Whitby Blue Mosquito Select team win Mississauga TournamentUpdated Saturday July 27, 2019 by Whitby Minor Baseball Association.
The Whitby Blue Mosquito Select team had a successful tournament in Mississauga the weekend of July 14th!
The boys played through heat and rain, coming out with a 2-1 record heading into the semi finals.
Our semi finals game was against our tournament hosts, the Mississauga Majors, who entered the semi finals undefeated. Both teams rallied back and forth, with a tie game going into the 7th inning. The teams remained tied until the top of the 9th inning where Whitby scored a run. Mississauga, not ready to go home answered with a run, forcing a 10th inning. Whitby Blue turned on the offence and scored an impressive 4 runs going into the bottom of the 10th. Mississauga Majors came out strong and despite a quick 2 outs, bases were loaded with the tying run at the plate. Our pitcher and defence confidently played through fatigue and nerves, striking out the batter to earn our third out! Whitby Blue advance to the finals!
Ten innings and 3 hours of baseball later, the boys had a quick 20 mins to hydrate and eat before starting the championship game against Brampton, who was entering with an undefeated record for the weekend.
Whitby Blue’s defence started the championship game strong with a quick 3 up, 3 down inning. Our offence remained hot, starting the game with a strong 4-0 lead after the first inning. Both teams rallied back and forth with Brampton taking the lead 7-5 in the 3rd. Brampton continued to build their lead as we headed into the bottom of the 5th down 9-6. Whitby Blue offence went to work and confidently took the lead, 15-9, scoring 9 runs in the 6th inning. Whitby went on to win 17-10.
It was incredible to watch the boys keep their nerves and excitement in check to persevere through a tough game!
Thank you to Whitby Red for their support during the tournament! It was great to be able to watch their game versus Mississauga, and have a few fans share in our semi final success. Congrats to the Red team for their success at the tournament and for playing Brampton in a tough semi-final that helped wear them down for us - both teams represented Whitby baseball with class and amazing baseball!
Big thank you to our coaches for an amazing weekend of baseball, full of so much fun and excitement, and most of all development for the Mosquito Blue team.