Okrainec throws a complete game to lead COBA Champion Minor Midget AA Squad to Barrie Tournament Win.
The Halton Hills Eagles Minor Midget AA team completed their comeback tournament win on August 25th in Etobicoke beating the Royal York Cardinals in a pitcher’s duel 1 – 0. Talon Okrainec pitched a 2 hitter going the distance throwing only 78 pitches over 7 innings. This final was postponed after torrential thunderstorms in Barrie cancelled the final of the tournament on July 29th.
The team struggled out of the gate in this 10 team tournament and luckily secured a quarter final spot by literally “walking off” the Mississauga Tigers in the bottom of the 7th on none other than a bases loaded walk!! This gave the team a much needed boost in knocking off #3 seed Barrie in the quarter final, then #1 seed Bloordale in the semi and finally #2 seed Royal York in the final.
The team sponsored by Bayfield Ford (Humberview Group) won the COBA Minor Midget Tier 1 AA division with a 17 – 3 record and are playing in the OBA Provincial championship in Mississauga this coming labour day weekend to defend their OBA Bantam AA title from 2017.
Results from the 10 team Barrie tournament as follows:
Game #1 Royal York Cardinals 3 Halton Hills Eagles 0
Game #2 Markham Mariners 5 Halton Hills Eagles 4
Game #3 Halton Hills 8 Mississauga Tigers 7
Quarter Halton Hills 5 Barrie Baycats 3
Semi Halton Hills 7 Bloordale Bombers 2
Final Halton Hills 1 Royal York Cardinals 0
Team Members are:
Front Row: Eric Baker, Patrick O’Reilly, Owen Mattan, Sam Birk, Ryan Basha, Nick Theim
Back Row: Coaches Lee Okrainec, Ross Baker and Greg Warkentin. Talon Okrainec, Caleb Douglas, Haydn Le Grand , Nate Galvao, Noah Warkentin, Jack Nelson-Alves, Coaches Louis Galvao and Paul Alves,