Midget Black Sox return from provincialsSunday, August 25, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
The Cambrian Nissan Midget Black Sox season came to an end on Saturday evening at the Ontario Baseball Association championships in Stratford, Ont.
The Black Sox finished the double-elimination tournament with a 2-2 record and both losses coming against the same Quinte Royals team.
The Black Sox opened the tournament with a convincing 14-4 win over the Wyoming Wranglers. Eric Thornton led the way offensively with three singles in the win. Thornton knocked in four runs in the process. Pitcher Cody Yardanoff was dominant in five innings with seven strikeouts. Yardanoff gave up just three hits in the win.
Coty Anderson had a single and triple and stole three bases in the tournament opener. In four at-bats, Brad Manson had a single, triple and two walks for the Black Sox. Brock Barry (single, triple) and Dana Lesage (two singles) added two hits each.
In game two, the Black Sox dropped a 9-7 decision to Quinte. Adam Boullion had a single and two walks in the win. Thornton added a pair of singles.
In game three, the Black Sox won a slugfest, 14-13 over the Martingrove White Sox. Anderson and Scott Morphet each went three-for-five in the win. Anderson had two triples and a double and knocked in three runs while Motphet had three singles and also knocked in three runs. Boullion had three single and a walk in four trips to the plate while Manson had two singles and two walks. Domini Buonomo singles twice and knocked in two runs in the win.
The Black Sox tournament ended with a 9-3 loss to Quinte on Saturday. Buonomo had a single and a double and knocked in a run for the Black Sox in the loss.
Stratford took home the tournament title, beating Peterborough 2-0 in the final. The final four consisted of Stratford, Peterborough, Quinte and Ancaster.
Stratford beat Peterborough 12-2 earlier in the day to hand them their first loss of the weekend and advance directly to the final. Quinte would move on to face Peterborough in the semi-final by beating, and eliminating, Ancaster 7-5. Peterborough advanced to the final by beating Quinte 3-1.