Last weekend, July 8-10, NYBA Blues 11U Select team participated in the 2022 GNBA Tournament in Niagara Falls.
With the sun shining, the team had a great battle against Barrie for Game 1. After being down by four, the team rallied back to win 7-5 and then rushed back to the hotel for a celebratory team pool party!
On Saturday morning, Game 2 was against Clarington. With a very focused team and donuts for breakfast, the team had another win with a score of 15-9. With two wins under their belts, the team was hyped for Game 3. A relatively easy 17-4 win over Lucan guaranteed a semi-final game on Sunday.
Saturday closed with some team bonding activities including go-carting at Niagara Go-Karts, swimming at the hotel pool again, and a team dinner.
Sunday’s semi-final match, saw the boys defeat the wild-card team Barrie again with a score of 11-1. The win was due to some amazing pitching, hot bats and key defensive plays.
Off to the finals!!
The championship game, NY Blues face the Mississauga Twins. It was a back and forth battle throughout the entire game.
The NYBA Blues started with two runs • Mississauga scored four • The Blues returned with four more runs • only to have Mississauga catch up with two more runs! At the top of the seventh with a 11-9 lead, the Blues scored two runs heading into the bottom of the 7th!
With some amazing defensive plays and clutch pitching, Mississauga were limited to only one run with a final strike out.
NYBA Blues U11 Select won the championship finals with a 13-10 victory!
It was all smiles when they received their trophies; to the Gatorade shower for the winning pitcher and water shower for the head coach Donald. The team celebrated the final win at a local ice-cream shop.
A special thank you to the parents who continue to support this team and once again, congratulations to the NYBA Blues 11U Select team.
North York Baseball Association has been providing House League and Rep/Select levels of play for boys and girls 6-18. Games are played at Bond Park in North York. NYBA is celebrating 50 years of serving the community!