Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thornhill Reds Senior Baseball

Reds bury Sox

The Thornhill Reds battled back from a rough start, trailing 7-0 after two innings, to thump the Martingrove Sox 17-7.

It was a sweet homecoming for Reds first baseman Gianfranco Morello. Coming off a huge college season at Charleston U in West Virginia, the leadoff hitter went 4-4, with a towering three run home run in his return to a Thornhill uniform. Russ McGibbon chipped in three hits and three RBI, Warren Kember had a hit and three RBI as well, including a two run single in the home half of the eighth to end the contest.

Mitch Sutton(2-0) worked a scoreless fifth to grab the win in relief. Zach Lampreia and Adam Jafine both tossed a couple scoreless frames, and Hunter Greenough worked a three up three down inning, as the Reds bullpen was sharp once again.

Thornhill goes twice next week, Monday will be the first 2018 meeting with the East York Bulldogs, and Wednesday sees the Reds host Pickering in a rematch of the 2017 GTBL finals. Mack Major takes the ball for Thornhill on Monday, down at Stan Wadlow Park.


Reds pick up road win in Newmarket

The Thornhill Reds moved to 2-1 on the young GTBL season, with a 6-3 road win at the Newmarket Fairgrounds on Thursday night.

Mack Major(1-0) fired five solid innings, allowing just a solo home run in picking up the win. Kris Fielding led the offence with a 4-4 night, which included a double and two RBI. Sean Sutton also had a good night, going 2-3 while walking twice and scoring two runs.

Lee Choiniere, Pat Orr and Zach Lampreia were all effective out of the bullpen for the Reds, with Orr throwing one inning and striking out the side.

Thornhill has a little time off before hosting Martingrove next Wednesday at Bishops Cross in their next GTBL action.


Reds roll Sox

The Thornhill Reds exploded for thirteen hits in a lopsided 12-0 mercy win at home against the Martingrove Sox on Wednesday night.

Russ McGibbon hit a first inning two run home run, his first of the year, and it would be all the offence the Reds would need on the night. Newcomer Ben Teplin had three hits in his GTBL debut, and Zach Lampreia also chipped in with a couple of hits for Thornhill.

Four arms combined on the shutout, with Josh Appel working the first four scoreless. Mitch Sutton(1-0) worked a quick fifth to swoop the win, and both Hunter Greenough and Jeremiah Groulx were also good in their return to the Reds on the mound.

Thornhill is back at it Thursday night in Newmarket, and will send Mack Major to the mound against the Hawks.


Reds fall in season opener

Thornhill bats never quite got going, and the Reds dropped their 2018 GTBL opener 3-2 to the Leaside Leafs.

On a chilly night the Thornhill offence sputtered, and failed to cash in on a number of chances in the home opener. Josh Appel(0-1) started and took the loss for the Reds, allowing an earned run in three innings of work.

Kravice Batts started off his season on the right foot, with a 2-3 night including a triple to deep left center field. Newcomer Pat Orr also impressed in his GTBL debut, smashing a ninth inning lead off double that bounced off the top of the left field fence, and fanning two in one inning of mound work.

The Reds play twice next week, with a trip to Newmarket scheduled for Tuesday, and a home date with the Martingrove Sox on the slate for Wednesday.


Reds add two more

The Thornhill Reds have signed Scarborough native Patrick Orr for the 2018 season. Orr played collegiately for Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, graduating after four seasons in 2017. He was used as a closer his final two years of school, while also handling the brunt of the catching throughout his college career. Thornhill is excited to add a quality bullpen piece to their staff, and a talented hitter and catcher to an already deep lineup.

The Reds also added IF Ben Teplin to the talent pool, signing the rookie from Indiana U of Pennsylvania. The former Toronto Met product becomes the sixth active Red to play for the elite program out of the North York area. Joining Ben on the 2018 Reds roster are OF Sean Sutton, 1B/OF Gianfranco Morello, C/3B Jake Hillier, 2B Zach Lampreia, and fellow rookie LHP Ben Brown.


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East York Bulldogs vs. Thornhill Reds Wed, July 18th 7:30 PM
Oakville A's vs. Thornhill Reds Fri, July 20th 7:30 PM
Leaside Leafs vs. Thornhill Reds Sat, July 21st 2:30 PM