Baseball is Heating up in Osoyoos!
A busy, action-packed weekend of baseball saw our PeeWee’s and Bantams in action along with a full tournament in Penticton for our two Mosquito teams.
The PeeWee’s battled tough against Penticton Thursday night while the Mosquito Moon Curser White Sox travelled to Princeton and worked hard to earn a 7-7 tie. Proving that often, the road trip is as much fun as the game, quotes from Lucas Anast included, “coach can you drive us to Penticton on the weekend? I love road trips.”
Both the White Sox and Mosquito Ellcar Red Sox battled against tough competition from Penticton, West Kelowna and Princeton this weekend. Some of the amazing memories from a busy weekend are posted on the website in the Penticton Mosquito Album.
The Ellcar Red Sox had a fun weekend in Penticton finishing with a 2-3 record along with a 1000 smiles. The team has bonded well and are very encouraging of each other and working as a team.
Players of the game honours to were awarded to Derek, Lucy, Ry, Luke and Connor, for outstanding individual efforts, but most impressively, the team played amazingly well as a team.
The Ellcar Red Sox coaches would like to send their thanks to their support group of sponsors and parents for coaching, scorekeepers, pitch counters, team chauffeur, and team photographer.
The Moon Curser White Sox overcame a player shortage by calling up Josh, Jayden, Kyle and Jaxson from their AAA minor league affiliates. These players came out and showed how bright the future is for OMBA as they were strong at bat, and backed up the play in the field exceptionally well.
Standout MVP performances from a number of players demonstrated their skill development. First-time pitcher Matthew Pendergraft pitched a solid 3 innings in his White Sox debut, with closer Amy Rathgeber coming on in relief to close out the game proved this team is going to be a force to be reckoned with in June. Standout performances behind the plate by Kourosh Rahmanian and Charlie “Youngblood” Burton made base stealing a nervous endeavour for opponents.
The Bantams faced off against OK Falls on Sunday behind the Father/Son umpiring performance by Dave and Roy Wood. A special thank you to the OMBA Umpiring crews for their dedication and support of these kids. We have received a number of accolades and letters of praise for their work on the diamond ensuring the games are fair and professionally played.
Congratulations to all of our teams this past week. You continue to make everyone proud, and over and over we hear how impressed our opposition coaches are with the talent that these new players are bringing to each and every game.