Before the games today, two events brought the teams and fans out to the field for a packed day of baseball. Teams came to the field for 8am to have a pancake breakfast, followed by the Skills Competition.
Loblaws and Enbridge provided the pancake breakfast for teams, coaches and umpires. The breakfast had pancakes, sausage and lots of juice and was handed out by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, and City Councilors Mark Taylor and Riley Brockington.
The very exciting Skills Competition was sponsored by Easton and Play it Again Sports. The event involved Running the Bases, the Fly Ball Relay and a Home Run Derby.
For Running the Bases, it was the Eagles coming out on top, with a two-runner, combined time of 12.22 seconds. The High Park Braves were second with 12.32 and Alberta came in third with 12.65. The Eagles #14 Jayden Oliver had the best individual time, coming in at 5.69 seconds.
Next, the Fly Ball Relay had the Braves on top, with an impressive time of 5.46 seconds. Second place went to the Eagles with 5. 46 seconds, and third was won by the Red Devils at 6.32.
The highly anticipated Home Run Derby was the last event. The first run through the batters wasn’t enough to settle on a winner, with the Eagle’s #10 Evan Stucker and White Rock’s #14 Trent Lenihan hitting 4 homers each. The first playoff had zero over the fence from each player, and t was Lenihan taking the win with one going over the fence to take it.
Team-wise, White Rock won the Derby, with 7 combined homers. The Braves hit 5, the Eagles scored 4 and the Red Giants popped 2 over the fence.
In the first game of the day, Lethbridge topped NDG 15-1, in the fourth mercy rule called game of the tournament. #27 Ty Wevers had 4 RBIs, and #9 Ridley Greig had 3. #23 Hayden Hudson-Aguilar had the one score for NDG.
Game two was a lopsided contest, with BC’s All-Stars beating Glace Bay 22-1 after four innings. #11 Matthew Dagg had a Grand Slam in the win, and #15 Matthew Wilkinson had 6 RBIs. #18 had the one score for the Colonels.
In the final game, the Eagles defeated Moose Jaw with a score of 11-0. #14 Jayden Oliver had 2 Home Runs and 4 RBIs in the win. #11 was the winning pitcher with 6 strikeouts in 2.1 innings. East Nepean now has sole possession of first place at 3-0.
The games continue tomorrow at 12 pm when the Colonels take on the Lynx, 3 pm with the Braves facing Moose Jaw, and the Red Giants challenging the Eagles.
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