A great weekend of baseball saw all three teams successful in the PBLO playoffs, with the 15U team taking the 15U PBLO Championship, the 16U going to the finals, and 18U to the semi-finals.
A 3-2 win over the 15U Royals captured the 15U PBLO championship after wins against all their pool opponents. Dave Legault was the difference offensively scoring two runs on passed balls with excellent base running. He was 2/3 with a single and a double. Joe Toms pitched a complete game to pick up the win. Toms showed great composure on the mound battling through a couple of tough innings giving up 2 runs (1ER), 5 hits, 4k, and walking one(HBP).
The 16U team faced a strong Windsor team in the finals, and fell short despite a solid effort. Their first meeting against the Selects, who finished first in league play (16-1), was in brackets where Ken Nguyen struck out 10 while only allowing 2 hits for a complete game 4-0 win to propel the team to the finals.
18U finish their PBLO season with a 1-0 semi-final loss to the Ontario Royals. ONC carried the momentum they gained in a sweep of their final regular season series into the PBLO playoffs. They advanced to the crossover semi-final matching up with the eventual PBLO playoff champion Ontario Royals. In a classic pitcher’s duel and defensive battle, the home team Royals scored the only run of the game, with a 2 out single in the bottom of the 7th to win 1-0.