Minor Midget Ancaster Diamondbacks claim Ontario Baseball Association title

Community Sep 16, 2015 Ancaster News

The Minor Midget Ancaster Diamondbacks compiled an impressive 5-1 record over six games and outscored their opponents 55-34 to come away as 2015 Ontario Baseball Association provincial champions.

With a Friday night win against Essex, Ancaster headed into Day 2 for a three-game slate. One of Saturday’s highlights was a marathon 11- inning five-hour game that ended near midnight. Playing against hometown Leamington, the teams traded the lead until the 10th inning, when the Diamondbacks’ bats came alive to overpower their opponent to a 14-11 win.

The semi-final on Sunday saw Ancaster win 8-4 against Halton Hills, a victory that vaulted them to the championship game Sunday evening against a strong Niagara Fall squad that handed Ancaster its first loss.

The championship game was close for three innings, with Niagara Falls holding on to a 2-1 edge. Both teams played near perfect defence early on and pitching was solid. It didn’t take long though for the Diamondbacks to do what they had been doing all weekend. Ancaster shut down Niagara Falls with rock solid fundamental baseball and the opponents’s bats could not answer back. Diamondbacks hustle took over, and by slugging for extra bases and sacrificing for some superb small ball, Ancaster easily held the lead for the rest of the game to come away with a 12-2 victory.

Minor Midget Ancaster Diamondbacks claim Ontario Baseball Association title

Community Sep 16, 2015 Ancaster News

The Minor Midget Ancaster Diamondbacks compiled an impressive 5-1 record over six games and outscored their opponents 55-34 to come away as 2015 Ontario Baseball Association provincial champions.

With a Friday night win against Essex, Ancaster headed into Day 2 for a three-game slate. One of Saturday’s highlights was a marathon 11- inning five-hour game that ended near midnight. Playing against hometown Leamington, the teams traded the lead until the 10th inning, when the Diamondbacks’ bats came alive to overpower their opponent to a 14-11 win.

The semi-final on Sunday saw Ancaster win 8-4 against Halton Hills, a victory that vaulted them to the championship game Sunday evening against a strong Niagara Fall squad that handed Ancaster its first loss.

The championship game was close for three innings, with Niagara Falls holding on to a 2-1 edge. Both teams played near perfect defence early on and pitching was solid. It didn’t take long though for the Diamondbacks to do what they had been doing all weekend. Ancaster shut down Niagara Falls with rock solid fundamental baseball and the opponents’s bats could not answer back. Diamondbacks hustle took over, and by slugging for extra bases and sacrificing for some superb small ball, Ancaster easily held the lead for the rest of the game to come away with a 12-2 victory.

Minor Midget Ancaster Diamondbacks claim Ontario Baseball Association title

Community Sep 16, 2015 Ancaster News

The Minor Midget Ancaster Diamondbacks compiled an impressive 5-1 record over six games and outscored their opponents 55-34 to come away as 2015 Ontario Baseball Association provincial champions.

With a Friday night win against Essex, Ancaster headed into Day 2 for a three-game slate. One of Saturday’s highlights was a marathon 11- inning five-hour game that ended near midnight. Playing against hometown Leamington, the teams traded the lead until the 10th inning, when the Diamondbacks’ bats came alive to overpower their opponent to a 14-11 win.

The semi-final on Sunday saw Ancaster win 8-4 against Halton Hills, a victory that vaulted them to the championship game Sunday evening against a strong Niagara Fall squad that handed Ancaster its first loss.

The championship game was close for three innings, with Niagara Falls holding on to a 2-1 edge. Both teams played near perfect defence early on and pitching was solid. It didn’t take long though for the Diamondbacks to do what they had been doing all weekend. Ancaster shut down Niagara Falls with rock solid fundamental baseball and the opponents’s bats could not answer back. Diamondbacks hustle took over, and by slugging for extra bases and sacrificing for some superb small ball, Ancaster easily held the lead for the rest of the game to come away with a 12-2 victory.