The last day of the round robin was a jam-packed, guest speaker filled day. The playoff picture is set, and the 2015 Canadian Little League Championship is nearing its end.
At 9 am, the first game got underway with the Glace Bay McDonald’s Colonels defeating the Moose Jaw AAA All-Stars with a high score of 16-12. #19 Tye Clarke, was the winning pitcher, throwing four strike outs. #2 Matt Godlien of the All-Stars led the game with 3 RBIs.
The second game was a special event for parents and players, with Hall Of Famer, and ex-Blue Jay player Robbie Alomar stopping in to catch some Little League action. He threw the first pitch, did some play-by-play with Rogers TV and the answered some questions with the press. Alomar then took the time to take pictures and sign autographs with anyone who asked.
The game was a top-team affair between the High Park Braves and White Rock All-Stars. It was White Rock come out on top, with a back-and-forth, tight game at 9-8. With the win, White Rock secured first seed in the round robin.
In the final game of the day, the East Nepean Eagles got back on track with a 14-2 win over NDG Lynx. #13 Ben Adams had two home runs in the game to go with his 5 RBIs.
It was an interesting day with White Rock, High Park and East Nepean all finishing the round robin at 5-1. It then came down to best ratio of Runs Allowed per Defensive Innings played. Here are the final standings from the round robin:
- White Rock All-Stars
- High Park Braves
- East Nepean Eagles
- Glace Bay McDonald’s Colonels
- Lethbridge SWLL Red Giants
- Notre Dame de Grace Lynx
- Moose Jaw AAA All-Stars
The Braves #34 Taeg Gollert led the tournament in batting with a .636 average. Home Runs (4) and RBIs (12) was shared between the Eagles #13 Ben Adams and the Braves #10 Samuel Dumper.
The day ended with the annual Champions Dinner, held at Algonquin College. Alomar was the guest speaker, where he shared some life guidance for the players of all the teams- follow the right path, make yourself proud and make your parents proud. Also at the Dinner, Little League Canada and East Nepean Little League donated $1000 to the Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays.
After a rest day on Friday, the semi-finals get underway Saturday at 12:30 pm with East Nepean taking on High Park, and then 3:30 pm will see White Rock take on Glace Bay. The winners will play in the finals Sunday at 1:00pm. Also Saturday, the Challenger baseball game will be played, at 6:30 pm.