Monday, February 18, 2019

Thornhill Reds Senior Baseball

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.


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.


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