARS (7-0) (1)

Windsor has jumped out to a 7-0 start with just 10 runs allowed, after sweeping a twin bill against the Tecumseh Juniors by scores of 1-0 and 3-1.

2. LEASIDE LEAFS (1-0-1) (2)

Did not play.

3. THORNHILL REDS (2-0-1) (3)

Upended the Mariners twice, after beating them 7-3 and 12-3. JR Crosby homered in his first game with the Reds.

4. GLANBROOK GRIZZLIES (1-1) (5)

Did not play.

5. STRATHROY ROYALS (1-0) (6)

Did not play.

6. ILDERTON RED ARMY (2-1) (4)

Lost 2-0 to Tillsonburg, and dropped to 2-1 on the season.

7. NEWMARKET HAWKS (1-1) (NR)

Hung on to beat East York 8-7, after jumping out to an early 7-0 lead.

8. LAKESIDE LIZARDS (0-1) (NR)

Did not play.

9. OAKVILLE A'S (1-1) (NR)

Beat Mississauga SW 8-4 in the lone game they played this week.

10. ETOBICOKE RANGERS (2-1-1) (NR)

Lit up Erindale 13-2, then beat Niagara 6-5 and tied Niagara 4-4 in a double dip.

Honourable Mention

Brampton Battlecats (3-1) (NR)
Erindale Cardinals (2-2) (7)
Martingrove White Sox (2-1) (NR)

GTBL

Newmarket 8 (WP- Dave MacPherson (1-0) SV- Mark West (1)) East York 7 (LP- Shawn Leah (0-1), HR- Adam Ross (1))

Martingrove 9 (WP- Ryan Donnelly) Redbirds 6 (LP- Peter Westlake)

Markham 3 (LP- Mark Cheeseman (0-1)) Thornhill 7 (WP- Andrew Bergman (1-0), HR- JR Crosby (1), Brian MacDonald (1))

Thornhill 12 (WP- Eric Wakeman (1-0)) Markham 3 (LP- Brad Binns (1-1))

COMBL

Etobicoke 13 (WP- Josh Wood, HR- Jeff Altpeter) Erindale 2

Oakville 8 Mississauga SW 4

Etobicoke 6 (WP- Sasha Gerster) Niagara 5 (LP- Geoff Strong)

Etobicoke 4 Niagara 4

Milton 3 (WP- Ian Zettle) Mississauga SW 2

Milton 2 (LP- Tyler Wilson) Mississauga SW 6 (WP- Eric Ventura)

Can-Am

Tecumseh 2 (LP- Andrew Pierce) Troy 7 (WP- Jake Eliopolous)

Tecumseh 0 (LP- Rob Blunck) Troy 10 (WP- Johnny Darretto, HR- Matt Viggiano)

Windsor Selects 3 WAA 6

Tecumseh Juniors 0 Windsor 1

Tecumseh Juniors 1 Windsor 3

London Area

Ilderton 0 Tillsonburg 2

HITTER OF THE WEEK

Mark Capone, Etobicoke

Capone seems to get overlooked sometimes, but make no mistake about it- he is one of the best, and most accomplished hitters in Senior Baseball. He has hit at every level, and holds many records at the University of British Columbia.

Mark led the Rangers to a big week, as they went 2-0-1. Against Erindale, Capone went 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, 3 walks, 3 RBI and scored 2 runs. Against Niagara, he added 2 more hits and 2 more RBI. He capped off the double header against Niagara with another hit in the second game.

Past Winners:
Bryan Dufour, Windsor
Jesse Dynes, Markham

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Eric Wakeman, Thornhill

The rookie right hander was impressive in his Senior debut, tossing 5 shutout innings ans scattering 4 hits. Much has been said about the Thornhill offensive additions they have made, but Wakeman and many like him will be pivotal parts to Thornhill's success on the mound.

This was the third solid outing the Reds received from a starting pitcher in as many games.

Past Winners:
Gary Rose, Thornhill
Steve Carter, Windsor

WEEK 4 ROUND UP
June 6, 2011


1. Windsor Stars (10-0) (1)

The Stars got some more good pitching this week, and remain unbeaten.

2. Thornhill Reds (7-0-1) (3)

The Reds took care of business in Tillsonburg, going 4-0 and outscoring opponents 22-10 en route to the championship.

3. Ilderton Red Army (4-3) (6)

They lost to Milton in the tournament opener, but regrouped to make it to the finals.

4. Glanbrook Grizzlies (3-3) (4)

Lost to Thornhill in the semi-finals of Tillsonburg tournament.

5. Leaside Leafs (2-1-1) (2)

Lost only game of the week 6-4 to Martingrove.

6. Strathroy Royals (1-0) (5)

Did not play.

7. Newmarket Hawks (2-1) (7)

Beat Markham 13-0 in only game this week.

8. Martingrove White Sox (3-1) (NR)

Beat Leaside 6-4.

9. Etobicoke Rangers (3-2-1) (10)

Lost to Burlington and beat Erindale 7-0.

10. Brampton Battlecats (4-1) (NR)

First place in COMBL.

Honourable Mention:

Burlington Brants (4-2)
Markham Mariners (5-5-1)
Niagara Metros (2-2-1)
Tecumseh Thunder (4-5)


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Justin Pennell, Thornhill Reds

Took him long enough to make this list! Pennell hit a go ahead homerun against East York on Wednesday. Hit another homerun in the opening game of the tournament on Friday. Then he hit a go ahead homerun against Glanbrook on Sunday in the semi-finals. It was a very clutch week for Pennell. His three homeruns now put hin in a tie for first place in Ontario.

Past Winners:
Bryan Dufour, Windsor
Jesse Dynes, Markham
Mark Capone, Etobicoke

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Eric Wakeman, Thornhill

For the second week in a row, Wakeman gets the nod. He turned in a fine performance in the Tillsonburg final against Ilderton. It was a closely contested pitcher's duel, and Wakeman did not give in. The Reds won 1-0. For the season, Wakeman now has pitched 14 innings, and allowed just 1 run. He has a record of 3-0.

Past Winners:
Gary Rose, Thornhill
Steve Carter, Windsor
Eric Wakeman, Thornhill



GTBL

LEASIDE 4 (LP- Joshua Howsam, HR- Andrew Morales) Martingrove 6 (WP- Ryan Donnelly, SV- Patrick Veccharelli)

Morales' first homerun as a Leaf not enough, as Sox hand Leafs first loss.

East York 2 (LP- Mark Sikorski) Thornhill 5 (WP- Eric Wakeman, HR- Justin Pennell)

Thornhill scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th to break open a 5-5 tie. Dave McElroy started and pitched 5 shutout innings for Thornhill. Their third starter to accomplish the feat in four games. Justin Pennell hit his first homerun of the season.

Markham 6 (WP- Tommy Kempt, SV- Alex Bruce, HR- Steve Anderson (2)) East York 5 (LP- Dan Symons)

Anderson went deep twice for Markham as they come from behind to win. Pat Smith pitched 6 shutout innings for East York, before handing a lead over to the bullpen.

Markham 0 (LP- Steve Horsley) Newmarket 13 (WP- PA DiLulio, HR- S. O'Brien)

Hawks knock around Markham pitching. Sean O' Brien had 3 hits, including a grand slam, and 7 RBI. Paul Anthony DiLulio tossed 7 innings for the complete game shutout.

LEASIDE 11 (WP- Jorge Frugoni, SV- Andrew Morales, HR- Adam Morton) Redbirds 6 (LP- Derek King)

Leafs score double digits for second straight game. Morton went 3 for 4 with a homerun and 3 RBI. Kristenbrun had 2 hits and 4 RBI. Gruchy is now 8 for 12 after going 3 for 4.

COBA

Erindale 0 Etobicoke 7 (WP- Tim Lawrence)

Time Lawrence, Andrew Hyde and Kyle Breitner combined to 1 hit the Cardinals.

Oakville 4 (LP- Alex Hawley) Niagara 10 (WP- Rob Nixon, HR- Neil Campbell)

Rob Nixon got the win in his return to the mound for the Metros. He tossed a complete game, allowing 4 unearned runs and an impressive 12 strikeouts.

Etobicoke 4 (LP- Curtis Saunders, HR- Jeff Altpeter (2)) Burlington 5

The Brants won their Tillsonburg tune up, a home win against the Rangers. Burlington improves to 2-1 and Etobicoke falls to 2-2-1. Jeff Altpeter knocked out 2 homeruns for Etobicoke, and now has 3 on the year.

Brampton 3 Oakville 1

Battlecats are the early surprise in the province, as they have started the season with an impressive 4-1 record.

Glanbrook 7 (WP- Chris Cooney) Mississauga SW 2 (LP- Jamie Byrnes)

Chris "Big Country" Cooney tossed 8 innings, allowing just 2 runs (1 earned) and just 3 hits. The Twins have now dropped 5 straight after starting the season 2-0.

CAN-AM

Windsor Stars 4 (WP- John Picco) Troy 2

Windsor Selects Juniors 3 (WP- Jason Schneider) Tecumseh Thunder 1 (LP- Mitch Kramer)

WAA 1 (LP- Kevin Knudsen) Tecumseh Thunder 4 (WP- Andrew Pierce)

Tecumseh Thunder 13 (WP- Jason Marentette) Tecumseh Juniors 7 (LP- Eric Carducci)

The Thunder displayed their powerful offence, as they scored early and often to go to 3-4 on the season. Chris Mireault was 2/5 with 3 runs scored and 2 stolen bases.

Windsor 10 (WP- Brad Boussey) WAA 0

What a surprise: The Stars shutout another team! Brad Boussey made his first appearance of the season on the mound. The Stars are now 8-0 and have allowed a stingy 10 runs in 8 games.

SWBL

London 1 Lakeside 7

The Lizards booked their first win of the season, and are now 1-1.

TILLSONBURG TOURNAMENT

Thornhill 6 (WP- Gary Rose) Tillsonburg 0

Rose goes 6 shutout innings for the Reds, and he now has pitched 11 scoreless innings to start the season.

Thornhill 11 (HR- Justin Pennell) Port Lambton 6

Not much needs to be said about this one, other than Pennell went deep for the second time this season.

Milton 3 (WP- Tyler Wilson, HR- Kevin Greer) Ilderton 1

Kevin Greer hits a late 2 run homerun to give the Red Sox the win. Tyler Wilson picked up the win in relief of starter Liam Tennant.

Woodslee 1 Ilderton 7

Woodslee 4 Milton 3

Creemore 3 (WP- Brad Grieveson) Glanbrook 1 (LP- Ryan Colling)

Creemore put up a couple runs in the fifth, and rode the arm of Grieveson for the upset.

Glanbrook 3 (WP- Mike Grilli) Sarnia 0

Glanbrook scores 3 in the ninth, to take this one in extra innings.

Burlington 9 Markham 2

Riverside 3 Markham 4

Consolation Semi-Finals: Markham 10 Woodslee 0
Consolation Semi-Finals: Creemore defeats Tillsonburg
Consolation Finals: Markham 5 Creemore 0

Semi-Finals: Ilderton defeats Burlington in 11 innings
Semi-Finals: Glanbrook 3 (LP- Buck) Thornhill 4 (WP- Victor Simon, HR- Justin Pennell)

Andrew Page of Glanbrook pitched 5 shutout innings, before turning a lead over to the 'pen. Justin Pennell hit a go ahead 2 run homerun in the bottom of the 6th. Glanbrook came back to tie it in the top of the 7th, but an error forced in the winning run for Thornhill in the bottom of the 7th.

Finals: Ilderton 0 (LP- Simon Liston) Thornhill 1 (WP- Eric Wakeman)

Thornhill got a pinch-hit RBI double from Steve Wilson in the 6th. That is all they would need, as Eric Wakeman continues to impress with 7 shutout innings.


**congratulations to the Thornhill Reds for capturing the tournament title, on two closely contested games on Sunday.
WEEK 5 ROUND UP
June 13, 2011


TOP TEN
1. Windsor Stars (13-1) (1)

The Stars lost their first game of the year, but they responded with three consecutive victories to close out the week. Steve Carter continues to dazzle on the mound.

2. Thornhill Reds (8-0-1) (2)

The Reds might be the new team to beat in the GTBL, after a 5-4 victory at Leaside. They are the lone undefeated team remaining in Senior AAA.

3. Strathroy Royals (3-1) (6)

The Royals finally got on the field for some games this past week and went 2-1, including a win against Ilderton.

4. Glanbrook Grizzlies (6-5) (4)

The Grizzlies went 3-2 this week, and improved to 5-3 in league play and 6-5 overall. Atsushi Urata and Rob Wilson make an already dangerous pitching staff that much deeper.

5. Martingrove Sox (5-2) (8)

The Sox went 2-1, with an 11-1 victory against Markham and a 4-3 win at Newmarket. They got clubbed 17-0 in the rematch with Markham, who has now handed the Sox both of their losses this season.

6. Ilderton Red Army (5-5-1) (3)

The Red Army went 1-2-1 this week, with the tie coming against Lakeside, and one of the losses coming against Strathroy.

7. Leaside Leafs (3-3-1) (5)

The Leafs had lost three straight games, before beating East York on Saturday. The losses came against Martingrove, East York and Thornhill.

8. Tecumseh Thunder (7-6) (HM)

The Thunder had a very good week, going 3-1. The offence came around in a 17-3 blowout against WAA.

9. Brampton Battlecats (5-3) (10)

The Battlecats went just 1-2 this week, but a 3-1 win against Etobicoke kept them at the top of the COBA standings.

10. Etobicoke Rangers (4-3-1) (9)

The Rangers beat Burlington 6-0 and lost to Brampton 3-1. The duo of Andrew Hyde and Tim Lawrence has been very good for the Rangers thus far.

Honourable Mention:

Erindale Cardinals (4-3) (NR)
Markham Mariners (7-6-1) (HM)
Milton Red Sox (4-4) (NR)
Newmarket Hawks (2-2) (7)
Oakville A's (3-3) (NR)

SCORES
GTBL

Monday

Leaside 6 (LP- Andrew Morales) East York 8 (WP- Ryan Matheson, SV- Mark Sikorski)

Leafs drop second straight game. Bulldogs win their first game of season.

Tuesday

East York 3 Redbirds 3

Pat Smith ran his scoreless innings streak to 11, with 5 shutout innings for East York.

Martingrove 4 (WP- Mike Didier, SV- Dennis Hucal, HR- Steve Correia) Newmarket 3 (LP- Neal Baker, HR- Sean O'Brien)

The White Sox pull off another big win to improve to 4-1. Didier spun 6 innings of 3 hit baseball. Sean O'Brien hit his second homerun, and drove in 2. Steve Correia hit his first homerun, and had 4 hits on the night.

Thursday

Thornhill 5 (WP- Steve Palladino, HR- Tyler Cattapan) Leaside 4 (LP- Josh Bowman)

The shorthanded Reds remain unbeaten, and hand the Leafs their third straight loss. Cattapan hit his first career senior homerun.

Markham 1 (LP- Eric Wilton) Martingrove 11 (WP- Patrick Veccharelli, HR- Ryan Fosbery 2)

Ryan Fosbery homered twice, as the Martingrove Sox exacted some revenge on the Mariners from a big loss earlier in the season. Coincidentally, that was Martingrove's only loss, as they are now 5-1 this season.

Friday

East York 4 Markham 5

Saturday

East York 1 Leaside 8

Sunday

Martingrove 0 (LP- Dennis Hucal) Markham 17 (WP- Brad Binns)

Markham hits 4 homeruns (Graham 2, Bell, Dynes) in blowout.

Redbirds 11 East York 9

COBA

Monday

Glanbrook 4 (LP- Greg Swan) Niagara 9 (WP- Geoff Strong)

The Metros leapfrog the Grizzlies in the standings with a convincing win. Geoff Strong pitched 6 innings, giving up 2 hits, and striking out 12. Anthony Vacca drove in 4 runs for Niagara.

Mississauga SW 7 Erindale 12 (WP- Andrew Mullen, HR- Geoff Cullen)

The Twins continue to struggle, with a loss to Erindale. Josh Butler doubled twice and drove in 4 for the winners, while Cullen homered.

Burlington 7 Oakville 10 (WP- Marc Walton)

The Brants lose after a busy weekend in Tillsonburg.

Tuesday

Niagara 0 (LP- Brian Kusey) Mississauga SW 6 (WP- Adam Banski, HR- Jamie Smith)

The Twins finally put together a solid performance. Banski pitched 5 shutout innings, allowing a hit and 5 walks. Jamie Smith singled and homered for the Twins.

Brampton 4 (LP- Mike Burke) Glanbrook 6 (WP- Atsushi Urata, HR- Ryan Kinsella, SV- Kozak)

Corrie Morrison went 4 for 4 and is now 14 for 23 this season. Atsushi Urata made his Senior debut. The former Japanese and Independant League Pro pitched 5 innings, and gave up 3 hits, 1 walk, and 2 runs.

Wednesday

Milton 5 (WP- Tyler Wilson) Burlington 4 (LP- Travers Thompson)

Thursday

Erindale 20 (WP- Daniel Nauth) Niagara 15 (LP- Dan Proctor, HR- Evan Baglieri 3 (4))

Despite the loss, Evan Baglieri put on a performance for the ages. He had 4 hits, 3 of which were homeruns (2 run HR, 3 run HR, and his second grand slam of the season). Steve Gallant had 5 hits for the Cardinals.

Friday

Burlington 0 Etobicoke 6 (WP- Andrew Hyde, SV- Tim Lawrence, HR- Kyle Clancy)

Oakville 11 Brampton 0

Saturday

Etobicoke 1 Brampton 3

Glanbrook 1 (LP- Ryan Colling) Milton 4

Glanbrook 6 (WP- Justin Czorny, SV- Ryan Colling, HR- Tim Sogan) Milton 4

Sunday

Niagara 3 (LP- Brian Kusey) Glanbrook 9 (WP- Jamie Kozak)

The Grizz exact a bit of revenge, after losing 9-4 earlier in the week to the Metros.

Can-Am

Monday

Windsor 2 (LP- Dane Little) Windsor Selects 3

The Stars drop their first game of the year, and are now 10-1.

Wednesday

Troy 9 Windsor 10

Tecumseh Juniors 7 WAA 2

Windsor Juniors 6 Tecumseh 7 (WP- Kyle Trudell)

Friday

Tecumseh Juniors 0 Tecumseh Thunder 6 (WP- Mitch Kramer)

Sunday

WAA 3 Tecumseh 17

WAA 9 Tecumseh 7

Windsor Stars 4 (WP- Steve Carter) Windsor Selects 1

Windsor Stars 6 (WP- John Picco, SV- Dane Little) Windsor Selects 5


SWBL

Monday

Ilderton 10 (WP- Jordan Townshend) Tillsonburg 5

Townshend picked up the win in relief. Rob Wakefield drove in 5 runs for Ilderton.

Strathroy 6 London 1

Tuesday

Ilderton 2 (LP- Bryn McDonnell) Exeter 13

Exeter thwarts a tired Red Army squad.

Thursday

Lakeside 9 Ilderton 9

Friday

Strathroy 10 Ilderton 9

Lakeside 7 Exeter 8

Sunday

Exeter 8 Strathroy 3

Royals lose first game, as Exeter finishes off impressive week.


HITTER OF THE WEEK
Evan Baglieri, Niagara Metros

The young Metros catcher put together one of the best individual single game performances in a long time on Thursday against the Erindale Cardinals.

Baglieri had four hits on the night, three of which were homeruns (2 run HR, 3 run HR, grand slam). He had an incredible 11 RBI, which was a Metros single game record. The grand slam was Evan's second already this season.

Shockingly, the performance came in a losing effort as the Metros lost 20-15.

Past Winners:
Bryan Dufour, Windsor
Jesse Dynes, Markham
Mark Capone, Etobicoke
Justin Pennell, Thornhill

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Mitch Kramer, Tecumseh Thunder

Kramer continued his fine form this season with a complete game 6-0 shutout against the Tecumseh Juniors. Kramer tossed a gem, allowing just two hits and didn't walk a batter. He struck out six.

The lefty has now pitched 19 innings, and allowed just three runs. He has given up ten hits, and just three walks to 20 strikeouts. He is 1-1, and owns an incredible WHIP of 0.68.

Past Winners:
Gary Rose, Thornhill
Steve Carter, Windsor
Eric Wakeman, Thornhill
Eric Wakeman, Thornhill
WEEK 6 ROUND UP
June 20, 2011


TOP TEN

1. WINDSOR STARS (16-2) (1)

Dane Little suffered his second defeat of the season against Tecumseh. Little has been the hard-luck loser in both of the Stars' losses this season.

2. THORNHILL REDS (9-1-1) (2)

The Reds finally lost a game, as they split a home and home with Martingrove.

3. STRATHROY ROYALS (4-1) (3)

The Royals continue to handle their business by winning their only game of the week at Tillsonburg.

4. MARTINGROVE WHITE SOX (6-3) (5)

There is absolutely nothing wrong with splitting a home and home with Thornhill.

5. NEWMARKET HAWKS (5-2) (HM)

The Hawks went 3-0 this week and propelled themselves not only into the top ten, but into the top five.

6. TECUMSEH THUNDER (9-8) (8)

They went just 2-2 this week, but played the Stars extremely tough in both games of a double-header, and splitting the pair of games.

7. GLANBROOK GRIZZLIES (7-6) (6)

They continue the trend of winning a game and losing a game. They can't manage to get a streak going.

8. ILDERTON RED ARMY (7-6-1) (6)

They got the bats going in a thrashing of Lakeside.

9. MILTON RED SOX (7-5) (HM)

The "Trailer Park Boys" are playing solid baseball. They went 3-1 this week, including a double header sweep of Etobicoke.

10. LEASIDE LEAFS (4-4-1) (7)

The Leafs went 1-1 after getting blown out by Newmarket, and doing the same deed to Markham.

Honourable Mention:

Brampton Battlecats (6-5) (9)
Etobicoke Rangers (6-5-1) (10)
Markham Mariners (8-8-1) (HM)
Mississauga SW Twins (5-6) (NR)

HITTER OF THE WEEK

Evan Baglieri, Niagara

The first place Brampton Battlecats rolled into Community Park in St. Catharines to take on a struggling Metros team. The Cats had big leads late in both games, but lost both as the Metros came back to sweep the double header and improve to one game under .500.

At the centre of the sweep was second year Metros backstop Evan Baglieri, who gets the nod for hitter of the week for the second consecutive week. In game one, Evan drove in an incredible five RBI, and has a stranglehold on the runs batted in province lead. He drove in 11 in a game last week. In the second game, Evan hit his province leading fifth homerun, and drove in two more as the Metros once again came from behind to win. Without the contributions of Baglieri, it is safe to say the Metros would have had an even harder time coming back in both games.

Past Winners:

B. Dufour, Windsor
J. Dynes, Markham
M. Capone, Etobicoke
J. Pennell, Thornhill
E. Baglieri, Niagara

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Steve Teno, Windsor

Teno has picked up right where he left off last season, after winning the unofficial Cy Young in 2010.

This week, he pitched one of the most dominant games in senior baseball as the Stars made quick work of WAA. The lefty tossed 6 shutout innings, and gave up just a single base hit. What was more impressive was that he did not walk a batter, and fanned 11.

This season, Teno has pitched 13.2 innings and has not allowed a run. He is tied woith the province lead in ERA and is leading the way with a 0.29 WHIP.

Past Winners:

G. Rose, Thornhill
S. Carter, Windsor
E. Wakeman, Thornhill
E. Wakeman, Thornhill
M. Kramer, Tecumseh

GTBL

Tuesday

East York 4 (LP- Ryan Matheson) Newmarket 14 (WP- Dave MacPherson)

Liam O'Brien had three hits and three RBI, as the Hawks move to 3-2 on the season and the Bulldogs continue to slump.

Markham 11 (WP- Tommy Kempt, SV- Mark Cheeseman) Redbirds 9 (LP- Ian Okorofsky)

Andre Steer hit his first homerun of the year, and also added a triple with three RBI.

Wednesday

Martingrove 1 (LP- Patrick Veccharelli) Thornhill 11 (WP- Dave McElroy)

Dave McElroy pitched 6 stellar innings, and Justin Pennell homered, as the Reds take over first place in percentage and points in the league. Pennell also walked four times, three of which were intentional.

Thursday

Thornhill 10 (LP- Eric Wakeman) Martingrove 12 (WP- Steve Correia, SV- Mike Didier

The White Sox return the favour and take game two of the home and home. In the process, the Reds lost their first game of the year. Anand Puran drove in five runs against his former team.

Newmarket 12 (WP- PA Di Lulio) Leaside 6 (LP- Mark Blanchard)

Di Lulio pitched his second complete game of the year, and the Hawks improved to 4-2. Kevin Holloway had a four for four night. Bryan Rock hit his first homerun for Leaside.

Friday

Newmarket 6 (WP- Travis Welder) Markham 5 (LP- Jason Graham)

Steve Anderson hit his third homerun for Markham, but it wasn't enough to stop the streaking Hawks who are now 5-2.

Sunday

Leaside 14 (WP- Jorge Frugoni) Markham 6 (LP- Mark Cheeseman)

Kyle Kristenbrun homered, and the Leafs continued their dominance over the Mariners.

COBA

Monday

Brampton 13 (WP- Nick Sousa) Erindale 12 (LP- Steve Gallant)

The Battlecats improve to 6-3, with a shootout win. Aneil Birsa had four hits for the Cardinals.

Milton 5 (LP- Ian Zettle) Oakville 9 (WP- Andrew Kotulak)

The A's seem like they're rounding into form, as they get above the .500 mark for the first time this season.

Tuesday

Erindale 0 Mississauga SW 6

Five Twins' pitchers combine to slow down the Cardinals offence, which has been on fire as of late.

Wednesday

Glanbrook 6 Burlington 7

Thursday

Milton 11 (WP- Scott McTrach) Niagara 5 (LP- Brandon Beattie)

The Red Sox travelled to Niagara and got it done on the road against the Metros.

Friday

Oakville 3 Etobicoke 8

Oakville 1 Etobicoke 3

Saturday

Etobicoke 0 (LP- Tim Lawrence) Milton 4 (WP- Tyler Wilson)

Tyler Wilson held the Rangers to just four hits and didn't walk a batter, as the Red Sox took game one of the double header.

Etobicoke 7 (LP- Pete Saweczko) Milton 8 (WP- Ian Zettle)

The Red Sox sweep the double-header on the strength of a four hit game by Dusty Roskam, including a homerun.

Brampton 11 (LP- Joey Nonis) Niagara 14 (WP- Brandon Beattie)

The Metros came back from a 9-3 deficit to steal game one of the double header. Andrew Sorochan hit a grand slam, and Evan Baglieri had five more RBI.

Brampton 7 (LP- Mike Burke) Niagara 8 (WP- Jonathan Paul)

The Metros came back from a 6-2 deficit in this one, to steal both ends of the double dip. Baglieri was at it again, knocking out his fifth homerun of the season.

Sunday

Oakville 1 Glanbrook 4

Jamie Kozak pitched a complete game, leading the Grizzlies to an important league win.

CAN-AM

Monday

Tecumseh Juniors 2 WAA 3 (WP- Barry Munro)

Wednesday

Troy 2 Tecumseh 6

The Thunder continue to make noise, handing Troy another loss while improving to 8-6.

Windsor 10 (WP- Steve Teno) WAA 0

Last year's unofficial Top Pitcher in the province (Teno) pitched 6 innings, yielding just one hit, and striking out eleven in the blowout.

Friday

Windsor 4 (WP- Brad Boussey) Tecumseh juniors 0

Matt Rustulka pitched 7 shutout innings for the Stars and fanned 10 while giving up just two hits. But the Stars needed extra innings to beat the Juniors of Tecumseh.

Troy 6 Tecumseh 3

Sunday

Tecumseh 1 (LP- Kyle Trudell) Windsor 7 (WP- John Picco, SV- Steve Carter)

The combination of Picco and Carter proves to be too much for the Thunder.

Tecumseh 4 (WP- Mitch Kramer, SV- Dan Wolicki) Windsor 3 (LP- Dane Little)

The Stars lose their second game of the year (both by one run). Mitck Kramer continues to impress.

SWBL

Monday

Ilderton 0 London 1 (LP- Bryn McDonnell)

The Bulls get it done in extra innings.

Ilderton 3 (WP- Jordan Townshend) London 0

The Red Army responds with a win. Jordan Townshend pitched a complete game shutout.

Strathroy 7 Tillsonburg 6

Tuesday

Tillsonburg 1 Lakeside 5

Friday

Ilderton 15 (WP- John Ambrose) Lakeside 4

The Red Army pounded out 19 hits and defeated a struggling Lakeside team.
WEEK 7 ROUND-UP


TOP TEN

1. Windsor Stars (17-3) (1)

The Stars split a double-header with Tecumseh, winning 1-0 on a Steve Carter shutout and losing 3-1.

2. Thornhill Reds (11-2-1) (2)

The Reds beat East York and the Redbirds, and got pumped 17-3 by Newmarket.

3. Newmarket Hawks (6-2) (5)

The Hawks continue to play good baseball. Their lone game resulted in a 17-3 thrashing of the number two ranked Reds.

4. Strathroy Royals (6-3) (3)

The Royals beat Lakeside in league play, but went just 1-2 in their tournament, beating Ilderton and losing to Niagara and Markham.

5. Tecumseh Thunder (10-9) (6)

The Thunder lost 1-0 to the Stars and then beat them 3-1 on the stregth of a Mitch Kramer one-hitter.

6. Martingrove White Sox (8-6) (4)

The White Sox made it to the finals of the Strathroy tournament. They had wins over Ilderton and Markham, and lost twice to Niagara. In league play, they lost 7-2 to the Redbirds.

7. Niagara Metros (9-7-1) (NR)

The Metros ran the table in the Strathroy tournament, beating Martingrove twice, Strathroy and Markham.

8. Erindale Cardinals (8-6) (NR)

The 'Cards won all three of their games this week, topping Etobicoke, Brampton and Milton.

9. Mississauga SW Twins (7-7) (HM)

The Twins beat Milton and Glanbrook, and lost a controversial fog-shortened protested game to Burlington.

10. Glanbrook Grizzlies (7-7) (7)

The Grizzlies lost their only game of the week to Mississauga Southwest, giving up seven runs in a fateful eighth inning.

Honourable Mention:

Burlington Brants (7-6) (NR)
Etobicoke Rangers (6-6-1) (HM)
Leaside Leafs (4-4-1) (10)
Markham Mariners (9-10-1) (HM)
Milton Red Sox (9-8) (9)

HITTER OF THE WEEK

Evan Baglieri, Niagara Metros

Baglieri should start being mentioned on strictly a first name basis. For the third week in a row, Evan captures the Hitter of the Week honours.

Evan continues to outdo himself. He put on a show this weekend in Strathroy. The Metros went 4-0 to win the Strathroy Royals Invitational. In game one, he hit his third grand slam of the season in a 5-2 win over Strathroy. In game two, he hit two homeruns and had four RBI in a win over Martingrove. In the third game, he hit two singles in a win over Markham. In the finals, he broke out of his slump and hit another homerun and drove in four runs.

Overall this weekend, he went 8/13 with four homeruns and 12 RBI. He now has a ridiculous nine homeruns and 38 RBI. He leads the province in homeruns, runs batted in and is second in batting average.

What will he do this week?

Past Winners:
Bryan Dufour, Windsor
Jesse Dynes, Markham
Mark Capone, Etobicoke
Justin Pennell, Thornhill
Evan Baglieri, Niagara
Evan Baglieri, Niagara

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Mitch Kramer, Tecumseh Thunder

For the second Sunday in a row, Kramer defeated the Windsor Stars (who have just three losses this season). This time, Kramer was even more impressive than the first. The lefty tossed a complete game, allowing just one Windsor base hit. The Stars managed to score a run on their lone hit, and the Thunder won 3-1.

With the victory, Kramer improved to 4-1, and now has a 1.66 ERA in 38 innings pitched. With the impressive performance, Mitch captures Pitcher of the Week honours for the second time in three weeks.

Past Winners:
Gary Rose, Thornhill
Steve Carter, Windsor
Eric Wakeman, Thornhill
Eric Wakeman, Thornhill
Mitch Kramer, Tecumseh
Steve Teno, Windsor

GTBL

Monday

Thornhill 8 (WP- Andy Orfanakos) East York 2 (LP- Jack Malone)

The Reds make easy work of the reeling Bulldogs, and get right back into the win column. Pat Smith showed he can also handle the bat as he hit his first homerun of the season.

Tuesday

Thornhill 3 (LP- Dave McElroy) Newmarket 17

The Hawks put up ten in the second and four in the third, and slaughtered the Reds to improve to 6-2. Sean O'Brien hit another homerun (his third) and drove in four more runs. Paul Versteeg-Lytwyn also drove in four. Tyler Cattapan hit his second homerun for Thornhill.

Martingrove 2 (LP- Marcus Belardi) Redbirds 7 (WP- Michael Caine)

The Redbirds knock off the Sox, who missed an opportunity to inch closer to first place. Joel Gattoni hit a homerun for the Redbirds.

Redbirds 1 (LP- Nick Masci) Thornhill 18 (WP- Victor Simon)

The Reds blasted the Redbirds with a ten run sixth inning. Greg Fleming had four hits (including a homerun) and six RBI. Tyler Cattapan hit his third homerun.

COBA

Monday

Etobicoke 2 (LP- Sasha Gerster) Erindale 12

An injury to Rangers' starter Gerster didn't help a tired team's cause, as the Cardinals win in convincing fashion. Pip Murray-Smith had three hits in a losing effort.

Niagara 3 (LP- Geoff Strong) Oakville 5 (WP- Marc Walton)

For the second time in as many nights, the A's got a complete game effort from their starting pitcher. Andrew Kotulak drove in three runs to pace Oakville. Jonathan Paul was a homerun away from hitting for the cycle.

Tuesday

Milton 4 (LP- Liam Tennant) Mississauga SW 13 (WP- Adam Banski)

Don't look now but the Twins are rolling a bit. The Red Sox suffer a set back after reeling off three straight wins. Carlos D'Costa had five hits, and James Bruce hit a long ball, both in a losing cause. Jerome Smith homered and doubled for the Twins.

Wednesday

Mississauga SW 1 (LP- Andrew Foster) Burlington 5 (WP- Ben Morris)

The Brants scored four runs in the sixth, and the game was called due to foggy conditions.

Friday

Erindale 14 (WP- Dan Nauth, SV- Mark Taplin) Brampton 9 (LP- Steve Hough)

For the third straight game, the Battlecats hold a big lead and give it away. This time they held a 7-1 lead. John DeWolfe and Chris Novia homered for Erindale.

Saturday

Burlington 4 Milton 8 (WP- Ian Zettle, SV- Scott McTrach)

Ian Zettle allowed ten hits but he was able to limit the Brants to two runs in his six innings of work.

Burlington 6 Milton 4

Homeruns by Roger Lambert and Cavin Bratton helped the Brants edge the Sox to salvage a split in the double-header.

Sunday

Brampton 3 (LP- Joe Nonis) Milton 9 (WP- Scott McTrach)

Kevin Greer and Lee Mathe homered to help McTrach as he pitched a complete game victory. The Red Sox blew open a 3-3 game in the top of the 5th.

Milton 0 (LP- Adam Ahearn) Erindale 2 (WP- Jamie Kozak)

Kozak limited the Red Sox to three hits in his complete game effort. Jay Woodford hit two doubles for the Cardinals.

Mississauga SW 12 Glanbrook 7

Max Christiansen homered and the Twins put up seven runs in the eighth to break open a 6-5 deficit.

Can-Am

Sunday

Windsor 1 (WP- Steve Carter) Tecumseh 0 (LP- Andrew Pierce)

Matt Verracalli is the first Star to homer this season, as his fifth inning blast would be all Carter needed. The Thunder outhit the Stars 10-2 but it wasn't enough.

Windsor 1 (LP- Matt Rustulka) Tecumseh 3 (WP- Mitch Kramer)

Kramer has now beaten the Stars twice, as he dominated Windsor allowing just one hit.

SWBL

Monday

Ilderton 2 Lakeside 3

The Red Army continue their up and down season, and the Lizards move to within a game of the .500 mark.

Tuesday

Lakeside 5 Strathroy 9

The Royals continue their great play and are now 5-1.

Exeter 3 Ilderton 2

Ilderton drops its second in as many days, and the Express continues to roll.

Strathroy Tournament

Ilderton 0 (LP- Jordan Townshend) Martingrove 2 (WP- Patrick Veccharelli)
Strathroy 2 Niagara 5 (WP- Geoff Strong)
Markham 6 (LP- Tommy Kempt) Martingrove 8 (WP- Ryan Donnelly)
Ilderton 5 (LP- Bryn McDonnell) Strathroy 7
Strathroy 0 Markham 4 (WP- Brad Binns)
Martingrove 1 Niagara 8 (WP- Chris Pickles)
Markham 3 (LP- Mark Cheeseman) Niagara 4 (WP- Brian Kusey)
Finals: Martingrove 8 Niagara 12 (WP- Brandon Beattie, SV- Jonathan Paul)


WEEK 8 ROUND-UP

TOP TEN

1. WINDSOR STARS (24-3) (1)

The Stars steamrolled their way to a championship in London, going 5-0 to run the table; and silencing some critics in the process.

2. THORNHILL REDS (13-2-1) (2)

Beat Leaside and Martingrove, and continue to coast right along. Dave McElroy rebounded after a tough outing against Newmarket, to shut down the Sox.

3. NEWMARKET HAWKS (9-2) (3)

Make it seven in a row, as the Hawks got it done this week against East York, Martingrove and the Redbirds. Dave MacPherson improved to 4-0 on the hill.

4. STRATHROY ROYALS (9-4) (4)

Went 3-1 this week, but only played one game. They were awarded three forfeit victories, and lost to Ilderton.

5. GLANBROOK GRIZZLIES (10-7) (10)

The Grizzlies went 3-0 this week, with a win over Erindale and a double-header sweep over Niagara.

6. TECUMSEH THUNDER (11-9) (5)

Edged the Windsor Selects in extra innings in lone game this week. Matt McShane hit a walk-off homerun.

7. MISSISSAUGA SW TWINS (10-8) (9)

Beat Brampton in league play. Went 2-1 in London, beating Erindale and Leaside, and losing to Lakeside. Jeff Skelhorne-Gross joined the team this week.

8. MILTON RED SOX (11-9) (HM)

Went 2-1 in London, beating Exeter and Oakville (and getting the number two seed in the quarters), before losing to Etobicoke. The quartet of Tyler Wilson, Ian Zettle, Adam Ahearn and Scott McTrach have been tough to hit.

9. ETOBICOKE RANGERS (8-9-1) (HM)

The Rangers went just 2-3 overall this week, but two of those losses were to the Windsor Stars, including one in the semi-finals in London.

10. NIAGARA METROS (10-9-1) (7)

The Metros beat the Brants in extra innings, and lost twice to Glanbrook in a double-header.

Honourable Mention:

Erindale Cardinals (9-9) (8)
Burlington Brants (8-7-2) (HM)
Ilderton Red Army (9-10-1) (NR)
Martingrove White Sox (8-8) (6)
Markham Mariners (9-10-1) (HM)

HITTER OF THE WEEK

Anthony Vacca, Niagara Metros

The Metros' outfielder had an impressive week. In a 7-6 win over Burlington, Vacca hit a double and a single, and drove in two runs; however, the double was a clutch one out hit to score the game's winning run in the bottom of the eleventh. In a double header with the first place Glanrook Grizzlies, Vacca hit a three run homerun off of Chris Cooney, and added a single to his totals. In the second game of the double dip, he added another base hit. Overall, he had five hits in three games, drove in five runs, and had a walk-off double.

This season, Vacca has been a very good compliment to Evan Baglieri. He is hitting .406 with two homeruns and 19 runs batted in. He is in the top ten in RBI, hits, runs, walks and on base percentage.

Past Winners:
Bryan Dufour, Windsor
Jesse Dynes, Markham
Mark Capone, Etobicoke
Justin Pennell, Thornhill
Evan Baglieri, Niagara
Evan Baglieri, Niagara
Evan Baglieri, Niagara

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Matt Rustulka, Windsor Stars

Just what the rest of Ontario needed- another good arm on the Windsor staff. In the Lakeside Lizards' annual tournament, Rustulka pitched the Stars past the Etobicoke Rangers 2-0. The Stars mustered only two hits, but Rustulka held the Rangers to just one, on his way to a complete game shutout.

Rustulka has been putting up impressive strikeout totals in his first year with the Stars. The Wayne State grad is in the top ten in strikeouts, and is fifth in strikeouts per nine innings pitched.

Past Winners:
Gary Rose, Thornhill
Steve Carter, Windsor
Eric Wakeman, Thornhill
Eric Wakeman, Thornhill
Mitch Kramer, Tecumseh
Steve Teno, Windsor
Mitch Kramer, Tecumseh



GTBL

Monday

Newmarket 10 (WP- PA Di Lulio) East York 4 (LP- Ryan Matheson)

Di Lulio went six strong innings and the Hawks continue to get the best of everyone as they win their fifth straight.

Tuesday

Leaside 6 (LP- Jorge Frugoni) Thornhill 8 (WP- Andy Orfanakos)

The Reds beat the Leafs for the second time this season. Henry Yap homered for Leaside, but it wasn't enough. Gary Rose went 7 innings, and Orfanakos picked up the win in relief. Jeremiah Groulx had three hits in the win.

Redbirds 4 (LP- Mike Caine) Newmarket 5 (WP- Dave MacPherson)

The Hawks are now 8-2 after their sixth straight win. MacPherson pitched five innings, giving up two runs.

Wednesday

Martingrove 4 (LP- Patrick Vecchiarelli) Thornhill 12 (WP- Dave McElroy)

Steve Wilson homered, leading the Reds to yet another win. McElroy rebounded from a rough outing to toss 5 innings, allowing just one run on four hits. Thornhill is now 9-2-1 in league play, and 13-2-1 overall. The Sox continue to slip, and fall to one game over .500.

Thursday

Newmarket 9 (WP- Ryan Dale) Martingrove 5 (LP- Steve Correia)

The Hawks roll to their seventh straight, and the White Sox continue to struggle- losing their third straight and are now .500.

COBA

Monday

Etobicoke 6 (WP- Kevin Breitner) Oakville 4

Tyler Fata had four hits (two doubles) and Quinn Ellerbeck added three and the Rangers move over the .500 mark. Jeff Jarockis homered in a losing cause.

Glanbrook 8 (WP- Taylor Buck) Erindale 5 (LP- Adam Forsey)

The Grizzlies trailed by a run going into the ninth but they scored four runs to steal a victory from the Cardinals, who had won three straight heading in.

Tuesday

Brampton 2 (LP- Justin Deleskie) Mississauga SW 9 (WP- James Byrnes)

John Broll and Brendan Emmett had three hits each to lead the Twins to yet another win. The Cats have dropped five straight.

Wednesday

Oakville 4 Burlington 4

Thursday

Burlington 6 (LP- Travers Thompson) Niagara 7 (WP- Jonathan Paul)

Anthony Vacca hit a double to plate the winning run in the bottom of the tenth. The Metros had a well balanced attack, and Paul pitched three scoreless innings to get the win. Eric Bryce had three hits, including a homerun for Burlington.

Saturday

Burlington 4 (WP- Carlos Cabrero) Brampton 0 (LP- Mike Burke)

Cabrero tossed a complete game shutout, giving up just five hits and striking out five without allowing a walk. Dillon Smith had three hits for the Brants.

Burlington 4 Brampton 4

The Brants scored one in the top of the sixth to tie the game at four. Alex Bryce and Jon Amendola hit back to back homers for Burlington. Ryan Knight continued to swing a hot bat for Brampton with three hits.

Sunday

Niagara 5 (LP- Brian Kusey) Glanbrook 12 (WP- Chris Cooney)

Niagara 3 (LP- Brandon Beattie) Glanbrook 6 (WP- Tim Sogan, SV- Ryan Colling

The Grizzlies win a couple of big games, and take over first spot in the COBA standings.

Can-Am

Monday

Windsor 10 (WP- John Picco) WAA 1 (LP- Chris Morand)

Dave Mastrodicasa continues to turn in fine performances, registering three hits and four RBI. The Stars improve to 18-3 with the win.

Wednesday

Tecumseh Juniors 1 Windsor 6 (WP- Jason Lauzon)

Lauzon pitched 5 shutout innings, allowing just three hits, and the Stars are now 19-3. Steve Carter came on in relief and allowed his second earned run of the season in two innings of work.

Windsor Selects 4 (LP- BJ Small) Tecumseh 5 (WP- Dan Wolicki)

Kyle Trudell pitched 6 innings of one run ball, but the Tecumseh bullpen allowed the Selects to score three runs to tie the game in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the eighth, the Thunder won in dramatic fashion, on a walk-off homerun by Matt McShane.

Friday

Tecumseh Juniors 6 WAA 1

WAA drops to 4-15 on the season.

Sunday

Troy 15 WAA 2

Troy 12 WAA 2

WAA continues to struggle and they are now 4-17.

SWBL

Tuesday

Lakeside 0 Strathroy 9

The Royals are 6-1 after a forfeit win.

Thursday

London 3 Ilderton 13 (WP- John Ambrose)

Mike Gough had three hits and the Red Army snap out of a four game funk. Ambrose went all 7 innings, scattering six hits and striking out eight.

Friday

Tillsonburg 0 Strathroy 7

Tillsonburg 0 Strathroy 7

The Royals took two forfeit wins (their second and third of the week)!?

Sunday

Ilderton 6 Strathroy 4

The Red Army have won a couple in a row after a little hiccup, and the first place Royals drop to 8-2.

LAKESIDE LIZARDS TOURNAMENT

Pool Number One
Leaside 4 (LP- Jorge Frugoni, HR- Adam Morton) Erindale 5
Leaside 2 (LP- Josh Howsam, HR- Adam Morton) Mississauga SW 6 (WP- Adam Banski)
Erindale 0 Mississauga SW 2 (WP- Jordan Petruska)

Mississauga 2-0, Erindale 1-1, Leaside 0-2

The scorching hot Twins breezed through round robin play, and went undefeated to win the pool. Erindale scored two in the bottom of the seventh to steal a win from Leaside.

Pool Number Two
Lakeside 3 Etobicoke 2 (LP- Andrew Hyde, HR- Tyler Fata)
Windsor 9 (WP- Steve Teno) Lakeside 3
Etobicoke 0 (LP- Tim Lawrence) Windsor 2 (WP- Matt Rustulka)

Windsor 2-0, Lakeside 1-1, Etobicoke 0-2

The Stars continue to roll right along, by blowing out Lakeside and edging Etobicoke. Matt Rustulka one-hit the Rangers, and the Stars mustered just two hits against Tim Lawrence, but that was enough to get the win.

Pool Number Three
Milton 6 (WP- Ian Zettle) Exeter 5
Milton 8 (WP- Adam Ahearn) Oakville 2
Exeter 4 Oakville 3

Milton 2-0, Exeter 1-1, Oakville 0-2

The Red Sox got through their pool unscathed, and strolled into the quarter-finals. Exeter edged Oakville to avoid playing in the play-in game.

Quarter-Final Qualifier Game

Oakville 2 (WP- Gord Robertson) Leaside 0 (LP- Chris Goodale)

QUARTER-FINALS:

#1 Windsor 3 (WP- John Picco)
#8 Oakville 2


#2 Milton 5 (LP- Scott McTrach) vs.
#7 Etobicoke 10 (WP- Peter Saweczko)


#6. Lakeside 4
#3 Mississauga SW 3 (LP- Andrew Foster)


#4 Exeter def.
#5 Erindale



SEMI-FINALS:

#1 Windsor Stars 7 (WP- Steve Carter) vs.
#7 Etobicoke Rangers 1 (LP- Kevin Breitner)


#4 Exeter Express 1
#6 Lakeside Lizards 0


FINALS:

#1 Windsor Stars 6 (WP- Jason Lauzon) vs. #4 Exeter Express 2



2008 FINAL RANKINGS

1. Windsor Stars (38-8; 1)
2. Oshawa Royals (25-7; 2)
3. Markham Pioneers (20-10; 4)
4. Strathroy Royals (17-11; 19)
5. Oakville A's (23-13; 9)
6. Leaside Leafs (20-12; 3)
7. Newmarket Hawks (17-19; 18)
8. St. Catharines Metros (17-12; 5)
9. Burlington Brants (19-11; 6)
10. Thornhill Reds (14-20; 17)

Honourable Mention:

Erindale Carindals (18-14)
Etobicoke Rangers (19-13)
Lakeside Lizards (17-8)
Tecumseh Thunder (18-14)
Milton Red Sox (14-14)
2010 PRE-SEASON RANKINGS


1. Windsor Stars
Someone is going to have to knock these guys off to take over the number one spot. As the last few years have shown - it will be easier said than done.

2. Oshawa Royals
After a disappointing season (for their standards), the Royals will look to regain their spot amongst the province's elite.

3. Leaside Leafs
The Leafs showed that they could play with anybody in Ontario. With the core of the team still intact, they figure to be right up there again this season.

4. Erindale Cardinals
The hard-hitting Cardinals added former Leaside OF Aaron Pitts, who will make the lineup that much more dangerous. With the emergence of a couple of solid pitchers, this team will be very tough to beat.

5. Markham Pioneers
After being one of the best teams in the province the past few years, the Pioneers struggled last season. Look for coach Mark Munro to get these guys near the top again this season.

6. Niagara Metros
This team will look to get over the hump this season. Their roster is usually one of the best, but they must put it together on the field this season.

7. Oakville A's
They have established themselves as a very capable team the last two seasons, and they look to make a jump into the elite this season.

8. Etobicoke Rangers
Last year was supposed to be a rebuilding year for them, but they were one of three teams standing come Monday at the Eliminations. They will find a way to be a tough opponent again this season.

9. Newmarket Hawks
They fly under everyones radar every season, but continue to do well year in and year out. This year figures to be no different.

10. Thornhill Reds
They underachieved last season, and still had a decent run at the Eliminations. With all of their key players returning, the Reds will look to do some damage this season.

2011 PRE-SEASON RANKINGS

Final Pre-Season Top Ten
1. Windsor Stars
2. Leaside Leafs
3. Glanbrook Grizzlies
4. Markham Mariners
5. Erindale Cardinals
6. Thornhill Reds
7. Ilderton Red Army
8. Lakeside Lizards
9. Newmarket Hawks
10. Tecumseh Thunder

Honourable Mention:

Mississauga Southwest Twins
Oakville A's
Strathroy Royals

WEEK 9 ROUND-UP
July 11, 2011

Top 10

1. WINDSOR STARS (28-4) (1)

The Stars followed up their Lakeside tournament championship with an impressive 4-1 week, losing only to the Tecumseh juniors.

2. THORNHILL REDS (15-3-1) (2)

The Reds lost to Markham to open the week, but got wins against the Redbirds and Newmarket.

3. STRATHROY ROYALS (11-5) (4)

The Royals won two games and lost a game this week.

4. NEWMARKET HAWKS (9-4) (3)

The Hawks lost to Markham and Thornhill in their only two games of the week.

5. TECUMSEH THUNDER (14-12) (6)

The Thunder had a .500 week, going 3-3. In one of the games, they got no hit over 4 innings by WAA, but managed to win the game.

6. MARKHAM MARINERS (13-10-1) (HM)

The Mariners are one of the hottest teams around after going 4-0 this week.

7. ILDERTON RED ARMY (12-11-1) (HM)

The Red Army went 3-1 this week, and are 5-1 in their last six.

8. MILTON RED SOX (13-10) (8)

The Red Sox went 2-1, beating Oakville and splitting a double-header with Burlington.

9. GLANBROOK GRIZZLIES (10-9) (5)

The Grizzlies got handled by the Oakville A's in both games of a double-header at Bernie Arbour Stadium.

10. ERINDALE CARDINALS (11-9) (HM)

The Cardinals won both of their games this week, getting it done at Niagara and at home against Mississauga SW.


Honourable Mention:

Burlington Brants (9-9-2) (HM)
Etobicoke Rangers (10-10-1) (8)
Martingrove White Sox (9-9) (HM)
Mississauga SW Twins (11-9) (7)
Niagara Metros (10-10-1) (10)

Hitter of the Week
Jesse Dynes, Markham Mariners

The Mariners went 4-0 this week and are finally back on track. Right at the centre of their charge is first baseman Jesse Dynes. For the second time this year, Dynes captures "Hitter of the Week" honours.

In Markham's first game this week, Dynes had two hits, scored two runs and drove in a pair, in a 10-5 win over Thornhill. The following night, he doubled and scored against Newmarket in a 7-1 win. On Friday night, Jesse had a monster game, going four for five with two homeruns, a triple, three runs scored and he also drove in five runs. The statistics from Markham's 15-14 slugfest win against the Redbirds are unavailable, but in the first three games of the week, Dynes did more than enough to take the honours this week.

Previous Winners:

Bryan Dufour, Windsor
Jesse Dynes, Markham
Mark Capone, Etobicoke
Justin Pennell, Thornhill
Evan Baglieri, Niagara
Evan Baglieri, Niagara
Evan Baglieri, Niagara
Anthony Vacca, Niagara

Pitcher of the Week
Jordan Townshend, Ilderton Red Army

The hard-throwing lefty had a terrific week, helping the Red Army to a 3-1 record in week nine.

On Monday night against Strathroy, Townshend pitched 9 very good innings. He scattered just six hits, allowed two runs, and struck out 14 batters (a province high this season). On Sunday afternoon, Townshend came into relieve in a loss to Exeter, but he did all he could to allow the Ilderton bats a chance to win. Jordan went the final four innings, and didn't allow a run, and struck out three. Overall, he worked 13 innings, allowing two runs and stiking out 17 to take the weekly honour for the first time this season.

Past Winners:

Gary Rose, Thornhill
Steve Carter, Windsor
Eric Wakeman, Thornhill
Eric Wakeman, Thornhill
Mitch Kramer, Tecumseh
Steve Teno, Windsor
Mitch Kramer, Tecumseh
Matt Rustulka, Windsor

GTBL
Monday

Thornhill 5 (LP- Andy Orfanakos) vs. Markham 10 (WP- Min Soo Kim)

Kim tossed seven solid innings and Mark Petrou had three hits, and the Pioneers knocked off the first place Reds.

Tuesday

Thornhill 12 (WP- Dave McElroy) vs. Redbirds 2 (LP- Nick Masci)

Drew Roberts homered and drove in three runs, while Jeremiah Groulx had another multi-hit game, and the Reds rebound to easily beat the Redbirds.

Markham 7 (WP- Brad Binns) vs. Newmarket 1 (LP- Travis Welder)

The Mariners ended the Hawks' seven game winning streak, and are now on a little streak of their own after upending the top two teams in the league (and number two and three in the province) on back to back nights. Steve Anderson and Reg Sarne homered for Markham.

Wednesday

Newmarket 2 (LP- Dave MacPherson) vs. Thornhill 5 (WP- Victor Simon)

In a battle for first place on the GTBL, the Reds emerge victorious. Vic Simon continues his resurgence, with a complete game performance, scattering six hits and giving up two unearned runs (both in the first inning).

Martingrove 7 (WP- Mike Didier, SV- Patrick Veccharelli) vs. Leaside 4 (LP- Brook Coatsworth)

The Leafs continue to lose games, and the White Sox snap out of a skid of their own. Dennis Hucal hit a homerun for the Sox.

Thursday

Redbirds 7 (LP- Peter Westlake) vs. Leaside 10 (WP- Garrett Gilroy)

Erik Brown homered for the Redbirds, but it wasn't enough to stop the Leafs from earning a much needed home win.

East York 11 (WP- Pat Smith) vs. Martingrove 1 (LP- Patrick Veccharelli)

Pat Smith continues to dominate the GTBL, and the Bulldogs win their second game of the year.

Friday

East York 4 vs. Markham 9

Sunday

Redbirds 14 vs. Markham 15

COBA
Monday

Milton 7 (WP- Liam Tennant, SV- Mike Grabauskas) vs. Oakville 5 (LP- Marc Walton)

Dusty Roskam went four-for-four, drove in two runs, scored twice and stole four bases as the Red Sox rebounded from a tough loss to Etobicoke in the Lakeside tournament.

Tuesday

Etobicoke 2 (LP- Jon Kielb) vs. Mississauga SW 11

The Twins did not miss a beat after the weekend in London. They are now rolling in league play, where they have won six of seven games (the one loss a fog shortened game).

Wednesday

Oakville 3 (WP- Gord Robertson, SV- Marc Tourangeau) vs. Burlington 2

The A's had been struggling as of late, and finally pick up a W. The Brants continue to play teams tough, but can't get it done in this one.

Thursday

Erindale 6 (WP- Dan Estey) vs. Niagara 5 (LP- Brandon Beattie)

The Metros gave away a late inning lead, and the Cardinals upend Niagara for the second time this season at Community Park.

Friday

Brampton 3 (LP- RJ Page) vs. Etobicoke 4 (WP- Sasha Gerster)

AJ Iafrate hit a single to tie the game with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, and then hit the game-winning single in the bottom of the tenth. Victor Speciale hit a homerun and a single in a losing effort.

Brampton 0 (LP- Steve Hough) vs. Etobicoke 5 (WP- Russ Hazen)

Hazen made his debut for the Rangers and tossed six innings of three hit baseball, to get the Rangers the double-header sweep, and hand the Battlecats their eighth straight loss.

Sunday

Milton 13 (WP- Ian Zettle) vs. Burlington 8 (LP- Travers Thompson)

Both teams combined for seven homeruns in the slugfest.

Milton 4 (LP- Adam Ahearn) vs. Burlington 8 (WP- Carlos Cabrero)

The Brants earned a double-header split. Alex Bryce hit his second homerun of the day, and fourth of the season.

Oakville 11 vs. Glanbrook 5

Oakville 8 vs. Glanbrook 7

The A's pushed across two runs in the seventh, to book a sweep.

CAN-AM
Monday

Tecumseh 2 vs. Tecumseh Juniors 7

Tecumseh 7 vs. Tecumseh Juniors 9

The younger Tecumseh team surprises the Seniors with a double-header sweep.

Tuesday

Troy 2 vs. Windsor 6 (WP- Brad Boussey)

The Stars didn't let a busy weekend keep them from registering another league win. Boussey made his first start of the year, and pitched five shutout innings.

Wednesday

Windsor 11 (WP- Steve Teno) vs. Windsor Selects 2

Should just start posting Windsor scores, and nothing else to go along with them.

WAA 0 (LP- Kevin Knudsen) vs. Tecumseh 1 (WP- Dan Wolicki)

WAA 3 (LP- Jeff Parker) vs. Tecumseh 4 (WP- Kyle Trudell)

The Thunder swept WAA ina scheduled two 5 inning game double-header. In the first game, Kevin Knudsen no-hit Tecumseh over 4 innings, but was dealt the loss. In game two, the Thunder won in six innings on a wild pitch.

Friday

Windsor 0 (LP- Jason Lauzon) vs. Tecumseh Juniors 4

The Stars drop just their fourth game of the season, after getting soundly beaten by the Tecumseh Juniors, who capped off an impressive week.

Sunday

WAA 2 vs. Windsor 6 (WP- John Picco)

WAA 0 vs. Windsor 15 (WP- Mike Czerwieniec)

Tecumseh 9 vs. Tecumseh Juniors 12

Tecumseh 6 vs. Tecumseh Juniors 1

SWBL
Monday

Strathroy 2 vs. Ilderton 8 (WP- Jordan Townshend)

Townshend pitched a complete game 9 innings, and gave up just six hits and two runs, while striking out an incredible 14 batters. The Army downed the Royals for the second time in as many days.

Tuesday

Exeter 3 vs. Ilderton 6 (WP- John Ambrose, SV- Jeff Newnes)

The Red Army continue their hot streak, winning their third game in as many days. Ambrose worked 7 innings, surrendering just six hits and striking out four.

Thursday

Tillsonburg 6 vs. Ilderton 7 (WP- Jamie Mann)

Sonny Daniels homered to lead the Army to their fifth straight win.

Friday

London 2 vs. Strathroy 9

Exeter 7 vs. Lakeside 5

Sunday

Ilderton 3 vs. Exeter 5

London 6 vs. Strathroy 10
WEEK 10 ROUND UP
July 18, 2011

TOP TEN
1. WINDSOR STARS (35-5) (1)

The Stars beat the Selects and Tecumseh in league games this past week, then went into Mississauga and went 5-1 to win the Hap Walters for the third straight year.

2. THORNHILL REDS (20-4-1) (2)

The Reds were one win away from setting up a dream final with the Stars at the Hap. They won their lone league game against Martingrove and went 4-1 at the Hap, losing to Oakville in the semis.

3. NEWMARKET HAWKS (12-6) (4)

The Hawks won their lone league game against Markham, and went 2-2 at the Hap, losing to Oakville in the quarters.

4. MISSISSAUGA SW TWINS (15-11) (HM)

The Twins won both of their league games against Niagara and Oakville, and went 2-2 at the Hap, losing to Peterborough in the quarters.

5. MARKHAM MARINERS (15-13-1) (6)

The Mariners lost their only league game to Newmarket, and went 2-2 at the Hap, including a win against Windsor.

6. PETERBOROUGH RIVERDOGS (18-2-1) (NR)

The River Dogs showed they are for real, after going 4-1 in the Hap, losing to Windsor in the semis. They may be the team who benefitted most from Oshawa folding, as they locked up a lot of former Royals. Guys like Tyler Plumpton, Jeremy Burton, Kyle Maloney, etc. make this team very dangerous.

7. STRATHROY ROYALS (13-8) (3)

The Royals won both of their league games, and then went into the Hap Walters and lost all three of their games to Windsor, Brampton, and Markham.

8. TECUMSEH THUNDER (16-15) (5)

The Thunder lost both league games this past week, and then went 2-1 in the Hap, losing to Peterborough and beating Milton and Etobicoke.

9. OAKVILLE A's (14-15-1) (NR)

The A's made a great run to the finals at the Hap, before losing to Windsor in the finals. They got hammered by Mississauga in their only league game.

10. BURLINGTON BRANTS (12-10-2) (HM)

The Brants beat Glanbrook in their only league game, and went 2-1 at the Hap, beating Lakeside and Leaside and losing to Oakville.

Honourable Mention:

Brampton Battlecats (9-12-1) (NR)
Ilderton Red Army (14-13-1) (7)
Erindale Cardinals (12-12) (10)
Glanbrook Grizzlies (11-12) (9)
Martingrove White Sox (10-10-1) (HM)

HITTER OF THE WEEK

VICTOR SPECIALE, Brampton Battlecats

For the seventh time in ten weeks, a COBA player captures the "Hitter of the Week" honours. This time it is Brampton's Victor Speciale. The 1B/OF added to his terrific season with a spectacular week.

Speciale helped Brampton to a 3-1 week. In their first game, a 10-2 win at Erindale, Speciale had three singles, drove in two runs and scored twice. Speciale and the Battlecats then headed to the Hap Walters, where he dominated the opposition. In game one, he broke open a tie game in the top of the seventh with a homerun to lead off the inning, guiding Brampton to a 6-5 win. He also added a double and two RBI. In game two, Speciale added two homeruns and five RBI, as Brampton battled back from a 6-0 deficit to beat Strathroy 9-8. In game three, Victor had two RBI singles, plating Brampton's only two runs in a 6-2 loss to Windsor.

Previous Winners:

Bryan Dufour, Windsor
Jesse Dynes, Markham
Mark Capone, Etobicoke
Justin Pennell, Thornhill
Evan Baglieri, Niagara
Evan Baglieri, Niagara
Evan Baglieri, Niagara
Anthony Vacca, Niagara
Jesse Dynes, Markham

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
BRAD BINNS, Markham Mariners

The Mariners seem to always be tough to beat in tournaments. This year has been no different. Brad Binns seems to be unbeatable when he takes the mound in a tournament game, and at times unhittable.

Binns was remarkable, tossing a complete game seven inning no-hitter against the province's top team, the Windsor Stars. The Mariners scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, to take the contest by a 1-0 score. In Tillsonburg, Binns pitched 5 shutout innings against Creemore. In Strathroy, Binns tossed a 7 inning shutout against the host Royals. And this weekend, he outdid himself with a no-hitter against Windsor.

Binns is now 6-1 with a 1.65 ERA this season, and has established himself as Markham's new ace.

Past Winners:

Gary Rose, Thornhill
Steve Carter, Windsor
Eric Wakeman, Thornhill
Eric Wakeman, Thornhill
Mitch Kramer, Tecumseh
Steve Teno, Windsor
Mitch Kramer, Tecumseh
Matt Rustulka, Windsor
Jordan Townshend, Ilderton


GTBL
Monday

Martingrove 6 vs. East York 6

Dennis Hucal and Tim March homered in the draw.

Tuesday

Markham 11 (LP- Jason Graham) vs. Newmarket 13 (PA Di Dulio)

The Mariners ended Newmarket's winning streak last week, and the Hawks decided to return the favour in this high-scoring battle. Mark West homered for the Hawks and Andre Steer hit his second homerun for Markham.

Leaside 6 (WP- Chris Goodale) vs. Redbirds 0 (LP- Ian Okorofsky)

The Leafs got an unlikely homerun from Clarke Markle, and another one from Adam Morton in the shutout win.

Wednesday

Martingrove 1 vs. Thornhill 8

Thursday

Redbirds 4 vs. Martingrove 10

East York 6 vs. Leaside 3

COBA
Monday

Brampton 10 (WP- Mike Burke) vs. Erindale 2 (LP- Adam Forsey)

Jaineel Purohit had four hits and four RBI, and Victor Speciale had three hits and a couple RBI, as the Battlecats ended a nine game winless streak. Burke went 8 innings, allowing just two runs for his first win.

Mississauga SW 19 vs. Oakville 4

The Twins went into Oakville and hammered the A's. Stephan Kulchyk, Andrew Salmon and Jamie Smith had four hits each. Andrew Dos Santos homered and drove in four runs. Chris Piccini hit his first homerun of the season.

Tuesday

Niagara 10 (LP- Andrew Neustaedter) vs. Mississauga SW 12 (WP- Eric Ventura)

Anthony Fantauzzi hit a two out, two run triple in the bottom of the eighth to push the Twins past the Metros. Evan Baglieri hit his tenth homerun of the season for Niagara.

Wednesday

Glanbrook 3 vs. Burlington 4

CAN-AM
Monday

Tecumseh 1 (LP- Kyle Trudell) vs. Windsor 4 (WP- Steve Carter)

Carter went 7 innings, giving up four hits and an unearned run with eight strikeouts, to improve to 8-0.

Tuesday

Windsor 4 (WP- Dane Little, SV- Adam Myers) vs. Selects 3

Andrew Masojc had three hits and Dane Little pitched five shutout innings to lead Windsor to another league win.

Wednesday

WAA 3 vs. Selects 10

Troy 7 vs. Tecumseh 4

SWBL
Monday

Lakeside 2 vs. Ilderton 6 (WP- John Ambrose, SV- Jeff Newnes)

Strathroy 11 vs. Tillsonburg 9

Tuesday

Lakeside 3 vs. Exeter 9

Thursday

Strathroy 8 vs. London 7



HAP WALTERS
POOL A

Glanbrook 8 (WP- Chris Cooney, HR- Corrie Morrison *walk-off grand slam) vs. Mississauga SW 4 (LP- Jordan Petruska) (8 innings)
Newmarket 9 (WP- Dave MacPherson, HR- Adam Zorzit) vs. Windsor AA 6
Mississauga SW 11 (WP- Adam Banski) vs. Newmarket 4 (LP- Travis Welder)
Glanbrook 7 (LP- Ryan Colling) vs. Windsor AA 8
Glanbrook 1 (LP- Tim Sogan) vs. Newmarket 2 (WP- Brent Heaslip)
Mississauga SW 5 (WP- Eric Ventura) vs. Windsor AA 0

Pool B

Erindale 8 (HR- Steve Gallant) vs. Niagara 11 (WP- Brandon Beattie)
Thornhill 5 (WP- Victor Simon, HR- Tyler Cattapan) vs. Ilderton 0 (LP- Jordan Townshend)
Erindale 5 vs. Thornhill 8 (WP- Andy Orfanakos)
Niagara 2 (LP- Chris Pickles) vs. Ilderton 7 (WP- Jeff Newnes)
Niagara 0 (LP- Geoff Strong) vs. Thornhill 10 (WP- Eric Wakeman)
Erindale 14 vs. Ilderton 7

Pool C

Brampton 6 (WP- Joey Nonis, SV- RJ Page, HR- Victor Speciale) vs. Markham 5 (LP- Mark Cheeseman, HR- Mark Petrou)
Strathroy 0 vs. Windsor 15 (WP- Jason Lauzon, HR- Dustin Wiley, Kris Klassen)
Brampton 9 (WP- RJ Page, HR- Victor Speciale (2)) vs. Strathroy 8 (HR- Andrew Mercier (2))
Markham 1 (WP- Brad Binns *No Hitter) vs. Windsor 0 (LP- John Picco)
Markham 5 (WP- Steve Horsley) vs. Strathroy 0
Brampton 2 (LP- Steve Hough) vs. Windsor 6 (WP- Matt Rustulka)

Pool D

Oakville 6 vs. Burlington 5 (9 innings)
Leaside 9 (WP- Chris Goodale) vs. Lakeside 3
Oakville 2 vs. Leaside 4 (WP- Josh Howsam)
Burlington 16 vs. Lakeside 11
Burlington 10 vs. Leaside 6 (LP- Andrew Morales, HR- James Rutherford, HR- Henry Yap)
Oakville 4 vs. Lakeside 1 (8 innings)

Pool E

Etobicoke 4 (WP- Pete Saweczko, HR- Brett Sanders) vs. Milton 3 (LP- Liam Tennant)
Peterborough 15 (WP- Dave Anderson) vs. Tecumseh 6 (LP- Kyle B. Trudell)
Etobicoke 5 (LP- Tim Lawrence) vs. Peterborough 7
Milton 2 (LP- Scott McTrach) vs. Tecumseh 14 (WP- Kyle Trudell, HR- Matt Stezycki, Ken Price)
Milton 4 (LP- Adam Ahearn, HR- Kevin Greer) vs. Peterborough 14
Etobicoke 9 (LP- Kevin Breitner) vs. Tecumseh 10 (WP- Andrew Pierce)

Quarter Finals

Mississauga SW 1 (LP- Andrew Foster) vs.
Peterborough 11

Thornhill 14 (WP- Gary Rose) vs.
Markham 1 (LP- John Frederick)

Windsor 14 (WP- Steve Teno, HR- Dustin Wiley) vs.
Leaside 4 (LP- Brook Coatsworth)

Oakville 8 vs.
Newmarket 7

Semi-Finals

Peterborough 5 vs.
Windsor 9 (WP- Steve Carter, HR- Tom Grubb, Kris Klassen)

Thornhill 3 (LP- Steve Palladino) vs.
Oakville 4 (WP- Alex Hawley)

Finals

Windsor 13 (WP- Mike Czerwieniec, HR Jason Chapieski, Tom Grubb) vs.
Oakville 1
WEEK 11 ROUND UP
July 25, 2011

Eliminations Rankings
1. WINDSOR STARS (36-7) (1)
2. THORNHILL REDS (22-4-1) (2)
3. NEWMARKET HAWKS (14-7) (3)
4. MISSISSAUGA SW TWINS (17-11-1) (4)
5. PETERBOROUGH RIVERDOGS (18-2-1) (6)
6. MARKHAM MARINERS (16-15-1) (5)
7. ILDERTON RED ARMY (15-13-1) (HM)
8. TECUMSEH THUNDER (17-17) (8)
9. GLANBROOK GRIZZLIES (12-13) (HM)
10. STRATHROY ROYALS (15-10) (7)


11. ERINDALE CARDINALS (14-12) (HM)
12. LEASIDE LEAFS (10-13-1) (NR)
13. MARTINGROVE WHITE SOX (11-11-1) (HM)
14. OAKVILLE A's (14-17-1) (9)
15. BURLINGTON BRANTS (12-11-2) (10)


16. MILTON RED SOX (14-15) (NR)
17. BRAMPTON BATTLECATS (10-13-1) (HM)
18. NIAGARA METROS (13-13-1) (NR)
19. ETOBICOKE RANGERS (11-14-2) (NR)
20. EAST YORK BULLDOGS (4-11-3) (NR)
21. SARNIA BRAVES (NR)
22. WINDSOR ATHLETICS (5-25) (NR)
23. LAKESIDE LIZARDS (6-15-1) (NR)
24. THORNHILL REDBIRDS (3-14-1) (NR)

COBA
Monday

Erindale 13 (WP- John DeWolfe HR- Chris Novia (2), Jay Woodford) vs.
Oakville 3

The Cardinals took advantage of a tired Oakville team, and won quite easily. DeWolfe tossed a complete game, scattering six hits over his 9 innings of work. Novia hit two homeruns and drove in four.

Tuesday

Brampton 4 (LP- Gurminder Singh, HR- Justin Deleskie) vs.
Mississauga SW 16 (WP- Jordan Petruska, HR- Jamie Smith)

The Twins put up another lopsided score and have scored 47 runs in their last three league games.

Milton 3 (LP- Ian Zettle) vs.
Glanbrook 8

Wednesday

Niagara 16 (WP- Chris Pickles, SV- Brandon Beattie, HR- Andrew Sorochan, Evan Baglieri) vs.
Burlington 8 (LP- Cam McKnight, HR- Jimmy Richardson)

The Metros scored nine runs in the ninth to win going away. Baglieri knocked out homerun number 11.

Thursday

Milton 3 (LP- Kevin Greer) vs.
Niagara 5 (WP- Ricky Ferri, SV- Brandon Beattie)

Taylor Anderson hit a two-run single in the bottom of the 8th, and the Red Sox loaded the bases with no out in the 9th but failed to score. Geoff Strong pitched 6 shutout innings and had 14 strikeouts.

Friday

Glanbrook 3 vs.
Brampton 12 (WP- RJ Page, HR- Victor Speciale)

A late rally breaks open a close game.

Erindale 13 vs.
Etobicoke 8

Saturday

Mississauga 9 vs.
Etobicoke 9

Mississauga 10 (WP- Adam Banski) vs.
Etobicoke 3

Oakville 2 (LP- Alex Hawley, HR- Jeff Jarockis) vs.
Milton 3 (WP- Ian Zettle, HR- Kurt Mitchell)

GTBL
Monday

Thornhill 5 (WP- Lenny Wood, SV- Andy Orfanakos, HR- Sean Cunningham)
vs. East York 3 (LP- Andy Ryder, HR- Devlin Connelly)

Gary Rose hit a go ahead two run single in the eighth, and it ended up being the difference in another Reds' win.

Tuesday

Leaside 7 (WP- Garrett Gilroy, HR- Adam Morton) vs.
Newmarket 6 (LP- Dan Dobson)

Kyle Kristenbrun had four hits, and the Leafs win their third straight league game. Andrew Peart drove in four for the Hawks.

Martingrove 10 (WP- Mike Didier, HR- Dennis Hucal) vs.
Redbirds 1 (LP- Nick Masci)

Mike Didier improved to 5-0 this season, with 6 innings and nine strikeouts.

Wednesday

Redbirds 4 (LP- Mike Caine) vs.
Thornhill 14 (WP- Victor Simon, HR- Drew Roberts)

No surprise here.

Thursday

Markham 11 (WP- Brad Binns, HR- Jesse Dynes, John Bell) vs.
Leaside 1 (LP- Chris Goodale)

Binns improves to 6-1 and Dynes keeps pace with Baglieri in the homerun race. The Leafs lost for the first time in four league games.

Newmarket 8 (WP- Neal Baker, HR- Paul Vertseeg-Lytwyn) vs.
Martingrove 4 (LP- Troy Weston)

Friday

Newmarket 12 vs.
Markham 3

Saturday

Leaside 16 vs.
Markham 6

Sunday

Redbirds 2 vs.
East York 11

CAN-AM
Wednesday

Windsor 7 (WP- Adam Myers) vs.
Troy 6

Playoffs

Tecumseh Juniors 2 vs.
Windsor 1 (LP- John Picco)

Tecumseh 8 (WP- Kyle Trudell) vs.
Troy 6

Tecumseh Juniors 11 vs.
Tecumseh 3 (LP- Dan Wolicki)

Troy 3 vs.
Windsor 2 (LP- Steve Carter)

SWBL
Monday

London 7 vs.
Lakeside 6

Lakeside continues it's disappointing season, and drops one to the last place Bulls.

Thursday

Strathroy 7 vs.
Ilderton 8

The Army rebounds from a subpar weekend, and the Royals continue to slide.

Friday

Strathroy 8 vs.
Lakeside 9

Saturday

Strathroy 8 vs. Exeter 4
Strathroy 6 vs. Exeter 4

Sunday

Exeter vs. Strathroy
Lakeside vs. Tillsonburg
Lakeside vs. Tillsonburg
WEEK 12 RANKINGS
August 1, 2011

1. Windsor Stars (43-7) (1)
Ran the table to win their fourth straight provincial title. Rookie Matt Rustulka captured the win in the finals, after Andrew Masojc singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

2. Mississauga SW Twins (23-13-1) (4)
The Twins are a good, young team and got it together after dropping a 7-5 decision in round one to Ilderton. They went on to eliminate the Redbirds, Thornhill, Leaside, WAA, and Markham.

3. Newmarket Hawks (18-9) (3)
The Hawks made yet another deep run in the Elims. Last year they made it to the final six, and this year they made it to the final three. Their two losses came to Peterborough and Windsor.

4. Thornhill Reds (24-6-1) (2)
The Reds had a very disappointing weekend. They lost in extra innings to Lakeside, and then lost in round three to Mississauga SW 17-9. For the second straight year, they gave up 17 runs in their elimination game. They need to add some pitching in order to be a factor next year.

5. Markham Mariners (20-17-1) (6)
The Mariners beat Milton, Niagara, Burlington and Lakeside to make it to the undefeated game, before losing to Windsor and Mississauga SW. Their powerful offence failed to score a run in their final two games.

6. Peterborough Riverdogs (21-4-1) (5)
The Riverdogs lost to Windsor and Newmarket, and also beat Newmarket, WAA, and Brampton. They will be a force once again next year.

7. Niagara Metros (15-16-1) (18)
The Metros beat East York and Tecumseh, and lost to Newmarket and Markham. They can hit but seem to have pitching issues. That is a complete turnaround from the teams they have had in the past.

8. Etobicoke Rangers (14-16-2) (19)
The Rangers beat the Redbirds, Ilderton and Burlington, and lost twice to Lakeside by one run. They seem to always do well in the Elims, even though they do not have the talent they have had in the past. They are not far away from having players from an explosive junior team make their way up.

9. Ilderton Red Army (16-15-1) (7)
The Army beat Mississauga SW in their first game, and lost a one run game to Etobicoke, before getting blasted 16-6 by Brampton. They seemed very uninspired this weekend.

10. Burlington Brants (14-14-2) (15)
They beat Sarnia and a tough Tecumseh team, before losing to Markham and Etobicoke. They are a few key players away from having themselves a very good team.

Honourable Mention:
Brampton Battlecats (12-16-1) (17)
Glanbrook Grizzlies (13-15) (9)
Tecumseh Thunder (18-19) (8)
Leaside Leafs (13-15-1) (12)
Lakeside Lizards (10-17-1) (23)

WEEK 13 RANKINGS
August 4, 2011

TOP TEN
1. WINDSOR STARS (43-7) (1)
The Stars are done for the season, and are off until the Nationals. They went wire to wire as the number one team.

2. MISSISSAUGA SW TWINS (23-14-1) (2)
The Twins lost their only game of the week against Oakville. They still have the best overall record in COBA by four games.

3. MARKHAM MARINERS (21-17-1) (5)
The Mariners beat Thornhill 7-3 in their only game of the week.

4. NEWMARKET HAWKS (18-9-1) (3)
The Hawks tied Martingrove 4-4 in their only game of the week.

5. THORNHILL REDS (24-7-1) (3)
The Reds lost 7-3 to Markham in their lone game this week.

6. PETERBOROUGH RIVERDOGS (21-4-1) (6)
N/A.

7. GLANBROOK GRIZZLIES (16-15) (HM)
The Grizzlies make it back to where they belong in the top ten, with a 3-0 week after a win against Niagara and two against Etobicoke.

8. LEASIDE LEAFS (14-15-1) (HM)
Here's another team who finds itself back in the top ten after a few week hiatus. They beat the Redbirds 3-1 in their only game of the week.

9. STRATHROY ROYALS (17-13) (NR)
The Royals have a 2-1 series lead against Ilderton in the SWBL playoffs.

10. ILDERTON RED ARMY (17-17-1) (9)
The Red Army trails Strathroy 2-1 in the SWBL playoffs.

Honourable Mention:

BURLINGTON BRANTS (14-15-2) (10)
ERINDALE CARDINALS (16-15) (NR)
MILTON RED SOX (18-17) (NR)
OAKVILLE A's (18-19-1) (NR)
TECUMSEH THUNDER (18-19) (HM)

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Thomas Biskup, Markham Mariners

Biskup has had a very fine week or so. The Markham OF hit a grand slam in Markham's only game this week. The four-run blast was the difference in Markham's 7-3 win over first place Thornhill this week. Biskup is on a nice little run after knocking out a 7th inning homerun in Markham's 1-0 first round Elims victory against Milton.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Jorge Frugoni, Leaside Leafs

Jorge is having a quiet season for his standards. After being near the top of the leaderboard in most statistical categories the last two years, Frugoni has been pitching solid sort of under the radar this season. After a dominant performance against the Redbirds this week, he has improved his mark in the GTBL to 5-1 with a 2.50 ERA. Jorge posted an incredible line of 8 IP, 1 R, and 15 K. The 15 strikeouts were a province single game high this season, and almost matched his regular season total of 18 going into the game.

COBA
Tuesday

Oakville 4 vs. Mississauga SW 3

Wednesday

Erindale 11 (WP- Brad Kozak) vs. Burlington 6 (LP- Greg MacDonald)

Chris Novia had three hits to lead the Cardinals in a rain shortened 6 inning game.

Thursday

Glanbrook 6 (WP- Jamie Kozak, SV- Ryan Colling) vs. Niagara 5 (LP- TJ Tavender, HR- Evan Baglieri)

At some point, someone is going to have to seriously consider pitching around Baglieri, who hit his 13th homerun this season. However, the Grizzlies prevailed.

Friday

Oakville 4 (WP- Gord Robertson, SV- Mark Tourangeau, HR- Marc Walton) vs. Brampton 3 (LP- Brad McLaughlin) (10 innings)

The Cats scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th after they had two outs and nobody on base. The A's responded with a two, two strike, bases loaded bunt single by Courtney Morales in the top of the 10th.

Niagara 4 (LP- Ricky Ferri) vs. Etobicoke 5 (WP- Shawn Silk)

Mark Capone hit a go ahead two run single in the bottom of the 8th, and the Rangers hung on to win in the 9th. Taylor Anderson had four hits for the Metros.

Saturday

Brampton 6 (LP- Nick Sousa, HR- Greg Dodwell) vs. Milton 7 (WP- Tyler Wilson) (8 innings)

Greg Dodwell's first homerun as a Battlecat wasn't enough, as the Battlecats blew a 6-2 lead in the final inning, and lost it in extras. Kevin Cooper had the game-winning single and three hits.

Brampton 3 (LP- RJ Page) vs. Milton 5 (WP- Scott McTrach)

The Red Sox take both games of the double-header and move over the .500 mark.

Sunday

Etobicoke 3 (LP- Russ Hazen) vs. Glanbrook 5

Etobicoke 5 (LP- Peter Saweczko) vs. Glanbrook 10

GTBL
Thursday

Redbirds 1 (HR- Erik Brown) vs. Leaside 3 (WP- Jorge Frugoni, SV- Chris Goodale)

Frugoni worked 8 innings, and struck out a province single game high for this season of 15 batters.

Newmarket 4 vs. Martingrove 4

Saturday

Thornhill 3 (LP- Lenny Wood) vs. Markham 7 (WP- Tommy Kempt, HR- Thomas Biskup)

SWBL
Wednesday

Game 1 Ilderton 6 (WP- John Ambrose) vs. Strathroy 4

Thursday

Lakeside 2 vs. London 4

Game 2 Strathroy 4 vs. Ilderton 3 (LP- Jordan Townshend)

Sunday

Game 3 Ilderton 3 vs. Strathroy 10

WEEK 18 RANKINGS
1. Windsor Stars (49-8) (1)
2. Mississauga SW Twins (26-18-1) (2)
3. Milton Red Sox (26-19) (4)
4. Thornhill Reds (26-9-2) (5)
5. Newmarket Hawks (22-11-2) (3)

Lost a game and won a game against the last place Redbirds.

6. Markham Mariners (26-18-2) (6)

Swept Martingrove 2-0 in league playoffs.

7. Peterborough Riverdogs (7)
8. Leaside Leafs (20-16-1) (9)

Beat East York 2-0 in series.

9. Ilderton Red Army (20-18-1) (10)

Beat Exeter 9-1 to even up finals series.

10. Oakville A's (23-23-1) (8)

Honourable Mention:

Erindale Cardinals (20-19) (HM)
Glanbrook Grizzlies (20-22) (HM)
Niagara Metros (20-23-2) (10)
Strathroy Royals (17-15) (HM)
Tecumseh Thunder (18-19) (HM)

GTBL PLAYOFFS
#2 Newmarket vs. #7 Redbirds

Redbirds 0 (LP- Mike Caine) vs.
Newmarket 2 (WP- PA Di lulio, SV- Mark West, HR- PA Di lulio)

Redbirds 4 vs.
Newmarket 2

#3 Leaside vs. # 6 East York

East York 2 (LP- Pat Smith) vs.
Leaside 13 (WP- Andrew Morales)

Leaside 15 (WP- Jorge Frugoni, HR- Clarke Markle) vs.
East York 4 (LP- Mark Sikorski)

#4 Markham vs. #5 Martingrove

Martingrove 2 vs.
Markham 8

Markham 4 (WP- Steve Horsley, SV- Tommy Kempt, HR- Shane Moore) vs.
Martingrove 1 (LP- Patrick Vecchiarelli)

(Markham wins series 2-0)

SWBL Finals
Exeter 1 vs.
Ilderton 9 (WP- Jordan Townshend)

(Series tied 1-1)


Mid Season Top Ten
July 6, 2012

1. Windsor Stars 19-4
2. Peterborough Riverdogs 11-4
3. Tecumseh Thunder 17-8
4. Leaside Leafs 15-7
5. Brampton Battlecats 15-6
6. Niagara Metros 14-7
7. Strathroy Royals 8-0
8. Markham Mariners 11-9
9. Mississauga SW Twins 7-8-1
10. Newmarket Hawks 9-8

Honourable Mention:

Oakville A's 7-8-1
Erindale Cardinals 9-9-1
Etobicoke Rangers 9-11
Thornhill Reds 10-9
Ilderton Red Army 9-10
Windsor AA 11-10
TOP TEN
July 23, 2012

1. Windsor Stars 28-6 (1)

Their semi-final loss to Missisauga in the Hap Walters was just a hiccup. They are still unquestionably the best team in the province. They have the best pitching staff, and showed their offensive potential this weekend.

2. Peterborough Riverdogs 20-7 (2)

A one run loss to Thornhill was the only reason we didn't see this team get a bye into the semi-finals. They rebounded to blowout Brampton and Erindale. Make no mistake- this team is still for real.

3. Mississauga SW Twins 18-13-2 (6)

They are proving that last year was not a fluke. They won their second tournament of the summer this weekend, and showed they will be a force come August long weekend.

4. Tecumseh Thunder 24-12 (4)

It is too bad they didn't make it to the Hap this year. Would have been interesting to see how they would have done, considering they are playing their best ball in a few years.

5. Niagara Metros 18-11 (7)

The youngest team in the province made it to the Hap semis before bowing out to WAA. They are young and talented, and will likely be a good team for a long time.

6. Newmarket Hawks 16-10 (9)

As usual, they did well this weekend in tournament play. They are the epitome of consistency.

7. Strathroy Royals 13-1 (8)

They have not been tested outside of their league and their own tournament, but a 13-1 league record is very impressive.

8. Glanbrook Grizzlies 17-11 (NR)

Don't look now, but the Grizzlies are rolling at the right time. They got blown out by Windsor, but still went 2-1 at the Hap, and are 4-1 in their last five league games.

9. Brampton Battlecats 14-10 (5)

Showed they are still a couple of additions away from being considered an elite team. That being said, they are headed in the right direction and are not far off from being a force.

10. Leaside Leafs 20-14 (3)

Jekyll and Hyde team all season long. Blown out by Martingrove and Windsor in the Hap, and swept by Martingrove in a double-header in league play. Which team will show up in the Eliminations?

Honourable Mention:

Etobicoke Rangers 18-15 (HM)
Ilderton Red Army 11-12 (HM)
Markham Mariners 15-13 (8)
Thornhill Reds 15-10 (HM)
Windsor AA 16-17 (NR)
2012 Final Top Ten Rankings
September 24, 2012


1. Windsor Stars (1)
2. Strathroy Royals (2)
3. Niagara Metros (3)
4. Peterborough Riverdogs (4)
5. Mississauga SW Twins (5)
6. Leaside Leafs (10)
7. Etobicoke Rangers (6)
8. Tecumseh Thunder (9)
9. Brampton Battlecats (7)
10. Thornhill Reds (8)


Honourable Mention:

Glanbrook Grizzlies HM)
Markham Mariners (HM)
Martingrove White Sox (NR)
Newmarket Hawks (HM)
Oakville A's (HM)

2013 Pre Season Top 10
April 9, 2013

 

 

1. Windsor Stars (1)

Ranking the top ten has become increasingly difficult, except for the part where you can just pencil this team in at number one.  Without question they are the best team in Ontario, and have been for the past few years.

2. Peterborough Riverdogs (4)

The Riverdogs were a solid team last year, and the additions of P Brad Grieveson and 1B Drew Roberts will only bolster an already dangerous team.

3. Strathroy Royals (2)

Last years runner-up starts out as a top ranked team until it proves otherwise.

4. Niagara Metros (3)

The Metros had a very accomplished season in 2012, and there is nowhere to go but up for this young team.

5. Mississauga SW Twins (5)

The Twins will be better this year with a full season from slugger Sean Bignall.

6. Leaside Leafs (6)

The Leafs kind of flew under the radar last season but they put together a solid campaign.  Former UBC standout Tyler Hughes will make an already scary lineup even more dangerous.

7. Thornhill Reds (10)

The return of Justin Pennell- senior baseball's most feared hitter, makes this team better.

8. Etobicoke Rangers (7)

The Rangers are a young team who are sure to continue to get better.  AJ Iafrate returns to anchor the middle of the lineup, and Kyle Breitner makes his way up to the senior team to pitch full time.

9. Tecumseh Thunder (9)

This team seems to always be in the mix year in and year out.

10. Newmarket Hawks (HM)

The same goes for the Hawks, who have been consistent over the years.  They made a few veteran additions which will help the team a great deal.


Honourable Mention:

Brampton Battlecats (9)
Erindale Cardinals (NR)
Glanbrook Grizzlies (HM)
Ilderton Red Army (NR)
Markham Mariners (HM)

FINAL ONTARIO TOP 10 RANKINGS
August 25, 2013

 

1. Windsor Stars (1) (42-9)

- Finish 26-2 in Can-Am; finish second in Can-Am playoffs; quarter-finalist in Hap Walters; Gold medalists at Nationals; won the NABF regionals in Saginaw; went 1-2 at NABF World Series

2. Mississauga Southwest Twins (2) (39-14)

- Finish 18-10 in COBA; second place finish in Lakeside tournament; first place finish at Hap Walters; first place finish at Eliminations; Bronze medalists at Nationals

3. Niagara Metros (7) (29-16-1)

- Finish 18-10 in COBA; win COBA playoffs; finish 2-2 in Strathroy; finish 1-1-1 at Hap Walters; finish 3-2 at Eliminations

4. Etobicoke Rangers (4) (39-14-1)

- Finish 20-7-1 in COBA; finish second in COBA playoffs; win Vaughan tournament; semi-finalists in London tournament; finish second at Hap Walters; finish 3-2 at Eliminations

5. Thornhill Reds (5) (30-16-2)

- Finish 17-10-1 in GTBL; win GTBL playoffs; finish 2-1 at Tillsonburg; finish 1-2 at Vaughan; semi-finalists at Hap; finish 3-2 at Elims.

6. Tecumseh Thunder (6) (21-19)

- Finish 14-14 in Can-Am; finish third in league playoffs; finish second place at Eliminations

7. Oakville A's (7) (26-13-1)

- Finish 19-8-1 in COBA; early exit in COBA playoffs; first place at Strathroy tournament; finish 1-2 at Hap Walters; finish 2-2 at Eliminations

8. Peterborough Riverdogs (9) (25-14-1)

- Finish 20-6-1 in GTBL; exit early in GTBL playoffs; finish 2-2 in Vaughan tournament; finish 1-2 at Hap Walters; finish 1-2 at Eliminations

9. Strathroy Royals (10) (26-13)

- Finish 15-5 in SWBL; finish second in SWBL playoffs; finish 2-2 in Tillsonburg tournament; finish 2-2 in Strathroy tournament; finish 2-2 at Eliminations

10. Newmarket Hawks (8) (19-18)

- Finish 11-12 in GTBL; early exit in GTBL playoffs; semi-finalists in Hap Walters; semi-finalists at Eliminations

 

 

HONOURABLE MENTION:

East York Bulldogs (HM)

Erindale Cardinals (NR)

Lakeside Lizards (HM)

Leaside Leafs (HM)

Markham Mariners (NR)

WEEK 14 ROUND UP
August 15, 2011


TOP TEN
1. WINDSOR STARS (43-7) (1)

Did not play.

2. MISSISSAUGA SW TWINS (23-15-1) (2)

Lost 5-2 to Glanbrook in their first game since the Elims.

3. MARKHAM MARINERS (23-17-1) (3)

The Mariners beat Martingrove and East York in their only two games thiw week.

4. THORNHILL REDS (25-7-1) (5)

Beat East York in their only game this week.

5. NEWMARKET HAWKS (19-10-1) (4)

Went 1-1 this week with a win against the Redbirds and a loss at Leaside.

6. PETERBOROUGH RIVER DOGS (21-4-1) (6)

N/A

7. LEASIDE LEAFS (17-15-1) (8)

The Leafs beat Newmarket and then beat Martingrove twice to run their win streak to six.

8. ERINDALE CARDINALS (19-15) (HM)

The Cardinals put up 30 runs in two games this week and won both games.

9. MILTON RED SOX (21-18) (HM)

The Red Sox didn't let a busy week stop them from going 3-1.

10. ILDERTON RED ARMY (18-17-1) (10)

Beat the Royals to force a fifth and final game in their series.

Honourable Mention:

GLANBROOK GRIZZLIES (17-18) (7)
OAKVILLE A's (19-19-1) (HM)
STRATHROY ROYALS (17-18) (9)
TECUMSEH THUNDER (18-19) (HM)

HITTER OF THE WEEK
Chris Novia, Erindale Cardinals

It took a little while, but Chris Novia is finally starting to do what the Cardinals signed him to do: hot homeruns and drive in runs. After a slow start to the season, Novia is blazing hot right now. In his last nine games, Novia has hit eight a ridiculous eight homeruns and driven in 23 runs.

In two games this week, Chris hit three homeruns and drove in seven runs. Both games were Erindale victories. In the first game against Glanbrook, the big power hitter had two hits, including a homerun and 3 RBI. In the second game against Brampton, he hit two more homeruns, including four RBI.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Chris Goodale, Leaside Leafs

Coming over from Oshawa, "Goody" has been great in his first season with the Leafs. He has established himself as quite arguably the best pitcher on the team, and continues to pitch well every time out.

In his lone game this week, Goodale dominated the Newmarket Hawks, striking out 14 and getting a 4-2 complete game victory for the red hot Leafs. The hard throwing righty is 4-1 with an ERA under 2.00 in GTBL play with more strikeouts than innings pitched, and is 5-3 overall this season.

COBA
Monday

Etobicoke 2 (LP- Kevin Breitner) vs.
Oakville 5

Glanbrook 10 vs.
Erindale 16 (WP- Daniel Nauth, HR- Geoff Cullen, John DeWolfe, Chris Novia)

John DeWolfe had four hits and a homerun, Geoff Cullen drove in five and hit a homerun, and Chris Novia hit his ninth homerun as the Cardinals won a slugfest.

Tuesday

Glanbrook 3 (LP- Justin Czorny, HR- Rob Wilson) vs.
Brampton 14 (WP- Nick Sousa, HR- Victor Speciale)

The Battlecats got back in the win column in a mercy win. Victor Speciale continues to perform, as he hit his tenth homerun of the season.

Wednesday

Etobicoke 7 (LP- Tim Lawrence) vs.
Milton 11 (WP- Tyler Wilson)

Niagara 5 (LP- Brian Kusey) vs.
Burlington 10 (WP- Cam McKnight, HR- Paul Saville, Jay Hewitt)

The Brants continue to hit the ball out of the park, pounding out two more in this one. Saville had four hits, including a long ball.

Thursday

Burlington 7 (LP- Carlos Cabrero) vs.
Niagara 11 (WP- Geoff Strong)

Friday

Erindale 14 (WP- Mark Taplin, HR- Chris Novia (2), Frank Coccia) vs.
Brampton 13

Chris Novia notched homeruns ten and eleven, and Steve Gallant and Josh Butler had five hits apiece, as the Cardinals had another slugfest with the Battlecats and came out on top.

Burlington 5 vs.
Etobicoke 7 (WP- Andrew Hyde)

Saturday

Etobicoke 15 (WP- Russ Hazen) vs.
Brampton 4

Anthony Iafrate drove in five runs and the Rangers blew out the last place Battlecats.

Niagara 3 (LP- Chris Pickles, HR- Andrew Sorochan) vs.
Milton 9 (WP- Ian Zettle, HR- Kevin Cooper, Chris Pittaway)

Niagara 13 (WP- Ricky Ferri, HR- Andrew Sorochan, Geoff Strong) vs.
Milton 10 (LP- Scott McTrach)

The Red Sox and Metros split a double header. Andrew Sorochan hit two homeruns and now has six on the season. Steve Lauzon had 5 RBI in the second game.

Sunday

Mississauga 2 vs.
Glanbrook 5

Milton 8 vs.
Glanbrook 6

GTBL
Monday

Redbirds 6 vs.
Newmarket 8

Wednesday

East York 1 vs.
Thornhill 3 (WP- Dave McElroy, SV- Andrew Bergman)

Thursday

Markham 13 vs.
Martingrove 3

The Pioneers continue to have Martingrove's number.

Newmarket 2 vs.
Leaside 4 (WP- Chris Goodale)

Goodale struckout 13 hitters in the victory, as the Leafs continue to play solid baseball.

Friday

East York 2 (LP- Ben Ragan) vs.
Markham 5 (WP- Steve Horsley)

Saturday

Leaside 4 (WP- Andrew Morales) vs.
Martingrove 0 (LP- Ryan Donnelly)

Morales got back on track with a good performance, and the Leafs won another one.

Leaside 10 (WP- Josh Howsam, HR- Adam Morton, HR- Kyle Kristenbrun) vs.
Martingrove 2 (LP- Dennis Hucal)

The Leafs swept both ends of the double-header, aided by Adam Morton's eighth homerun, and Kyle Kristenbrun's third. That's six straight wins for the Leafs.

SWBL
Strathroy 6 vs.
Ilderton 7

The Red Army forced a game five do-or-die with a one run victory in game four of the series.
WEEK 15 ROUND UP
TOP TEN
1. WINDSOR STARS (43-7) (1)
2. MISSISSAUGA SW TWINS (25-15-1) (2)
3. NEWMARKET HAWKS (20-10-1) (5)
4. MARKHAM MARINERS (24-18-2) (3)
5. THORNHILL REDS (25-9-2) (4)
6. PETERBOROUGH RIVER DOGS (6)
7. MILTON RED SOX (23-18) (9)
8. LEASIDE LEAFS (18-15-1) (7)
9. ILDERTON RED ARMY (19-17-1) (10)
10. NIAGARA METROS (20-21-1) (NR)

Honourable Mention:

ERINDALE CARDINALS (20-19) (8)
GLANBROOK GRIZZLIES (19-20) (HM)
OAKVILLE A'S (21-21-1) (HM)
STRATHROY ROYALS (17-15) (HM)
TECUMSEH THUNDER (18-19) (HM)




COBA
Monday

Burlington 14 vs.
Erindale 18

Burlington 9 vs.
Erindale 7

The Brants and Cardinals split a couple of very high scoring games.

Mississauga SW 8 (WP- Jordan Petruska, SV- Andrew Foster) vs.
Oakville 5

The Twins get back into the win column, and the A's drop their second in as many days.

Glanbrook 7 vs.
Etobicoke 8 (WP- Kevin Breitner, HR- Andrew Jacinto)

The Rangers came back from down five runs in the bottom of the 8th to win and end their regular season with a win to push them to .500 for the 20th straight year.

Tuesday

Erindale 0 vs.
Mississauga 15

PLAYOFFS

#1 Erindale 0 (LP- John DeWolfe) vs.
#8 Brampton 6 (WP- RJ Page)

#2 Milton 5 (WP- Ian Zettle, HR- Carlos D'Costa) vs.
#7 Burlington 2 (LP- Carlos Cabrero, HR- Jon Amendola)

#3 Glanbrook 6 (WP- Mike Grilli) vs.
#6 Niagara 5 (LP- Geoff Strong)

#4 Etobicoke 0 (LP- Andrew Hyde) vs.
#5 Oakville 4



#1 Erindale 10 vs.
#4 Etobicoke 11 (WP- Russ Hazen, HR- Andrew Jacinto, Kyle Clancy) (8 innings)

#6 Niagara 5 (WP- Brian Kusey, SV- Brandon Beattie) vs.
#7 Burlington 4 (LP- Eric Bryce, HR- Jon Amendola) (8 innings)

#2 Milton 7 (WP- Tyler Wilson) vs.
#3 Glanbrook 3 (LP- Chris Cooney, HR- Rob Spiak)

#5 Oakville 5 vs.
#8 Brampton 3 (LP- Steve Hough)



#3 Glanbrook 3 (WP- Tim Sogan) vs.
#4 Etobicoke 2 (LP- Sasha Gerster)

#6 Niagara 7 (WP- Chris Pickles, HR- Evan Baglieri) vs.
#8 Brampton 5 (LP- Mike Burke, HR- Mike Gareri, Greg Dodwell)


#2 Milton, #3 Glanbrook, #5 Oakville, and #6 Niagara advance

GTBL
Tuesday

Thornhill 3 (LP- Eric Wakeman) vs.
Newmarket 5 (WP- Dave MacPherson, HR- Paul V. Lytwyn (2))

East York 12 vs.
Redbirds 0

Wednesday

Markham 8 (HR- Jesse Dynes) vs.
Thornhill 8 (HR- Brad Crone)

Brad Crone his a grand slam in the bottom the ninth, and the Reds earned a dramatic point.

Thursday

Thornhill 0 (LP- Gary Rose) vs.
Leaside 7 (WP- Brook Coatsworth, HR- Kyle Kristenbrun)

Make it seven in a row for the Leafs! Kristenbrun hit his fourth homerun of the year, and the Reds are struggling all of a sudden.

East York 7 vs.
Martingrove 8

Friday

Martingrove 7 vs.
Markham 4

SWBL
Monday

Ilderton 8 vs.
Strathroy 0

Jordan Townshend tossed 7 shutout innings and struck out 11, as the Red Army take the series 3-2 and are off to the league finals.
WEEK 16 RANKINGS
TOP TEN

1. Windsor Stars (49-8) (1)

They are not only the best team in Ontario, but are now the best team in Canada, after a Senior Canadian Gold Medal.

2. Mississauga SW Twins (26-18-1) (2)

They went just 1-3 at the Nationals, but two of those losses were in extra innings. After a 4-6 start, they battled and had a great season.

3. Newmarket Hawks (21-10-2) (3)

The Hawks won one, and lost one, and trail Thornhill by a single point in the GTBL standings.

4. Milton Red Sox (26-19) (7)

The Red Sox were crowned COBA playoff champions, with an impressive showing in the playoffs. They finished just half a game back of Mississauga in the overall standings in COBA.

5. Thornhill Reds (26-9-2) (5)

The Reds won their only game of the week at Martingrove.

6. Markham Mariners (24-18-2) (4)

Did not play.

7. Peterborough Riverdogs (6)

N/A

8. Oakville A's (23-23-1) (HM)

The A's were finalists in the COBA playoffs, and put together a very good season, finishing .500 and also making it to the Hap Walters finals.

9. Leaside Leafs (18-16-1) (8)

Fell victim to the Redbirds, who registered just their fourth win of the year.

10. Ilderton Red Army (19-18-1) (9)

Trail Exeter 1-0 in the league finals.

Honourable Mention:

Erindale Cardinals (20-19) (HM)
Glanbrook Grizzlies (20-22) (HM)
Niagara Metros (20-23-2) (10)
Strathroy Royals (17-15) (HM)
Tecumseh Thunder (18-19) (HM)




GTBL
Monday

Martingrove 3 vs.
East York 6

The Bulldogs win their second in a row for this first time this year.

Tuesday

Newmarket 11 vs.
Redbirds 2

The Hawks move to within a point of the Reds and also have a game in hand.

Thursday

Redbirds 10 (WP- Mike Caine) vs.
Leaside 9 (LP- Chris Goodale, HR- Adam Morton, Bryan Rock)

Thornhill 14 (WP- Eric Wakeman, HR- Victor Simon, Chris Berwick) vs.
Martingrove 7 (LP- Patrick Vecchiarelli)

Friday

Martingrove 5 vs.
Newmarket 5

COBA
FINAL FOUR PLAYOFFS

Niagara 1 (LP- Geoff Strong) vs.
Milton 2 (WP- Ian Zettle)

Oakville 1 vs.
Glanbrook 2

Niagara 0 (LP- Brian Kusey) vs.
Oakville 10 (WP- Gord Robertson, HR- Andrew Kotulak)

Glanbrook 3 vs.
Milton 4 (WP- Tyler Wilson)

Oakville W vs.
Glanbrook L

Oakville 10 (HR- Kevin Lee (2)) vs.
Milton 6 (LP- Adam Ahearn, HR- Sean Mathe, Kevin Cooper)

Oakville 0 vs.
Milton 8 (WP- Liam Tennant)

SWBL
LEAGUE FINALS

Game 1

Ilderton 4 vs.
Exeter 5
FINAL RANKINGS
September 21, 2011
1. Windsor Stars (49-8) (1)
2. Mississauga SW Twins (26-18-1) (2)
3. Markham Mariners (30-19-2) (6)
4. Milton Red Sox (26-19) (3)
5. Newmarket Hawks (23-13-2) (5)
6. Leaside Leafs (22-18-1) (8)
7. Thornhill Reds (26-11-2) (4)
8. Peterborough Riverdogs (7)
9. Oakville A's (23-23-1) (10)
10. Tecumseh Thunder (18-19) (HM)

Honourable Mention:

Erindale Cardinals (20-19) (HM)
Glanbrook Grizzlies (20-22) (HM)
Ilderton Red Army (21-20-2) (9)
Niagara Metros (20-23-2) (10)
Strathroy Royals (17-15) (HM)
2012 Pre-Season Rankings
April 29, 2012
TOP TEN

1. Windsor Stars

It will be interesting to see if someone can dethrone this juggernaut of a team. I have my doubts. The Stars have won four straight Ontario gold medals, and six in the past seven years.

2. Mississauga SW Twins

The Twins finished second in the Eliminations last year, and will get a big boost with ace Adam Paish returning to the team after a one year stint with London of the IBL.

3. Peterborough Riverdogs

The Riverdogs returned to the scene last year with an impressive season from start to finish. They will challenge for not only GTBL supremacy, but Ontario supremacy as well.

4. Markham Mariners

The Mariners always seem to be in the mix year after year. This year should be no different.

5. Glanbrook Grizzlies

The Grizzlies had a disappointing season last year, but look to rebound with their entire roster returning from 2011.

6. Etobicoke Rangers

The Rangers have compiled some decent seasons over the past coupld of years. With a young core, they seem poised to vault themselves back into the top tier of teams in the province.

7. Newmarket Hawks

The Hawks may not be the most exciting and talked about team out there, but they have been a model of consistency over the years.

8. Leaside Leafs

The Leafs had a horrible start to the season, but finished off strong in 2011. They hope to ride that momentum into this season, and regain their spot amongst the province's elite.

9. Thornhill Reds

The Reds are poised to take a step back after making a lot of noise last summer. They have lost a couple of key pieces from their powerful 2011 team.

10. Ilderton Red Army

After a setback in 2011, the Red Army hope to regain their form of 2010- when they made the provincial finals.

Honourable Mention

Erindale Cardinals
Milton Red Sox
Niagara Metros
Oakville A's
Tecumseh Thunder
Week 1 Top Ten
May 14, 2012
Top Ten

1. Windsor Stars (2-2) (1)
2. Mississauga SW Twins (1-1) (2)
3. Tecumseh Thunder (5-1) (HM)
4. Markham Mariners (1-0) (4)
5. Newmarket Hawks (1-0) (7)
6. Peterborough Riverdogs (1-1) (3)
7. Etobicoke Rangers (2-1) (6)
8. Niagara Metros (2-0) (HM)
9. Ilderton Red Army (2-0) (10)
10. Leaside Leafs (1-1) (8)

Honourable Mention:

Brampton Battlecats (2-1) (NA)
Glanbrook Grizzlies (2-2) (5)
Oakville A's (0-0) (HM)
Sarnia Braves (2-0) (NA)
Thornhill Reds (0-1) (9)


COBA

Brampton 7 (WP- Brad McLaughlin, SV- JR Crosby)
Etobicoke 5 (LP- Sasha Gerster)

Justin Deleskie of Brampton and Ryan Panas of Etobicoke each had three hits.

Burlington 1
Glanbrook 13 (WP- Chris Cooney)

Tim Sogan registered three hits for the Grizzlies.

Etobicoke 18 (WP- Kyle Porter, SV- Sasha Gerster, HR- Ryan Panas)
Erindale 10

Panas drove in five runs to pace the Rangers' attack. Pip Murray-Smith added four hits for Etobicoke.

Glanbrook 3
Mississauga SW 13

Niagara 9 (WP- Geoff Strong, HR- Evan Baglieri (2))
Burlington 2 (LP- Carlos Cabrero)

Evan picked up where he left off last season, blasting two homeruns.

Milton 3 (LP- Cal Coleman)
Niagara 4 (WP- Dave Davidson, HR- Evan Baglieri (2))

Evan hit two more homeruns, including a walk-off bomb in the tenth inning.

Mississauga SW 7
Brampton 9 (WP- Joey Nonis, SV- JR Crosby, HR- Victor Speciale)

Victor Speciale belted a grand slam and drove in five runs, while Andrew Thomson had three hits and four stolen bases for the upstart Battlecats.

Glanbrook 4
Etobicoke 14 (WP- Kevin Breitner, HR- Damian Eccleton)

Ryan Panas had four more hits in this one, and Eccleton drove in six runs!

Burlington 4
Milton 1 (LP- Craig Howse)

The Red Sox open their new park with a loss.

Oakville 6
Erindale 2

Oakville 6
Erindale 7

Brampton 4 (LP- Steve Hough, HR- Justin Deleskie)
Glanbrook 5


GTBL

Leaside 5 (WP- Mark Blanchard, SV- Steve Hopkins)
East York 4 (LP- Aaron Kivi)

Davey Wallace had two hits and drove in three of the five Leaside runs.

Newmarket 8 (WP- Travis Welder)
Thornhill 3 (LP- Victor Simon)

Kevin Holloway had four hits for the Hawks.

Redbirds 4 (LP- Nick masci)
Martingrove 5 (WP- Joe Callahan, HR- Chris Micolino, Dennis Hucal)

Callahan showed his value early in the season for the White Sox.

Leaside 5 (LP- Ryan Donnelly)
Markham 6 (WP- Kyle Lawrence)

Thomas Biskup had three hits, including the winning hit in the bottom of the ninth. Jeff Fox added four hits for Markham.

Martingrove 8 (WP- Patrick Vechiarelli)
Peterborough 1 (LP- Fil Cammisuli)

Martingrove 2 (LP- Marcus Belardi)
Peterborough 12 (WP- Tommy Kempt)


Can-Am

Tecumseh Thunder 18 (WP- Rob Blunck, HR- Dan Romanycia)
Tecumseh Juniors 8

WAA 0
Windsor Stars 2 (WP- John Picco, SV- Adam Myers)

Picco gave up just one hit in 6.1 innings, and struck out nine.

Windsor Selects 0
Tecumseh Thunder 1 (WP- Dave Tramontozzi)

Jason Marentette drove in the game's only run in the bottom of the sixth on a sac fly.

Troy 2
Windsor Stars 4 (WP- Dane Little)

Tecumseh Juniors 1
Sarnia 7

Tecumseh Thunder 3
Windsor Selects 4

WAA 6
Tecumseh Thunder 7 (WP- Andrew Pierce, SV- Dan Wolicki)

The Thunder had just three hits, but took advantage of four WAA errors.

Windsor Stars 0 (LP- Steve Carter)
Windsor Selects 1

Windsor Stars 4 (LP- Dane Little)
Tecumseh Thunder 7 (WP- Mitch Kramer, SV- Matt Stezycki, HR- Dan Romanycia)

Romanycia had three hits, including a homerun and four RBI for the undefeated Thunder.

Tecumseh Thunder 4 (WP- Rob Blunck, HR- Matt Stezycki)
Troy 3

Blunck tossed a complete game, and the Thunder improved to 5-0.

Windsor Selects 0
WAA 2

Sarnia 4
Tecumseh Juniors 1


SWBL

London 2
Ilderton 11 (WP- Jamie Mann)

Ilderton 4 (WP- Jeff Latta, SV- Craig Orton)
Exeter 1

The Red Army plated three runs in the top of the 11th, to win their second game in as many nights.

Strathroy 16
Lakeside 4



Hitter of the Week

Evan Baglieri, Niagara Metros

No surprise here. Evan is on pace to surpass his out of this world 2011 season. He notched four homeruns in Niagara's first two games- both wins. One of them was a walk-off homerun in extra innings against Milton.

Pitcher of the Week

John Picco, Windsor Stars

Picco was stingy in his first start, allowing just one hit in 6.1 innings. He also registered nine strikeouts, as he dominated the WAA offence.


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