The Jr Rookie Peterborough Tigers are the 2017 Cambridge Cubs Classic Champions!
The Tigers continued their hot start to the season this weekend by winning their first tournament of the year. Peterborough beat Milton 15-1 in the Final to secure the Championship. Beau Marshall was named tournament MVP. Marshall led the team offensively and started the front part of 5 double plays during the weekend.
The Tigers began Day 1 of the tournament with a 10-10 tie vs East York. Peterborough fell behind early, giving up 9 runs in the first 3 innings, but battled back to earn the tie. Cole Cavanagh was named game MVP for his 2 doubles!
Day 2 saw the Tigers square off against Milton and Guelph. Peterborough was victorious in both games beating Milton 21-3 and Guelph 12-2. The Milton game was a story of dominant offense and shut down defense. Ayden Turner and Brett Crowley had the big hits with Turner driving in 3 on a bases loaded triple and Crowley driving in 2 in the first on a double. Lucas Cavanagh continued his great defensive play with a great outfield catch and assist. Marshall turned 2 of his 5 tournament double plays in the contest and was named game MVP.
Next up for the Tigers was Guelph, where the defense took over. Jack Philips made an over the head catch in center field and Noah Stanley dominated the right side of the field with acrobatic play at second base. Cole Cavanagh hit his first home run of the season. Stanley was named game MVP. The victory clinched 1st place in their group and set up a semi-final match vs London.
Before the Tigers finished for the day, the boys competed in the Classic Skills Competition. This was a 16 team competition consisting of 3 events (hardest throw, fastest team, around the horn throwing). Peterborough finished 1st Around the Horn, the 2nd fastest team and the 4th hardest throwing club!
Championship Sunday saw the Tigers start where they finished Day 2. Peterborough won the semi final over London 21-3, led by Parker Call at 3B and Jack Hatton and Tyler Crawford at the plate. Hatton and Crawford each had extra base hits. The middle infield of Marshall and Stanley turned a 6-4-3 double play in the 4th. Call was named game MVP making 4 assists from third base and adding a double of his own. The win setup the Final vs Milton.
In the Championship Game, the Tigers once again played dominant defense beating Milton 15-1. Stanley made an over the shoulder catch in shallow right field and Marshall ended the game with an unassisted double play. Thomas Dalliday had 3 hits, Alexandre Clement had a pair of RBI's and Cam Ryan was a catalyst with his speed, reaching base 3 times. Dalliday was named game MVP.
The Tigers will continue their EOBA season this Thursday vs Northumberland and return home to East City Bowl on Saturday, June 3 vs Ajax (12:30pm).