Minor Mosquitos reach finals in East York
The Peterborough Gauvreau & Associates Minor Mosquito Tigers played in the East York AAA Tournament over the weekend, losing in the finals for a third year in a row.
The Tigers began the weekend by beating Halton Hills AAA Eagles 9-5 on Friday night. The Tigers trailed 2-0 before scoring nine straight runs.
Gus Reid got the win pitching five innings with six strikeouts. Casey Richardson pitched two innings with three strikeouts. James Vatcher-Norman had two hits including a double and three RBIs. Blake Moncrief and Richardson hit doubles.
In game 2 on Saturday, the Tigers played the Scarborough AAA Stingers and overcame a 7-5 deficit to win 9-8. Aiden Stabler got the win pitching three innings followed by Alex Kuypers and Hunter Young to preserve the game. Vatcher-Norman hit a triple and 2 RBIs.
The third game saw the Tigers up against the Kitchener AAA Panthers. After spotting the Panthers a 2-0 lead, the Tigers scored 10 straight runs to win the game 10-2. Jag Turner was the winning pitcher throwing three innings with four strikeouts. Vatcher-Norman and Moncrief closed it out. Turner, Young and Kuypers hit doubles. Young had three RBIs and Kuypers scored three runs.
On Sunday morning, the Tigers had a rematch with Halton Hills. The game was a pitching duel and ended 2-1 for the Tigers. Reid pitched five innings with six strikeouts to get the win. Vatcher-Norman and Young closed the game. Stabler and Ian Neck had hits and scored the runs. Kyle Duda and Vatcher-Norman had the other hits for the Tigers.
Sunday afternoon pitted the Tigers against the Windsor AAA Stars. The Tigers ran their tournament record to 5-0 by shutting out the Stars 4-0. Kuypers pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts to get the win. Richardson closed out the final 2 innings. Turner led with two hits. Jack Gauvrea had a hit and run scored. Stabler, Vatcher-Norman and Neck scored the other runs.
In their sixth game of the tournament on Sunday night, in a rematch with the Stingers for the championship, the Tigers jumped out to a 6-1 lead. However, the Stingers bats chipped away and took a 9-7 win. VatcherNorman, Stabler and Richardson hit triples. Vatcher-Norman, Richardson and Young shared the pitching duties. Gauvreau had three RBIs.
On the season, the team has a AAA tournament record of 12-3. Their overall record on the season is 25-4. They played Oshawa on Wednesday night in league play, results were unavailable.