Mi­nor Mosquitos reach fi­nals in East York

The Peterborough Examiner - - Sports - EX­AM­INER STAFF

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.

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