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This is the website for the Erindale Cardinals, offering MGSA softball, 13+ house league baseball & COBA Select and Tier 1 baseball.

Erindale Lions Little League is a member of Little League International and an affiliate of Mississauga Recreation and Parks. We offer Little League baseball for 7-12 yr old boys, boy's house league and rep baseball for 13-21 yr olds, girl's softball for 7 - 22 yr olds, and ladies recreational softball for 23 yr olds and up. Co-ed T-ball is for players aged 4 to 6. We offer a Challenger program for youth with disabilities. We are also members of the Mississauga Girls Softball Association, and Baseball Ontario. 


Bantam 301 Win MGSA Championship

Erindale 301 won the 2019 Bantam softball playoff championship on September 15th, thereby completing an undefeated 23-0 season. 
 
Finishing first in the regular season, 301 started their playoff tournament on September 7th, by defeating the 4th place Majors 303 team, 19-4.
On Saturday, September 14th, 301 played MNBA Tigers 304 in the semi-finals.  Behind the strong pitching of Alicia, who completed the full seven innings and only surrendered one hit in the entire game, 301 defeated the 304 team 9-1, to earn a place in the finals.  Amelia was the offensive player of the game with three hits and four RBIs.
 
Facing the MNBA 304 team again in the Championship game, and playing through some inclement weather, 301 struggled early dealing with the wet ball and blowing rain.  However, with two outs in the bottom of the third, Skylar hit a long home run to tie the score 2-2 and that seemed to settle down the rest of the players.  301 then went on to score 4 runs in the 4th inning, 5 runs in the fifth and another 4 runs in the 6th to comfortably win the championship game, 15-6.  Hayley with a long triple, 3 hits, 3 runs scored and Claire with two doubles and 4 RBIs were the offensive players of the game.
 
The playoff MVP for 301 was Alicia Hutfloetz, based on her solid pitching in the semi-finals and her tenacious hitting and baserunning in the finals.  Alicia was also awarded the season's most dedicated player award.  Other players were Amelia Deluca, Sophia Deluca, Skylar Greenhill (season MVP), Carmen Marr, Claire McEwing, Hayley Nordby, Alyssa Rosolowski, Stefani Stojanovic, Hannah Segaric and Jamie Watson.  Cheering the team on, despite playing in only one game this year due to injury, was Jaina Ambwani.

 


Mite 002 MGSA Finalists

Our Mite 002 team had a fantastic year, falling just short in the championship game. Here is their recap: We have had an amazing softball season this year! Our team consisted of new and returning players who consistently displayed team spirit, friendship and a love for the game. To keep things on track and running smoothly, we were fortunate to have two coaches and a student volunteer. Our successful team collaboration, dedication and hard work, shined through as our players improved on their softball skills and really gelled as a team that supported each other. We focussed on having fun, which was bolstered by our amazing parents who helped with games, practices, and always stayed positive despite the outcome of a game. We finished second in the Championship game but we are winners because of our collective sportsmanship qualities. A big "Congratulations" to everyone for a very incredible year!! Hope to see you back next year!


Midget 402 Win MGSA Playoff Championship

Erindale 402, one of Erindale's three Midget teams in the MGSA, won the Midget softball playoff championship on August 25.

Finishing 2nd in the regular season, 402 started the playoff tournament on Saturday, August 24, by defeating the 7th place Etobicoke 405 team 6-3, and the 3rd place Etobicoke 404 team 7-1.

On Sunday morning, 402 played the four time defending champion, Martingrove 406, and defeated them, 14-12, in a back-and-forth slug fest that was not decided till the 7th inning. This sent 402 to the Championship Game.

The team had one game off, while Erindale 401 played Martingrove to see who 402 would face in the final. Unfortunately, 401 was unable to make it an all Erindale affair.

In the Championship Game, 402 struggle to get the offense going and suffered a 16-6 loss, to set up a winner-takes-all game.

402 came out hot, scoring 5 runs in the first inning, along with 2 more in the third inning and 3 more in the fourth inning. Martingrove was only able to score 1 run in the 5th inning, giving 402 the Championship by a 10-1 score.

The playoff MVP for 402 was pitcher Anna Laird. Other players were Kaitlyn Trumble, Olivia Collins, Joanna Sivakumar (Most Dedicated Player), Mackenzie MacIntosh, Riley McCann, Cassidy Greenhill (season MVP), Madeline Collins, Cassidy Chapentier-Wiseman, and Jessica Seifried. Cheering the team on while injured was Mackenzie Kalapaca.

 


Cardinal Juniors Win Lakeshore Championship

Erindale Select Jr Boys swept to victory in the Lakeshore League playoff round, adding the playoff championship to their regular season pennant.  The Cardinals finished off the Mississauga North Giants 6-0 in the title game. Staff ace, Ben Isaacson allowed only a single while striking out 18 in 6 1/3 innings and  Roman Chaves finished up on the rubber to keep the slate clean. 

Erindale had a deep pitching staff, excellent defense and a relentless offense that allowed them to average more than double digit runs per game. Congratulations to the entire team which also included Jerod Argoso-Sychangco, Jack Baker, Eben De Shane-Gill, Jordan Desrosiers, Liam Gilpin, Joshua Gulbinski (Season MVP), Miles Henry, Sean Lamoureux, Kyle MacDonald, Trevor Matterson, Russell Parco, Philip Skruch, Marcus Slous and Joshua Steeves

 


Midget Select Cardinals Grab Silver At Provincials

 

Congratulations to our Midget Select softball team on their silver medal finish at the OSSTA Provincials in Brantford on Aug 17/18.

 

After winning 7 medals (3 Gold/2 Silver/2 Bronze) in 7 tournaments, the team entered Provincials as the #1 seed. The girls opened Saturday with a 10-0 win over Stittsville, followed by a 5-1 win over Westport. Those results set up the 3rd game versus Etobicoke to decide 1st place in the pool. Based on run differential, a win or tie would clinch first place. A tight defensive game against Etobicoke’s top pitcher saw a one run deficit heading into the 7th inning.  Rallying to tie the game a 4-4, and shutting Etobicoke down in the bottom of the inning, meant we finished top of the pool, and received the early morning bye.

 

Sunday’s quarter final had us play the host team for the first time this season. A tough opening inning had us trailing early, but again, strong hitting meant we were able to come from behind to win 7-4. Our semi-final opponent from Waterloo, came off an upset win, but ran out of gas, giving up 7 early runs allowing us to coast to a 7-1 win.

 

Awaiting us in the Championship, were our rivals from Windsor, Forest Glade. Taking an early 1-0 lead into the 5th inning, Forest Glade fought back to take a 4-1 lead into the 6th. A bunt single, and two stolen bases later, had P Anna Laird at 3rd with none out. SS Olivia Collins (Team Spirit Award Winner) was up next and hit a rocket 200feet. The Forest Glade left fielder made a spectacular catch, allowing Laird to score. However, we were unable to push another run across, falling 4-2.

 

Other members at Provincials were Bridget Collins, Madeline Collins, Joanna Sivakumar, Kaitlyn McCandless (Most Valuable Player), Cassidy Henstock, Kaitlyn Trumble (Most Dedicated Player) Jessica Seifried, Mackenzie MacIntosh, Emma Deluca, and Cassidy Greenhill.

It was a great season to remember by a team that has now won 5 Provincial medals (2 Gold/2 Silver/1 Bronze) since 2012.

 


Erindale Cardinals 2020 Baseball Rep Program

Erindale Cardinals are looking for Coaches interested in creating Minor/Major Bantam teams, and Minor/Major Midget teams.  If you are interested, please contact Joe Alcaraz at joseph.alcaraz@yahoo.ca


Anne Dundon Inducted to Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame

Long time Erindale volunteer and Past President Anne Dundon will be inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame on June 12.

Anne was Erindale's longest serving President, from 2002-2017. Anne also served as District 1 District Administrator and on the National Board for Little League Canada.

Please join us in congratulation Anne on this well deserved honour.

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