The Seaway Surge Mosquito team competed in the Kemptville Wildcat Shootout over the weekend. In the preliminary round, the Surge claimed first place in their pool with wins over the Ottawa West Twins (10-3), the Petawawa Pirates (27-4), and the Orleans Red Sox (8-6). In the semi-finals, the Surge handled the Cornwall River Rats (24-6) to earn a trip to the championship final for a rematch versus the Orleans Red Sox (who defeated the Kingston Colts in their semi-final). The Sox took an early 5 to 1 lead but the Surge rallied in the final innings to close within two runs. Unfortunately, the sixth inning rally fell just short and the Red Sox claimed a 7-5 win. The Surge next travels to Pickering for a double-header on June 25.
Peewee’s Travel to Rochester NY Gold Prospects Tournament
The Peewee team could not squeak out a victory and fell in 4 straight games at the Rochester NY Gold Prospects Tournament. Entering the weekend, the Seaway Surge had had a strong record of 12 wins and 5 losses. Facing some very good ball teams from Rochester, Buffalo and other parts of NY State, the players were up against some great hitting, pitching and very sound fundamental defensive play. Playing against baseball academy’s they faced players that make baseball their year round sport. Ben Lapier (Williamsburg) led the hitting with several triples and doubles on the weekend, while the pitching highlight of the weekend came from Wil Colborne (Kemptville) who pitched 4 strong innings, allowing only one run and 5 strikeouts, all on his 13th birthday. The Surge travels to Montreal next weekend to participate in the Montreal Rockies Tournament.