August 19-21, 2016 Minor Mosquito EOBA Playoffs - winning team Ajax Spartans Minor Mosquito
August 19-21, 2016 Mosquito EOSBA Playoffs - second place team Ajax Spartans Mosquito Select
August 19-21, 2016 Minor Midget EOBA Playoffs - winning team Ajax Spartans Minor Midget
Ajax Spartans Pee Wee Select Team wins the EOABA PlayDowns at the Sportsplex in Ajax. It was a crazy game that lasted 3 hours and 45 minutes and Ajax came out on top with a 19-18 win!
Congratulations to the Ajax Midget Select Spartans for an exciting win at the Burlington "Dog Days of Summer" midget tournament (August 5th-7th, 2016). True to the tournament's title, the teams faced sweltering heat and relentless sun all week-end long. The tournament champion Spartans faced particularly stiff competition from host team Burlington Bulls, and a spirited come-back attempt by the Seaway Surge during the finals on their way to their first tournament win. Excited by his young team's success, Coach Steve Rudback credited the victory on his team's "top to bottom" hitting and clutch pitching efforts
The Mosquito Pickering/Ajax Cubs won the AAA London Badgers tournament this weekend, going undefeated in a very entertaining weekend of baseball. When all was said and done, we outscored the competition 42-18 over five games, highlighted by dominant pitching, a great offense and a defense that was good enough.
After opening the tournament with an 11-1 win over London on Friday night, the team went on to play to a tough 4-4 tie with Vaughn and then outhit Windsor on the way to a 9-6 win to closeout the round robin. In the semi-finals, the team didn't play their best but solid pitching and a focus on doing the little things at the plate earned the boys a hard fought 7-6 win in front of a very cocky and vocal Milton team who had already clinched their spot in the final. It didn't take long for their tone to change however after we put up 3 runs in the first on our way to an 11-1 championship win.
Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!
Players: Colin Mandarich, Owen McMulkin, Caleb Wurzer, Blake Heselden, Brandon Marimuthu, Jalal Latif, Thomas Bond, Drew Smith, Bryce Clarke, Haris Ellahi and Elijah Brown
Coaches: Dwayne McMulkin, Jeff Bond, Paul Heselden and Bryon Clarke
Minor Bantam AAA Pickering/Ajax Cubs Win Brampton Early Bird Tournament
The AAA Pickering/Ajax Cubs Minor Bantam (2002) team started off the season with a bang by winning the Brampton Early Bird Tournament and bringing home the hardware on Mother’s Day weekend (May 6-8, 2016).
The Cubs finished the round robin with a 2-1 record and qualified for the semifinals as the wild card team. In the semi-final game they beat the top ranked Markham Mariners with a convincing 13-7 win. In the Final. they then avenged their only loss of the tournament by beating the previously undefeated Vaughan Vikings in a thrilling 10-9 extra innings win. Way to go Cubs!
Team members are; Back Row- Mitchell Ireland, Charlie Luukkonen, Ass’t Coach- Andy Luukkonen, Maxwell Fraser-Stewart, Ass’t Coach- Mike Asselin, Cameron Noble, Tyler West, Head Coach – Jason Mitchell, Cameron Lugtenburg, Ass’t Coach – Mike Stewart
Front Row- Dylan Brady, Michael Asselin, Jorgen Groves, Justin Carinci, Noah Mitchell, Kai Hoek, Quinton McRae (Laying in front). (absent: Manager - Martyn Hoek).