Aurora Jays Mosquito Select Finalists in West Hill
Pictured above: Nolan Barnes, Dexter Cole, Jack Edwards, Simon Forster, Eric Kaszuba, Colm MacEachern, Max McConkey, Jake Pridham, Virot Siharath, Kostas Skanderis, Nate Titus, and Nicholas Young
Missing: William Azzopardi, Pete Paras, and Matthew Toth
Over the weekend of July 18-20, the Aurora Jays Mosquito Select Baseball Team took on opponents from across southern Ontario, all vying for the championship title in the West Hill Select Baseball Tournament.
The Jays, a competitive and spirited team, began tournament play as an underdog. In the round-robin play of three games, the team surprised many by winning its division and earning the #1 seed for their semi-final game against the Pickering Red Sox.
In what the Tournament Director called, "the most exciting and well-played game I've watched in the past ten years," the Jays advanced to the championship game by staging a two out, three-run rally in their last at bats. Advancing to the championship game against the Richmond Hill Phoenix, the Jays played hard, but eventually were beaten by the Phoenix.
The team would like to thank the West Hill Baseball Organization for delivering such a competitive and fun tournament.
Aurora Jays Minor Peewee Champs in Brampton
The Aurora Jays Minor Peewee 2002 team are the proud champions of the 2014 Brampton Minor Pee Wee AA tournament by defeating the Thornhill Reds in the final on July 6, 2014.
The Jays rode solid pitching, strong team defense and timely hitting to victory throughout the tournament. The coaching staff is extremely proud that the Aurora boys demonstrated a commitment to the team motto "all game" resulting in consistent performance and ultimately a tournament victory based on strong team play. Although it was a true team victory there was one performance that stood out. Starting pitcher Justin Hicks pitched a complete game 7-0 shutout against Bolton in the semi-finals to propel the team into the finals which was won primarily through a broad based hitting campaign and pitching depth.
The coaching staff, players and parents are all very proud of this character building victory.