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EOBA 13u Championship Tournament – August 12-14 - Thunder wins Silver
Thunder hosted the EOBA 13u Championship Tournament at Woodbine Park.
Thunder's bats continued to be hot and put up big numbers all weekend long.
Led by catcher Desmond Murphy Thunder's D and pitching were also solid all weekend long.
In double knockout format Thunder took on the Uxbridge Grizzlies in game 1. Thunders bats roared to a 17-1 victory behind solid pitching performances by starter Cohen Gallupe and reliever Mason Brown.
Game 2 on Saturday was against the Quinte Royals. Starter Jesse Lepp-Irving and relievers Grayson Hunt, Graham Sleeth, and Brody Salt all pitched well but Thunder came up short losing 14-7.
Game 3 on Saturday evening had Thunder taking on the Ajax Spartans. With both teams having a loss this was an elimination game. Cohen Gallupe got his 2nd start of the tournament and pitched great turning the ball over to relievers Dylan Downie and Carson Monk both also turning in solid performances.
Thunder drew the bye to the Championship round.
Sunday morning the Quinte Royals defeated the Clarington Orioles to stay undefeated leaving two teams remaining.
In the championship round Thunder would have to defeat the Royals twice and Quinte needed only to hand Thunder one more loss.
In the first game starter Elliott Smith pitched a gem. After giving up some runs in the first inning Smith settled in and put up zeros over the next 4 innings likely on his way to complete game but due to pitch count restrictions gave way to reliever Dylan Downie. As consistent as usual Downie held the Royals in check for two innings of relief and Thunder held on for a 10-8 victory forcing a final deciding game.
The Championship game was a well played game by both teams. Starter Cooper Dzierniejko pitched a brilliant and gutsy game making into the final Royals at bat in the bottom of 6 with two out hitting his pitch limit restriction of 85. Reliever Graham Sleeth came on to get the final out. Thunder came up short in their final at bat in the 7th giving the Royals an 8-4 victory. The tournament winner gained a berth to the Baseball Ontario Championship on labour day weekend in London, Ontario.
Thunder would like to congratulate the Quinte Royals team coached by Chad Crawford on their successful season so far as winners of both the regular season pennant and the EOBA Championship. We wish the Royals the best of luck representing the EOBA at the OBA Championship.

22u begin NCOBA Playoffs: Tuesday August 16th at 8pm at Woodbine Park the 22u Thunder host the Seaway Surge in game 1 of their 2nd round series in the NCOBA playoffs. After finishing 1st place in their regular season Thunder received a 1st round bye in the 7 team playoff format. If Thunder advances past round two they will play in the championship round vs. the winner of the other second round series between Kanata and Gatineau. Let's go Thunder!

15u Team Raffle Draw Winners:

1st Prize - Jen Carquez - Jays vs Yankees king size stadium view room Sept 28-29
2nd Prize - Scott Baldree
3rd Prize - Darcene Carriage

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July 15th to 17th - 11u Thunder Tournament
11u have great weekend going 3-1 & make semi-final
Game 1 - Friday - Thunder 12 Ajax Spartans 4
Alex Mcgrath pitches 3 stellar innings allowing only 2 runs.
Ryder Beleza came in to close the game allowing 0 runs.
Oliver Gallupe and Casey Allore helped carry the offense with the entire lineup hitting well.
Game 2 - Saturday Thunder 18 Kitchener Panthers 8

Matt Dowling pitched 3 amazing innings.
Ryder Dzierniejko and Matt Dowling lead the offense with 2 big hits.
Game 3 - Saturday - Thunder 15 Kanata Cubs 8
Ty Salt pitched 3 stellar innings helping his cause with a strong at bat.
Maximus Young had some big hits.
Quinn McCaugherty came in to close the game as Thunder finished the round robin 3-0.
Semi-Final - Sunday - Thunder 8 Royal York Cardinals 20
Thunder took on the AA Royal York Cardinals in the semi-final match. Thunder hung tight for 6 innings.
Casey Allore pitched 3 strong innings and Oliver Gallupe pitched well in 3 innings of relief.
Tommy Baker had a strong day on the field. Baker turned a double play and made a great catch to end an inning.
Xavier De Wys had a strong day at the plate.
Matteo Caruso had a strong weekend behind the plate and Logan Buffett had an all around great weekend at the plate.
Read more on 11u team page...

July 15th to 17th - 13u Thunder Tournament
13u have great weekend going 3-2 & make Championship
Game 1 - Friday - Thunder 6 Aurora King Jays 5

Game 2 - Saturday - Thunder 14 Ottawa Valley Highlanders 13

Game 3 - Saturday - Thunder 7 Leaside Leafs 27
Game 4 - Sunday - Thunder 18 Seaway Surge 6

Championship - Sunday - Thunder 4 Leaside Leafs 14
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July 17th - Thunder sweep DH vs. Ottawa Whisky Jacks - Ashurst & Bolt both with complete game wins.
On Sunday Thunder 22u hosted the Ottawa Whisky Jacks for a double header at Woodbine Park.
Thunder took game one 6-3. Ryan Ashurst used only 71 pitches for the complete game win.
Game 2 saw another brilliant pitching performance. Starter Nico Bolt took a no hitter into the 7th innning.
With no score going into the bottom of the 6th and two outs. Aidan Johnson hit a triple.
Colby Barr followed with an RBI single to put Thunder up 1-0.
Nico Bolt took a no hitter into the top of 7 but surrendered 2 hits and the Whisky Jacks knotted the game at 1.
In the bottom of 7 Connor Bearisto lead off with a double. Nico Bolt followed with the game winning walk off RBI single giving Thunder the 2-1 victory. Read more on 22u team page...

14u Sweeps DH vs Tigers
Saturday July 16th the 14u team won both games of a double header in Peterborough beating the Tigers 11-8 & 10-7.

July 10th - Thunder split DH with Kanata Cubs
On Sunday Thunder 22u hosted the Kanata Cubs for a double header at Woodbine. Thunder took game one 9-6.
Ryan Ashurst picked up the win with Rourke Fairman pitching in relief.
Thunder dropped game two to the Cubs 5-0.
22u is next in action at home Sunday July 17th as they host the Ottawa Whisky Jacks for a DH starting at 11am.

11u Rep Team Raffle Draw:
1st prize: golf for 4 at Colonnade including 2 carts.
2nd prize: Charcuterie for 6 includes charcuterie board and $100 gift cards.
3rd prize: Charcuterie for 4 includes board and $80 gift cards.
4th prize: Charcuterie for 2 includes board and $60 gift cards.
5th prize: LCBO and Loblaws gift cards for a value of $50.
6th prize: a surprise for Mom- chez piggy/pan chancho gift card and chocolate with a value of $40.
1st place winner - Daphne Devries
2nd place winner- Joanne Clarke
3rd place winner- Hank Schooten
4th place winner- Shawn Noonan
5th place winner- Joan Hayden
6th place winner- Ed Dowling

May 22nd - Thunder 13u starts EOBA play with win:
Thunder 13u kicked off their EOBA season in Clarington with a double header against the Orioles.
In game 1 starter Jesse Lepp-Irving got the win backed by solid relief appearances by Graham Sleeth and Dylan Downie. Game 1 score 13-3.
In the night cap Thunder turned in more solid pitching performances from starter Elliott Smith and relievers Brody Salt and Cohen Gallupe. Gallupe had a multi hit and multi RBI day as Thunder took the second game 7-1. A few other batters had multi hit days including short stop Cooper Dzierniejko who had multi extra base hits including a bases loaded triple. Catcher Desmond Murphy continued his hot streak at the plate with multi hit games.

May 14th - Thunder 22u opens season with a DH sweep:
Thunder opened their season with two wins over the Ottawa Whisky Jacks.
Thunder took game one 9-5. Starter Ryan Ashurst picked up the win with Nico Bolt pitching in relief.
In game 2 Thunder won 6-3 with Chad Cousins on the mound picking up the win backed by Colby Barr in relief.
22u is next in action on May 22nd in Northumberland as they take on the Jacks.
Their home opener is Sunday May 29th when they host the Seaway Surge.

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