Saturday, May 26, 2018

Thornhill Reds Senior Baseball

Sox halt Reds streak

The Reds 2011 unbeaten streak is over at ten games after a 12-10 loss at Martingrove Thursday night.

Eric Wakeman(3-1) was pressed into action, after slated starter Gary Rose pulled himself just minutes before the first pitch with a lower body injury. Unfortunately for Eric and the Reds, he never got going. The Sox scored 7 times in the first four innings, and despite a late charge held on for the victory.

Long time Red, Anand Puran was the key cog in the Martingrove attack going 3-4 against his former team with five RBI, including a huge three run double in the fourth.

Steve Wilson continues to see the ball real well, with two hits and three RBI for the Reds.

Next week is a busy one for Thornhill, as they play three games in three nights with trips to East York and Newmarket, before hosting the Redbirds on Wednesday night.


Reds dump Sox

Justin Pennell homered in the home half of the first, and the Reds never looked back, trouncing the Martingrove Sox 11-1 on Wednesday night.

Dave McElroy(1-0) tossed six strong innings in notching his first victory for the Reds, scattering four hits and striking out five. Andy Orfanakos chipped in with two scoreless innings to close out the ball game.

The Reds are now 9-0-1 on the young season, and seem to be getting contributions up and down the lineup. Vic Simon was 3-4 with a couple RBI, and Sean Cunningham posted another two hit game.

The Reds are back at it in Martingrove tonight, where Gary Rose makes his second league start on the mound.


Reds remain unbeaten

The Thornhill Reds were slightly undermanned Thursday night at Talbot Park in Leaside, but came out with a solid team effort and kept the streak alive with a 5-4 road win.

Tyler Cattapan was the offensive catalyst, busting out with a solid 2-4 night, including his first home run of the season. Tyler also chipped in with 2 RBI and a double.

Brian MacDonald delivered the game winning single, a two out, two run line drive to right, to propel the Reds to victory.

Andrew Bergman turned in a solid five inning start, allowing just 1 earned run, and fanning 4 Leafs. Andy Orfanakos worked a scoreless sixth and seventh, and Steve Palladino pitched the last two innings, picking up the win to go to (1-0) on the year.

The Reds were without a bunch of position players Thursday night, but got a great effort from everyone in picking up the win. Gary Rose had two more hits, Drew Roberts added a first inning RBI to get the Reds moving, and Chris Bloom and Vic Simon were good defensively. Jeremiah Groulx started the Reds offense in the ninth inning with a one out single, and Dan Lehmkuhl continued to swing a hot stick, going 2-3 with a double, stolen base, and scoring the winning run.

The Reds have an interesting week next week, where they find themselves in a back to back with the Martingrove Sox in what looks like a battle for first place atop the GTBL standings. Game one is Wednesday night at Bishops Cross, Dave McElroy is expected to take the ball for the Reds.


Reds win Tillsonburg tourney

The Thornhill Reds continued their hot start in 2011, going 4-0 on the weekend and winning the Tillsonburg Red Sox tournament.

Eric Wakeman was electric in the final, pitching a complete game shutout, as the Reds downed the Ilderton Red Army 1-0 in a great game. Wakeman scattered six hits, while fanning four, and improving to 3-0 on the year. Steve Wilson came off the bench in the fifth inning, and delivered the tournament winning hit, a one out double scoring J.R. Crosby.

The Reds beat Tillsonburg in game one, 6-0. Drew Roberts was 3-4 with 2 RBI, Justin Pennell was 2-4 with 2 RBI, and Tyler Cattapan had a hit and game winning sac fly for Thornhill. Gary Rose tossed six shutout innings, striking out seven.

Game two saw the Reds fall behind early, as starter Len Wood was roughed up for six runs over 2 plus innings of work. Thornhill battled back against a determined Port Lambton team, and eventually won easily 11-6. Justin Pennell belted a massive 3 run home run, capping a six run sixth. Dan Lehmkuhl had two hits and 2 RBI, as did Brian MacDonald. Sean Cunningham was 2-4 with a RBI as well. Colin Tyler had a big pinch hit single, driving in the winning run. Vic Simon threw 3 innings, facing the minimum hitters, and struck out 4 for the win.

Game three saw the Reds face a very good Glanbrook Grizzlies team, who threw their ace Andrew Page. Page shut down the Reds attack for 5 innings, and left after surrendering just 2 hits and striking out 5. In the sixth the Reds scored three, as Justin Pennell hit a 2 run home run and Brad Crone cashed Jeremiah Groulx on a sac fly. After Glanbrook tied the game 3-3 in the top of the seventh, the Reds took advantage of a costly error, and took the game 4-3 in the bottom of the frame. Once again Vic Simon threw very well in relief for the win.


Reds keep rolling

The Thornhill Reds continue to win early in the year, with a 5-2 home win on Wednesday night against East York.

Dave McElroy was stellar in his Reds debut, tossing 5 shutout innings, scattering 3 hits and fanning 4 Bulldogs, before turning the ball over to the bullpen. Miguel Sammy and Chris Berwick bridged the middle innings, and rookie Eric Wakeman improved to (2-0), pitching the 8th and 9th to grab the win.

Justin Pennell belted his first long ball of the season to give the Reds the lead for good in the 8th, and Tyler Cattapan solidified the victory with a 2 out, 2 run double. Drew Roberts also added 2 RBI in the win.

The Reds head to Tillsonburg this weekend, and look ready to impress at the provincial level. Friday night they play host Tillsonburg, and Saturday they take on OBA 'D' finalist from 2010 Port Lambton, Gary Rose and Len Wood are expected to get the starts.


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