Aug 01, 2016 | Dan Thompson | 334 views
18U Terriers Win Inaugural Senior Send-Off Tournament
The Senior Terriers defeated their 17u counterparts in the final of the Senior Send-off Tournament at Kings Christian College in Oakville on Sunday. It was a pitcher’s duel for five and half innings as the game remained scoreless until the bottom of the sixth. With one out Joe Tevlin singled to right field and advanced to second when Ethan Jodouin was hit by a pitch. Tevlin scored when Dreyden Sloat hit a hard ground ball to the right side that eluded the 17s infielders.
Jodouin advanced to third on the play and later scored when Reagan Manly grounded out to second base which resulted in the only two runs of the game.
Starting pitcher for the 18s, Sam Turcotte was outstanding allowing just one hit and no runs while striking out nine batters for a complete game shutout.
The 17s starting pitcher, Andre Campbell was also on his game allowing just two runs on three hits.
Joe Tevlin had an outstanding weekend with eight hits including two doubles and two home runs and was named the tournament’s most valuable player.
The Senior Terriers reached the final by defeating the Ontario Expos 4-1 on strong pitching performances by starter Alex Wall (5 innings, 1 run, 3 hits, 0 walks, 3 strike outs) and reliever Christian Pandoff (2 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts). The offence scored all of their runs in the final two innings when Joe Tevlin broke the game open with a solo home run, followed by two hit performances from Elliott Curtis, Justin Wamboldt, Reagan Manley and another hit by Tevlin. Wil Hotta rounded out the offence with a single as well.
In the other semi-final, the 17U Terriers upset the undefeated Windsor Selects 1-0 on an outstanding pitching performance by Pierce Montgomery who threw a complete game for the victory. The only run of the game was scored in the fifth inning when Taylor Casbourne led off the inning with a walk. Zac Rachar advanced Casbourne to second with a sacrifice bunt. Casbourne later scored on a game winning double by Andre Campbell.
Earlier in pool play, the Senior Terriers exploded for 24 runs in two games defeating the Ontario Expos 11-1 and the Ontario Thunderbirds 13-3. Ben Abram pitched game one against the Expos throwing a complete game allowing just one run on two hits with five strike outs.
In game two Carter Seabrooke garnered the win throwing four strong innings allowing one hit while striking out five batters. Matthew Correia closed the game facing only four batters in the fifth inning.
Thank you to the Terriers alumni who joined the team in the dugout. Their presence was felt and appreciated by the entire organization.