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West Toronto Finalists at TBA Playoffs

I'm very proud of all players and the families, for their commitment to playing "team baseball". We set out goals this year and although not completely accomplished, we were in position to do so. (Finalists: Elims and TBA). 1 more tourney left..... Ontario Provincial Championships "To be a champion, you have to see the big picture. It's not about winning and losing; it's about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It's about embracing the pain that you'll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. It's about being in a situation and believing you deserve to be there". Great job this weekend!!!

Game 1:

North Toronto Defeats the West Toronto in Opening Game of Playoffs

Alex Tabascio held up his end of the bargain, but couldn't lead the West Toronto Wildcats past North Toronto as they lose 5-2 in seven innings in game 1 of a double elimination tournament.

Tabascio put together a nice outing. North Toronto managed 5 hits, 2 earned runs.

In the top of the first, the Wildcats grabbed the early lead, 2-0. A single by Mark Onwumere, plating Dennis Dei Baning and Lucas Da Silva started the inning off.

North Toronto quickly matched the Wildcats strong inning with a two-run inning of its own in the first. North Toronto scored on a two-run single by Charlie Peterson.

Game 2:

The West Toronto Wildcats 18u take out East York with help from Tommy Nguyen, 4-3

Tommy Nguyen went 2-2, sparking West Toronto to a 4-3 victory in seven innings over East York on Saturday at Stan Wadlow. He singled in the third and fifth innings.

The bottom of the first saw the Wildcats take an early lead, 2-0. A single by Taka Ryan, bringing home Dennis Dei Baning started the inning off. The Wildcats pushed more runs across when Ryan scored on a steal of home.

West Toronto Wildcats got one-run rallies in the second inning and the fifth. In the second, scored on a sacrifice fly by Kevin Hillsdon, scoring Michael Cecchetto.

The Wildcats never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning, scoring one run on an RBI double by Adam Gousvaris.

Game 3:

West Toronto Wildcats top North York Blues in back-and-forth affair, 12-7

The West Toronto Wildcats outlasted North York Blues on Saturday after seven lead changes, squeaking out a 12-7 win at Stan Wadlow.

West Toronto took the lead in the third inning and held on for the victory. A bases loaded walk by Tommy Nguyen scored Dennis Dei Baning and gave them the lead for good.

Gabe Nakonechny led the offensive threat, as he got on base four times in the game. He scored five runs and had one RBI. He singled in the third inning.

More runners rounded the bases on a fielder's choice and an RBI single by Dei Baning, plating Kevin Hillsdon.

North York is eliminated from the playoffs.

Game 4:

The West Toronto Wildcats beat North Toronto 2-0 and Advance to the Finals

Michael Cecchetto went 1-2, sparking the West Toronto Wildcats to a 2-0 victory in seven innings over North Toronto Cote on Sunday at Stan Wadlow. He singled in the fifth inning. A few pitches later stole 2nd base, stole 3rd and a fake steal of home shocked pitcher David Pham, who threw the pitch in the dirt, as Cecchetto scored easily.

Lucas Da Silva put together a nice outing. Da Silva gave up just two hits, allowed no earned runs, walked five and struck out seven during his five innings of work.

Game 5:

Etobicoke Rangers Win 2015 Toronto Baseball Playoffs defeating West Toronto 12-5

Tommy Nguyen went 2-4 at the plate, but West Toronto fell 12-5 to the Etobicoke Rangers 18u on Sunday.

Four of the Wildcats runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Nguyen. He singled in the first inning and homered in the third inning.

In the bottom of the first, West Toronto grabbed the early lead, 1-0. Gabe Nakonechny singled to ignite the offense. A stolen base then moved Nakonechny from first to second. Nguyen singled, scoring Nakonechny.

West Toronto scored three runs of their own in the third, on a three-run home run by Nguyen.


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