Ottawa Knights 18U - 2010 Begin a new seaon
Knights split twin bill in Sherbrooke
Game 1 - 1400hrs
Ottawa Knights 4 Athlétiques Sherbrooke 5
The Ottawa Knights 19U were on the road Saturday visiting the 2 and 4 Athlétiques de Sherbrooke at the 'Stade Napoléon Fontaine', the 150 plus fans were enthusiastic to say the least. Ottawa's record going into the weekend in the Midget AAA league was 3 and 1, good for 3rd place overall in the 12 team league. Game 1 of the double header saw Casey Floyd take the hill for his 2nd start of the season, Casey loaded up the bases in the 1st inning but went on to strike out the next 2 batters to get out of an early jam. Floyd struck out 2 more in the next frame however the Athletiques scored 2 unearned runs in the bottom of the 3rd to take a 2-0 lead. Ottawa responded with 1 run in the top of the 4th inning when catcher Evan Hammond scored on a McIntyre ground ball. The top of the 6th inning saw the Knights score 3 runs to take a 4-3 lead, McIntyre got his 2nd RBI of the game knocking in Hammond for the 2nd time. Sherbrooke wasn't giving up as they tied the game in the bottom of the 6th inning. Neither team was willing to give in which resulted in extra innings, fresh back from the JUCO World Series, lefty Jordon Kritsch took the mound for the Knights. Innings 7 an 8 saw strong defensive play with neither team threatening to score. In the bottom of the ninth, Sherbrooke got a man on base with a walk followed by a stolen base then a hit up the middle to secure the win. The line on Floyd was 6 IP, 9 strikeouts, 4 walks, 4 runs scored with 0 earned runs.
Game 2 - 1700hrs
Ottawa Knights 6 Athlétiques Sherbrooke 4
The 2nd game of the twin bill saw the Knights score one run when Hammond doubled over the right fielders head and a speedy Renaud scored from 1st base. In the bottom of the inning, the Athletics scored 3 runs, pitcher Mandzuk got out of the inning with a strikeout of the 6th batter in the order. Ryan Morissette scored a run in the 2nd, then hit a double in the next inning to drive in Will McIntyre. After 4 innings of play the game was tied at 3. Hammond slammed his 1st Home Run of the season over the left field wall in the top of the 5th inning to give the Knights the 1st lead of the game. Sherbrooke replied with a run in the bottom of the 5th and again the score was tied late in the game. The top of the 7th inning saw Mike Bryne draw a walk then steal his way to 2nd, Justin Carpenter then singled to put runners at the corners with 2 outs, Steve Renaud hit a hard liner to the gap in center field cashing in 2 runs and making the score 6-4 Knights. Mandzuk shut down the Athletics in the bottom of inning taking his 2nd win of the season with a complete game victory.
18U Knights split DoubleHeader on opening Day in Quebec Midget AAA League
The 18U Knights split a doubleheader with the Braves de Lanaudiere in their first action of the Midget AAA Baseball League de Quebec.
The Knights bats were as cold as the temperature in the 1st game, pitcher Tyler Mandzuk held off the Braves for 5 strong innings however a 3 run Homerun with 2 outs in the bottom of the 6th saw the Braves break the tie. The Knights scored 1 run in top of the 7th making the final score 3-1 Braves.
The 2nd game of the double header started off much the same as the 1st game with goose eggs up until the top of the 7th when the Knights exploded for 8 runs on 6 hits, the Braves scored 2 in the bottom of the inning. Credit Charlie Crabb with the win giving up 5 hits and striking out 7 batters.
Knights see action next Saturday, the 23rd of May against the Gatineau Attack.
Ottawa Knights 18U embark on a new season
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Knights Win at Baseball Heaven !!!
On the Heels of an impressive Tournament win in Watertown the Ottawa Knights captured their 5th Tournament victory of the season in Long Island NY to end out the year.
The Knights appeared unbeatable in the last few weeks of the season, the High Energy, Talent Laden team displayed exceptional pitching, hitting & defence in New York at Baseball Heaven.
A season to remember for these young men, these are the summers you will never forget.
Way to go Knights, you should be proud of your well deserved success.
Knights dominate 19U Tourney with a Resounding Championship Win !
The Ottawa Knights 16U Baseball Club made a Huge statement this weekend at the 'Tom Donahee Memorial American Legion Umpires Tournament' coming away with their 4th Tournament win for the 2008 season.
Over 4 games, the Knights scored 49 runs and gave up only 7, the total team effort was evident from the 1st crack of the bat.
The Knights are off to Long Island NY to compete for the 2008 East Coast Nationals Tournament Championship, this will be the Knights last tournament of the year.
Go Knights Go.
Knights come away with 3rd Tournament win of the season !!
Combine 'Lights out' pitching with 'Solid Defence' and 'Power Hitting' and you come away with continued triumphs. That's been the recipe for success for the Ottawa Knights 16U Baseball team over the past couple of months.
On the heels of the Knights 2nd Tournament victory comes a dominating performance capturing the 3rd Annual Gord Hamilton/Fred Wigney Memorial Tournament hosted by the Ottawa Nepean Canadians.
The Knights went undefeated through the tournament once again, outscoring their opponents by a total of 31 runs to 6.
The Knights are currently on a 12 game winning streak.
Knights Crowned Champions once again !!
The Ottawa Knights went undefeated in the 'National Capital Baseball Elite Tournament', defeating the Champlain Edge 17U team from Vermont in the finals by a score of 5-2.
Charlie Crabb pitched a gem of a game, giving up only 2 runs on 3 hits and was named the Tournament MVP.
The Knights continued their dominance on the 16U circuit.
Next weekend the Knights are participating in the 'Ottawa Nepean Canadians Tournament'.