Game 1 - Defeated Tecumseh 9-8 (W) Game 2 - Defeated by Leamington15-11 (L) Game 3 - Defeated Brantford 18-3 (W) Game 4 - Defeated Tecumseh 20-7 (W) Game 5 - Defeated Leamington 14-13(W) Final
ROOKIE TEAM WINS
2017 STRATFORD TOURNAMENT
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Bottom L to R. Brendan Ledoux, Ethan O'Neil, one of the Cavanagh twins, Zach Grein, the other twin, Sean Wilson, Nathan Lozon. Top L to R : Tobey Trepanier, Cole Grant, Ty Patterson, Jimmy Hayes, Ryan Smith and Teagan Lu.
Game MVPs. L to R : Smith, Cavanagh, Hayes, Cavanagh,O'Neil
The 8 and 9 year old Essex baseball team won the Stratford Major Rookie baseball tournament this past weekend.
As Essex Minor baseball celebrates it's 60th anniversary, their young rookie team shows nothing but promise and optimism.
After tying the Erindale Lions 2 to 2 in game 1 of the tournament, the young Yellow Jackets went on to defeat the host team Stratford Nationals , the Mitchell Meteors, and the Strathroy Royals. Essex would meet Erindale again in the Championship, and defeat the talented and classy Lions 3 to 1 in a boisterous, and eventful championship caliber game.
The spirit and mojo of the Essex fans played a large part in the team's success, as their contagious enthusiasm spread, and other teams and community members began to support the Jackets. Hard hitting Ty Patterson, and up and coming Teagan Lu, gave the fans plenty to cheer for with timely hitting, while outfielders Cole Grant and Sean Wilson defensively locked down the center of the field.
Sprawling LF Zach Grein caught the final out of the tournament in spectacular fashion, while Maidstone's Nathan Lozon provided strong play throughout. The coaches can't say enough about the players, including Brendan Ledoux and Tobey Trepanier who were responsible for key RBI hits, and the individual game MVP performances by Jimmy Hayes, Ethan O'Neil, birthday boy Ryan Smith, and the fantastic twin brothers, Braeden and Caleb Cavanagh.
Please keep watching for this exciting group of young athletes as they race towards a possible Ontario championship.
The Town Of Essex has implemented a new phone system that will be used to communicate if a diamond is "Closed" or "Open".
To find out the status of the diamonds please call 519-997-2499.
Please Note: The Town will continue to display "OPEN" and "CLOSED" signs on the diamonds as well.
If you see nothing in regards to the diamonds being closed assume they are open.
As the town changes it's diamond status we will do our best of keep the website up to date at the top of the website.
We appreciate your patience on days where the weather doesn't cooperate.