Peewee Boys Select Team 2010

The Rattlers are:

Tyler Mahaffey-Coldwater, Ryan Bourque- Victoria Harbour, Nicole DeRosie- Victoria Harbour, Ben Dundas- Victoria Harbour, Nathan Gaines- Victoria Harbour, Randy Penney- Victoria Harbour, Tyler Walker-Scace- Victoria Harbour, Carlin Nielsen- Victoria Harbour, Marc Cȏt- Minesing, Tyler Cole- Minesing, Jacob Ladouceur- Toanche, Andrew Kelly- Port McNicoll, Cody Simpson- Port McNicoll

Coaches are Dave Mahaffey, Randy Gaines, Doug Penney & Bob Dundas- scorekeeper is Michelle Bourque

GBMSL Tournament- July10th in Victoria Harbour/Waubaushene

Without question you played well in this tournament, as the junior team you held your own against 3 teams that were a divison above you, Game 1 saw us lose by 1 run, Game 2 saw us in a tie and Game 3 again saw a loss by 1 run. Based on the #'s it was 3 of the tightest games in the tournament and we missed the finals by 1 run! A great day by all, Congratulations!

Time

Pool A

Pool B

8:30 a.m.

1-4 (Oakwood) Game 1 (Rattlers 11- Goulding 2)

2-3 (Sunset) Game 2 (Topham 12- Cambridge 3)

5-7 (Bridgeview) Game 3 (Rattlers PeeWee 5- Bramalea 6)

10:00 a.m.

1-3 (Oakwood) Game 4 (Rattlers 8- Cambridge 3)

2-4 (Sunset) Game 5 (Topham 4- Goulding 3)

5-6 (Bridgeview) Game 6 (Rattlers PeeWee 3- Kitchener 3)

11:45 a.m.

1-2 (Oakwood) Game 7 (Rattlers 7- Topham 7)

3-4 (Sunset) Game 8 (Goulding 8- Cambridge 4)

6-7 (Bridgeview) Game 9 (Bramalea 8- Kitchener 1)

  Bottom team in Pool A is eliminated (Cambridge)

2:00 p.m.

3rd of A vs. 2nd of B at Sunset (Game 10) (Goulding 3- Rattlers PeeWee)

2:00 p.m.

3rd of B vs. 2nd of A at Oakwood (Game 11) (Topham 14- Kitchener 10)

  Two losing teams from 2:00 p.m. are eliminated (Rattlers B & Kitchener)

4:15 p.m.

1st of A vs. winner of game 10 (Game 12) (Rattlers 9- Goulding 1)

4:15 p.m.

1st of B vs. winner of game 11 (Game 13)(Topham 8- Bramalea 5)

6:30 p.m.

Winners of game 12 & 13 for Gold/Silver (Game 14)(Rattlers 15 GOLD- Topham 7 SILVER)

6:30 p.m.

Losers of game 12 & 13 for Bronze/4th (Game 15) (Goulding BRONZE- Bramalea 4TH)

Woodbridge Tournament- July 17th

Silver Medalists at Woodbridge Tournament

The Provincials- August 21st in Kitchener

PEEWEE RATTLERS AWAIT FINAL GAME FOR CHANCE TO CLAIM PROVINCIAL TITLE

On the arms of Nathan Gaines, Tyler Mahaffey, Cody Simpson, stellar defense, timely hitting and rally starter Ryan Bourque, the Peewee Rattlers are one step away from claiming their first OASA Provincial Select Championship pennant.   

In game one, the Rattlers faced their first obstacle on the road to the Provincial Championship- the Central Frontenac Cyclones whom they had beaten in a previous tournament by only a 3-1 margin of victory. Nathan Gaines was the starter for the evening and proved to be an excellent choice by the coaching staff of Dundas, Gaines, Mahaffey and Penney. Gaines was over powering all evening setting down Cyclone hitters time and time again on his way to a NO HITTER complete game Shut Out. The Rattlers opened the scoring early in the first inning, setting the tone for the game and jumping out to an early 3 nothing lead which they would never release. During the 3rd inning, it was time for the Rattler defense to shine and rise to the occasion. On a rare walk by Gaines, a stolen base and a pass ball the Cyclones had a runner at third with one out looking to narrow the lead and start a rally of their own. The next Cyclone batter was induced to hit a ball to Rattler short stop Ben Dundas who checked the runner at third and threw across the diamond to first for the second out. First baseman, Randy Penney, then rocketed the ball to the Rattler catcher Mark Ct who began the perfectly executed run down to Ct, Walker-Scace and then back to Gaines covering the plate for the double play inning killer. From there, we waited for speedster Ryan Bourque, rally starter, to make his presence known. Bourque's ability to get on base from the 12th hitters spot all weekend would play a crucial role in every major Rattler rally of the weekend. Once Bourque reached base safely, the top of the Rattler order ripped balls into the gaps and the speedy Bourque ran with the ease of Pegasus around the bases. Rattlers then settled into a comfy 10-0 lead and watched Gaines spin the rest of his no hitter. 

In game 2, the Rattlers would face their closest game of the weekend -  the Oshawa Selects. TJ Mahaffey would get the nod to start game 2 and pitch magnificently throwing a barrage of blistering fastballs, cliff like drops and slow motion change ups all of which kept the Oshawa hitters off balance allowing only 2 runs over 6 complete innings of play. Pitcher TJ Mahaffey would later comment that catcher Mark  Ct called and caught fantastic allowing Mahaffey to stay in sink. The Rattler defense performed flawlessly when needed, bending but never breaking throughout the entire game giving Mahaffey the much needed support when required. The dreaded Rattler offence, that was so prominent in game 1, decided to sleep in that morning perhaps because of a rather late bed time by a few of its more important members. DeRosie, Walker-Scace, Gaines and Simpson, rumor has it, decided to break curfew and indulge in some of the Kitchener night life until 2AM Saturday morning. Rally Starter Bourque would once again would be instrumental in scoring, allowing the Rattlers to score 3 runs and the Rattlers would hang on to claim the second straight victory 3-2. 

For game 3, the Rattler coaches decided to change the battery up a bit and go with the Port McNicoll dynamic duo of lefty Cody Simpson and catcher Andrew Kelly, a potent and extremely effective combination of pitching speed and change ups all from the left side and a tough gutsy catcher with a quick effective arm behind the plate. Their opponents for game would be Unionville Spartans who although were sitting at 0 and 2 had sworn to ruin the Rattlers unbeaten streak and destroy a Rattler semi final birth. The Rattler offense would strike early and often in this affair sending them to a comfortable 8-0 lead which they would never relinquish. Simpson and Rattlers would endure their only rocky inning of the tournament with which Simpson was quoted as saying to coach Bob Dundas  "I don't know why it happened but as soon as I let the ball go I could feel it come off my baby finger and I just new Randy was not going to be able to come up with it" and the ball sailed away into right field. After settling down and getting out of the inning, Simpson would go on to pitch a masterful game with Kelly snaring his darting fastballs and change ups. Simpson, a gifted athlete, would field come backer after come backer and would kill the lead runner at 2nd base all game starting 1 beautiful double play ball to short stop Ben Dundas and then on to Randy Penney at first to snuff out the Spartans rally. Rattlers would scratch for 2 more runs and Simpson pitched a complete game, winning 10-5 clinching the Rattlers a semi final birth.   

With the Semi Final against the host team Kitchener/Waterloo on the horizon, Rattler fever was at a pitch and the coaching staff would meet yet again to decide who would start the all important game. TJ Mahaffey, the lanky change of pace right hander out of Coldwater, would start with Minesing's Mark Ct as his battery mate. This would save Nathan Gaines, the fireball right hander from Victoria Harbour, for the final. The rest of the defense and batting lineup would stay as they had all day; the feeling being why would you mess with perfection. The entire Rattler team would do battle against a no quit Kitchener team for 6 long hard fought innings. Kitchener would strike first pushing 1 run across in the top of the third but the Rattlers would answer back in their bottom half to tie the game at 1 a piece. Then in the bottom of the 5th, as he had done all day, Bourque the diminutive rally starter from the shores of Victoria Harbour started an inning that will long be remembered by Rattler fans old and young for years to come. Once Bourque was secure at first, the Rattlers rolled up their sleeves and went to work. Simpson walked and was followed by a single from Tyler Cole. Bases were now loaded with no one out. First baseman, Randy Penney, went down swinging hard and Ben Dundas was hit by a pitch which brought in  Bourque. Nathan Gaines then laid down a perfect bunt and  Simpson scooted home to secure a 4-1 lead. The next batter was second baseman Nicole DeRosie who hit a shot that was heard around the world. When the dust had lifted, jubilant Rattler fans saw the bases all emptied and DeRosie safe at third with a deep 3 run triple to the fence . 2 more runs would follow in that inning, but it would be DeRosie's blast that would break the backs of the Kitchener team and leave their fans in cries of anguish. Mahaffey and his Rattler cohorts then took to the field to secure the last 3 outs of the game and  an 8-1 victory. 

The GBMSL Rattlers will now travel on Saturday September 18th to Oshawa, Ontario to play the Oshawa Selects to decide the OASA Provincial Fastball Select Championship. 

September 18th in Oshawa- Gold Medal Game-

Georgian Bay Minor Softball Rattlers claim OASA Peewee Provincial Softball Select Championship

If the Rattler coaching staff of Bob Dundas, Doug Penney and Dave Mahaffey had one worry it was inactivity! For one month the GBMSL Peewee Rattlers had sat idle, patiently waiting for their opportunity to strike and claim the Peewee Provincial Softball Championship. However those fears would be proved unwarranted as the Rattlers unleashed a lethal dose of venom subduing their prey, the Oshawa Selects, to capture the OASA 2010 Peewee Select Provincial Championship. Both Rattlers and Rattler supporters would not be disappointed after making the 2 hour journey from their home habitat of Georgian Bay. Rattlers (Crotalus horridus) are to some degree of a relatively mild disposition, but when faced with a menu of Oshawa Selects and an absence of food for a month a Rattler feeding frenzy would soon ensue.

Striking in the first inning and never relinquishing the lead Georgian Bay would get off to a fast start scoring twice, on three consecutive singles by Cody Simpson, Tyler Cole and Ben Dundas. The Dundas single would cash in both Simpson and Cole and give the rattlers their first 2 runs of the evening. Oshawa would then settle down and end the Rattler rally leaving 2 Rattlers stranded on base. In the top of the 2nd inning both Tyler Mahaffey and Tyler Walker-Scace would reach base on walks and Cody Simpson would continue to hit the ball hard and drive in Mahaffey from second base giving the Rattlers a 3-0 lead. Oshawa although bitten twice would answer back with 1 run in their half of the second inning attempting to shake off the effects of the Rattlers venomous attack, but Georgian Bays defense would come to the fore front erasing an Oshawa run at the plate in a perfectly executed rundown. Rattlers hopes this evening were pinned on the shoulders of Nathan Gaines their fireball right hander who would not disappoint the rattler faithful pitching masterfully, working ahead in the count, over powering Oshawa hitters, striking out 12 and allowing only 5 base hits over 7 complete innings with his fellow Rattlers supplying stellar defense when needed.

The score would remain close 3-1 until the top the fifth inning when the Rattlers would uncoil and deliver 5 lethal blows for 4 runs and jump out to a comfortable 7-1 lead. Once again the bottom part of Rattler offence would set the table for the top of the order. The big blow would be a 3 run triple down the right field line by short stop Ben Dundas that would score both Simpson and Cole who had both reached on fielders choices forcing Tyler Walker Scace at the plate and Ryan Bourque at second . So with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd base Dundas stepped into an offering sending the ball rocketing down the right field line to the fence. Randy Penney would then draw a walk leaving runners at 3rd and 1st. Rattler pitcher Nathan Gaines would then step in and deliver a 2 run double scoring both Dundas and Penney helping his own cause. 

Gaines and company would then amass a very comfortable 13-1 lead over the next 2 innings. To Oshawa's credit even though they were wrapped up tight in the Rattlers jaws they would rally for 3 of there own runs in the bottom of the seventh leaving the final a 13-4 Rattler victory and Georgian Bay Minor Softball with their first OASA Peewee Provincial Select championship 

2010 Peewee Select Provincial Champions

Championship Game MVP's