Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thornhill Reds Senior Baseball

Reds announce first wave of transactions

The Thornhill Reds have been busy in the 2018 offseason, with a number of additions and subtractions.

Gone is long time Red and former captain Chris Bloom, who moved north and subsequently has signed with the Newmarket Hawks. Also gone to the Hawks is Dan Lehmkuhl, who pitched a number of good outings for the Reds in 2017. Peter Joseph will stay in the USA this summer, and has signed with a college travel team in Michigan, the Reds figure to see him a few seasons down the road. Joining the Team Ontario coaching staff is Joe Presutti and Yusuke Oshima, both will be busy over the summer months. Also not returning to the club for 2018 is Cal Mui, Junya Oshima and Edwin Ronquillo. The Reds wish all former players the best of luck with their new clubs or life after baseball.

Back in a Thornhill uniform for the upcoming season is Jeremiah Groulx. The former Graceland U infielder has had some big years for the Reds in past, and should jump right into the mix for at bats and some innings on the hill. Relief pitcher Hunter Greenough is also back with the club after a medical red shirt year at Point Loma Nazarene in San Diego, and is itching to get back on the mound. Thornhill also signed former Milton Red Sox OF Dan Apostoli, after a very good rookie season in senior ball. Dan graduated from Laurier U where he played four seasons, posting very good numbers in the OUA. LHP Ben Brown has also committed to the Reds for 2018, after his freshman season at Albany U in New York state. Thornhill is eager to see Ben compete in GTBL action.

Stay tuned for a couple more additions to be announced over the next couple weeks, Coach Revin continues to work the phones and internet as the season gets close to starting.


Reds begin 2018 preperations

The Thornhill Reds have started indoor workouts in preparation for a busy 2018 season. The Reds are planning to play an extra tournament this summer, adding the new Brampton tournament to their yearly regulars. With the loss of the Quebec exchange, the Reds were lucky to be included in the also newly formed Capital City invitational tournament in Ottawa on Canada Day long weekend.

Look for some player updates over the next month, as the Reds will once again add some talent, and expect to announce some exciting names.


Reds fall in league final

Another year of Thornhill Reds senior baseball has come to an end. The Reds fell in the final game of the 2017 GTBL championship 6-1 to the Pickering Red Sox, who won the series 3-1 and were named the league champions.

The Reds had a great year, adding a number of key pieces and playing five rounds at the provincial tournament. 2018 looks very promising, stay tuned over the winter for team updates and information.



The Thornhill Reds are having problems winning ball games at Don Beer Park late in 2017. The Reds dropped their second straight road contest in Pickering Monday night, falling 10-4 in game three of the GTBL championship series.

Josh Appel(5-2) took the loss, and the Reds find themselves with their backs against the wall, needing two straight victories in order to repeat as GTBL champs.

Game four is Wednesday night at Bishops Cross, where Chadwick Cameron takes the ball, looking to extend the Reds season.


Major wills Reds to series tie

A gutty complete game effort from righty Mack Major(4-3) propelled the Thornhill Reds to a 5-2 home win, and evened the GTBL championship final best of five at 1-1.

It was another tight ball game as the Reds led 1-0 headed to the eighth inning, coughing up the lead on a costly two out error which allowed a 2-1 Pickering advantage headed to the bottom of the inning. The Reds rallied for four in the home half,  took care of business in the ninth, and knotted the series ahead of game three.

Thornhill travels to Don Beer Park in Pickering on Monday night for game three.


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