CABA 18u Aluminum Bat World Series (2009)


 

 

 


 

2010 Updates and Highlights

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  • Nov 18 -  Congratulations to Mikey and his school, Danforth Tech, for winning the Varsity Development Championship football game over 31-14 over Downsview!
  • Oct 24 - Congratulations to Justin Simon (NY Midgets '09) and the McGill Redmen for winning the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association (CIBA) National Championships!  McGill defeated Ontario Champion Durham Lords in the semi-finals and OUA champion Brock Badgers in the finals.  Congrats Justin !
  • Oct 27 - Eight NY Midgets alumni participated with university or college baseball teams in 2010.  Chris Gott ('05-'06) at Dalhousie, Simon Davis ('04-'06) at St. Mary's, Justin Simon ('09) at McGill, Steve Hersch ('04-'06) at U of T, Mitch Sutton ('08) at York, Chris Lee ('09) at Carleton, Robin Pappas ('09) at Concordia, and Jerrome Talosig ('08-'09) at Durham.
  • Oct 12 - Pictures updated.  Links added.  Swing videos posted.
  • Oct 12 - Swing videos from 2006 added.
  • Sept 22 - Statistics updated.  Cannon Cup games are included in 2010 statistics. 
  • Sept 19 - NY Midgets defeated Ottawa 8-5 but lost to eventual champion Hamilton in our third game of the day.  Cannon Cup results added.
  • Sept 18 - NY Midgets lost a close 3-2 game against YSBA on Saturday morning.  NY took at 2-0 lead but YSBA chipped away and went ahead in the 5th.  NY loaded the bases in the top of the 7th but the YSBA left-fielder made a diving grab on a tailing line drive to secure the win.
  • Sept 17 - Best wishes Daniel Macandog !  (story, video)
  • Sept 17 - Decimated by injury, illness, and political red tape, the NY Midgets held a 2-2 tie against ICBA on Friday night until the top of the 7th inning.  Mikey had pitched an incredible game but gave up one final run in the last inning.  ICBA added a few more to run the score to 7-2.   Steven had two infield hits and a stolen base.  In the 6th inning, the ICBA starting pitcher was ejected from the game under obscure Baseball Canada rule 8.02a) - intentionally defacing the ball.
  • Sept 16 - Yet another revised Cannon Cup schedule means NY will not play at 9:30pm after all.  Instead, a 4:30pm game is added to Saturday's schedule.
  • Sept 16 - NY Midgets look forward to their newly rescheduled 9:30pm game against Hamilton in the Cannon Cup.  The possibility of post-midnight baseball is always exciting.   This picture is from a late night game at Oakville Park in September 2006.  This picture is from our game that started at 1:00am at the CABA World Series in Ohio in July 2009.
  • Sept 12 - There is no practice on Monday.
  • Sept 11 - 2010 statistics updated.  TBA playoffs results updated.
  • Sept 11 - Open tryouts have ended - thanks to everyone who tried out!
  • Sept 9 - Second tryout successful.  First cuts made.
  • Sept 7 - First tryout was successful.  Open tryouts continue on Thursday September 9th. 
  • Aug 26 - 2010 season has ended!  NY Midgets finish with a few regrets but a respectable record and a generally successful season.  2011 looks extremely encouraging.
  • Aug 17 - Tryout dates updated
  • Aug 17 - NY Midgets lost 1-0 to East York 18s on Monday night - ending the official season for our team.  The winning run was scored on a single with two out in the bottom of the 7th inning.  NY played great defense all game behind six solid innings from Andrew Z.  Neither team made any errors or mistakes.
  • Aug 17 - NY Midget player-voted awards updated for 2010 - congratulations !
  • Aug 12 - Final standings updated.  Each of the three AA teams finished higher than the only AAA team.  The NY Midgets have finished in third place or higher in the TBA Midget league six times in the past six years.
  • Aug 17 - Congrats Brandon Barber ('07-'08) for representing Canada and winning the Pan Am Indoor Field Hockey Championship in Venezuela!  Brandon scored 9 goals in the tournament.  Canada qualifies for the World Championship held in Poland in February 2011 - good luck Brandon!
  • Aug 15 - NY Midgets lost 6-1 to EY on Sunday afternoon, setting up a 'best-of-one' showdown against EY on Monday at Bond.  The winner qualifies for the OBAs and goes on to face Etobicoke 17s in the second round of the TBA playoffs.
  • Aug 14 - NY Midgets jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first game of the 'best-of-three' playoff against East York 18s and hung on to defeat EY 9-6 in a traditional 7-inning game.  NY banged out 12 hits (including two doubles each from Marlon and Thomas) and Andrew Z recorded his record-tying 4th save when he entered in the 5th with an 8-5 lead.
  • Aug 13 - Former NY Midget Brandon Barber ('07-'08) is currently playing for Team Canada in the Pan Am Indoor Field Hockey Championships in Venezuela.  Canada is 4-0 and Brandon has scored six goals.  Good luck Brandon!
  • Aug 13 - Alumni game pictures added and box score posted.
  • Aug 12 - NY Midgets tied EY18s through 11 innings and a 2-2 score.  Steven and Andrew Z combined to give up nine hits and only two earned runs while striking out nine.  Andrew Z struck out the final five batters of the 10th and 11th.   The tie means that NY will play EY18s in the playoffs with the winner qualifying for the OBAs and facing the Etobicoke 17s in the second round for the TBA Championship.  EY 18s played 32 innings in the past three days. 
  • Aug 11 - EY18s won their Wednesday double header 6-2 and 5-1 - so they must defeat NY on Thursday night to get the automatic bye into the OBAs
  • Aug 11 - Tryouts updated
  • Aug 11 - NY Midgets watch as East York 18s try to win four games in three days to clinch 1st place and qualify for the automatic bye into the OBAs.  If EY wins their double-header on Wednesday then they must get through NY on Thursday to earn the bye.
  • Aug 8 - NY Midgets Alumni defeated the NY Midgets 2010 by a 13-4 score in the first ever Alumni Invitational.  Thirteen players from past years' NY Midget teams (some still active in baseball - some not) participated   The older players demonstrated that passion for baseball does not have to dissipate - and neither does baseball talent and skill.  Even parents came out to support their older sons and watch them on the diamond once more.  Pictures to be added soon.
  • Aug 6 - Mikey pitched a complete game and struck out 11 batters in a 6-3 win over High Park.
  • Aug 5 - NY Midgets defeated East York 17s AAA by a 5-2 score.  Prasana pitched five strong innings and Andrew Z added his third save of the season (the NY Midget season record for saves is four).  Steven had three hits.
  • Aug 4 - NY Midget Alumni roster completed - thirteen players confirmed.  Can the current NY Midget team defeat this collection of former players from previous years?   Should be a good game!
  • Aug 3 - Congratulations Andrew Z - Toronto Blue Jays Player of the Month (Midget) for June.  Picture
  • Aug 3 - Twelfth player added to the NY Midget Alumni roster - one more player still to confirm.
  • Aug 2 - NY Midgets look ahead to four challenging league games along with a competitive exhibition game against a group of former NY Midget alumni.   Standings updated.  Results updated.  Statistics updated.
  • Aug 2 - Pictures added from Richmond Hill tournament.
  • Aug 2 - NY Midgets returned from the New Era Cap Classic tournament in Buffalo with a 2-2-1 record.  NY tied the first game against College Select (a mixed group of players from three different US States) on the strength of an Andrew Z complete game.  NY then got blown away by a strong team from Albany, before losing to the Etobicoke Rangers on Saturday morning.   NY rebounded with a 10-6 win against a team from Syracuse (helped by Mikey's three innings of relief and AJ's two doubles) and then beat the OIBA Prospects Diablos 8-2 on Sunday morning thanks again to solid pitching (no walks allowed) from Andrew Z (three innings), Daniel H (three innings - minimum nine batters faced) and Evan (one inning). 
  • July 28 - One more player added to the NY Midget Alumni roster - two more players still in the process of confirming.
  • July 28 - Pictures added from Oshawa tournament.  More pictures to be added soon.
  • July 25 - NY Midgets broke their losing streak by defeating Scarborough 6-2 at Scarborough Village park.  The location was moved after it was determined Neilson was unplayable. 
  • July 25 - Congratulations to the Team Ontario Women - who won the National Championships this weekend at Bond Park.  The team went 6-0 and won four games by shutout and three games by mercy.  Ontario defeated Alberta 4-0 in the gold medal game.   A well-deserved victory!  The Team Ontario Women participate in the TBA Midget league and play each TBA team twice each (20 games) in preparation for this National tournament.
  • July 24 - NY Midgets lost 12-2 to Etobicoke Rangers 17s on Saturday afternoon - managing only 4 hits with metal bats.  The Rangers banged out 12 hits against a variety of NY Midgets pitchers preparing for the upcoming tournament weekend.  After a streak of only losing two of sixteen games, the NY Midgets have now lost three games in a row for the first time this season.
  • July 22 - North Toronto game scheduled for Friday is postponed
  • July 18 - Statistics and Richmond Hill tournament results updated
  • July 18 - NY Midgets lost the semi-finals of the Richmond Hill tournament to Richmond Hill by an 8-7 score.   NY fell behind 5-0 but scored six runs in the 4th for a temporary lead.  Richmond Hill was the home team in this first ever "Green & Gold Classic" held in Richmond Hill.   Statistics and results to be added later today.  Pictures to be added later this week.
  • July 17 - The NY Midgets finally defeated Peterborough - one of the only associations we had never beaten (0-3) in our seven-year history.  The only other associations the NY Midgets have never beaten are Tecumseh (0-2), Niagara Falls (0-1), Waterloo (0-1) and Mississauga Majors (0-1).
  • July 17 - NY Midgets advanced to the semi-finals of the Richmond Hill tournament by defeating Peterborough 10-3.  NY was trailing 3-2 in the 5th inning but broke out with eight runs in the bottom half.  Andrew Z. pitched a complete game and struck out eight batters.  We have only lost 2 of our past 16 games.
  • July 17 - NY Midgets won their second game of the Richmond Hill tournament against Thornhill 6-5 after scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Daniel H. pitched the final two innings and held the lead in the 7th.
  • July 16 - NY Midgets won the opening game of the Richmond Hill tournament by defeating a strong Newmarket 17s team by a 5-2 score.  Prasana pitched 100 pitches even and struck out six batters and Marlon came in for the save in the 6th inning.  Nik had three hits and four RBI - including a monster tape-measure homerun that curved around the left-field foul pole.
  • July 16 - NY Midgets recent roster changes include introducing Prasana to the team, welcoming back Evan after a short two-week absence, and wishing Broidy the best in his future baseball activities.
  • July 15 - Standings updated
  • July 15 - NY Midgets defeated North Toronto 15-7 in their second rivalry game this season.  Both teams are in the Richmond Hill tournament this weekend.  Steven (who is not attending Richmond Hill) followed Matt R. in posting a strong outing on the mound.  Both pitchers combined to strikeout 14 NT batters.  Marlon and Thomas each had three hits.   The final NT-NY rivalry game is Friday July 23rd at Talbot.
  • July 13 - Steven hit a homerun and had 4 RBI as the NY Midgets rallied from being down 7-4 to defeat Toronto Playgrounds 14-7 in a nine-inning game.  Andrew Z struck out 11 batters in four innings - a single fly ball to centre field being the only work for the defense in those innings.  NY Midget pitchers set an NY Midget record by striking out 17 Toronto Playgrounds batters.  The previous record was 14 High Park batters set on July 10th 2008.
  • July 11 - Oshawa tournament results added.
  • July 11 - NY Midgets lost in the semi-finals to Mississauga Southwest - ending an eight-game unbeaten streak.   Matt T's and Harrison's back-to-back doubles in the sixth inning brought our team to within one run but Mississauga's strong pitcher (10 Ks vs. 0 BBs in 7 innings) did not allow the tying run.  Mississauga broke out in the 7th inning to run up the final score to a deceiving 9-2.  Statistics updated.  Pictures and tournament results to come.
  • July 10 - NY Midgets advance to the semi-finals of the Oshawa tournament for the sixth time in the last six years.
  • July 10 - NY Midgets defeated Ajax 3-2 by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and hanging on to hold off Ajax in the 7th.  Andrew Z's sac bunt turned into a three-base error that also scored two runners.  Andrew would later score on Marlon's hit to the shortstop.  Mikey pitched a quick 6 1/3 innings giving way to Prasana for the final two outs.
  • July 10 - NY Midgets tied Newmarket AAA 1-1 in the second game of the Oshawa tournament.  Andrew Z and Prasana combined for a two hitter over seven innings.  The evenly matched game was played economically in 1 hr 35 mins.
  • July 9 - NY Midgets won the opening game of the Oshawa tournament 7-2 against Clarington.
  • July 8 - NY Midgets defeated the Team Ontario Women 12-1 in seven innings.  NY pitchers walked nine batters and hit five more batters with pitches - but still held the Women to only one run.
  • July 10 - During winter workouts in February, NY Midgets players were tasked with predicting five landmarks of the season - with small monetary awards available for each closest prediction.  Harrison correctly guessed the player who would score our first run (AJ).  No player correctly guessed the first opponent against whom we would score ten runs (Whitby T2).  The other three landmarks - Daniel M's 10th walk, Matt R's 3rd stolen base, and Andrew Z's 10th batter struckout - were all predicted by Daniel M who guessed July 10th for each achievement.  Matt R stole three bases on June 29th (Daniel's guess of July 10th was the nearest), Andrew Z struckout his 10th batter on July 10th (Daniel's guess was perfectly accurate) and Daniel himself walked for the 10th time on July 10th (Daniel again guessed the exact date).
  • July 1 - Optional practice in the batting cage and/or on the Bantam diamond - 1:00pm Friday
  • June 29 - NY Midgets enjoy a surprise six-day break - returning to a heavy July schedule in which we will play at least 18 games in 26 days.  Also - TBA league games in July are 9 innings.
  • June 29 - NY Midgets defeated York 8-1 as three of our pitchers combined to hold them to one hit.  Matt R. stole three bases.
  • June 28 - York game canceled on Monday - and moved to Tuesday night at Keelesdale 7:30pm
  • June 27 - Steven won the NY Midgets annual skills competition - selecting a big bag of jelly beans as his prize.  Matt T. finished in second place and earned a new pair of socks, and Matt R. finished in third and was given an amazing bobblehead.  Each player was also given three packs of these 1991 baseball cards for participating
  • June 27 - Congratulations to Nik and Sean who won the Baseball MVP award at their respective high schools.  Also congratulations to AJ who won his school's Athlete of the Year award!
  • June 25 - Pictures and statistics updated
  • June 23 - Saturday's game time changed to 12:30pm
  • June 22 - NY Midgets played arguably their worst game of the season - managing only four hits in a 5-1 loss to Martingrove and striking out ten times against a tough lefty pitcher.  Andrew Z. made his NY Midget 2010 pitching debut and struck out seven batters in four innings while giving up only one run.   
  • June 19 - Schedule updated.  High Park game rescheduled, next week's York game moved.
  • June 11 - Statistics updated.  Pictures from Mississauga North tournament added.
  • June 7 - East York 17s declined to provide players to a TBA Allstars entry into the 2010 Mets tournament.  The lack of players from EY means that the TBA will not be submitting an allstar team in the tournament this season.
  • June 6 - Former NY Midget allstar (in his new job) featured on the YES Network at a Blue Jays game
  • June 6 - The game against Scarborough on Monday June 14th is postponed.
  • June 7 - NY Midgets defeated heated rival North Toronto in a very close 6-3 victory.  NT scored two quick runs but NY capitalized on a few mistakes and scored four runs on no hits in the 2nd inning.  Both pitching staffs performed admirably.  The next NT-NY games are July 15th at Bond and July 23rd at Talbot.
  • June 6 - NYBA Bantam tournament (hosted by NY Midgets) is postponed - Friday and Saturday results added - but Sunday's games canceled due to field conditions
  • June 4 - Tuesday game canceled against East York 17s
  • June 4 - Good luck to East York 17s as they entered the Eliminations and become a AAA team.
  • June 1 - NY Midgets continued their annual streak of losing to the York Pioneers in early June with a 6-4 loss on June 1st.  In 2008, the NY Midgets lost 8-6 to York on June 12th.  In 2009, the NY Midgets lost 9-3 to York on June 2nd.
  • May 31 - Pictures updated.  Mississauga North tournament results added.  Standings updated.
  • May 30 - NY Midgets lost 13-3 to East York in the quarter-finals of the Mississauga North tournament.  Andrew Z. reached base in 10 of his 11 plate appearances - which included 2 hits and 7 walks.  Statistics updated.
  • May 29 - Marlon pitched a five-inning no-hitter against Toronto Playgrounds, allowing only two batters to reach base (a walk and an error by the catcher).  Marlon struck out 10 batters - including 6 batters in a row to start the game. 
  • May 29 - After losing 7-2 to Mississauga Southwest (a game in which Mikey hit a homerun), the NY Midgets defeated Toronto Playgrounds 13-1 and moved on to the quarter-finals in the Mississauga North tournament.
  • May 28 - NY Midgets won their first game in the Mississauga North tournament by defeating Ajax 11-1.  Mikey pitched a complete game and allowed only four hits and one walk.
  • May 22 - Links updated
  • May 18 - Saturday practice time change to 5:30pm
  • May 16 - Statistics updated.  Pictures added.
  • May 16 - Daniel H. tied an NY Midget record by scoring four runs in a single game.  Daniel was also stranded at third base in the first inning.
  • May 16 - NY Midgets had sixteen hits in a 21-0 defeat of Whitby Chiefs T2.  Steven, Mikey, Harrison and Nik combined for a one-hitter while striking out twelve (of twenty-one) Whitby batters and walking none.  Daniel M. and Daniel H. each reached base five times and no NY batter struck out.  In the fourth inning, eleven consecutive batters reached base and scored before an out was recorded.
  • May 13 - Game against Martingrove rained out
  • May 10 - Opponent for Sunday May 16th game changed to Whitby

  • May 6 - Practice Saturday is canceled.  Try to arrive for Sunday practice by 10:15am.
  • May 3 - NY Midgets finished our exhibition season by defeating TP 15-2 at the 'kickoff' season opener series hosted by York Baseball Association at Keelesdale.  Season starts Thursday!
  • Apr 29 - NY Midget Alumni Invitational game announced for Sunday August 8th.  Ten former players are confirmed to attend with more to be added.
  • Apr 29 - Next practice is Saturday at 6:30pm
  • April 25 - Sunday practice canceled - but we will practice Monday night at 7:00pm on the Bantam diamond at Bond.
  • Apr 23 - Schedule updated
  • Apr 22 - Saturday practice time changed to 11:30am
  • Apr 22 - Richmond Hill tournament website link added below
  • Apr 17 - Practice today is canceled - come early on Sunday - by 10:15am so we can take the field immediately after the Bantams
  • Apr 16 - Welcome Sean Solomon to the NY Midget team!
  • Apr 13 - We have started a hockey playoff pool!  Entry forms are on our sponsorship page - and are due by Sunday at 3:00pm
  • Apr 13 - Our practice on Saturday is at 4:00pm
  • Apr 13 - Congratulations to E. De Thomasis for winning our hockey season pool!  Thanks to everyone for supporting our team.
  • Apr 10 - Game added against Toronto Mets 16u on April 22nd
  • Apr 6 - Our practice time on Sunday is now at 4:00pm
  • Apr 3 - Practice changes:  No practice on Easter Sunday... no practice on Thursday April 8th... and practice time change on Saturday April 10th to 4:00pm.  Updated schedule.
  • April 1 - Beautiful day for batting practice!  Come early!
  • Mar 28 - We will have an optional practice outside on Thursday April 1st (weather permitting) at 6:00pm.
  • Mar 22 - Directions / Maps page updated with new park addresses
  • Mar 11 - Tryout page updated
  • Mar 11 - Indoor workouts continue!  NT vs. NY rivalry deepens!
  • Feb 1 x Uniform fitting for our team is Sunday Feb. 21st between 1:00pm-2:00pm at Bond
  • Jan 14 x Looks like there will be ten (10) TBA Midget teams in 2010.
  • Jan 5 x We are hosting a Bantam Invitational tournament during the June 4-6 weekend. 
  • Dec 27 x NY Midget Records updated
  • Dec 27 x Spring schedule updated
  • Dec 27 x Website updated
  • December 27 x Statistics Adjustment:  In 2006, the NY Midgets played a metal bat exhibition game against York in preparation for our trip to Lewiston, New York.   We won the game 2-0 and Zack Matthews (who was rostered with Scarborough but attending the Lewiston tournament with NY) played in the game.  At the time, the statistics from this game were not included.  However, this game has now been re-classified as an '18u' game rather than an exhibition game and the statistics and result of the 2-0 win have been added to the NY Midget recordbook.  Notable about that game was a win for Brendon Bernard, a save for Eric Treble, an RBI from Garrett Davies, and two hits from Steve Hersch.
  • September 16 x NY Midgets 2010 team is selected !
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