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MIDGET ELIMINATIONS ARE IN OSHAWA THIS WEEKEND

Baseball Oshawa is proud to host the 2014 Baseball Ontario Midget Eliminations will run from August 1 to August 4, 2014. The winner will represent Ontario at the 2014 Baseball Canada Midget Championship in Magog, Quebec.

Tournament Website: http://www.2014midgeteliminations.com/


BASEBALL OSHAWA REP COACHING APPLICATIONS DUE AUG. 16

Baseball Oshawa Rep Coaching applications are due on August 16th. Please email the complete form to Scott.Arbuthnot@rci.rogers.com.

Click here to download the form. 


BLUE JAYS DAY IS A BIG SUCCESS!

47 baseball fans from the OLMBA headed down to the Rogers Centre to see the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers. The lid was closed due to the weather. We lucked out that the rain did hold off till just before game time so everyone could take in the pregame fan fest outdoor activities at their leisure. Inside, the Jays came away with the 4-1 victory to keep pace with the division leading O's.

At the game we held a draw for the players that attended. Javion from the Oshawa Legion Branch 43 Royals won a Junior Jays gift box.

Thanks to event coordinator Daryl Macklem for all his hard work and making the trip a great success as a good time had by all. Plans are already in the works for an even bigger event next season.


OSHAWA MINOR PEEWEE WINS GEORGETOWN TOURNAMENT

 

 

The Oshawa minor peewee Legionaires are the champs! The Legionaires went the distance against the Bolton Braves in a very dramatic 8-7 win to take the Georgetown tournament on Sunday afternoon.

Oshawa was facing bases loaded, with two out in the bottom of the seventh when Addam Wilson and first baseman Declan Shaw teamed up on an improbable pickoff to win the game.

The winning pitcher was Jamieson Froude, his third of the tournament. He pitched five innings gave up four runs on eight hits and struck out three.

Catcher Quinton McRae scored the winning run in the championship game and was named MVP for the tournament.

The Legionaires played good defence and used timely hitting to take the title.

Shaw went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI, Andrew Robertson drove in 2 runs, Bryson Calvo, Max Girard, Nolan Morton and Wilson all drove in runs, too. Grant Forgie stole a base and made 5 putouts at second and two assists 

Other team members Ethan Boisvert, Noah Hawkins and Mac Alexander chipped in throughout the weekend. Speedster Quinton Bain was injured sliding into a base and had to miss all of Sunday's theatrics.

The trip to the final was an eventful one as Oshawa went 3-0 in round robin play and then played Toronto Playground in the semi-finals Sunday morning.

Oshawa trailed for the entire game, but that all changed with one huge swing of the bat by McRae.

The Playground boys had a seemingly insurmountable 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the 7th. With Calvo, Robertson, Forgie and Boisvert on base, McCrae took a 1-1 fastball over the right-centre fence to push Oshawa to the championship game.

Oshawa went 3-0 in round robin play by beating Bolton 17-3 in the opening game thanks to a seven run final at-bat. Quinton Bain was the winning pitcher. In Game 2 on Saturday morning with an 11-9 win over the Brampton Red Sox. Wilson was the winning pitcher. In the final round-robin game the Legionaires faced the Kitchener Panthers and were out to avenge a 19-1 drubbing in the semi-finals of the St. Thomas tournament in May. Quinton McRae pitched a gem and held Kitchener to 4 runs in as many innings. The Legionaires held a 4-1 heading into the 4th when the Panthers tied things up. With the winning run on first, Froude came on in relief and induced a game-ending groundout. In fitting fashion, McRae scored the winning run on a base rap by Nolan Morton.

The team and it's coaching staff of Kevin Wilson, Rob Forgie, Ralph Bain and Bruce Froude, now have the sights set on having a good showing in the Cleveland Indians Continental Cup Baseball Tournament next month.



On Sunday, July 20 the Blue Jays Baseball Academy will hold a very special three-hour Honda Super Clinic in Whitby, Ontario from 9:00 a.m.-noon. The clinic will take place at Iroquois Park in Whitby and the cost is $80 per participant, with all funds going to help 8-year-old Ben Sheppard. Instructors will be Blue Jays legends: Roberto Alomar, Sandy Alomar, Duane Ward, Jesse Barfield, Lloyd Moseby, Tom Henke, Brian McRae, Carlos Delgado, and Alex Gonzalez. Each participant will receive a Blue Jays hat, T-shirt and Roberto Alomar Baseball glove.


Click here for full details

 BANTAM LEGIONAIRES WIN TOURNAMENT IN SIMCOE



Front: Joshua Arce
First row: Isaiah Quick, Brendan Robertson, Palmer Cruickshank, Shane Ward, Sam Cirone, Dawson Haas, Michael Quick (batboy)
Second row: Griffin Oliver, Aaron Sprague, Bryce McRae, Kevin Cruickshank (coach), Travis Coleman, A.J. Higdon, Dom Cirone (coach), Tony Quick (head coach)
Absent: Jamie May (coach)

 

A combination of strong pitching, timely hitting and great defence helped the Oshawa Legionaires Bantam team capture the championship at the Simcoe Minor Baseball tournament on the weekend of May 23-25.

Oshawa captured the title with a 9-2 championship game victory over the Essex Yellow Jackets. Starting pitcher Bryce McRae struck out ten batters and Brendan Robertson took the mound in the final two innings to secure shut down a final rally by the Jackets. McRae also hit a pair of sacrifice flies.

The win avenged Oshawa’s tough 4-1 loss to Essex in the tournament’s opening game.

After jumping out to a two-run lead in the in the first, Oshawa plated six more runners in the second. Isaiah Quick put down the first of three well-executed bunts, which set the table for the big inning. Dawson Haas led Oshawa’s outburst with a triple. Palmer Cruickshank knocked in two runs. Other RBIs in the final went to Haas, Sam Cirone and Shane Ward.

Oshawa punched its ticket to the final with an exciting 5-4 win over the Kitchener Panthers. The Legionaires fought back from an early 4-1 deficit. Pitcher Aaron Sprague picked up the win. Oshawa catchers Joshua Arce and Cruickshank were solid behind the plate all weekend and gunned down five would-be base stealers.

Oshawa also posted victories over the Simcoe Minor Giants and the Ancaster Diamondbacks with great contributions by A.J. Higdon, Travis Coleman and Griffin Oliver.

The Bantam Legionaires are coached by Tony Quick, Kevin Cruickshank, Dom Cirone and Jamie May.

 


GREAT RESULTS AT THE OSHAWA MLB PITCH, HIT & RUN COMPETITION

 

Oshawa held the Major League Baseball PITCH, HIT & RUN local competition again for the 5th straight year and some great results were posted along with a lot of fun enjoyed by the participants.  The goal of advancing to the Sectionals was at stake and ultimately a chance to compete in the National finals at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota.    Here are the results and those that advance to the Sectionals in Mississauga. Congrats to everyone who participated.

Boys age 7/8 Division Overall Winner
Zephaniah Williams

Boys age 9/10 Division Overall Winner
Erik Smith

Boys age 11/12 Division Overall Winner
Richard McCallum

Boys age 13/14 Division Overall Winner
Zachery McQuaid

Girls age 11/12 Division Overall Winner
Alyssa Vandenwerf

Girls age 13/14 Division Overall Winner
Hannah Bonke 

*Others advancing to Sectionals based on winning a category in Oshawa are:
Adam Verge, Addam Wilson, Nathan Marshall, Keegan O'Hearn, Braeden Ovsonka, Gabby Marshall.


FINAL GAME RESULTS - 2014 OSHAWA SPRING SHOWDOWN

MINOR BANTAM AA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

Oshawa advances to final 4 of 16 team tourney!

Friday, May 23rd
Oshawa 13  Thornhill 3
North Toronto A's 8  Muskoka  4
Niagara Falls 6  MIssissauga North 5
Markham 12  Burlington  10
Georgetown 19  Leaside  1
Kitchener  4  Royal York  1
Cambridge 3  Richmond Hill  2
Newmarket  15  Bloordale  1

Saturday, May 24th
Muskoka 4  Thornhill  1
Mississauga North 15 Burlington 9
Royal York 19  Leaside  7
Richmond Hill 11 Bloordale  5
Oshawa 4  North Toronto A's 2
Niagara Falls 13  Markham  3
Kitchener  15  Georgetown  5
Cambridge 8  Newmarket  3
Muskoka 5 Mississagua North  4
Royal York  11  Richmond Hill  6
Niagara Falls  7  Oshawa  0
Cambridge  3  Kitchener  0
Bloordale  3  Thornhill  0
Burlington 18  Leaside  3
North Toronto  5  Newmarket  4
Georgetown  10  Markham  1

Sunday, May 25th
"D" Championship - Bloordale 3 Burlington 1
"C" Championship - North Toronto 10  Georgetown 2
"B" Championship - Muskoka 11  Royal York 7
"Consolation Final" - Kitchener 9  Oshawa 8
"A" Championship - Niagara Falls 9  Cambridge 2


 PARENTS!!!! START UP INFO FOR HOUSE LEAGUE  
2014 SEASON START UP INFO.

WHAT I NEED TO KNOW... NOW THAT I HAVE REGISTERED MY CHILD for BASEBALL OSHAWA HOUSE LEAGUE!!

When does the season start?

The season starts for House League the week of May 26th with a scheduled first team practice the week before.  Game play begins week of May 26th (due to wet field conditions it is a later start than usual for all outdoor sports)

Coaches Meeting & Uniform/Equipment Pick up night?

Start up Coaches Meeting is set for all House League Coaches on Tuesday, May 13th 7pm @ Legends Centre.   Equipment and uniforms for your team will available for the coach to pick up.   Uniforms are then given out later at the teams first practice night.  Week of May 20th. Coaches will contact each of their players prior to May 20th about their first team practice. SHOULD YOU NOT RECEIVE CONTACT BY YOUR HEAD COACH BY MAY 19TH PLEASE E-MAIL OUR HOUSE LEAGUE DIRECTOR Earl Chamberlain. earlchamberlain33@hotmail.com

What does my child need to play?

Scroll down to the end of this plage for complete details of what your child needs to have for the upcoming House League baseball season

Block off Saturday June 7th for Baseball Day in Oshawa!

All House League players are to attend Baseball Day in Oshawa for a huge free Super Skills Clinic, free BBQ, Catch the Oshawa Junior Legionaires showcase game at noon, it is also team photo day for the association for all teams, all done that day as per schedule..and then as a bonus all players and families are invitd back to catch a great movie outdoors on a giant 40' screen in centerfield. Bring your lawnchairs, blankets to sit on, snacks!! Bring the whole family!!  A movie under the stars to cap off a great day of Baseball!

When does the season end?

The House League yearend tournament takes place mid August for all divisions Peewee and down. For Bantam and Midget play-offs will be determined by the league interlock format between Oshawa and Bowmanville in a series type format.

Nights of play?

Nights of play are listed under the Registration tab in a chart for  Peewee down to Minor T-Ball.  Bantam and MIdget nights of play are Mon to Thurs but not determined until final interlock schedule is completed on May 10th.

Team PHOTOS?

Will scheduled and date and time posted later onthe official website www.baseballoshawa.com

Schedules?

All schedules will be posted on the website under the left tab called 2014 House League Schedules no later than May 24th.  Complete schedules for each team will be provided to all coaches at the Season Startup coaches meeting on May 13th.

How do I know what team my child is on?

Teams will be formed by the House League Committee. Coaches will contact each player on their team by phone or e-mail immediately following the Coaches meeting on May 13th.  If you have not been notified by May 19th then please contact our House League Director, Earl Chamberlain.  earlchamberlain33@hotmail.com

When does my child get his uniform top and team hat?

Uniform team tops and team hats will be given out at your child's first scheduled time slot starting the week of May 20th.    Players will receive their uniform top and hat at this first time slot.  Coaches will inform you of when your child's first night is that week by phone.

What time are games scheduled?

Games for House League are schedule to start at 6:30pm.  Full schedules will be posted on this website once completed and distributed after the coaches meeting on May 13th.  For Minor Rookie Ball, Rookie Ball, Mosquito and Peewee age divisions, players should arrive for 6pm for a team mini-practice and warmup to work on skills before each game. For T-Ball divisions players should arrive for 6:15pm to warmup and work on skills before the game starts at 6:30pm.

Practices?

Practices are at the discretion of the head coach and can be scheduled during the season at appropriate times. Contact the HL Director.

What parks does my child play at?

A number of diamonds are used for Baseball Oshawa House League games during the summer in the city of Oshawa.  Play will not be dedicated to one particular diamond.  That is quite normal and standard.  Parks used in the city include Knights of Columbus (3 diamonds) where primarily Minor T-Ball, T-Ball, Minor Rookie Ball and Rookie Ball play games.  Games are also played at Iroquois Shoreline Park (Grandview north), Sherwood Park (WIlson north of Taunton), Storie Park, and other parks in the city required.  Mosquito, Peewee, Bantam and Midget divisions will play at a variety of parks including, Lakview #3, Lakeview #2, and Ritson Field.

When do actual games begin?

House League games will begin the week of May 26th.

Coaches that have signed up to coach or expressed an interest?

All coaches will be contacted by the House League Director in early May.  There is a start up coaches meeting on May 13th at the Legends Centre meeting room 7pm. Uniform and hat handout and equipment handout will occur that night as well.  Coaches are needed in some divisions. Please contact Earl Chamberlain our HL Director.


WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED FOR HOUSE LEAGUE

Baseball Oshawa will provide a great uniform top and team hat for each House League player.  Along with bats and full team catcher's equipment.  Uniforms will include major league team names with matching team Baseball Oshawa hats. ie. Red Sox, Orioles, Nationals etc. Please find below what your child will need:

Helmet (CSA approved) with chin strap. Recommended Rawlings Cool Flo One size fits all helmet. Model CFBH.  Best deals and availability at Play it Again sports (Whitby location in the Kendalwood Plaza) and Walmart Oshawa. Approx. $19 each and will last your child for a few years.

Glove that is suitable for the level of play. Easy to flex fingers, especially for younger players.  Best deals and availability at Play it Again Sports (Whitby location) and Walmart Oshawa.

Grey Ball Pants that are available under a special discount with Play it Again Sports (special pricing for all Oshawa Minor Baseball Players).  Just mention when at the store. Belts are optional but you can purchase one in your team colour at any local sports store.  After two years of feedback from parents and the problem faced with trying to size 400 players properly and cost effectively with pants, we held registration fees from an increase and now players will look after their own pants beginning this year. Which will insure accurate sizing and fitting for the players as well as keeping the fees as low as possible.  While at the same time insuring the child is not tripping over their pants any longer.  Pants will also last a couple years at least.  We have arranged for a great deal at Play it Again Sports for grey baseball pants. If you have grey pants from last year or already have some, then you are all set.

Optional:
Cleats are recommended but not necessary, especially at the tee ball levels and coach pitch levels. Best deals and availability at Play it Again Sports (Whitby) and Walmart Oshawa.

Bats are provided by the association and it is not required for players to have their own.  However, players can purchase their own if you choose. Please insure it is examined by your coach to insure it can be sued in game action. Bats for House League play Peewee and below are metal. Bantam and above are wood bats.


BLUE JAY CLINIC COMING TO OSHAWA JUNE 8TH - SIGN UP NOW!!!

http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/tor/baseball_academy/honda_instructional_clinics.jsp

The tour is coming to Oshawa on Sunday, June 8th at Durham College Diamond 9am to 1pm.  The Blue Jays Baseball Academy is proud to announce its Honda Instructional Clinic schedule for 2014. Blue Jays Honda Instructional Clinics will be taking place throughout Ontario from April to July. Registration is open for players aged 8 to 14 and the fee is only $45. The Blue Jays Baseball Academy is aware of the need for local associations to raise funds to offset some of the rising costs they are experiencing. Therefore the host association will receive $20 per registration for the clinic.

REGISTER ON-LINE THROUGH THE BLUE JAYS WEBSITE!!  This clinic sells out each year. So don't delay!

During the four hour clinic, players will rotate through drills that will work on fundamental baseball skills such as: hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching, and baserunning. Also, each Blue Jays Honda Instructional Clinic participant will receive a Blue Jays hat, T-shirt and baseball manual.


Register now for the Blue Jays Honda Instructional Clinic in your community.


MINOR PEEWEE LEGIONAIRES HEADING TO OHIO FOR MAJOR TOURNAMENT

 

The Oshawa Minor Peewee Legionaires skippered by Kevin Wilson will be travelling to Cleveland, Ohio this summer for a major international baseball tournament experience. The Cleveland Indians Continental Cup is on track to become one of the most significant youth baseball tournaments in the United States. The Cleveland Indians Continental Cup is unique when compared to any other international youth baseball tournament.s Participating athletes have the chance of a lifetime to play competitive baseball against some of the top teams from across the United States and around the world while experiencing a travel adventure and cultural exchange beyond compare.  Includes Cleveland Indians MLB game at Progessive FIeld, Olympic Style Opening Ceremony, and memories that will last a lifetime.


OSHAWA PEEWEE LEGIONAIRES HEADING TO KENTUCKY THIS SUMMER FOR
BIG WEEK LONG TOURNAMENT

 

Scott Arbuthnot's Oshawa Peewee Legionaires rep baseball team are heading to a very cool tournament experience south of the border this upcoming summer. The team and families will travel to beautiful Elizabethtown, Kentucky for a 2014 Baseball Youth International event July 4-10.

This week-long tournament, that will include over 100 baseball teams from across North America, will be played at the brand new 12 diamond Elizabethtown Sports Park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky just south of Louisville. The event includes opening ceremonies, all-star game, pin trading, amazing major league calibre diamonds, water park day-off, and special VIP tour of the famous Louisville Slugger Bat Company.  A baseball tournament experience of a lifetime.

For details watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-tBgBTLJAA.


OSHAWA MINOR BANTAM LEGIONAIRES WILL TRAVEL TO A WEEK LONG EVENT IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY THIS SUMMER

 

The Oshawa Minor Bantam Legionaires, coached by Ken Babcock will travel to a very cool tournament experience south of the border this upcoming summer. The team and families will travel to beautiful Elizabethtown, Kentucky for a 2014 Baseball Youth International event July 4-10.

This week-long tournament, that will include over 100 baseball teams from across North America, will be played at the brand new 12 diamond Elizabethtown Sports Park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky just south of Louisville. The event includes opening ceremonies, all-star game, pin trading, amazing major league calibre diamonds, water park day-off, and special VIP tour of the famous Louisville Slugger Bat Company.  A baseball tournament experience of a lifetime.

For details watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-tBgBTLJAA.


BASEBALL OSHAWA HANDS OUT THEIR ANNUAL AWARDS

The many accomplishments for teams, individual players and the organization were recognized recently in a wonderful Awards celebration night held at the Eastdale CVI Theatre. Hitting the stage and receiving the spot light treatment were forty-five (45) award winners from this past Oshawa Minor Baseball season.  The association hold its annual awards night for rep, select and house league levels patterned after the NHL Awards night with big stage, year end video, music and nice theatre style seating so that all friends and family can take in the big night of celebration.   It was a great night of celebration indeed and here are the award recipients for 2013.

OSHAWA LEGIONAIRES REP AWARDS TEAM BY TEAM 2013

JUNIOR LEGIONAIRES
Batting Champion - Aaron McQuillen
Gold Glove Award - Aaron Hamilton
Top Pitcher - Brad Pullan
MVP - Aaron McQuillen

MIDGET LEGIONAIRES
Batting Champion - Spencer Muirhead
Gold Glove Award - Wesley  Meakes
Top Pitcher - Dylan Castillo
MVP - Spencer Muirhead

BANTAM LEGIONAIRES
Batting Champion - Greg Mcarton
Gold Glove Award - Jake O'Malley
Top Pitcher - Dan Harris
Co-MVP - Greg Mcarton & Jake O'Malley

MINOR BANTAM LEGIONAIRES
Batting Champion - Brendan Robertson
Gold Glove Award - Josh Arce
Top Pitcher - Jack Dryswak
MVP - Palmer Cruickshank

PEEWEE LEGIONAIRES
Batting Champion - Kyle Stevenson
Gold Glove Award - Matthew Robinson
Top Pitcher - Braden Babcock
MVP - Kyle Stevenson

MINOR PEEWEE LEGIONAIRES
Batting Champion - Carter Arbuthnot
Gold Glove Award - Taylor Potter
Top Pitcher - Ryan Laird
Co-MVP - Carter Moore & Carter Arbuthnot

MOSQUITO LEGIONAIRES
Batting Champion - Grant Forgie
Gold Glove Award - Quinton McRae
Top Pitcher - Dustin Welker
MVP - Addam Wilson

MINOR MOSQUITO LEGIONAIRES
Batting Champion - Joshua Whent
Gold Glove Award - Cody Hefford
Top Pitcher - Connor Allen
MVP - Tyler Robichaud

ROOKIE BALL LEGIONAIRES
Batting Champion - Nolan Hartley
Gold Glove Award - Nate Marshall
MVP - Luke Torrance

MINOR ROOKIE BALL LEGIONAIRES
Batting Champion - Liam Longo
Gold Glove Award - James Nelson
MVP - Carter Lamb

JAMES E. LUTTON JR. UMPIRE OF THE YEAR
Randy Wilson

TROY MAY MEMORIAL SR. UMPIRE OF THE YEAR
Chris Cullum

LEGIONAIRES REP COACH OF THE YEAR
Aaron Marshall - Rookie Ball

LEGIONAIRES REP TEAM OF THE YEAR
Rookie Ball  21-1 EOBA Champions

HOUSE LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Midget - Cameron Diskey
Bantam - Owen Hurtibese
Peewee - Tim Kitchen
Mosquito - Riley Johns
Rookie Ball - Bernie Lanteigne
Minor Rookie Ball - Quinton Earle

HOUSE LEAGUE COACH OF THE YEAR
Shawn Earle

HOUSE LEAGUE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Lori Harris

LEGIONAIRES SELECT PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Mosquito - Riley Johns
Peewee - Adam Boyle

ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Earl Chamberlain


NEW TEXT MESSAGING SYSTEM IN PLACE TO ASSIST WITH RAIN OUTS

 

Baseball Oshawa is pleased to announce that we are using text messaging to provide all coaches, players and parents with rain cancellation notices or other urgent information during the summer of 2012!

Text messaging allows us to send a message directly to your cell phone before you leave home or work allowing us to save you time, money and gas. All you need to do is provide your coach with your cell phone number within the next week and we will get your cell phone number into the system.

Once your number is in the system, you will receive a text message on your phone that reads:


Baseball Oshawa Alerts: standard message rates apply, 10 msgs/month.

Reply YES to confirm, to end reply STOP, support@smsnet.ca

When you receive that text message, please click reply, then type the word YES, then click send. This will confirm your activation.

 

Please note that if you have a text message package on your cell phone plan, it is free to receive text messages. Your cell phone information will not be shared with any outside company, there is no spam and your privacy is assured. All cell numbers will be deleted at the end of the season.


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