Select Bantam Team 2008
2008 Bantam Boys Select Roster
Dan Adams, Billy Balkwill, Matt Bourque, Stephen Bumstead, Kevin DeSousa, Greg Desroche, Ryan Downy, Stuart Giffen, Justin Kingsbury, Drew Marion, James Moreau, Colin Sauve
Coaches: Pat Rodgers & Dale Giffen
The Bantam Select team competed in the OASA Select Provincials held in Pickering on August 16th, 2008
Game 1 - Win 8 - 5 over Bramalea. Winning pitcher Justin Kingsbury. Billy Balkwill 2 run double in 5th to seal the win.
Game 2 - Loss - 4 - 3 to Greenbush. 7 inning game played in 1 hour and 10 minutes. High quality game with great pitching and defense from both teams. Losing pitcher Billy Balkwill.
Game 3 - Win 17 - 3 over Pickering. Winning pitcher Stuart Giffen. All players contributed to solid defense and great offense.
Eliminated from tournament as Greenbush had 2 -1 record as well with tie breaker being head to head.
Tough way to leave as there were only 2 pools. 1 Pool of 5 1 Pool of 6. We were in the pool of 5. Even tougher given Greenbush's 1 loss was a 15 run mercy to Unionville. Even more bitter to swallow given we only allowed 11 runs in 19 innings and scored 28 in 19 innings.
All in all the boys displayed excellent sportsmanship and played hard. They were again a great bunch to take down and were complimented on their level of play and sportsmanship by all the other coaches, players and fans from the other teams we faced.
The boys made me proud to represent GBMSL in tournaments such as this.