A number of our Mets teams are heading to various parts of Ontario to compete in their respective Provincials this weekend! Reaching the Provincials is a goal that many teams set for themselves at the start of their season so a huge congrats to those who have achieved their goal! Best of luck to you all!
For the first time ever, BaseballMilton will be hosting our first ever Provincials. We will be hosting the Bantam Select division and games will be played at Community Park and at Glen Abbey Park (thanks Oakville for lending your field) all weekend starting tonight at 5pm! This would not have been possible had it not been for the solid commit from the BaseballMilton Board of Directors, our volunteers, and the parents of our Bantam Select team who will be making sure that the fields are in tip top shape for the games.
Our organization has taken on a number of initiatives this past year that we are particularly proud of and hosting our first ever provincials is a great way to punctuate a very ambitious year! If you’re around this weekend, come on out and catch the action!
Here is a short writeup about the Bantam Select team, by Doug Harrison, one of the Bantam Select parents:
The Milton Mets will attempt to make it back-to-back Bantam titles when they host the Select Ontario Baseball Association championship on the weekend.Milton enters the tournament well rested and determined to duplicate the performance of last year’s team, which posted a 5-0 record and defeated Muskoka in the final. “The challenges in a double-knockout format will be managing the pitching effectively,” says Mets head coach Steve Atrill, whose 12-member squad went 18-2 in the regular season and is 37-4 overall. “Our strengths will be starting pitching and a punishing offence.” The Mets, who won a pair of tournaments this season and lost in the championship round at two others, begin the 12-team event on Friday against North York at 5 p.m. If Milton wins, Welland or Peterborough would provide the competition at 11 a.m. on Saturday, while a loss would put the Mets in a must-win contest at 8:30 a.m. against one of those clubs. Should the Mets advance, they would play at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. All of Milton’s games will be played at the Community Park diamonds. Two of the Mets’ losses this season have come against teams in this tournament. Markham outlasted Milton 6-5 in Vaughan, while the Mets split two games against the Oakville Whitecaps, losing in the final of the latter’s tourney.
|Community Park 1||8/31/2018||5:00: PM||1||Welland||Peterborough|
|Community Park 2||8/31/2018||5:00: PM||2||Milton||North York|
|Glen Abbey||8/31/2018||5:00: PM||3||Oakville LL||Richmond Hill|
|Community Park 1||8/31/2018||8:00: PM||4||Halton Hills||Waterloo|
|Community Park 2||8/31/2018||8:00: PM||5||Markham||Valley East|
|Glen Abbey||8/31/2018||8:00: PM||6||Flesherton||Annette|
|Community Park 1||9/1/2018||8:30: AM||7||L1||L2|
|Glen Abbey||9/1/2018||8:30: AM||8||L3||L4|
|Community Park 2||9/1/2018||8:30: AM||9||L5||L6|
|Community Park 1||9/1/2018||11:00: AM||10||W1||W2|
|Glen Abbey||9/1/2018||11:00: AM||11||W3||W4|
|Community Park 2||9/1/2018||11:00: AM||12||W5||W6|
|Community Park 1||9/1/2018||2:00: PM||13||W7||W8|
|Community Park 2||9/1/2018||2:00: PM||14||W9||L10|
|Glen Abbey||9/1/2018||3:00: PM||15||L11||L12|
|Community Park 1||9/1/2018||5:00: PM||16||W11||W12|
|Community Park 2||9/1/2018||5:00: PM||17||W13||W14|
|Community Park 1||9/1/2018||8:00: PM||18||W15||L16|
|Community Park 2||9/1/2018||8:00: PM||19||W10||W16|
|Community Park 1||9/2/2018||9:00: AM||20||** 4 remaining teams – avoid previous match-ups or a draw is required if not possible. **|
|Community Park 2||9/2/2018||9:00: AM||21|
|Community Park 2||9/2/2018||12:30: PM||22||W20||W21|
|Community Park 2||9/2/2018||3:30: PM||23||Played if required for double knockout|