Pesky peewees and mosquitos bite on gold
While the Mosquito A Tyees were busy winning in their division, the Peewee AA Tyees also battled to win gold at the Boulanger Baseball Tournament in Cloverdale.
In their opening game, a 3-3 tie with Abbotsford, both teams played steady defence behind solid pitching. Brodie Commerford was game MVP for the Tyees.
On day two, the Tyees took on Tsawwassen. Connor Hall ignited the offence by taking the second pitch of the game well over the right field fence and then watched as the next four batters come around to score to open an early 5-0 lead.
The team continued the hot sticks all game beating the A’s 16-8. Game MVP went to River Fahey.
The second game of the day was against the Richmond Chuckers. This was a highly competitive match right from the first pitch.
The Tyees, backed by great pitching from Comerford, scored five times in the second inning and then played some good defence to hang on to a 7-6 victory. Hall was the team’s MVP.
The win advanced Campbell River to the semi-finals against Ladner. Starting pitcher Dayton Ring had an impressive outing, throwing a complete seven innings on just 85 pitches while fanning nine and walking just one.
Ring was the obvious nod for game MVP in a 9-1 romp over Ladner.
Tyees faced Chilliwack in the tourney final. Taking advantage of an early error, the Tyees jumped ahead to a 3-0 lead after the first inning. Chilliwack battled back to bring the score to 3-2 in the fifth only to have the Tyees secure the last two runs of the game with a homer from Hall for a final score of 5-2 to take the gold!
“Aggressive base running by all Tyees, along with stellar defence were instrumental to the Tyees successs throughout the tournament,” said coach Clayton Hall.”