Kingsville Knight 2010 Rookie Major's Take OBA Championship
Labour Day weekend the boys from Kingsville took their home field to represent their town for the Rookie Major OBA Championship, and did not disappoint. The team consisting of Vittorio Ruggirello, Cole Coristine, Evan Baker, Beckham Hunter, Beckett Jancevski, Dylan Toupin, Ryan Flanagan, Reggie Bradbury, Jasper Dunford, Keaton Morphet, Mac Pucovsky, and Colby Snoei started the tournament on Friday afternoon against an unknown U8 team from Woodslee. The inexperience and youth of the Woodslee team was hard to compete against the talented Kingsville squad. The defense tightened up around all the young Woodslee hitters and the game ended in a 15-0 mercy. Cole Coristine led the way with 3 hits.
Game 2 went Saturday morning against another unknown team, this time from out of town Uxbridge. 2 Solid 7 run innings were the difference in this game and again the defense of the Kingsville team proved to be too much for another team and the game ended quickly 15-1. Evan Baker and Beckett Jancevski led the way with solid hitting and both scoring 2 runs each.
With the afternoon off on Saturday, The Knights could prepare for a team from Alvinston, who disposed of an Essex team on Friday night with relative ease. Knowing this will be a much more solid competition for The Knights, the boys were composed to stay solid in the field and slowly put numbers on the scoreboard. This proved to be the boy's toughest match so far. Cole Coristine started the scoring by getting on base and Beckham Hunter collecting an RBI in the first inning. Alvinston took a 5-1 lead into the fifth inning, when the Knights started the home half of the inning with a solid single by Keaton Morphet, followed by another by Dylan Toupin and Ryan Flanagan. Reggie Bradbury came to the plate and hit another single scoring 2 runs. Then Jasper Dunford came to the plate and hit a sharp single to score another run to pull The Knights closer. The sixth inning came and bats came alive again. Inning began with a hit stung by Colby Snoei for a single, followed by 4 singles in a row by Vittorio Ruggirello, Cole Coristine, Evan Baker, and Beckham Hunter. Inning was capped off by a solid single and RBI for Keaton Morphet. Taking an 8-5 lead into the 7th inning left the Knights feeling a little loose and gave up 3 runs to tie the game up in the top of the inning. The bottom half nothing happened so extra innings were needed to decide the outcome. With Alvinston unable to score in the top half of the 8th, The Knights started the inning with their short stop Vittorio Ruggirello hitting a sharp single to right. Followed up by Cole Coristine getting on base. Unable to move the runners, left Beckett Jancevski a chance to be the hero. A solid single up the middle allow Vittorio Ruggirello and chance to score and is rewarded with the game winning run with a hook slide at home plate. Knights win 9-8. On to the Semi-Finals UNDEFEATED!!!
Sunday morning baseball in the OBA's is what these kids are looking for and they took full advantage of being at home. A scared Woodslee Major team was unlucky to draw The Knights and found themselves down by 8 runs after 2 innings. Leading the way with multiple hits were Beckham Hunter(3), Beckett Jancevski(2), Mac Pucovsky(2), Evan Baker(2), Dylan Toupin(2), and Ryan Flanagan(2). The early onslaught was way too much for the Woodslee Orioles to handle and The Knights cruise to a 13-3 victory, taking them to the Finals for the OBA Championship as the UNDEFEATED team.
After Alvinston disposed of a "happy to be here" team from Dorchester, they came ready to play again against the Knights, needing 2 wins for the Championship. Again, the team from Alvinston were able to get to The Knights with a 5-1 early lead. A solid 4 run third inning, including RBI's from Baker, Jancevski, Hunter, and Pucovsky had The Knights right back into the game and the momentum shifted to the home team. A steady attack of singles in the 4th inning by Flanagan, Morphet, Bradbury, Dunford, and Snoei led to another 3 run inning and an 8-5 lead. Alvinston would not go away and scored 3 in the top of the 5th to tie things up. Again, a steady diet of base hits in the bottom half of the 6th allowed the Knights to pull away and take a 13-8 lead. Top of the 7th came and The Knights could smell the victory. A couple of tough outs on flyballs to Mac Pucovsky led to a final third out made on a ground ball to second and, as they say, the rest is HISTORY. KNIGHTS WIN!!!!!
Well played boys. Way to represent Kingsville. Thank you to all the parents and families support. What a way to cap off an amazing year.
Kingsville Knights Rookie Travel Team Takes 2nd Place in Port Lambton
Day 2 started early with a solid test for the boys playing a very strong team from kincardine. The boys gloves seemed to have slept in and errors cost them 7 runs against in the first inning. The boy chipped away in the bottom half with a 3 run home run from Beckham Hunter. Although the boys continued to pick away at the early lead, the 7 runs in the first proved to be too much. The game finished with a 17-15 loss. Beckham Hunter led the knights with 2 home runs and 4 RBI’s. Cole Coristine helped out with a home run of his own and 3 RBI’s in the losing cause.
The afternoon game became a huge game for the boys playing the home squad Port Lambton Pirates. The defence came alive and the bats turned up the heat and was too much for the host team. A balanced attack from top to the bottom of the line up allowed the knights to finish the Pirates in a mercy after 5 innings. Beckham Hunter again led the knights with a home run and a single with 4 RBI’s, as well Evan Baker added to the lop sided affair with 2 more hits and 2 RBI’s. On to the Semi Finals!!!!
Sunday baseball was what the boys came for and it showed that they belonged there. Unfortunately for the host team, they would have to play a hot knights team again. After very little action in the first inning, both teams shared a 7 run inning. Port Lambton was not going to go away quietly. Jasper Dunford led the inning with a solid double and the boys that followed cane through with a great rally. Mac pucovsky, Beckett Jancevski, Reggie Bradbury, Keaton Morphet, Colby Snoei, Vittorio Ruggirello, and Cole Coristine all followed the lead with hits of their own and was finished off by Evan Baker’s 2 run double. A good response to the Pirates 7 run inning. A 6 run 6th finished them off with a 3 run home run from Cole Coristine and a 2 run triple from Beckham Hunter. OFF TO THE FINAL!!!!
The championship game had the knights going against the Cardinals from Kincardine in a rematch from Saturday. The boys knew the defence in the field would have to be better if they had any chance at a victory. Stellar plays from Beckham Hunter and Vittorio Ruggirello kept the game within reach leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning. Jasper Dunford led off the top of the second with a solo home run to put the knights on the board and cut the Cardinals lead in half 2-1. The Cardinals scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 3rd to take a 4-1 lead. More great team defence kept the knights with in reach but the Cardinals lead off hitter surprised the knights and split the outfielders for a 2 run home run and a 6-1 lead. The knights rallied in the top of the 6. Evan Baker led the inning with a solid single and Beckham Hunter hit a triple to get the boys rolling. Jasper Dunford stepped to the plate with 2 out and hit his second home run of the game to cut the deficit to 6-4. A 1-2-3 bottom of the 6th had the boys excited and ready to attack. A solid single by Beckett Jancevski was quickly followed by another by Reggie Bradbury. A questionable call cost our lead runner to be out at second on a close play. From there the boys just ran out of time. 6-4 loss and the boys head home with second place.
A great weekend was had by everyone, and we are extremely proud of the way our boys represented Kingsville. Thank you to all the parents and look forward to competing the rest of the season.
Peewee Knights Finish 3rd in Annual Harrow Tournament
Two weekends ago, the Peewee Knights, sponsored by Ernie's TV, traveled to Harrow for their annual Mosquito and Peewee Tournament.
Griffin Dyck got the start Friday afternoon against the LaSalle Titan Majors, pitching 5 strong innings, allowing only 3 earned-runs.
The Knights bats supported Dyck with 8 runs in that time span while their gloves kept the visitors at bay with some great defensive plays such as a diving catch by center-fielder, Matthew Cornies and a gun-down by catcher Jamie Thiessen on a stolen base attempt.
Unfortunately, the Titans would storm back, including a heartbreaking 5-run 7th inning to finish the game in a 10-10 tie.
Highlights include a double and SAC fly by Ethan Baker, a triple by Dyck, Sebastian Dunford went 1-for-2 and two stolen bases while Ben Nemeth walked and scored 3 times, and Gavin Lebrun went 1-for-2 with a SAC fly.
In their second game against the Blenheim Bee's, things didn't look good to start with the Bee's scoring 4 runs in an error-filled first-inning. The Knights apologized to their starting pitcher, Gannon Hunter, by scratching 15 runs at the bottom of the inning.
The Knights would cruise from that point, earning a 22-14 victory.
Tristan Pillon pitched two solid innings in relief allowing only 3 earned runs before Ethan Baker and Matthew Cornies came in to close the game, giving up only 2 earned runs.
Highlights: Cornies would score 4 times, Owen Grieve went 4-for-5 with a double, Griffin Dyck 3-for-3 with a double and SAC fly, Gannon Hunter 2-for-4, Ian MacPherson 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored, Josh Allsop worked a walk, stole a base and scored and Tristen Pillon went 1-for-2 with a walk and run scored.
Woodslee was next and the Knights didn't hesitate to jump all over their opponent in a 4-inning mercy, winning 16-1.
Gannon Hunter went 3-for-3 including a bases-loaded walk off bomb that triggered the mercy to end the game.
Sebastian Dunford got the win by pitching all 4 four inning and only allowing 1-hit in that span.
Dunford also helped his cause by going 2-for-2 with a walk and scoring three times.
Highlights: Gavin LeBrun had three singles, Matthew Cornies singled and scored, Owen Grieve walked and scored twice, Griffin Dyck went 2-for-2 with a double, Ethan Baker with a single and run scored, and Jamie Thiessen walked and scored twice.
Due to rain, the semi-finals against the Leamington Lakers was postponed until Tuesday evening.
The Lakers are one of the best “B” division teams in Ontario so the Knights knew they had a tough game ahead of them.
Griffin Dyck got the start and pitched well, leaving the game after four innings and only allowing 2 earned-runs. Sebastian Dunford finished the game with two solid innings and only allowing 1-earned run.
Unfortunately, Leamington was able to take advantage of some misplays, and with some timely hits they came back from an early 3-2 deficit to win 8-4. They would go on to defeat the LaSalle Titans, 5-3 in the championship game.
Highlights: Ian MacPherson made an impressive back-hand stop on a hard ground ball to end the 6th inning with the Lakers pressing.
Gannon Hunter 2-for-4, Griffin Dyck 3-for-4, Tristan Pillon 2-for-2 with a walk & SAC fly and Gavin LeBrun 2-for-3 with a walk.
The boys played very well and should be proud of how they placed against some very tough competition.
Peewee Knights Compete in Annual Port Dover Tournament
The Peewee Kingsville Knights traveled to Port Dover over the weekend for the annual Sailors, May tournament.
Their first opponent was a spunky Belle River Braves squad who played well and kept the game close early on, leading 1-0 after two innings.
Rookie, #23 Josh Allsop got the ball rolling in the top of the 3rd with a hard hit that was too hot for the Belle River shortstop to handle.
#26 Ethan Baker followed with a single of his own, allowing #35 Sebastian Dunford to lay down a SAC bunt, scoring a run.
After a walk by #9 Griffin Dyck, #24 Owen Grieve ripped a double into right-centre field, putting the Knights on top 4-1.
From there, #27 Gannon Hunter cracked his second hit of the game, #17 Ian MacPherson worked a walk and then #31 Ben Nemeth rapped a single into right-centre which scored two more runs and put Kingsville on top 6-1.
At the bottom of the next inning and with the two runners on and only one out, MacPherson made a great play at the fence to snag a foul ball, followed by a sliding grab off a hard grounder to end the inning.
Backed by the strong pitching of the games starter, #3 Gavin LeBrun and relievers Grieve and #42 Matthew Cornies, the Knights walked away victorious with a 10-4 victory.
Grieve was selected as the game's MVP with a single, double and 3 RBI.
In their next game, the Knights took on the Tillsonburg Otters in what would be another close, tense game.
With the Knights leading 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth-inning, Nemeth started off the inning by taking one for the team, getting plunked by a pitch. Dunford then worked a walk when#12 Tristin Pillon cracked a hard shot to the shortstop which allowed Nemeth to score. #20 Jamie Thiessen hammered a ball at the Otters third-basemen causing an error, allowing Dunford to scratch another run across the board.
At the top of the 5th inning and with curfew approaching, the Otters had runners on 2nd and 3rd and only one out when the next Otter hitter ripped a line-drive into shallow centerfield.
Cornies charged the ball and slid to make a great catch to record the out. Showing great baseball instincts he then fired the ball to second-base, doubling-up the runner who had sprinted towards third base, ending the inning and breaking Otters fans hearts across the globe.
That was all the offense the Knights would need as starting pitcher Hunter along with relievers Dunford and Pillon did the rest to secure a hard-fought 6-3 victory for the Knights.
Cornies was awarded the games MVP for his strong defensive play in centerfield. He would also contribute at the plate with a walk, run and RBI.
Their third game would be against another undefeated team, the Uxbridge Grizzlies.
Griffin Dyck started on the mound and provided 2 strong innings before the ball was handed to LeBrun and eventually MacPherson.
Unfortunately, due to a few early-season guffaws and a couple of seeing-eye singles, the boys found themselves down 10-2 late in the game.
The Knights are a resilient bunch though, and in the 5th inning, they made a surge to get themselves back in the game.
Cornies led-off the inning with a walk, followed by a triple by Dyck. Grieve knocked him in with a single and soon the floodgates were wide open. MacPherson and Dunford contributed singles, and an error on a Thiessen ground-ball helped score three more runs making it a 10-7 game.
With curfew about to expire, the Knights were able to shutdown the Grizzlies at the top of the inning and get back to the sticks.
LeBrun started the inning with a line-drive to centre field, Cornies followed with a single and Dyck walked.
With only one out and the Knights pressing, Grieve stepped to the plate and hammered a line-drive up the middle. Unfortunately, the Grizzlies pitcher made a great play, snagging the ball and doubling-off a runner who had no chance of getting back to the base, ending the game.
Dyck was awarded the games MVP for his strong pitching and going 2-for-2 at the plate with a single, triple and a walk.
Sadly, despite possessing a 2-and-1 record, the Knights finished 2nd in their division and failed to qualify for the playoff round.
From there, the team headed back into Port Dover for a team supper at Southside Louie's where time seemed to stand still as the players enjoyed celebrating the first tournament of the season.
The coaches are very proud of how well the players performed and are looking forward to seeing them grow and develop throughout the season.
Kingsville SR Girls Finish 1st and 2nd in Wrap-up Tournament
The girls wrap-up tournament was held in Leamington over the weekend and the SR division tier 1 resulted in a 1st and 2nd place award show for Kingsville. This game turned out to be a low scoring defensive battle. After 5 innings, the game was all tied at 3 a piece. This game was setting up for fantastic finish. Top of the 6th, HUB Insurance scores two, while Will Insurance manages only one. 5-4 for HUB. Top of the 7th, HUB is held scoreless and with the hammer belonging to Will Insurance, they power out a pair of runs for the victory. This was a great championship game, so congratulations to both teams, for making it to the finals while knocking out the 4 Leamington teams on the way.
Pictured are the 2 Kingsville Senior Girls teams.... KMB would also like to wish Haley Barreto, Carissa Coghill, Taylor Fields, Emily Stevenson and McKenna Ure, a fond farewell, for they will too old to join our program next year.
Mosquito Knights Win Chatham Tournament Championship
The Kingsville Mosquito Majors competed in the Chatham Mosquito tournament this past weekend.
Facing stiff competition, the boys went into the playoffs as the #2 seed following a 3-3 tie with Lasalle Major Gold, a 17-7 loss to Chatham, and a narrow 11-10 victory over Ajax.
In the semi-final, the boys pulled out a come from behind victory, when they scored fours runs, with two out in the sixth, and added the game winner with two runs in the seventh.
They advanced to the final with a hard fought 11-10 win! In the final, the Knights battled an undefeated Chatham team.
After scoring three runs in the first, the boys never looked back as they broke open a close game with 5 runs in the sixth and went on to take home the championship 12-4.
Great weekend boys!!
Coaches: Dave LeBrun, Paul Cornies
Back Row (L to R) Ethan Baker, Matthew Cornies, Ben Nemeth, Owen Grieve, Reyth Smith, Gannon Hunter
Front Row (L to R) Quinton Stevenson, OT Ruggirello, Sebastian Dunford, Austin Fraser, Gavin LeBrun
Peewee Knights Capture LaSalle Tournament Championship
The Kingsville Knights Peewee Travel squad were victorious this weekend at the 2018 Ralph Hall/Jack McCart Classic Championship this weekend.
After a tough Friday night loss to Belle River, the Knights stormed back with 2 consecutive wins over LaSalle and St.Thomas to earn the right to face Belle River once more in the championship game.
Despite being down 4-0 after the first inning, the Knights found their composure and chipped away with timely hits and great defence. The excellent pitching of starter Jimmy Hidelbrand kept the Braves in check until Matteo Ruggirello came in to close out the game and seal the victory with a hard-fought 12-6 win over a well-coached and determined Belle River squad.
Congratulations Peewee Knights!
Kingsville would like to say thank-you to all the volunteers and the LaSalle Turtle Club for putting on a great tournament and to the Belle River Braves, LaSalle Titans and St.Thomas Cardinals for their excellent sportsmanship and great play over the course of the weekend.
Front Row: Christian Verzosa, Griffin Dyck, Alexis Russell
Middle Row: Jimmy Hildebrand, Josh Cornies, Cooper Campbell, Matteo Ruggirello, Owen Barnes, Ty Murray
Back Row: Henry Dyck (Coach), Josh Mann, Jason Mann (Coach), Andrew Van Daele, Ian MacPherson, Mark Campbell (Head Coach), Wiley Barnes (Coach)
Kingsville Delta Power Finishes Second in Final Tournament (PeeWee Interlock)
Kingsville Delta Power went into their final tournament with hopes and dreams to win the Championship. Those were dashed initially as they lost the first two games in the round robin format but they made a big comeback to make it to the Championship Game.
Game 1 – 9-4 loss to Harrow
Kingsville only managed 3 hits in a 9-4 loss to Harrow. They looked rusty and did not play particularly well. Brendan Macpherson pitched a strong two innings to start the game but the Harrow pitchers were strong and one bad inning did the Kingsville squad in.
Game 2 – 19-15 loss to Kingsville Royal Legion
The Delta Power team fell behind 9-4 but battled back in what turned out to be an exciting finish as they lost 19-15. Seth Olson led the way with three hits. Hailee Beaudoin hit a beautiful single just over the shortstop that brought a smile to everyone. Liam Toews had a nice hit and Carter Brown worked the pitchers for 3 walks.
Game 3 – 16-5 win over Amherstburg
In a must win scenario Kingsville came through with a 16-5 victory. Brady Eaton led the game off with a HR and Kingsville never looked back as they won this game to move on to the playoffs. Alexis Russell pitched a strong game. Logan Kreitzer had two hits including a big double. Aiden Woodiwiss singled and scored twice.
Semi-Finals 15-14 Thriller over Kingsville Legion
In a stunning 7 inning thriller that went back and forth, the Delta Power squad closed out the game with a great grab by Josh Cornies at third on a rocket by Blake Mayville to finish it. Brady Eaton pitched three strong innings and had some nice defensive plays. Carter Dyck also pitched three good innings and went 3-3 with two doubles and scoring three times. Connor Brown had two singles and scored twice and Hailee Beaudoin got another hit in an important late inning spot.
Championship vs Harrow – Defeat 20-13
It was a close game through 4 innings as it went back and forth but a big inning from Harrow in the fifth put Harrow ahead for good and they went on to win it 20-13. Alexis Russell pitched well to start the game but the tired team wasn't able to finish it out. Brady Eaton and Josh Cornies each had two hits. Carter Dyck was named Kingsville's MVP while Harrow's Nick Wright was their MVP. Congratulations!
Great year team!
Kingsville Delta Power Defeats Harrow in Exciting 12-11 Win! (Pee Wee Interlock)
On a beautiful Saturday night, the Kingsville team hosted Harrow under the lights. Music filled the air and the game did not disappoint. Kingsville jumped out to a 6-0 lead after a strong first inning but Harrow fought back. They took the lead 9-8 after four innings. There were three runners thrown out a home on close plays that helped decide the game. After Harrow added three runs in the top of the fifth and final inning, Kingsville needed four to win. Brady Eaton got hit by a pitch and then Brendan Macpherson singled, Aiden Woodiwiss walked and Carter Dyck doubled to score two runs and leave Kingsville with the tying run on third and the winning run on second base. Josh Cornies singled and Carter Dyck was thrown out at the plate to leave the game tied with two outs. With Logan up, Josh stole third base and then scored the winning run as the Harrow second basemen couldn’t handle Logan’s hit to the right side! A great finish to the best game of the year!
Hailee Beaudoin wasn’t able to get a hit but showed good hustle in the outfield. Brady walked, got hit and made the most of his third plate appearance with a massive shot to right-center for a triple. He scored twice. Brendan walked and singled and scored twice. He also pitched one inning and struck out three batters! Aiden Woodiwiss walked twice and scored twice. Carter Dyck walked, scored and had that big double up the middle. He also pitched two great innings, allowing only one run and striking out four. Josh had that huge single in the seventh and scored the winning run! Logan Kreitzer hit a massive double in the first inning with the bases loaded to cash in three runs! He also knocked in the winning run! Seth Olsen walked and scored twice in two at bats. He played great behind the plate. Connor Brown walked and had a really nice single that he almost turned into a double. But a great throw from the Harrow outfield cut him down. Liam Toews was unable to get a hit in two at bats but did a nice job on defence. Alexis Russell walked, scored and showed great awareness while pitching. She threw out two runners trying to go home and picked off a runner at first base in one inning of work. She struck out one batter and only allowed two unearned runs to score.
It was a great night for both teams and a lot of fun to watch, especially with the great music, the cowbell by Raegan Woodiwiss who insisted baseball needs more cowbell, and the dancing genius of Matthew Cornies. The next game is Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 against the rival Kingsville Legion team.
Senior Girls Have a Perfect 12-0 Season
The Will Insurance Sr Girls ball team put their 11-0 season on the line last Thursday, taking on the 2nd place Leamington 3 team. Pitching and defense were the keys to this victory, as Leamington could only muster 3 runs to the Will Insurance girls’ 7. This team had many solid performances throughout the year. At the plate, the team consistently came through when needed, staging 3 come from behind victories and grabbing 2, extra inning wins. There were a number of double plays executed at key times in several games, giving the team a motivational boost. Now it’s on to the Wrap-up Tournament on the July 28-30 weekend.
Congratulations to (from left to right) Cylee, MacKenzie, Kari, Claire, Lily, Olivia, McKenna, Allison, Kendra, Jocelyn and Annabelle (absent) and coaches Amanda, Jim and Steve, for a season well done.
Kingsville Delta Power Bats Heat up in 16-3 Win over Amherstburg (PeeWee Interlock)
On a hot night the Kingsville team didn’t wait around as they scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back. The bats were hot as they clubbed their way to a 16-3 win. The pitchers also did a great job limiting Amherstburg to only 2 hits over 5 innings in a complete team win.
Carter Dyck got plunked and walked in three at bats and used that to his advantage to score two runs. Josh Cornies had a strong game as he walked, doubled and singled and also scored two runs. Logan Kreitzer scored once but wasn’t able to continue his defensive streak of catching fly balls since the opponents didn’t hit many! Seth Olsen walked and doubled and scored twice in a strong game. Connor Brown was one of the stars as he recorded two defensive outs in the second inning and then smashed a triple to deep centerfield for his biggest hit of the season! He also scored twice on the night. Liam Toews walked and scored and did a nice job behind home plate. Carter Brown was trying to dazzle the crowd with his base running near the end of the game but we all saw him get a walk, single and score twice. Alexis Russell had arguably her best game of the season. She got hit by a pitch, singled and smoked a triple while also scoring twice. She also started the game throwing two strong innings, giving up only 1 run while striking out two batters. Hailee Beaudoin got robbed of a hit by the third basemen on a close play. She showed good hustle in right field. Brady Eaton only got two at bats but made them count as he hit a single and a team leading third home run of the year! His bomb to right field was a highlight of the night! He also pitched two strong innings, giving up only one run and striking out three batters. Brendan Macpherson wasn’t able to get a hit in two at bats but struck out the side in the final inning while pitching. Aiden Woodiwiss went one for two as he singled and scored. He also made a nice catch in centerfield as he continues his good defensive play.
The Kingsville Delta Power squad host Harrow in a night game under the lights on Saturday at 8pm. Come on out and sing to the baseball classic music between innings!
Kingsville Loses the Rematch With Leamington Cielo 22-9 (Pee Wee Interlock)
Kingsville Delta Power travelled to Leamington for an early morning game against a tough Leamington squad. They were a bit short handed on this road trip and struggled early. With a young umpire having a very small strike zone, the Kingsville pitchers were frustrated and gave up more walks than hits in a game that was ugly at times. Still the kids persevered, made some nice plays and scored some runs but it just wasn’t enough in the 22-9 loss.
Aiden Woodiwiss led the club with two hits in four trips to the plate, extending his hitting streak to three games. Carter Dyck singled and scored. He also struck out one batter in one inning of work. Josh Cornies singled and scored twice. He pitched well striking out five batters in two innings! Logan Kreitzer scored and caught a nice fly ball in left field. Connor Brown walked but was unable to score. He did a great job at catcher in the game. Liam Toews scored twice in the game and also made a nice grab on defence. Carter Brown walked twice and scored. Alexis Russell walked, singled and scored. She made a nice play while gunning out a runner at shortstop and pitched two strong innings as well. Hailee Beaudoin hit a nice shot down the line only to be robbed of a hit by the Leamington first basemen.
Kingsville takes on Amherstburg in Kingsville on Wednesday, July 19th at 6 pm.
Kingsville Delta Power Battles Back to tie Essex 14-14
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. On a muggy night the Kingsville Delta Power squad got off to a slow start as they scored only four runs in the first three innings. There were some sloppy defensive plays and some good ones. Kingsville trailed 9-4 after three innings and 13-4 going into the bottom of the fourth. Just when you thought you could count out this team they scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, held Essex to only one run in the top of the fifth inning and then maxed out with six runs to finish the game in a tie!
Josh Cornies had two hits including a nice double and scored two runs. He pitched two innings, striking out one batter. Logan Kreitzer walked and scored twice in the game but made two nice plays on defense catching a pop fly in centerfield and a line shot while playing third base! Seth Olsen singled, walked and scored and did a nice job catching on the big diamond. Connor Brown walked twice and scored once. He also made another nice grab in left field. Liam Toews has been hot at the plate getting another two hits and scoring twice. Carter Brown scored once but made a very nice play at second base, catching a fly ball and quickly throwing out an Essex runner for a double play. Alexis Russell was walked, plunked and scored twice. She continues her strong pitching as she held Essex to one unearned run and struck out one batter in the final inning. Hailee Beaudoin just missed a single down the line as it went foul. Her final at bat resulted in two runs coming home to tie the game! Brendan Macpherson got one hit in two ABs, scoring once. Aiden Woodiwiss also went 1-2 with a run scored and made a nice grab in centerfield. Carter Dyck went 2-2 with a single and a nice double down the line. He pitched two innings, striking out four and allowing no hits!
The Kingsville squad has a big game early in Leamington on Saturday, July 15th. 9 AM sharp on diamond 4. Good luck kids!
Kingsville Holds on to Defeat Leamington Cielo 9-7 (PeeWee Interlock)
Wednesday night saw two of the better teams in the league face off and play a great game. It was a low scoring affair until late in the game that featured a number of good defensive plays and pitching performances. With the game tied 4-4 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, Logan Kreitzer blasted a triple to deep centerfield with the bases loaded to break the game open. Scoring five in that inning gave Kingsville a 9-4 lead going into the seventh and a few defensive miscues in an otherwise strong game allowed Leamington to score three more runs but that was it. The four Kingsville pitchers were strong allowing only 3 hits and combined to strike out 15 batters!
Logan led off the game and his huge triple in the fifth was the biggest hit of the night nabbing three RBIs! Seth Olsen walked twice, singled and scored. He saved his best work at catcher while throwing out two runners trying to steal! Huge! Connor Brown wasn’t able to score but dazzled the crowd with an incredible catch on the run to deep left field to rob a Leamington batter. The crowd went crazy! Carter Brown singled and scored and his aggressive base running led him to turn that single into a dazzling dash from first to third. Alexis Russell walked and scored and pitched great on the mound. She struck out all three batters she faced in the sixth inning and had four strikeouts in all. Hailee Beaudoin was unable to score but almost nailed a runner at first base from right field. Brady Eaton blasted a double and scored. He also started the game on the mound, striking out four batters and pitched very well. Brendan Macpherson got plunked by a pitch and while he didn’t get a hit of his own, he pitched two strong innings again giving up no runs. That’s now five straight innings of shutout ball for him. Aiden Woodiwiss singled and scored as he continues his hit streak. Carter Dyck hit a nice shot to left-center and scored. He also pitched one inning and struck out three batters! Josh Cornies was only able to get up twice, walking once and scoring in addition to some good defence.
The Kingsville squad has two big games next week and the rematch will take place in Leamington Saturday July 15th. Good luck squad!
Kingsville Peewee's Capture Lasalle Championship
Dr. Abby Jakob Intermediate Girls Win Pair
Last week the Dr. Abby Jakob Intermediate Girls ball team won a pair of hard fought ball games. The first game on Friday had the girls travelling to Essex, to take on their number 3 team. This game turned out to be a defensive game as Essex squeaked out a pair of runs in the 1st and were shut out for the next five innings. Pitcher Trista Bering had an impressive 2nd inning, as she struck out the 3 batters she faced. Going into the 7th, with a 3 run lead, the Abby Jakob girls were given some words of encouragement from Coach Jim, We’re playing good ball, but we need to score some more to if we want the win...and the girls came through, scoring 5 runs in the 7th, padding their narrow lead. It was a good finish to the game as Essex also scored 5 runs. Hailie Andry-Molzen led the way with 3 hits, while Mia Andragna, Molly Scherer, Hailey Wolters and Trista each added a pair. Myah Matschulat had a 3 run homer in the 7th. Final Score 10-7... Right back at it the next day (Sat), the Dr. Abby Jakob girls were back on home turf to face Amherstburg 1. In this contest, there were four lead changes, keeping the fans on the edge of their seats and wondering which team would have the lead at the end. With the lead change going back and forth, and heading into the 7th with a 1 run lead, the Dr. Abby Jakob girls put up a wall of defense, and didn’t allow Amherstburg a single runner in the 7th. Hailie Andry-Molzen and Myah Matschulat had 4 hits a piece, Emelia Boughazale got on base all 4 times with 2 hits 2 walks and Claudia St.Pierre and Grace Coghill contributed 3 hits each.
Final Score 15-14.
Kingsville New Designs - 8 – Essex #1 - 17 (Jr Girls Slo-Pitch)
Well, practice was rained out night, and New Designed looked like they could have used it on Saturday afternoon, as the undefeated Essex #1 Junior Girls handed New Designs their 1st loss 17-8. Right from the start Essex just jumped out to a lead. Taking a commanding 17-2 lead after the top of the 6th before our girls showed some grit and fought their way back to 17-8. Oh well, games like this happen, and the girls will bounce back next game.
The Girls had a rough time at the plate today too against a tough Essex defense. Leading the way hitting was New Designs Player of the Game Meghan Upcott who got on base 3 out of 4 times today, and Addison Dyck with a single, double and triple, just a home run shy of the cycle today.
Pitching for the Smurfs in some severe wind were Addison Dyck, Kit Kat Lanigan, and Raegan Woodiwiss.
The Girls do not have any game action again until
, against undefeated Leamington #1.
Kingsville New Designs 23 – Amherstburg #1 - 6 (Jr Girls Slo-Pitch)
On Saturday, June 17, 2017, the bats came alive as Kingsville New Designs took out their frustrations from night on a young Amherstburg team 23-6. This one wasn’t close right from the start as the team jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the 1st, highlighted by a 3 run home run by New Designs Player of the Game Katelyn Girardin, and an 11-2 lead after the 2nd inning and an 18-2 lead after the 3rd. All players on the team had a great day at the plate.
Meghan Upcott, Sylvia Ross, Morgan Lauzon and Katelyn Girardin had great days at the plate, getting on base 3 times each. Addison Dyck, Kit Kat Lanigan and Raegan Woodiwiss all did well at the plate as well, each getting 5 hits.
Pitchers for the game were Raegan Woodiwiss, Addison Dyck, and Lily Mora.
Kingsville New Designs 11 – Leamington #2 - 11 (Jr Girls Slo-Pitch)
Leamington 2 Woodside Greenhouses came out on fire for this exhibition game, trying to avenge a loss earlier in the season, jumping out to an 8-0 lead after the top of the 3rd. They also played some good defense, with their left fielder robbing Raegan Woodiwiss of a home run in the bottom of the 1st. But, the Kingsville New Designs team showed grit and by the end of the 5thhad clawed their way back to a 10-8 lead thanks to great relief pitching from New Designs Player of the Game Emery Stapleton and some good team defense. But Leamington 2 would not give up, and came back to tie the score at 10 after 6, and then the game ended in an 11-11 tie.
Leading the way with 3 hits each were Addison Dyck (Home Run), Raegan Woodiwiss (Home Run), Kit Kat Lanigan; 2 hits each for Emery Stapleton and Morgan Lauzon.
Pitchers for the game were Kit Kat Lanigan and Emery Stapleton.
Kingsville New Designs 28 – Essex #2 - 18 (Jr Girls Slo-Pitch)
afternoon saw the girls bats’ explode for 28 runs against Essex #2. The Girls bats were alive right from the start in this one as they jumped to a 4-1 lead after the 1st, and then an 11-5 lead after the 2nd. The next 3 innings saw the girls score17 runs to take a commanding 28-11 lead headed into the bottom of the 5th.
Leading the way 6 hits were Addison Dyck (Home Run), Kit Kat Lanigan and Raegan Woodiwiss (2 Home Runs). Girls with 5 hits were Morgan Lauzon, Katelyn Girardin and Meghan Upcott. Kate Ramsey reached base 4 times, and reaching base 3 times were Sylvia Ross and Taylan DeLaurier.
Pitchers for the game were Raegan Woodiwiss, Addison Dyck and New Designs player of the game Morgan Lauzon.
Kingsville New Designs 17 – Kingsville Tangles 14 (Jr Girls Slo-Pitch)
night, June 9, 2017, the Kingsville New Designs JR Girls softball team and the Kingsville Tangles team did battle in an extremely close contest. The 1st inning ended 4-4, the 2nd saw Tangles take a 9-7 lead, but then New Designs exploded for 7 runs in the top of the 3rd, only to see Tangles bring 4 across in the bottom of the inning to make it a 14-13 game after 3 innings. The 4th inning saw only 1 run, from Tangles, to make the score 14-14 going into the last inning due to time limit. In the last inning Addison Dyck got the scoring started followed by Raegan Woodiwiss and Morgan Lauzon, who was brought home by a key hit from Katelyn Girardin. They gave them a 3 run lead heading into the bottom of the inning, which held up with Addison Dyck on the mound, and some nice defensive plays behind her by Lily Mora.
Leading New Designs in hitting, all with 5 hits, were Addison Dyck (2 Home Runs), Raegan Woodiwiss, and Morgan Lauzon; Katelyn Girardin with 4 hits, and New Designs player of the game Lily Mora with 2 hits.
Pitching for New Designs were Raegan Woodiwiss, and Addison Dyck.
Kingsville Gets Revenge With 11-8 Win In Rematch Over Leamington
After dropping the first contest in a close game to Leamington Counter Effects, the Kingsville team came out and played some good baseball and won 11-8, out hitting the tomatoes 9 to 3. Kingsville was down 6-2 going into the bottom of the second but battled back. There were some fine defensive plays and good pitching as Kingsville shut down the Leamington bats in the final two innings to take an 11-8 lead into the final inning and close it out.
Liam Toews played his best game of the season getting two hits, scoring twice and making two fine defensive plays at both 2B and 3B. Alexis Russell singled, walked and scored twice in a strong game. Hailee Beaudoin walked but was unable to score and showed good hustle. Brendan Macpherson singled, walked and scored but he was the closer in this game. He came out in the bottom of the 5th to hold a three run lead and faced the minimum as he struck out the side to finish the game. Fantastic! Aiden Woodiwiss was robbed by the Leamington shortstop but still walked and scored. But the highlight for Aiden was catching a towering drive to centerfield to stop a Leamington rally. Carter Dyck singled, scored and pitched well. He threw two innings, striking out three and only allowed two runs. Josh Cornies had a good game at the plate getting two hits and scoring twice. He pitched well over two innings and struck out one batter and helped out on defense with a great catch while on the mound. Seth Olsen singled and scored in only two at bats but was sharp on defense. He gunned down a would be base stealer at third base and also tagged out a runner trying to score on a wild pitch! Connor Brown kept his hit streak going as he singled and scored in his two plate appearances.
The Kingsville Delta Power team has an extended break through Canada Day weekend as their next game is July 5th in Kingsville against the Leamington Cielo Vista club.
Will Insurance Sr Girls start season 3-0
On May 31, the Will Insurance girls took on another Kingsville team, Powerhouse Boilers. The Will Insurance girls jumped out to a 11-5 lead after 3 innings, but the Powerhouse girls slowly chipped away at the lead to tie the game at 18 after 7 innings. In extra innings, the Will Insurance girls squeaked out 1 run, then shutting out their opponent for the victory. Annabelle Heys led the way at the plate with 5 hits, while Allison Gates totaled 4 hits with a home run. Kendra Schmidt added 3 hits to her total. Jocelyn Bretzlaff, Lily Jacobs, and McKenna Ure each contributed a pair of hits. Final score 19-18.
On June 4, the Leamington 1 team came to Kingsville to take on our Will Insurance Sr girls. This game was looking like a good battle, with both teams exchanging hit for hit. Bottom of 5, the score was 10-7 for Kingsville, but that was about to change as the girls exploded with 12 runs over the next 2 innings. Allison Gates and Annabelle Heys continued their hitting barrage with 4 hits a piece. McKenna Ure and Cylee Hickey each contributed 3 hits to the game. Olivia Marentette continues to bring her keen eye to the plate, getting 2 more walks, leading the team with five. Defensively, this team is playing solid ball so far in this young season, adding 2 more double plays to their total. Final score 22-12 for Will Insurance.
Kingsville Delta Power Snaps Losing Streak with 19-13 win over Harrow
The Delta Power squad was coming off a three game losing streak and on their final game of their four game road trip they busted loose with 19 runs while beating Harrow Thursday night. The team showed great defense on pop flies as they caught 5 pop ups to help their pitchers on a warm night.
Brady Eaton led off the game and had 3 walks, 1 hit and scored 4 times. He also pitched two innings and struck out three. Brendan Macpherson also walked and scored but did his best work on the mound. He was outstanding as he pitched the first two innings, recording 5 strike outs and allowed no runs. Aiden Woodiwiss had his hit streak snapped but he did walk, score and had a sacrifice fly to deep centerfield to drive in a run. Carter Dyck got two hits, scored twice and gunned a runner out at second while stealing. Our first runner gunned at second base this year! Josh Cornies singled, walked and scored. He also pitched one inning of relief ball and struck out one batter and limited Harrow to one run. Logan Kreitzer continues to hit well as he blasted a deep shot to centerfield in the first inning and also singled later on, scoring once. Seth Olsen singled twice and scored once but did great work on defence. He made a diving grab on a laser blast to centerfield in the first inning that helped kill a Harrow rally. He also caught a pop up at SS. Connor Brown singled twice and scored twice in only three ABs. Liam Toews got hit by a pitch and walked twice in his only three plate appearances. He scored twice and made a very nice catch on a pop up at third base! Carter Brown walked, singled and scored while also showing good hustle and defence. Alexis walked twice and scored twice in 3 ABs and was outstanding on defence once again. She caught a nice pop up at second base but it was the great catch in left field that had the crowd cheering! She also pitched one inning and struck out one batter.
The Kingsville Delta Power squad is 3-3 and their next game is in Kingsville, Wednesday June 21st at 6:30 pm.
Kingsville Delta Power Loses Tight Game to Undefeated Cottam 10-9 (Pee Wee Interlock)
The Kingsville squad had fallen to 2-2 and had to travel to Cottam to play the toughest team in the league. Cottam came in 5-0 and hadn’t been challenged until Kingsville fought hard in a well played game. Kingsville gave up 6 runs in the first inning but chipped away until they took an 8-6 lead after two and a half innings. Going into the fourth and final inning the game was tied at 8 until Kingsville scored a run to take a tight 9-8 lead into the bottom half. Unfortunately Cottam was able to score two and win 10-9 in a thriller!
Carter Brown walked twice and scored two big runs including the go ahead run in the last inning. Alexis Russell got hosed on two terrible strike calls while batting but made a great catch at second base to keep some runs off the board. Hailee Beaudoin wasn’t able to score and almost tracked down a fly ball to right field. Brady Eaton’s bat is so hot you can barely touch it. He belted a home run, singled and walked while scoring twice. Brendan Macpherson had two hits including a huge shot to right field while also scoring once. Aiden Woodiwiss is heating up nicely with a walk, double and run scored in only 2 Abs in a shortened game. Carter Dyck had a single and took a tough one in the back as he scored once. He pitched two strong innings and struck out 3 as he retired the side by himself in the second. Josh Cornies walked but couldn’t score. He did pitch two very good innings and struck out one. Logan Kreitzer walked twice and scored once in his two plate appearances. Seth Olsen got hit twice in his two plate appearances. Ouch! He did a nice job catching as well. Connor Brown walked but couldn’t score. Liam Toews was unable to score either in his two at bats but both Connor and Liam showed great hustle.
The Kingsville squad finishes their four game road trip with a game in Harrow on Thursday night at 6:30. Good luck squad!
Leamington outlasts Kingsville Delta Power 15-8 on a Hot Sunday Afternoon (Pee Wee Interlock)
On a hot Sunday afternoon the Delta Power squad travelled to Leamington and played a very good game that went the distance. The Kingsville squad was a bit snake bitten on batted balls as the Leamington team flashed some good defence. Also killing rallies for Kingsville were some base running mishaps as three innings ended on double plays as runners were caught too far off the bag on pop flies. Despite that the game was tied 6-6 after four innings but Leamington scored six runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to break it open and won it 15-8. The aggressive Kingsville hitters had a rare house league game in which they played 7 innings and had 0 walks! Despite outhitting Leamington 10-8, Leamington did get some walks and along with solid defence were able to overcome the Kingsville squad which falls to 2-2 on the year.
Brady Eaton started and pitched three great innings, striking out six. He also went 3-3 on the day including a sweet double! His bat was red hot all weekend! Alexis Russell was robbed on one play by the Leamington SS but still got on base and scored one run. She pitched 1 1/3 innings of solid baseball as well. Hailee Beaudoin belted out a blast towards right field but the second basemen was able to reach up and rob her of a hit! She did score once though! Brendan Macpherson went 1-3, scoring once and also struck out two batters while pitching. Aiden Woodiwiss had a nice game going 2-3 and scoring once. Carter Dyck was plunked once but flew out twice in the game and couldn’t score. Josh Cornies hit well, getting two hits and scoring once on the day. Logan Kreitzer singled but couldn’t score but showed good aggressive base running. Seth Olsen was unable to get a hit but made a nice tag while catching to nail a runner trying to score on a hit. Connor Brown doubled and scored. He took a tough shot to the stomach on the throw home but bounced back showing toughness. Carter Brown continued to show solid defensive skills at second base but flew out in his only two at bats.
The Kingsville team continues their road trip with games in Cottam on Wednesday and Harrow on Thursday. Good luck squad!
Kingsville Delta Power Loses Rematch with Essex 18-7 (Pee Wee Interlock)
After losing to Essex in a poorly played game, Kingsville was determined to be a tougher opponent on Saturday. They came out strong and led 5-2 after two innings. However they were unable to make enough plays on defence and a small strike zone led to too many walks which hurt. A final 6 run inning by Essex put the nail in the coffin of a 18-7 loss. The Kingsville hitters just could not find a groove as they collected only 5 hits in 5 innings.
Carter Dyck walked and scored in three plate appearances. He pitched two innings and struck out two batters. Josh Cornies walked and scored but did his best work on the mound holding Essex to two runs in two innings while striking out three. He also picked off a base runner! Logan singled and scored as he continues to collect a hit every game. Connor Brown was unable collect a hit but played well otherwise. Liam Toews showed his eagle eye as he collected two walks on the game. He also made his pitching debut and showed good poise in his one inning of work and struck out one batter. Carter Brown made a nice defensive play at second base but was unable to collect a hit. Alexis Russell singled and scored in her two ABs. Hailee Beaudoin took one for the team and scored. She almost made a nice grab in right field as well. Brady Eaton only had two Abs but made the most of them as he blasted a home run and also singled on the day, scoring twice. Aiden Woodiwiss went 1-2 as he singled but was unable to score.
The Kingsville Delta Power team travels to Leamington on Sunday for their second game in a four game road trip. Good luck team!
Kingsville New Designs 16 – Leamington Flower Shop 8 (Jr Girls Slo-Pitch)
Saturday afternoon action at the Leamington ball diamonds saw a battle of the Kingsville and Leamington Flower Shops, with Kingsville New Designs taking on the Leamington’s The Flower Shop at Thiessen’s.
This game was close throughout, with Kingsville leading 3-0 after the 1st, 6-5 after the 3rd, and 12-8 after the 6th inning. But then in the top of the 7th inning the Girls exploded for 4 runs to give them a little bit of a cushion, 16-8, heading into the bottom of the 7th inning.
Leading the way hitting was: Raegan Woodiwiss (Home Run), Kit Kat Lanigan and Emery Stapleton with 5 hits; Addison Dyck (3 extra base hits) with 4 hits and Morgan Lauzon and Katelyn Girardin with 3 timely hits each.
The highlight of the game was an inning ending double play in the 4th by Kit Kat Lanigan with Leamington having the bases loaded at the time. Kit Kat fielded a hard hit grounder at short stop, touched the runner heading from 2nd to 3rd out, and flipped the ball to Raegan Woodiwiss at 2nd base to end the inning and get her pitcher, Addison Dyck out of a jam. Morgan Lauzon and Lily Mora also made a nice force outs during the game.
Pitching for the Smurfs were New Designs Player of the game Kit Kat Lanigan, Addison Dyck, and Raegan Woodiwiss. The Girls pitched great today, giving up minimal walks and showing good command of the plate.
It was an exciting, well-played game by both teams. Great weekend of baseball Girls.
Kingsville New Designs 17 – Kingsville Buzek Chiropractic Clinic 2 (Jr Girls Slo-Pitch)
At the Kingsville Diamonds on Friday, June 2, 2017, Kingsville New Designs defeated Kingsville Buzek Chiropractic Clinic 17-2. They were able to work out of bases loaded jams with no one out in both the 1st and 2nd innings to be down only 2-0 headed into the bottom of the 2nd inning. They were held scoreless in the 1st when the Buzek Chiropractic Clinic centerfielder made an amazing catch on a long fly ball with runners on 1st and 2nd base to save a potential home run.
But, then in the bottom of the 2nd inning New Designs exploded for 7 runs, all with 2 outs, to make the game 7-2. From there they continued their hot hitting through the 3rd, 4th and 5th innings to finish the game.
Leading the way for New Designs at bat were Kit Kat Lanigan and Addison Dyck with 5 hits; Raegan Woodiwiss (2 Home Runs), Emery Stapleton with 4 hits; Katelyn Girardin with 3 hits, and Morgan Lauzon with 2 hits.
Pitching for the Smurfs were New Designs Player of the game Raegan Woodiwiss, Emery Stapleton, and Addison Dyck.
Kingsville Delta Power Loses Ugly game to Essex Yellow Jackets (Pee Wee Interlock)
The Delta Power team was riding high after their big win on Wednesday but they showed up sleepy and easily played the sloppiest game of the year. Both teams managed 7 hits through 5 innings but Essex made all the routine plays while Kingsville looked as though they still wanted to be in bed. The sloppy defensive play got them behind big early and they could never catch up.
Brady Eaton had a hit and scored as he led the team off. He also pitched and struck out the side in his one inning of work. Brendan Macpherson hit an absolute bomb to centerfield for a long double and struck out two in one inning. Aiden Woodiwiss singled but was robbed on a nice catch in centerfield. Carter Dyck went 1-2 with a nice double and remains hot at the plate. He struck out two batters in one inning of work. Logan Kreitzer went 2-2 with a single, double and scored a run. Very nice work at the plate! Seth Olsen put the ball in play both times but the Essex defence shut the door on him. He did nice work at catcher. Connor Brown went 1-2, scored a run and made his pitching debut and struck out one batter. Carter Brown made the best defensive plays in the game for us as he caught a pop up and threw a runner out at first on a close play. Alexis Russell drew a walk and scored once in her two at bats but her best work came on the mound. This was her Pee Wee debut and she struck out the side in her only inning of work! Great job! Hailee Beaudoin took one for the team to get on base but was unable to score in only two at bats.
While this game left a foul taste in everyone’s mouth the good news is the rematch is next Saturday afternoon in Essex at 1:00 on diamond 2. The team will be ready!
Game 2 – Kingsville Delta Power Rolls Over Amherstburg 22-4
The Delta Power Pee Wee team travelled to Amherstburg to take on a young squad. After only collecting five hits in their first game they made up for it in a hurry as they collected 16 hits, 10 walks and 22 runs in four innings as they rolled to a 22-4 win. The pitchers struggled a bit with command as they walked a few kids but Brady, Josh, Brendan and Carter only allowed one hit on the day.
Brady Eaton struck out one batter in one inning, walked twice and scored three times. Brendan Macpherson struck out one batter and had a big double at the plate, scoring twice. Aiden Woodiwiss singled and scored as he put the ball in play all three times. Carter Dyck and Josh Cornies had huge days at the plate, both going 3-3 with two doubles, a single and scoring three times. Josh struck out the side in his inning while Carter struck out 3 in 1 1/3 innings of pitching. Logan Kreitzer scored twice, going 2-2 at the plate while also taking one for the team. Seth Olsen had a big game going 3-3 and scoring all 3 times. Connor Brown went 1-2, scoring once and also taking a shot to the ribs for the team. Liam Toews showed off his eagle eye as he walked all three times and scored once. Carter Brown thrilled the crowd going 2-2 with a walk, single and double! He scored once. Alexis Russell reached base all three times, had two walks and scored twice. Hailee Beaudoin worked a walk to get on base but was unable to score after getting caught in a rundown racing to third base.
The Delta Power team is now 2-0 and takes on Essex in Kingsville, June 3rd at 9:30 am for their next game. Good luck boys and girls!
Kingsville New Designs 24 – Leamington Woodside Greenhouses 5 (Jr Girls Slo-Pitch)
On a hot Saturday afternoon in Leamington, the Girls seemed to take out their anger with the coach, for him not being able to get them slushies the night before because the canteen was closed, and beat the Leamington #3 Woodside Greenhouses 24-5.
This game only saw 5 innings get played due to curfew. Pitching for the Smurfs were Emery Stapleton, Kit Kat Lanigan and Raegan Woodiwiss. This game saw almost everyone on the team have a multiple hit or on base game with the Smurfs maxing out the number of runs they are allowed to score in the 2rd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th innings.
Kit Kat Lanigan and Raegan Woodiwiss had 5 hits and Addison Dyck, Morgan Lauzon, Kaitlyn Girardin, Meghan Upcott get 4 hits. Lily Mora continued her good play with 3 trips to 1st, along with Emery Stapleton, and Sylvia ‘Sly’ Ross.
But, it was the rookie Taylyn DeLaurier taking home the flowers as the New Designs player of the game after 2 great defensive plays in the bottom of the 5th inning at 3rd base.
Great weekend of baseball by all the players!
Kingsville New Designs Smurfs 13 – Harrow Naples Pizza 10 (Jr. Girls Slo-Pitch)
On Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Kingsville Recreation Complex the Kingsville New Designs Smurfs played a tough Harrow Naples Pizza squad in Essex County JR Girls softball action, and were able to come away victorious with a hard fought 13-10 victory.
The teams were able to get in all 7 innings because of how well both teams pitched. Pitching for the Smurfs were Kit Kat Lanigan, Raegan Woodiwiss, and New Designs Player of the Game Addison Dyck. Kit Kat and Emery Stapleton made a nice force play at 2nd base to secure the win late in the game for the Smurfs.
In the 1st inning with Kit Kat Lanigan on 1st base, Raegan Woodiwiss got the scoring started with a bomb onto the grass for a 2 run homer. Taylyn TD DeLaurier smacked a base hit in the bottom of the 2nd inning in her Jr Girls League debut, way to go Taylyn. In the bottom of the 3rd inning down 3-2 the Smurfs exploded for 4 runs with some nice base clearing hits from Morgan Lauzon and Kaitlyn Girardin. Then with the score tied 10-10 in the bottom of the 6th inning, and slushies on the line, Kit Kat and Raegan were brought home with a nice hit by Kaitlyn Girardin, who was returned the favour by Meghan Upcott, who hit in K. Girardin. Then in the 7th inning Addison Dyck came in to close out the game, and shut the door, with a scoreless inning.
Both Sylvia Ross and Lily Mora reached base on their last 2 at bats, which came at crucial times. This was also Lily Mora’s JR Girls League debut and she played great as well.
All the Girls played great in their season opener.
Kit Kat Lanigan, Raegan Woodiwiss and Kaitlyn KG Girardin lead the team with 4, 3 and 3 hits respectively.
Pee Wee Delta Power outlast the Legion 13-9 (Interlock)
The Delta Power Pee Wee team opened on Kingsville’s Opening day May 13th against their rival Royal Canadian Legion. They played a fun game that was close in the early innings as Delta Power clung to a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the third inning. Delta pushed some runs across the board in the next few innings and then withstood a late rally by the Legion to hold on to a 13-9 victory. The Legion pitchers struck out 15 batters in the game while the Delta Power pitchers struck out 12. Both teams showed good hustle and were learning through some mistakes as most teams do early in the season. Some walks and a few misplays on defence were the difference as Delta had 5 hits to the Legion’s 6.
Brady Eaton pitched fantastic as he threw two innings, striking out six, bashing a double and scoring three times. Brendan Macpherson pitched one inning, striking out two and he scored twice at the plate. Aiden Woodiwiss struck out one batter while pitching and also scored once. Carter Dyck had two hits on the day including a huge double with two outs and two runners on in the third inning. He also pitched well striking out one. Josh Cornies got on base but couldn’t score. He did strike out two batters in one inning of work on the mound. Logan Kreitzer scored twice and played well at first base. Connor Brown took one for the team, got a hit and scored twice. He also played very well at catcher. Liam Toews singled and walked but was unable to score in his Pee Wee debut. Carter Brown walked and scored once. He also made a nice play at 2B to throw someone out. Hailee Beaudoin made her Pee Wee debut and showed great hustle but was unable to score as well.
The visiting Legion team had some nice performances. Gavin Friesen struck out five in two innings of pitching. Matthew Johnson singled, walked and scored. Sebastian Arner was a beast on the mound as he struck out six in two innings of work and he also singled, walked and scored twice. Karter Brouwer had a huge double, walked and scored twice. Andrew Dobson never struck out in three ABs but was robbed by defence and only got one hit and scored once. Blake Mayville finished the game with an absolute bomb to centerfield as he had the game’s only HR. He also struck out four batters in only one inning of pitching. Travis Gagnier walked twice and scored. Zephan Gunther only got two ABs and wasn’t able to score. Hadon Kendrick made his Pee Wee debut and in two ABs, singled, walked but couldn’t score. The Pollet brothers Colin and Seth weren’t able to score in the game but made some nice defensive plays. Zach Martindale walked and scored in his two plate appearances, showing great speed on the base paths.
The Delta Power team takes on Essex in Kingsville, May 24th at 6pm for their next game. The Legion takes on Leamington on Friday night, May 19th at 6:15. Good luck boys!
Kingsville Rookies Take Home Rookie ‘C’ O.B.A. Championship
Back Row (L to R) Coaches Henry Dyck, Paul Cornies, Mark Dunford
Middle Row (L to R) Ethan Baker, Gannon Hunter, Sebastian Dunford, Zander Martindale, Owen Grieve, Ben Nemeth, Matthew Cornies
Front Row (L to R) Brayden DaSilva, Owen Anderson, Ottavio Ruggirello, Gavin LeBrun, Reyth Smith
The Kingsville Rookies capped off a great season with absolutely stellar play at the O.B.A. Championships this weekend in Kingsville. The boys made timely plays in the infield and a large number of great catches in the infield, while also displaying amazing catching skills behind the plate this weekend. It was a full team effort, as each of the boys made a number of memorable plays building toward the championship.
Kingsville Rookies Take Home Rookie ‘C’ O.B.A. Championship
Back Row (L to R) Coaches Henry Dyck, Paul Cornies, Mark Dunford
Middle Row (L to R) Ethan Baker, Gannon Hunter, Sebastian Dunford, Zander Martindale, Owen Grieve, Ben Nemeth, Matthew Cornies
Front Row (L to R) Brayden DaSilva, Owen Anderson, Ottavio Ruggirello, Gavin LeBrun, Reyth Smith
The Kingsville Rookies capped off a great season with absolutely stellar play at the O.B.A. Championships this weekend in Kingsville. The boys made timely plays in the infield and a large number of great catches in the infield, while also displaying amazing catching skills behind the plate this weekend. It was a full team effort, as each of the boys made a number of memorable plays building toward the championship.
Friday night the boys got off to a hot start and blasted Dorchester 20-5 to start their weekend. Owen G. led the offence with a triple, two singles, and six RBIs. Matthew added three singles and three runs scored. Zander and Ethan also added three hits, while Sebastian and scored three runs to round out the offensive attack. Strong defence was displayed throughout the game, and was highlighted by Reyth turning a fine double play to end the game.
Game two saw the locals play a tough Essex team. Matthew started the offensive attack with a double and quickly followed by Sebastian, Owen G., and an OT triple that plated two runs. Gannon then roped a double to end the first up 5-1. The teams traded runs the rest of the game. Fine defensive work by the infield of Ben, Reyth, OT, Gannon, and Sebastian, helped silence the Essex bats in a close 11-7 win.
A battle of two undefeated teams took place Saturday night against Tillsonburg. Again, the offence started early with a seven run first inning, highlighted by key two out hits by Owen A., Ben, and Gavin. Ethan and Brayden continued to anchor the defence with their strong work, behind the plate. Owen G. and OT, with three hits each, and Matthew and Gavin, with two hits each, and Reyth with three RBIs paced the 16 hit attack in the 14-6 win.
The semi-final Sunday morning was easily the game of the tournament. A hard fought game, saw Kingsville leading by one in the top of the seventh, only to see Belle River score to tie it up. In the top of the eighth inning, the visitors scored two runs and all seemed lost. Ethan, Gannon, Zander each ripped a single and Owen A. roped a two run double to send the game to an eighth inning. In the top of the ninth, Belle River scored three. Again the locals battled, as Matthew led of with a single, followed by Sebastian, who was immediately followed by back to back rbi triples by Owen G. and OT to tie it once again. Off to the tenth inning, where the magic ended and the boys lost a heart breaker 17-12 to a strong Belle River club.
With three teams left, Kingsville got a bye to the final where they again had to face a strong Essex team. After three fine defensive plays in the first, Reyth drove home Sebastian and OT to put the boys up 2-1. Tied at two in the second, Gannon erupted with a hard double and was immediately followed on base by Zander, Owen A., Ben, Gavin, and Brayden to make the score 7-2. Essex slowly inched their way back to make it 8-6 going into the bottom of the sixth. Zander again started the offence by hustling to third on a misplayed ball and was quickly followed by Owen A., Ben, Gavin, and Matthew to put the rookies up 11-6 going into the final inning. With three outs to go, Gannon took a grounder himself to first, Reyth snared a popup and with the OBA winning catch, Zander made a fine running back hand of a sinking line drive to seal the championship!
The win capped off a great season of hard work for the boys. A special thanks goes out to the Kingsville parents and the hundreds of Kingsville fans that attended every game and did a wonderful job of cheering on the local team. Kingsville Minor Baseball, their grounds crew, and umpires worked together to put on wonderful weekend of baseball for all of the teams in attendance.
Peewee Knights Prepare for OBA's
It's been a good season for the Kingsville Peewee Travel Knights. The team heads to Port Dover this upcoming Labour Day weekend, to compete among 12 small towns across Ontario for the OBA (Ontario Baseball Association) Provincial Championship.
There have been many highlights this season, including an 8-team tournament championship in Harrow in June, to go along with tournament semi-final appearances in the 10-team Port Dover tourney in May and the 12-team Mitchell tournament in July. They finished their regular season with a combined record of 23-21-1. And are heading to Port Dover after a solid 8-0 home win over Amherstburg last Sunday.
The team is led in home runs and triples by Coaton Campbell, in doubles by Carter Augerman, and in combined extra-base hits by Evan Benko. But it's going to be the depth of their pitching, and team defence, that is going to make or break their quest for OBA rings this weekend. The team opens Friday night at 8:00pm against Alvinston, and hopes to play 3 games Saturday to go through to Championship Sunday. We will let you know how they made out next week.
The 2016 Peewee Travel Knights are: Carter Augerman, Sam Baretto, Evan Benko, Connor Bishop, Coaton Campbell, Darren Gates, Jack McCormick, Trey Murray, Thomas Newby, Aiden Seabourne, Chad Stenger, and Tate Wright. The head coach is Mark Campbell, with assistant coaches Jim Augerman, Steve Benko, and Dale Newby. Thank you to Topcrop, and all other team sponsors, and thank you to KMBA for the great new "OBA Championship" board at the Kingsville diamonds. Hopefully one of the Kingsville teams will add '2016' to the board this weekend!
Peewee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power Finishes Second in Tournament B Group
Back Row: Coach Henry Dyck, Coach Jeff MacPherson, Coach Jeff Woodiwiss, Head Coach Rudy Dyck
Middle Row: Micah Egglezos, Brayden Paget, Noah Egglezos, Charley Cope, Hudson Dyck, Aiden Woodiwiss
Front Row: Carter Dyck, Nic Vilardi, Brendan MacPherson
Absent: Cody Paquette, Carter Brown
This Kingsville team may have struggled at times during the regular season but they played very well this past weekend. They won their first three games to get a bye into the championship but were unable to beat Harrow as they lost two straight in the Championship.
The Kingsville squad played Essex 2 Friday night in a thrilling game. Down 5-1 after three innings, their bats exploded as they pushed the game into extra innings and maxed out at six runs a piece in the next three innings. The game featured some crucial moments, bobbles and big plays but Kingsville outlasted a determined Essex team 19-17. Hudson Dyck pitched two shutout innings to start the game before the bats heated up on both sides. Charley Cope had a great day at the plate going 4-4 including a big triple. Micah Egglezos also had a huge day as he had four hits including a grand slam to end the fifth inning! Noah Egglezos went 2-3 with a walk and scored three times.
Saturday morning Kingsville faced off against the #1 seed Essex 1 and played their best game of the year. Hudson Dyck, Brendan Macpherson, Micah Egglezos and Nic Vilardi combined to pitch a shutout in a 15-0 win through six innings. Nic scored three times as he went 4-4 with a double and a massive HR as his bat was scorching hot the entire weekend.
Immediately following the win over Essex, Kingsville faced off against Harrow with the winner getting a bye into the Championship. Kingsville jumped out to a massive 11-1 lead after two innings and held on for a 16-11 victory. Carter Dyck pitched two strong innings to start the game and the Egglezos brothers Noah and Micah also pitched well. Nic threw out a base stealer at second base and Brayden Paget scored three times, collecting two hits and making some great plays at third base. Aiden Woodiwiss made a tremendous play at second base as he ranged far to his right and then gunned out a base runner at first. It was the defensive highlight of the night!
Kingsville then opened up in game one against Harrow on Sunday for the title but came out extremely flat and lost 13-3. Outside of Brendan’s triple and Micah’s double the offense did little and the long tournament left the pitching thin as arms were fatigued. Hudson Dyck did gun out a runner at home for an uplifting defensive play and Charley Cope closed out the game with giving up no runs in the final inning and striking out two.
The final game in the Championship saw the Kingsville bats still cold as Antonio from Harrow continued his dominant pitching and hitting. They trailed 2-0 after two innings despite two strong innings from Carter to start. Carter also had a big double in the fourth. Then as the arms got tired the bats heated up as both teams exchanged plenty of runs. Hudson Dyck hit a home run in the bottom of the fourth to max out the inning as Kingsville took an 11-9 lead going into the fifth. Harrow then tied up the game at 11 and with the bases loaded, two outs and a full count, Matthew hit a bases clearing triple to take the lead 14-11 and that was the final score. Aiden Woodiwiss got a hit and scored as he scored in four of the five games this weekend. Brayden Paget continued his great defensive performances at both third base and catcher. He also scored eight times in the tournament.
It was a great weekend for this Kingsville team and they had a lot of fun.
Great job everyone!Special thanks to our sponsor, Delta Power Equipment in Essex!
The 2016 Girls Select Teams
Pictured: The 2016 Girls Select Players
Mosquito Interlock - The Great Outdoors Wins Silver to Finish a Great Season
Back row: Coach Mike Anderson, Manager Paul Cornies, Coach Jeff MacPherson, Coach Henry Dyck
Middle Row: Griffin Dyck, Sage Batke, Liam Toews, Ian MacPherson, Cullen Wilson
Front Row: Alexis Russell, Freddie Anderson, Carson Stomp, Josh Cornies
Absent: Charlie Corstine, Ryan Nuefeld
The Great Outdoors Kingsville Mosquito House League team wrapped up their season this week at a year end tournament in Leamington. The kids were coming off of an undefeated season that saw them capture the regular season championship.
Going into game 1 against a tough Leamington squad, the local fell behind early, and kept valiantly trying to battle back. Josh, Sage, and Griffin kept the Leamington bats to two hits, while combining to strike out 9. Unfortunately, the offence couldn’t muster much. Ian, Carson, Liam, and Freddie each ripped a single, while Cullen added two walks. The offence did have a highlight from Sage, who belted a long blast into left field that narrowly missed clearing the fence, but bounced over for a ground rule double.
Game two saw the locals rough up a second Leamington team 15-8. Liam, Ian, and Alexis, pitched well to hold down the fort for the offence. Liam ripped a triple and two singles, while Ian added two doubles and a single to pace the offence. Carson finished a homerun short of the cycle with a single double, and triple.
In their third game on Saturday, Kingsville had to reface the team that had beaten them to start the tournament. Griffin started on the mound and struck out 5 batters in his two innings of work. Josh lead of the game with a triple into the left field corner and Great Outdoors never looked back as they battled to a tough 10-8 win. Cullen paced the offence with two runs scored. Great plays by Freddie and Carson in the outfield helped Josh close out the last inning to put Kingsville into the Championship against a tough Harrow team.
The Championship contest was neck and neck for 5 innings. Griffin and Alexis held the strong Harrow bats to 5 runs while striking out 4 over the first four innings. In the meantime, Josh, Griffin, and Freddie each scored to make the score 5 - 3 after 4 innings. A couple of great defensive plays by Sage and Alexis kept the game close. Unfortunately, the Harrow bats proved to be too much at the end, as a late rally made the final score Harrow 12 - 4. For his great weekend, Sage was awarded the tournament MVP by the Harrow coaching staff.
The silver medal completes a fine season for Kingsville that saw them finish the year with 16 wins and three losses. Great season Kingsville.
We would also like to thank our sponsor, The Great Outdoors Pool Installation and Renovations.
Peewee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power Snaps Losing Streak in 9-3 Win over Leamington!
The unlucky Kingsville team travelled to Leamington to take on a solid team and jumped out to their best start of the year! They maxed out with six runs in the first inning and then tacked on another three runs in a bit of a sloppy second inning as the rain started falling and soaking players and fans alike. Unfortunately the rain and thunder halted the game permanently at the start of the third inning so this game is not an official win. But we will take it anyway!
Hudson Dyck led the game off with a big triple! He also walked and scored twice. Brayden Paget put the ball in play both times, showing his good speed as he hustled to beat out the first basement after he bobbled it. He also scored. Micah Egglezos always seems to get on base and today was no exception with a single, walk and two runs scored. Nic Vilardi, who has been snake bitten on fly balls, was not denied on this day! He smoked a massive shot to centerfield for his first HR on the season! He also singled and scored twice. Carter Dyck ripped a double and scored but did his best work on the mound. He struck out the first three batters in the first inning and finished with five strikeouts and only one walk in two innings. Charley Cope only got one AB in this rain shortened outing and took one for the team as he got plunked. But he made them pay by scoring the final run of the first inning as the sure handed Aiden Woodiwiss singled him home. Aiden constantly makes great contact. Noah Egglezos battled at the plate and did another good job catching our pitcher.
The make-up game is tentatively scheduled for this Wednesday, August 6th at 6:30 pm in Kingsville (not Leamington). This will be updated with more information as it comes in.
Peewee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power (3-8) Lose Close One 5-4 to Cottam
The Kingsville squad couldn’t avoid losing their fifth straight game in a tight contest. Down 5-1 going into the final inning the Delta Power squad scored three in the bottom of the fifth and had two runners on base before Cottam got the final out.
Unfortunately close also means another loss as some mistakes ended up costing them. The Kingsville squad was on their toes as Cottam tried to steal home three times and were thrown out every time! Kingsville also picked off a runner at first base and threw out a runner stealing third.
Carter Dyck walked, singled and scored twice in the game. Charley Cope drew two walks, scoring once and also gunned a runner out at first from right field! Aiden Woodiwiss put the ball in play on all three at bats but couldn’t reach base. Noah Egglezos walked twice but did most of his best work at pitcher and catcher. He pitched two innings giving up only one run and struck out three. He also did a tremendous job in the last inning blocking balls behind the plate. Carter Brown walked but was unable to score. Hudson Dyck struck out the side in the final inning in his only inning of work! Got us out of a tremendous jam! Micah Egglezos reached based in the second and flew out in the fourth for his only at bats as he didn’t get a chance in the last inning. Nic Vilardi continues to be snake bit as he hit a great shot to centerfield only to see their centerfielder make a great catch. He did single and score while also using his cannon of an arm to gun a runner out stealing third. Brendan Macpherson struck out three kids in two innings and also picked off a runner. He singled as well.
The Kingsville team plays their final regular season game this Saturday morning in Leamington at 11:30.
Mosquito Knights Finish 2nd in Simcoe Tournament
This past weekend, the Future Stars and Vern's sponsored Mosquito Travel Team competed in a 12-team tourney in Simcoe.
After defeating Halton Hills, Tillsonburg, and Brantford in round robin play, the team was the #1 seed heading into the playoff round.
In the quarter-finals, Kingsville defeated Windsor's Walker Homesites 7-1. Next up was Waterloo who the Knights disposed of 14-2, advancing the team to the finals against Tillsonburg.
It was a closely contested final with Tillsonburg narrowly securing the Championship, 5-4.
Congratulations to the team on a well played tourney and their Finalists' crown.
Front row (L to R): Jimmy Hildebrand.
2nd row: Josh Mann, Luke Lear, Matteo Ruggirello, Cooper Campbell, Ty Murray.
3rd row: Andrew VanDaele, Owen Barnes, Kohen Colenutt, Michael Hicks, Brady Eaton.
Back row: Coach Wiley Barnes, Coach Vince Ruggirello, Coach Brent Murray.
Absent: Nico DiLaudo and Coach Matt Lear.
Girls Softball Wrap-Up News
Congratulations to all our Girls’ teams for surviving the heat during the wrap-up tournament in Amherstburg. There was a lot of good games through out the weekend. There were 4 Kingsville teams who battled through the Saturday to make it to Sunday:
Intermediate 3-- (Freshco) Jim Batke Pool B Champions
Junior 1—(Warkentin Plumbing) Steve Benko Pool B Champions
Junior 3—(Ernie’s TV) Breanne Ramsay Pool B 3rd place
Senior 2—(Will Insurance) Amanda Hatt Pool A 3rd place
Will Insurance SR Girls Rally Again for Win vs Essex
For their last game of the season, the Will Insurance senior girls were at home on Tuesday to face the Essex 2 team. After starting the game with 2 scoreless innings, the Kingsville girls got the bats started by scoring 10 runs over the next 3 innings. Playing from behind for most of the game, the girls took the lead by 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th. By shutting Essex down in the 7th, the Will Insurance girls came away with a 15-13 victory. Kelsey McGregor went perfect at the plate, going 3 for 3 and a walk. Allison Gates went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs. Riley Bishop and Kiana Buzek added a pair of hits a piece and Claire Farquharson muscled her first home run of the year. The eagle eyes of Andrea Stockwell and MacKenzie Upcott tallied 5 walks between them as well as scoring 5 times. The overall defense has been improving as the season progressed. Now it’s time for the seasons’ end wrap-up tournament in Amherstburg, this coming weekend...Good Luck Girls..
Kingsville Intermediate 1 finishes the season 10-4
The Kingsville Intermediate Girls softball team sponsored by Cal's Plumbing closed out their regular season with a fantastic 10-4 record situating them in 3rd place in their league.
With 4 games to play in the last week, the girls showed great skill and heart beating out 3 older and stronger teams.
Tuesday's game in Amherstburg saw homers by Jessica Johnson and Emily Leili. Ava Augustine hit 3 triples and Emma Lanigan turned a beautiful double play from second base.
Thursday's double header in leamington provided much more entertainment. A home run was racked up by Rylan Colenutt. Hannah Lebedyck caught every ball coming at her on third. Grace Johnson added RBIs with 3 doubles and a triple. Emma LeBrun batted 1000 and caught 2 pop ups behind the plate. Myah Matschulat secured centre field with amazing catches. Hailey Andry Molen buttoned up right field chasing down everything coming her way.
The girls Wrap Up Tournament takes place this coming week in Amherstburg. The coaches of Cal's Plumbing are proud of the progress the girls have made this year and can't wait to make an impression in the championships.
Peewee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power (3-7) Lose 10-4 to Harrow
The losing streak hit four as the Kingsville club made a few too many errors in the field and had some bad luck to boot. Kingsville hit into two double plays to end both the third and fourth innings to cost them some runs. Down 7-4 going into the final inning the game was called in the top of the fifth inning due to lighting with Harrow up 10-4. The Kingsville team didn’t get a chance to bat but the safe call was made to end the game which was closer than it appeared.
Brendan MacPherson doubled and scored in the third inning and played well at catcher. Carter Dyck pitched two innings and struck out two batters. He also made a nice scoop at first base. Charley Cope singled and walked in his two at bats. He gunned out a runner from third base on defence. Aiden Woodiwiss put the ball in play both times but was unable to get on base. Noah Egglezos singled and scored and continues to hit the ball every time. Carter Brown walked but was unable to score in the fourth. Hudson Dyck singled and scored. He also struck out one batter while pitching. Micah Egglezos was excellent as he pitched three strong innings to start the game, striking out six. He made a great play on a ground ball on the mound and also singled but scored on the at bat as he raced around the bases when the right fielder missed the ball. Nic Vilardi grounded out and was hit by a pitch. He did his best work at catcher on a hot and muggy night.
The Kingsville squad has a break in the schedule but will look to turn around their fortunes Wednesday, July 27th against a strong Cottam team.
Kingsville Knights’ Mosquito's Finalists at Michigan Tournament
Peewee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power (3-6) Lose to Rival Kingsville Knights of Columbus 11-8
Kingsville Delta Power lost their third game in a row as they blew an 8-1 lead and fell 11-8. The bats were hot early as they scored all their runs in the first two innings but Matt Lafleur shut the bats down after that and Delta couldn’t contain the Knights.
Hudson Dyck scored in the second inning and pitched two innings and struck out two batters. Brayden Paget went 2-3 as he had a single and big double in the second inning. Micah Egglezos walked twice and scored. Nic Vilardi shook off getting hit in the first inning to unload a double to right field in the second He scored twice on the day and gunned out a runner at first from shortstop. Brendan Macpherson only got up twice but reached base both times with a hit and walk. He also pitched two innings, striking out four including everyone in the first inning. Carter Dyck’s bat is heating up but remains unlucky as he launched a deep shot to center only to be robbed by the centerfielder. He returned the favour by catching a pop up at first base. Charley Cope played well on defence but was unable to score this game. Aiden Woodiwiss singled, scored and also got hit by the pitcher. He almost stole home in a close play. Noah Egglezos did a good job of making contact but was unable to get a hit. Carter Brown got plunked hard on his hip and had to be removed from the game shortly afterwards despite trying to gut it out for another inning.
For the Knights, Matt LaFleur pitched two shutout innings and Thayne Raposo blasted a massive triple to left-center that only a great relay prevented a home run. Robbie, Thayne, Seth and Rachel all scored twice in the game.
Kingsville Delta Power plays a tough Harrow team this Wednesday in Kingsville at 6:30 pm.
SR Girls: Will Insurance Split Pair of Road Games
On a very warm Tuesday, the Will Insurance girls traveled to Harrow after a 2 week layoff, to try to break a two game losing streak. This game started off very slow for the Kingsville girls as they didn’t score a run until the 6th inning, while Harrow put 12 on the board in that same span. Kelsey McGregor and Kendra Schmidt led the team with 2 hits a piece. Allison Gates added her 4th triple for the year. Good hits by Harrow and too many mistakes added to the 12-5 loss for Will Insurance.
Hitting the road again on Wednesday, the Will Insurance girls travelled to Amherstburg. After the lack luster performance on Tuesday, the girls played a more sound game. First year player Katie Tiechrob led the team with 3 hits, Kendra Schmidt kept her hot bat alive by blasting her 2nd homerun for the year. Allison Gates added a pair of hits to her total. Playing 2nd base, McKenna Ure made a double play to end a fifth inning rally and fielder Mackenzie Upcott made a nice catch to end the game. This was a nice 10-7 win for the girls. Their last game for the year is a home game on Tuesday July 12.
Peewee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power (3-5) Lose 7-4 Under the Lights to Leamington
Kingsville Delta Power lost a tough game to Leamington 7-4 in six innings. It was a well-played and fun night game under the lights! The game featured a lot of hits, good pitching and some nice defensive plays.
Hudson Dyck pitched two great innings, allowing only one run and striking out three batters. He also singled and scored in the game. Nic Vilardi flew out twice and while he didn’t get a hit he also made a great throw to second in a pick off play to nail a stealing Leamington player. He continues to play great defense wherever he lines up. Brendan MacPherson was simply outstanding on the mound as he pitched three scoreless innings, striking out five batters, walking one and only allowing one hit. He also had two hits and scored a run. Carter Dyck had a good night at the plate, hitting the ball in all three at bats collecting a single but was robbed by a great catch on a fly ball to right field. Charley Cope hustled, played well in the field and struck out one batter while pitching. Aiden Woodiwiss went two for three as his bat remains a lethal weapon in his hands. Carter Brown wasn’t able to collect a hit as the Leamington second basemen barely gunned him out in the last inning but he always shows great effort out there.
The Kingsville squad was short-handed on this holiday game so two first year Mosquito players made a big jump up to Pee Wee and played very well. Griffin Dyck took one for the team in his first of two at bats and scored. He also put the ball in play in his second at bat and raced down a deep shot to right field to hold a Leamington runner to a double. Ian MacPherson played great defence at third base catching a fly ball and throwing out a runner at first. He also doubled and scored in the game! Thanks for helping out guys!
The Kingsville squad will search for their fourth win of the year as they take on Knights of Columbus Kingsville team next Friday night, July 8th at 6:30.
Peewee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power (3-4) Lose 17-5 to Undefeated Leamington
Kingsville Delta Power has yet to win two games in a row this season and travelling to the undefeated Primo Leamington squad on Saturday kept them from doing it for the first time this season. The Leamington squad was strong with good pitching, hitting and defence. Toss in an umpire with a small strike zone and our pitching struggled to get them out.
Hudson Dyck pitched the first inning but had to leave due to arm troubles. No Tommy John surgery is necessary though! He did blast a huge double to right-center and picked off a runner at second base. Brayden Paget blasted a triple as he continues his extra base on slaught! His defence at catcher and shortstop are always great. Micah Egglezos walked and scored along with playing good defence. Nic Vilardi doubled, walked and scored with some very smart base running. Carter Dyck pitched two innings including striking out the side in his second inning. He also threw out a runner at third from left field! Charley Cope walked, scored and played well at catcher. Aiden Woodiwiss put the ball in play both times but good defence prevented him from getting a hit. But he made Leamington play with a great grab of a pop fly in the first inning in centerfield. Noah Egglezos also put the play in both of his at bats but was robbed of hits. He continues to be excellent at making contact and scoring runners. Carter Brown got on base and almost stole home on a close play. He made a great play at second base, knocking down a hard line drive and then gunning the batter out at first.
Kingsville’s next game is a holiday special. Friday night on Canada Day under the lights. Join us on diamond #1 at 8:00.
Peewee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power (3-3) Win a Nail Biter 10-9 over Essex
Kingsville Delta Power was 0-2 at home and hosting Essex Wednesday night. After trailing 4-3 going into the bottom of the fourth inning the Kingsville squad scored six runs to take a commanding 9-4 lead. But they quickly gave that back as Essex scored four in the top of the fifth and then one more in the top of the sixth to tie the game at nine. With the time limit expired Kingsville had one last chance to score a run. Carter Brown led off the inning with a single and then promptly stole second and third. With one out, the next batter struck out but on a dropped third strike the catcher threw to first while Carter stole home and just beat the throw! A thrilling walk off winner! Carter avoided the tag at home but couldn’t avoid the mob celebration from his teammates.
Brendan MacPherson went 1-3 but Essex made two good plays to get him out on two hard hit balls. He struck out two batters and gave up no runs while pitching one inning. Carter Dyck had some good swings and made a nice play at first base. Charley Cope walked and scored and struck out the side in the third inning. Noah Egglezos hit a fantastic double down the line, walked, scored twice and struck out two in his one inning of work. Carter Brown singled and scored the game winning run! Hudson Dyck singled, walked, scored and pitched two innings giving up only one run while striking out four. Micah Egglezos walked twice and scored both times while also striking out one batter. Nic Vilardi only got to bat twice but singled and scored while also playing very well at catcher. Brayden Paget had two hits and scored twice but his one hit was a monster HR to deep left field that left the crowd speechless! Cody Paquette put the ball in play both times at the plate and his single in the fourth inning helped propel the team to six runs!
Kingsville plays Leamington on the road Saturday, June 25th.
SR Girls: Will Insurance Splits Road Double-Header
The Will Insurance Senior Girls team took to the road on Saturday for a double header against a pair of Leamington teams. Playing Leamington 2 first, the girls hammered out 7 runs to start this contest. Feeding off that first inning performance, the girls continued to hit, scoring a minimum of 3 runs per inning. Pitcher Claire Farquharson had one of the defensive highlights by diving to her right to stop the ball before it got any further, then throwing the girl out at first. The outfield highlight came from MacKenzie Upcott when she came charging in from right center and denying a single for Leamington. Perfect at the plate were MacKenzie (2 hits, 2 walks) and Emma Arnew (3 hits, with a grand slam plus 2 walks).
Also having a good day were Allison Gates (4 hits with a HR), Jocelyn Bretzlaff , Kiana Buzek and Claire each adding 3 hits a piece to their totals. Final results Will Insurance over Leam 2—27-10
In the second game, the Will Insurance girls were going to be challenged by taking on the undefeated Leamington 3 team. The bats started strong, putting 5 runs on the board in the first, while holding their opponent to just 3 in the first. Matching runs after 3 innings, this game was tied at 10. From that point on, the bats seemed to cool down, scoring just 2 runs over the next 4 innings, while the Leam girls scored 4 in the 5th to maintain the lead and eventually the win. Kendra Schmidt and Allison Gates had 3 hits a piece with Kendra having a HR. McKenna Ure, Riley Bishop, Katie Tiechrob, Jocelyn Bretzlaff, Kiana Buzek and Emma Arnew all had a pair of hits with Emma belting her 2nd HR of the day. McKenna, playing 2nd base, had a double play late in the game to rally the girls, but the girls could not generate enough runs in the 7th for a win. Final results Leam 3 over Will Insurance 14-12.
Peewee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power (2-3) Lose 11-9 in Heartbreaker to Amherstburg
Kingsville Delta Power travelled to Amherstburg and lost a close one in the bottom of the fourth inning as time just ran out to prevent a comeback. They out hit Amherstburg seven to three but ultimately walks and being short a player came back to haunt them as a big hit up the middle by Amherstburg went through center field where we were missing a body.
Carter Dyck led off the game with his best hit of the year as he smoked a ball down the left field line and scored twice. He struck out one batter while pitching. Charley Cope did a great job at catcher and was robbed of a hit in the first inning. Aiden Woodiwiss continues his hot bat as he reached base on all three appearances with one hit and two walks. Noah Egglezos singled and scored. Hudson Dyck scored twice and held Amherstburg scoreless in the first inning with one strikeout. Micah Egglezos is always dangerous at the plate and collected two hits, a walk and scored. He struck out three batters in the second inning! Nic Vilardi walked, scored and was robbed of a hit by the center fielder in the last inning. He also struck out two batters while pitching. Brendan MacPherson only got two at bats but walked and played good defence.
The Delta Power squad is back in action next Wednesday night in Kingsville as Essex comes to town.
SR Girls: Powerhouse Boilers 13 - Will Insurance 8
Will Insurance and Powerhouse Boilers, two Kingsville Sr Girls’ teams, went at it under the lights last Thursday night. The Will Insurance girls started off strong scoring 5 runs in the 1st, but the bats went cold after that, scoring 3 runs over the next 6 innings.
Perfect at the plate were Emma Arnew and Allison Gates getting 3 hits a piece with each one getting a triple. Adding to their stats with a pair of hits were Riley Bishop and Katie Teichroeb. Although Powerhouse is a good strong team, the coaches felt this game could have been played better by the Will Insurance girls as there were too many misplayed balls.
This is a young team, but has the potential to be a strong team with continued practice.
Peewee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power (2-2) Bats Were Hot in 15-7 win over Essex
Kingsville Delta Power travelled to Essex and the bats were smoking as they beat Essex 15-7 in only four innings. The Kingsville squad had struggled at the plate in their last game but pounded out 13 hits in the win! The pitching had a bit of an off night but with the bats hot it didn’t matter.
Charley Cope went 3-3 at the plate, scoring twice and gunning out a runner at third from centerfield. Aiden Woodiwiss had a single and scored. Noah Egglezos got on base all three times (HPB, BB, 1B) and scored once. Carter Brown went 2-3 and scored once in his best game at the plate this year! Hudson Dyck got two hits, scored twice and pitched great as he got us out of a jam in the first inning and pitched a scoreless second inning. Brayden Paget scored twice and two good defensive plays prevented more damage from him at the plate.
Micah Egglezos scored twice, getting a single and two walks in the process. Nic Vilardi scored twice, walked twice and singled. His attempt at stealing home left a buzz through the crowd! He struck out two in his one inning of pitching. Brendan MacPherson had two singles, took one for the team on his third at bat and scored twice. He also gunned down an Essex base stealer at second base. Carter Dyck didn’t score but struck out two batters while pitching.
The Kingsville Squad will look to win two in a row as they travel to Amherstburg on Wednesday night at 6:30.
Peewee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power (1-2) Lose 14-7 to Amherstburg
Kingsville Delta Power hosted Amherstburg on Wednesday night after picture day but all the smiles were used up as the team came out flat and struggled early in the game.
Micah Egglezos led the way with two hits and scored a run while pitching a solid inning. Nic Vilardi pitched great in his first appearance of the season striking out three after facing only four batters. Brendan MacPherson had a hit, scored a run and struck out two players in one inning of work. Carter Dyck made a nice play at first and Carter Brown also made a really nice play at second base as well.
Charley Cope scored once and struck out two while pitching the final inning. Aiden Woodiwiss went 1-2 with a run scored. Noah Egglezos drove in a run while Cody Paquette almost gunned someone out from left field. Hudson Dyck had a single, scored a run and struck out three in a great first inning. Brayden Paget hit a monster triple to left field in the last inning and struck out two batters while pitching.
The Kingsville squad will look for their second win Friday night in Essex at 6:30 (off of Fairview behind the Civic Centre on diamond 2).
INT Girls: Cal’s Plumbing Intermediates start the season 4-0!!!!
Kingsville Intermediate Girls Slo Pitch team 1 has had a remarkable start to their Ball Season. May 31st’s win over Amherstburg sets their record at a phenomenal 4 wins and no losses. It was a beautiful Tuesday night to play ball as the girls travelled to Amherstburg to extend their winning streak. Jessica Johnson and Emma Lanigan kept the batters in check with their pin point pitching. Infielders Ava Augustine and Isla Froese made some key plays to stop the base runners in their tracks. The outfield defensive team of Grace Johnson and Emily Leili caught everything coming their way, contributing to 7 outs alone!
Offensively, the bats didn’t stop. Emma LeBrun, Rylan Colenutt, Hailie Andry Molen, and Hannah Lebedyk racked up base hits. New to the sport Myah Matschulat continues to impress her team with her strong bat, bringing in multiple RBIs. The final score was a decisive 18 – 7 for Kingsville.
The coaches wish to thank all our supportive parents and our Sponsor Cal’s Plumbing for contributing to our great season.
Mosquito Knights Claim Victory at St.Thomas Tournament
The Kingsville Mosquito Travel team (sponsored by Vernon’s and Future Stars) competed in the St. Thomas Cardinal Classic. In round robin play,
Peeweee Interlock: Kingsville Delta Power 13, Harrow 5
Kingsville Delta Power travelled to Harrow for their first road trip of the year and came away with their first win of the year in a 13-5 win. The score stayed close as Kingsville built a 6-2 lead after three innings but after a huge Brendan MacPherson triple with the bases loaded in the 4th inning the Kingsville squad scored six runs and took a lead they never gave back.
Carter Dyck walked twice, scoring once and striking out two in one inning of work. Charley Cope reached based all four times getting two hits, scoring twice and also striking out two in his one inning of pitching. Noah Egglezos collected two hits and scored twice on the day. Carter Brown just about made a fantastic grab in right field, did a nice job putting the ball in play and took one for the team as he got hit! Hudson Dyck had two doubles, two walks, scored once and struck out one batter in his one inning of work.
Brayden Paget continues to hit the ball very hard and was robbed of a big hit in right field although he robbed Harrow with a great catch at shortstop. He still scored once and struck out two batters in a scoreless first inning of pitching. Micah Egglezos walked twice, got a hit and scored three times. Nic Vilardi walked in all three at bats despite his strong desire to hit. He even made contact on a ball thrown behind him! He also made an impressive defensive play at third-base when he scooped a hard grounder and threw a strike to first-base for the 3rd out of the inning.
Brendan MacPherson didn’t score but he had a walk, single and a massive triple to drive in three runs in a big fourth inning. He struck out two, giving up no runs in his one inning of pitching. Cody Paquette walked twice and scored once in his first appearance of the season.
Harrow had some good pitching from brothers Antonio and Justin. Adam, Sammy, Koby, Justin and Duncan all scored as well. Harrow coaches Merrill, Andy and Bill are truly great sports and great coaches. A fun time was had by all.
Kingsville hosts Amherstburg on Wednesday night at 6:30. A team picture will also be taken at 5:30.
Will Insurance SR Girls Rally for Win Against Amherstburg
PW Interlock Action; M&J Fisheries 9, Delta Power 7
The Delta Power Pee Wee team finally got to play their first game after the opening day rain out. They lost a close but exciting game 9-7 to a rival Kingsville team M&J Fisheries.
Hudson Dyck, Brayden Paget, Brendan MacPherson, Carter Dyck and Micah Egglezos all pitched well in the five inning loss. Hudson and Brayden each scored twice with Brayden blasting a nice double to left field. Micah had two doubles of his own while Nic Vilardi was snake bit after flying out three times including a deep shot to centerfield.
Charley Cope played good defence and along with Noah Egglezos, Brayden and Nic made some nice plays in the field. Aiden Woodiwiss, Noah and Carter Brown all scored in the third inning to start the rally but the Delta Power team couldn’t hold on to the 5-4 lead.
The visiting team played well behind three strong innings of pitching by Jessica Johnson, a huge double by Royal Kumar and some great catches in centerfield by Liam Froese. Cody Campbell and Abe Fehr each scored twice.
Delta Power's next game is in Harrow for a 10 am Saturday morning contest.
Great Outdoors Mosquitoes Ride Pitching to First Win
The Kingsville Mosquito House League season started with a bang for the locals tonight. Josh Cornies got the start on the mound and allowed 2 singles and struck out three. He was followed by Griffin Dyck who allowed two hits and struck out four. Ian MacPherson followed that up with 5 strikeouts and Sage Batke closed out the 15-3 win with two strikeouts in the seventh.
The kids played well defensively as well. Ryan Neufeld made a fine catch in the outfield, while Josh Cornies caught two fly balls and turned one into a double play. Cullen Wilson and Carson Stomp play well in handling the catching duties behind the plate.
Offensively, Josh Cornies, Griffin Dyck, and Ian MacPherson combined for 7 hits and 11 runs. The team pounded out ten hits with Alexis Russell and Charlie Corstine adding to the offence with timely hits.
Peewee Knights Win Two in a Row
It's been a good start to the season for the Kingsville Peewee Travel Knights. After dropping their season opener at Leamington by a half dozen, the boy's have posted back-to-back 6-5 and 7-6 wins against Belle River for a 2-1 record to open the 2016 season.
The team welcomes back 2nd year Peewee players Tate Wright, Trey Murray, Coaton Campbell and Carter Augerman. The team also welcomes back former Mosquito OBA champions Chad Stenger, Aiden Seabourne, Thomas Newby and Connor Bishop- it's great to have you all back! Sam Barreto returns to Kingsville from travel years in Windsor. And we are very happy to add Jack McCormick, Darren Gates and Evan Benko to the roster this year- all were impressive in try-outs, and they will have a big role in the overall success of the team between now and Labour Day.
There have already been several memorable plays. In game 1, Carter took his 2nd pitch of the season 220 feet over the right field fence in Leamington for our 1st and only home run (so far). In game 2, solid pitching and clutch RBI hits from Evan Benko and Chad Stenger combined to upset the home team's opening day.
And in game 3, strong team defence and pitching from a combination of Trey, Sam, Evan and Coaton, ended with a 2-out, 2-run walk-off single from Carter scoring Trey and Coaton for the win in bottom 7.
It promises to be a great season for these grade 6 (Connor) and grade 7 (all the rest) boys.
There are 4 tournaments (Port Dover, Harrow, Mitchell, Chatham) combined with another 30 or so regular season games.
Home games are usually Thursday night's at 6:30 and/or Sunday afternoon's at 1:00 pm on Diamond 1, if you'd like to come out and cheer on your home town boys.
Head coach is Mark Campbell, with assistants Dale Newby, Steve Benko, and Jim Augerman.
We thank all of the sponsors of the team and KMB.