Creemore Braves are Junior ‘C' OBA Champions
The Braves won their first game 8 to 6 against Ancaster. With the Braves up 8 to 3 after the 5th inning, with the bases loaded, the starting pitcher Kurt Roy ran into some difficulties for the first time in the game. A base hit by Ancaster scored two runs. After a walk by Roy a pitching change was made. Adam Van der Heyden managed to get out of the inning with only one other additional run scored. In the 7th inning Van der Heyden walked the first batter and then struck out the next three batters to end the game. Dyer Boyne blasted a solo home run centre field.
Creemore then went on to beat Tillsonburg 12 to 2 with Liam Jacques getting the win and Kurt Roy and Spencer Beelen hitting home runs.
Creemore handily won against Cambridge 9 to 2. Luke Weir was the winning pitcher.
In the semi finals Creemore defeated Vaughn 10 to 7. Liam Jacques was the winning pitcher.
In the Championship game the undefeated Creemore Braves played Tillsonburg. If Tillsonburg should win this game, another game would be needed as Tillsonburg had one loss. After the first inning Tillsonburg took an early lead with the score being 4 to 0. After a pitching change to Dyer Boyne in the second inning, the Braves managed to keep the game close. In the 2nd and 3rd innings the Braves scored a run in each to cut the margin by two. The Braves were able to hold Tillsonburg at 4-2. In the bottom of the 6th inning with one out and the bases loaded Spencer Beelen hit a double to score 2 runs for the Braves to tie the game at 4. After seven innings the score remained tied at 4 resulting in extra innings. Boyne had no trouble shutting down Tillsonburg in the 8th inning. In the bottom of the 8th the Braves managed to load the bases once again, and with only one out Ryan Lachappelle hit a single to score Ricky Darrell to win the game.
Back Row Left to Right
Andy Van der Heyden (coach), Brady Kerr, Jesse Metheral, Luke Weir, Dyer Boyne, Spencer Beelen, Kevin Minard, John Hanna (coach) and Ryan Lachapelle
Kurt Roy, Ricky Darrell, Sid Beelen, Liam Jacques, Adam Van der Heyden and Braydon Hubbert
Jamie Hanna and Brandon Watson