Bantam Elite Chiefs Runners Up at Great American All-Star Championship in CincinnatiUpdated Thursday July 18, 2019 by Whitby Minor Baseball Association.
The Bantam Elite Whitby Chiefs travelled to Cincinnati to play in the Great American All-star Championship from July 4th-7th and came away as runners up against some strong American Competition. The Chiefs finished with an overall record of 4 wins and 2 losses while playing in extreme heat and humidity.
On the fourth of July, the Whitby boys celebrated by beating the Lancers Baseball club 8-5 in the tournament opener and followed that win with a 3-1 victory over the Ohio Surge. In game three of the round robin, the Chiefs were tied with 5 Star Midwest Shah going into the top of the seventh. Whitby gave up five runs and things didn’t look so great. But as this team has done many times this season, they didn’t quit, and scored six in the bottom half of the inning for an exciting 7-6 walk-off victory. Whitby would go on to lose their only game of the round robin 5-4 to the KY Buccaneers, and their 3-1 record would be good enough to be seeded number three in the playoff bracket.
In Sundays semi-final, the Chiefs met the undefeated JB Yeager baseball club. Whitby came out swinging and pounded out 12 hits and would eventually go on to win 10-2 to make the final against the Sluggers baseball club. Unfortunately, the Chiefs seemed to run out of gas against the Sluggers (who were appropriately named) and would end up as the runners up.
The Coaches are extremely proud of the outcome given the level of competition that was presented in Cincinnati. The Chiefs played some great ball on some very nice diamonds and even managed to catch a Cincinnati Reds game at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.
Team members are: Kayden Chung, Greg Lachance, Zak Szabo, Jackson Hutchison, Noah Avis, Nick King, Liam Conway, Parker Bailey, Zach Kourous, Griffin Catto, Cody Hagerman. Coaches are Gerry Prendergast, Clare Osborne, Ryan Verrydt, Jake Ross and Stew Hutchison.