NY Midgets Alumni Game (2010)


 

 

 


 

Updates and Highlights

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  • Oct 23 - Congratulations to Steve Hersch ('04-'06) and the University of Toronto Blues who won the OUA Championships this weekend. Steve walked and stole second in a 5-run 8th inning on route to a 8-4 UofT victory over Western.
  • Oct - Congratulations to James Wakutz ('11) and the Durham Lords who won the CIBA Championships this weekend in Moncton, New Brunswick.  Durham defeated Humber 6-1 in the final.
  • Oct 23 - Four NY Midget graduates participated on OUA baseball teams this season - Steve Hersch ('04-'06) at the University of Toronto, Justin Firth ('09) at Queen's, and Justin Newbold ('07-'09) and Andrew Ziedins ('09-'11) at Wilfred Laurier.  Two NY Midget graduates participated on a CIBA baseball team - Justin Simon ('09) at McGill and James Wakutz ('11) at Durham.
  • Aug 27 - There were 79 practices/games for the NY Midget team - dating back to Sept 22nd of 2010 (an exhibition game against EOBA Allstars) and including indoor training.  Of those 79 gatherings, Allan led the team with an attendance rate of 93.67% - missing only five activities.  Marlon attended the second-most events (87.34%) and missed only ten activities.  Though Thomas had the team's highest on-base percentage, he also had the lowest attendance (58.23%) and missed thirty-three activities.
  • Aug 25 - Game #5 of the Howie Birnie Challenge Cup, against North Toronto, was never played and NY won the multi-game challenge series 4 games to 0.
  • Aug 13 - NY Midgets won the TBA Midget AA playoffs on Saturday by beating West Toronto in two games - winning 12-6 and 15-2.  A number of NY players had excellent games.  NY qualified for the OBA tournament in Brantford during the Aug 26-28 weekend.  Playoff results updated.  Statistics updated.
  • Aug 12 - West Toronto won Round 1 of the Midget AA playoffs - and meet NY in Round 2 of the playoffs on Saturday afternoon.  Playoff results updated.
  • Aug 6 - Game #5 of the Howie Birnie Challenge Cup was postponed due to rain and unplayable field conditions and will be played after the TBA playoffs.  Monday's practice time changed to 7:45.
  • Aug 2 - The OBA classified 15 teams as 'Midget AA' and only 12 teams can attend the OBA tournament.  There are two Midget AA teams in each of the COBA, YSBA, SPBA, EOBA affiliates - and both teams are eligible to attend the tournament.  However, in the TBA where there are three teams classified as Midget AA, only one team is eligible to attend the tournament.   This is the first time in three years, at any age group, that the affiliate with *more* classified teams in a series is eligible to send *fewer* representatives to the OBA tournament.  The OBA has pushed the blame onto the TBA for this anomaly and the TBA has not responded to repeated requests for an explanation.  Midget classifications.
  • Aug 2 - NY must win the TBA playoffs to qualify for the OBA tournament.
  • July 30 - Playoff schedule posted.  Statistics updated.  We will practice on Monday August 8th at 7:00pm - not on Saturday.
  • Aug 4 - NY Midgets defeated West Toronto 7-4 in the last regular season game for both teams.  Nik did a great job keeping score and counting pitches.  NY meets North Toronto on Sunday night at Bond for Game #5 of the Howie Birnie Challenge Cup series.  NY leads the series 4-0.
  • Aug 2 - NY Midgets edged Martingrove 5-3 on Tuesday night.  NY was losing 3-0 after five innings but tied the game in the 6th and scored two runs in the 7th.  Allan was walked three times.  Tyson recorded his eighth win of the year (NY Midget record is eleven) and had three hits.  NY Midgets needed two callups to field a roster of ten players.
  • Aug 2 - Congratulations to the North York Bantam AAA team who won the Eliminations!  The NY Bantams travel to Vaughan on August 25th to represent Ontario in the National Championships.
  • July 23 - Sunday practice is canceled.
  • July 21 - NY defeated West Toronto 12-5 for our 25th win of the year.  The score was 3-1 for WT through six innings but NY batted around in the final three innings of the game.  Umesh, Allan and Matt each had three RBI.  Steven came to bat four times in the last three innings.  NY set a new NY Midget record for walks with 19.  The game was the longest of the year at 2 hours and 50 minutes as the temperate reached 37 degrees.
  • July 19 - NY lost 10-9 against East York AAA on Tuesday night.  Steven walked four times.  NY batters were hit-by-pitch four times.  For the first time this season, NY is officially in danger of falling out of first place.  Standings updated.
  • July 18 - NY defeated NT 8-2 in their fourth rivalry game of the season.  James hit a two-run homerun over the fence at Talbot Park.  Andrew struck out 11 NT batters.  The game was attended by many friends and family members from both teams.
  • July 13 - Pictures from the Oshawa tournament, the Pittsburgh tournament, and other season games added.  Statistics updated.
  • July 10 - NY never trailed in any of the three Sunday games of the Oshawa tournament.  NY last won the Oshawa tournament in 2006 (picture) and has finished as semi-finalists or better in seven consecutive seasons since 2005.
  • July 10 - NY defeated East York 2 by a 7-3 score to win the Oshawa tournament.  Mikey pitched a complete game and gave up no earned runs.  James raised his average to a team-leading .413 with his nine hits in five games.
  • July 10 - Andrew struck out ten batters as NY defeated Mississauga Southwest 7-5 in the semi-finals of the Oshawa tournament.  Matt recorded the save.  Mikey hit a three-run homerun (his fourth homerun of the year and third of the tournament) and Daniel H hit a two-run home-run in the same inning.
  • July 10 - NY won their first game on Sunday (the final round robin game against Kingston) by a 13-6 score.  Daniel H and Allan each pitched three innings.  Umesh had three RBI.  NY batters did not strike out.
  • July 9 - Tyson pitched 6 sparkling innings as NY defeated Mississauga Southwest 7-5 in the third game of the Oshawa tournament.  Steven recorded the save with the bases-loaded in the 7th.  NY qualified for the semi-finals and potentially play three games on Sunday.
  • July 9 - Mikey won a custom-made bat for winning the homerun derby at the Oshawa tournament.
  • July 9 - Mikey (2), Andrew, and Owen hit homeruns in an 11-9 loss to EY2.  NY was down 6-1 before taking a 7-6 lead in the 5th - but EY2 retook the lead in their half of the inning.
  • July 9 - NY's consecutive inning streak of not striking out reached 18 innings before Thomas struck out to lead off the 4th inning against East York 2.
  • July 8 - NY won the first game of the Oshawa tournament against hometown team Oshawa by a 6-1 score.  Mikey pitched a complete game.  NY batters have not struck out in 15 consecutive innings.
  • July 6 - NY defeated Scarborough 10-8 in a wild and confusing game.  Down 4-0 after 5 innings, NY chipped away and eventually took a 10-4 lead into the 9th.  Alex pitched three shutout innings in his season debut.  Scott finished the game on the mound.  NY pitchers struck out 14 batters and NY hitters hit 5 doubles.  The game ended on a throw to the plate from Umesh in LF.
  • July 4 - NY Midgets returned from Pittsburgh with an 0-4 record.  NY first played two close games - losing 6-4 to a local team from Lehigh Valley and 10-9 to a team from Maryland.  The third game against a team from New Jersey was tied 3-3 in the 6th before the opponents scored multiple runs to win 12-3.  The fourth game at the University of Pittsburgh was a 10-3 loss to a team from New York.  Statistics updated.  Team picture.  Tournament results.
  • June 26 - NY defeated Richmond Hill 8-3 in Game #3 of their five-game rivalry series - to win the series (picture).  Thomas ended the first game by striking out three times, started the second game by walking three times, and finished his day with a solo home-run.
  • June 26 - NY defeated Richmond Hill 3-2 in Game #2 of their five-game rivalry series.  RH scored two runs in the top of the 7th to tie the game - and NY won in the 10th on Allan's perfect suicide squeeze.  Owen struck out 11 batters in 8.1 innings.
  • June 23 - Matt pitched four solid innings in relief but NY lost 5-4 to Etobicoke in a metal-bat tune-up game.  Scott hit a home run.  Both Etobicoke and NY are going to Pittsburgh and were scheduled to play each other - until the schedule was fortunately corrected.
  • June 19 - NY ended its 15-game unbeaten streak in spectacular fashion - by losing all three games of the Ajax tournament.   NY first faced two AAA teams and were physically and mentally tired by the Saturday afternoon game.  NY was outhit 32-17 over the three games.  Results.
  • June 15 - Daniel M became the only NY Midgets player to participate in all 15 games this season.
  • June 15 - With the victory over the Ontario Women, NY's full season record stands at 14-0-1.  Standings updated.  Statistics updated.
  • June 15 - NY banged out 13 hits in a 5-1 victory over the Team Ontario Women on Wednesday night.  NY graciously accepted the services of two players from the NY Major Bantam AA team which eased the sting of eight absent players (due to work and school commitments).  James punctuated the victory by throwing a strike from 1st base to 3rd base to cut down a runner trying to advance on a fielder's choice for the final out of the game.  
  • June 13 - NY ended its 13-0 winning streak with a 10-10 tie against West Toronto on Monday night.  The score was 9-3 for West Toronto after four innings - but NY battled back to tie the game.  Andrew pitched 4 innings of shutdown baseball in relief.  NY made 8 errors during the game.  Both teams somehow managed to walk ten batters each.  The game was the longest of the year - lasting 2 hours and 35 minutes.
  • June 9 - Saturday practice is canceled and Sunday's "father's day practice" instead becomes a regular practice beginning at 10:30am.  "Father's day batting practice" will be rescheduled for mid-to-late July.
  • June 9 - NY defeated a resilient North Toronto team and, in the process of improving our TBA record to 10-0, won the best-of-five Howie Birnie Challenge Cup series with NT.  Unfortunately North Toronto forgot to bring the trophy to the game.
  • June 9 - Thursday's performance against North Toronto was partly inspired by guest coach Harrison Tanner - a three-year NY Midget veteran and key component of NY's 2008 CABA Michigan State tournament victory.
  • June 7 - NY extended its winning streak to 12-0.   In TBA play, NY is 9-0 which leads all teams in all age groups from both the TBA and YSBA affiliates.
  • June 7 - Allan pitched a career-high three innings of middle relief as NY hung on to beat York 4-2.  Marlon pitched three innings to start the game and Owen recorded his third save of the year.  Tyson had three RBI.
  • June 7 - By defeating York, NY broke a three-season long curse of losing to York in early June.  On June 12th 2008, NY lost 8-6.  On June 2nd 2009, NY lost 9-3.  Last season, on June 1st 2010, NY lost 6-4.
  • June 5 - Making the best of a bad situation, NY and RY moved their double-header to Sunday June 5th.  NY defeated RY in both games - 7-4 and 4-0.  James pitched the complete first game and Nik scored three runs.  In the second game, Owen pitched a perfect game through 5 2/3 innings before giving up a hit.  Standings and statistics updated.
  • June 4 - Two games vs. Royal York have been moved from July 14th to tomorrow - Sunday June 5th at Tom Riley Park.  First game starts at 12:30pm.
  • June 4 - In a decision that can be described as puzzling or ridiculous, the Bolton tournament organizers decided, on Saturday morning, to cancel the entire tournament.  Though the rain had stopped, as per the forecast, by 1:00pm, it was apparently enough to cancel games all weekend. 
  • June 3 - Tyson pitched his third consecutive complete game, Mikey hit a home run, and NY defeated Martingrove 11-2 in the first game of the Bolton tournament.  NY plays twice Saturday - vs. Guelph and vs. Oshawa.
  • June 2 - Owen hit a homerun and Matt struck out nine batters in five innings as NY defeated the Team Ontario Women by a 3-0 score.  Nik recorded the save.
  • May 29 - Tyson pitched a 5-inning no-hitter against East York 2 - as NY defeated EY2 by a final score of 11-0.  Tyson only faced one batter over the minimum and only two EY2 players reached first base.   Umesh scored three runs and had three RBI.  NY is 5-0 in TBA play - and 7-0 overall.
  • May 29 - Tyson's no-hitter was was the 6th no-hitter pitched by NY Midget pitchers since 2006.  The most recent no-hitter by an NY Midget pitcher was thrown by Marlon against Toronto Playgrounds exactly one year earlier - on May 29th 2010.
  • May 26 - Game against West Toronto is rescheduled for Monday June 13th at Keelesdale.
  • May 26 - An understaffed NY Midget team defeated Martingrove 11-3 on Thursday.  NY scored seven runs in the 6th inning.  Pitchers Marlon and Andrew combined to strikeout 12 Martingrove batters and only gave up two walks.
  • May 22 - Tuesday practice is canceled.
  • May 22 - Tyson pitched a complete-game against Etobicoke AAA on Sunday and only gave up two runs (both unearned) as NY beat the Rangers 6-2.  Owen had three hits (of NY's total ten) and the team played solid defense after the first inning.  NY Midgets moved to 5-0 on the year.  Statistics updatedStandings updated.
  • May 21 - NY Midgets used a 5-run 6th inning to come back from a 4-1 deficit and defeat Richmond Hill by a final score of 8-5.  The big inning was keyed by RBI singles from both Allan and Alex.  Steven pitched five innings of relief for the win.  This game was Game #1 of a three (or five) game 'Midget Rivalry Series' against Richmond Hill.
  • May 19 - Thursday game canceled.  Game vs. Etobicoke rescheduled for Sunday at 10:30am at Bond.
  • May 17 - Tuesday game canceled.
  • May 14 - Sunday practice is canceled.
  • May 13 - Saturday practice is canceled.
  • May 7 - NY Midgets scored two runs on wild pitches and added a sacrifice fly to defeat North Toronto 3-2 in the first regular season game.  This game was also Game #2 of the Howie Birnie Challenge Cup.  Tyson hit his second double of the season and Owen recorded his second save.
  • May 6 - Saturday game location changed to Bond
  • May 3 - Tuesday practice is canceled.
  • May 1 - Thursday's game is canceled (no lights) and changed into a practice starting at 6:00pm.  Practices this week are Tuesday and Thursday with the next game on Saturday at Keelesdale.
  • May 1 - North York defeated North Toronto in Game #1 of the five game rivalry series for the Howie Birnie Challenge Cup.  NY tallied 13 hits and struck out 10 NT batters.  Thomas, Tyson, and Nik all had doubles.  Steven was the pitcher of record for the win and Owen recorded the save.
  • May 1 - The Howie Birnie Challenge Cup is a five-game rivalry series between the North York Midgets and the North Toronto Midgets.  The rivalry series includes the three regularly scheduled games between NY and NT as well as two additional games.
  • Apr 28 - Thursday practice canceled.
  • Apr 26 - Tuesday practice canceled.
  • Apr 25 - Full schedule updated.  Park addresses are on the Directions / Maps page.
  • Apr 18 - Practices resume starting with Saturday at 10:30am.  We've canceled the exhibition game we had initially scheduled for that date.
  • Apr 15 - Practices at Bond are postponed for now.
  • Apr 11 - Congratulations Scott Lang for backstopping the Hillcrest Canadians on route winning to the GTHL Midget 'A' Championship!  Scott started every game in goal during the final series against Vaughan.  Nice Scotty !
  • Mar 31 - Practices this weekend (April 2nd & April 3rd) and on Thursday (April 7th) are all canceled because of the cold weather.  First outdoor practice is scheduled for Sunday April 10th.
  • Mar 31 - Do your homework !
  • Mar 31 - Welcome James Wakutz!   The NY Midgets continue to collect players from the 2006 North York Major Peewee AAA team.
  • Mar 31 - Exhibition game vs. Toronto Mets added for Saturday April 23rd at 10:00am
  • Mar 15 - Oshawa tournament added
  • Mar 13 - Spring practice schedule added.  Some dates to be changed or removed based on weather and field conditions.
  • Mar 6 - We are potentially looking for a 16th player to add to our roster.  If you are interested in being considered please check this page.
  • Mar 6 - We canceled our two workouts at Core Body Science on March 26th
  • Mar 3 - Uniform fitting days are Saturday and Sunday - March 5th and March 6th - at Bond between 10:00am and 5:00pm on both days.
  • Feb 14 - Brandon Barber (NY Midgets '07-'08) scored three goals at the Men's Indoor Field Hockey World Cup in Poland - where Canada finished in 10th place.  Canada lost a tough final game 7-6 to Iran.   The Indoor Hockey World Cup is held every four years and represents arguably the highest level of competition for the sport.  Amazing Brandon!  Keep on earning those caps!
  • Jan 18 - Ajax tournament added
  • Jan 12 - Final workout date added
  • Dec 20 - Full indoor schedule posted
  • Dec 20 - Two tournaments entered
  • Dec 20 - Website updated
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