Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Thornhill Reds Senior Baseball

Reds win three on Saturday and head to semis on Sunday

With three wins on Saturday in the Vaughan Vikings Senior Tournament the Thornhill Reds are into the semi finals Sunday morning at 11am.

The Reds played good baseball all day, and will face the Ilderton Red Army in one of two semi final matchups. The other semi final features the Newmarket Hawks and the Etobicoke Rangers.

Josh Appel will take the ball in the morning for the Reds, as they look to advance to the final later in the day.


First place Reds notch two win week

After back to back wins in GTBL action, the Thornhill Reds are 7-1 and own first place after one month of the 2016 season.

Chadwick Cameron(4-0) was his usual self Wednesday night, when he tossed seven innings of stellar baseball, and led the Reds to a 5-1 win at home against the Pickering Red Sox. Sean Sutton had a three hit night for Thornhill, as the Reds banged out twelve hits en route to the home win.

Thursday night the shorthanded Reds managed an 8-3 road win at Martingrove, in a game that was close until the seventh inning. Mike Jones(1-0) scooped the win in relief, after Mitch Sutton worked the first five, leaving in a 1-1 tie. Jacob Hillier had a great night with the stick for the Reds, collecting three hits including a booming double in the fifth. Hunter Greenough worked the final three innings in his GTBL debut, allowing one hit and one run, while striking out four in earning a save. The game did not come without consequence for Thornhill however, as starting shortstop Argenis Paz was forced to leave in the first inning with a leg injury.


Reds split in Quebec

After opening up the Quebec/Ontario challenge with an awful 17-4 loss against Shawinigan, the Reds bounced back to beat the host, and first place team in the LBMQ, St. Jean 4-3.

The Reds did not advance to the playoff round on Sunday, but the win Saturday evening featured an excellent eight inning performance on the mound from rookie Josh Appel(1-0).  He allowed just two earned runs while striking out eight. Sean Sutton walked it off for the Reds in the bottom of the eighth with a one out single, in an extra frame that used international rules.


The Reds play twice this week in GTBL action, a home date Wednesday against Pickering, and travel to Martingrove Thursday night for a date with the Sox.



Reds heading to Quebec on high note

The Thornhill Reds used seven arms en route to a combined five hitter, in an 8-1 home win at Bishops Cross on Wednesday night against the East York Bulldogs.

The Reds trotted out the array of pitchers ahead of the Quebec tournament this weekend in St. Jean. Noah Frankel(1-0) picked up the win in his first appearance of the season, returning from eye surgery in early May. Rookie Harrison Greenough laced his first home run as a Red, and Argenis Paz banged out three hits, as the Reds continue to play good ball, and lead the GTBL standings after the first month of play.

Thornhill travels to Quebec over the weekend to take place in the first Ontario/Quebec senior baseball challenge, a six team tournament featuring GTBL counterparts Leaside and East York, and three teams from Quebec. Results will be posted over the weekend.


Reds continue hot start

After going 1-1 in week three of league play, the Thornhill Reds now stand at 4-1 atop the GTBL standings.

The Reds suffered their first loss of the year Tuesday night in Newmarket, where they were handed a 12-6 drubbing courtesy of the Hawks. Bright spots on the night included a Sean Sutton home run, his first of the year, a two hit night for rookie Russell McGibbon, and a scoreless inning of relief work for Yusuke Oshima.

Wednesday night was quite different. The Reds rallied around another solid start from ace Chadwick Cameron(3-0) to post a 9-5 home win against Leaside. Cal Mui went 3-4 to lead the Reds offense, and newcomer Harrison Greenough was 2-4 with a double, triple and four RBI in his first start for the Reds. Russell McGibbon continued his excellent rookie season, chipping in with another two hit night. First year senior Josh Appel tossed the final free frames, striking out six in earning his first save.

The Reds play just once next week, a home date with the visiting East York Bulldogs on Wednesday night at Bishops Cross Park.


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