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.