Chiefs Peewee T2 win Father’s Day ClassicUpdated Sunday June 25, 2017 by Whitby Minor Baseball Association.
The 16th Annual WMBA Father’s Day Classic was held this past weekend in Whitby.
The T2 Peewee Chiefs started their weekend with a rematch against the East York team that beat them the weekend before and the Chiefs were eager for some payback, jumping out to an early lead and cruising to a 12-1 victory.
Next up were the Ottawa Chiefs and once again jumping out to a first inning 5-0 lead highlighted by a Nick King home run. Jack Garey pitched a no-hitter as Whitby’s Chiefs overwhelmed the Chiefs from the nation’s capital to the tune of 15-0.
The final game of round robin play pitted two Whitby teams against each other, the T2’s and the T3’s. Led by a stellar pitching performance from Andrew Foster, the T2’s jumped out to a first inning 3-0 lead. The fourth inning was highlighted by Darcy D’Souza pitching out of a bases-loaded 1-out jam in relief. The T2’s managed to add 2 runs in the fifth and another 2 in the sixth on Josh Williston’s home run for a final score of 7-0.
This set up our third game in 8 days against East York in the semifinal. In a tightly fought contest, the Chiefs went on to win 5-4 to reach the final.
Facing the Toronto Playgrounds 6ixers, the Chiefs scored in each of the first 4 innings to build a 6-2 lead. Solid defence behind spectacular pitching by starter Jack Garey held the 6ixers at bay until the Chiefs added two more in the 6th inning for a final score of 8-2 and the Chiefs’ first Tournament Championship of the season. Starting pitcher Jack Garey was named Championship Game MVP.
This was a first tournament win ever for a number of the players, and it was especially nice for the rest of the players to help them get it in our home town.
Our thanks to the WMBA executives and volunteers who gave countless hours not only this weekend but in the weeks leading up to ensure that all games got played. It was a quality event run by a quality organization.