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)