Erindale Lions Little League: T-Ball/Baseball All-Star News




 The U9 Select Minor Team made the drive to Dundas Aug 10/11 weekend for the Dundas Little League Wes Snihur Tourney. Facing three games on Saturday, the team laid some great groundwork by beating Niagara before many were out of bed! Secondly they faced the Stoney Creek team which they have played many times and always proved to be a nail biter. With some outstanding pitching and good bats, they put another win on the board. The third game was a hard fought loss to the ever present High Park which placed us in 2nd and off to face our neighbours Oakville Sunday morning. Congratulations to the U9 team for their perseverance and sportsmanship in the face of taunts by dancing Whitecaps, we held our ground and our heads high despite a heartbreaking loss. A bronze place finish for a team praised by Dundas organizers as "the most polite and well behaved team in years"! Way to go...Adam, Aidan, Carter, Ethan, Garrett, Johnny, Kalayo, Kevin, KJ, and Lucas!


 Over the weekend the Erindale Mosquito Select teams was in action at the Muskoka Hornets Invitational. Erindale was dominant in capturing the Muskoka Cup! After winning their pool games against Sudbury, Orillia and Muskoka, Erindale played in the finals against a Sudbury team looking for payback. Behind a 5 inning no hitter from Jack Chaves (only 2 runners reached on a catcher's interference and a walk), Erindale secured a 10-0 victory over a motivated Sudbury team to bring home the trophy. Congratulations to Jack, Aydin, Eric, Raphael, Kevin, Maxx, Marc, Jeremy, Kalayo and Casey for a great weekend of baseball. The team is action next in the Dave Dash OBA AA tournament in Brampton on August 16th.


Over the weekend the Erindale Mosqutio Select team won the Mississauga Majors Mosquito SOBA tournament. The Erindale team defeated Pickering, Royal York and Vaughn in pool play. In the semi finals they defeated the Brampton Blue Jays. The finals had Erindale matched up against the undefeated Leaside Select team. It was a close battle early. Erindale was able to scratch out 5 runs over the first 5 innings while keeping Leaside scoreless. The teams traded runs over the last 2 innings and Erindale closed out the finals with a 7-2 win.

Congratulations to Jack, Josh, Casey, Kevin, Eric, Marc, Kalayo, Maxx, DJ, Jeremy and Adyn for all their hard work.


This past weekend marked the beginning of the Tournament season for the Erindale Mosquito Select team.
The team played in an OBA (Rep AA) tournament in Oshawa and the performance was great. The team finished 3rd against for stiff competition from around the province.
The team went 3-0 in the preliminaries with an 8-6 win Friday over the Brampton AA team. That was followed Saturday with a 15-3 win over Kawartha and then a nail biting 11-10 win over the North York AA team.
Sunday morning the team started strong against the top team from the EOBA (east ontario baseball association) the Clarington Orioles, but faded late and lost 12-1.
This was a big step up in competition and the result was a great start to the season.
The team is next in action in 2 weeks in the Ancaster Minor Little League Tournament


Congratulations go out to the Erindale Blue AA Bantam team for winning the Brampton Majors tournament this past weekend.  It was an uphill battle all weekend but the team displayed their heart and composure to bring a title to Erindale.  In round robin play, they beat West Hill 7-2, followed by heart racing games against the host team Brampton 8-7 and 6-5 against fellow rivals from Oakville.  Being the only team to go undefeated in preliminaries they secured their spot in the semi finals which was an instant classic.  Being down 5-0 in the first inning, the boys came charging back to win 8-5 against North Toronto to advance to the finals against the Sudbury Renegades.  After three scoreless innings, great pitching and defence from both teams, the boys in Blue broke it open only needing to score four runs to seal the victory 4-0 to capture the Championship!  Job well done Erindale Blue!



The Erindale Peewee AA team played a tournament in Oakville 12- 14 July. They had an excellent finish coming in 4th place in a 16 team tournament. After winning their division with two decisive wins and one loss, they battled Georgetown in the quarter-final with a decisive win. In the semi-final they had a hard fought battle with Aurora (eventual champions) which they lost 12-6. They lost the consolation final in another tough game 15-14 to North Bay. Throughout the weekend the temperatures reached 40 degrees Celsius, and playing six games in that heat was not easy. Congratulations to all the members of the team: Scott C, Kyle L, Jeeven C, Puneet T, Jack B, Joelle B, Stuart M, Jerod S, Nick M, Mas T, Peter T, & Miles H. 




T-Ball All-Star and Select Program:



Erindale Lions T-Ball All Star team wins the 2013 Ancaster 'AAA' Division World T-Ball Tournament. A win against the Ancaster Diamondbacks to start, then a series of losses to the High Park All - Stars, and Junior All-Stars, found our Erindale Lions relegated to the 'AAA' Division moving into playoff Sunday. A decisive 25 - 18 win against the High Park Select keeps Erindale in the winner bracket. Then heartbreak, Erindale gives up a 7 run lead to Stoney Creek in the last inning to lose 28 - 27 moving into Sunday. The elimination game has Erindale playing the rematch against High Park Select and comes back in the last inning to score 6 runs to tie the game. Erindale wins in extra innings on a walk off double by Cameron to score Connor to win 29 - 28 and a shot at the championship against Stoney Creek. Again, Erindale scores 6 runs in the last inning to tie the game. Erindale needed 4 runs in the extra innings for the win. Calum ties the game after a bases clearing triple and stands at 3rd as the winning run. With the Stoney Creek infield and outfield drawn in Connor hits it over there heads on the eve of his 9th birthday to secure victory! Congratulations to Adam, India, Sai, Mitchell, Calum, Connor, Cameron, Ryan, Bobby, Aidan, Brennan, Geric, Ryan T., and Lance