Welland Minor PeeWee Mustangs Win Provincial ChampionshipUpdated Tuesday September 4, 2018 by Welland Minor Baseball.
WELLAND MINOR PEEWEE MUSTANGS WIN PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The Welland Minor Peewee Mustangs are tops in Ontario after capturing the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) B Championship September 2 in Halton Hills, ON.
The Mustangs pulled off an impressive come-from-behind win in the final, defeating the Leamington Lakers 10-7.
It took five wins in six games to win the championship, held August 31 to September 2 in Halton Hills, ON. The Mustangs opened up the tournament Friday night with a 4-2 victory over Waterdown. Saturday morning saw an impressive 16-4 win over Port Lambton, and on Saturday afternoon, the Mustangs fell to Northumberland 7-3.
At 2-1, the Mustangs advanced to Sunday, opening up with a 14-4 win over Ingersoll. The semi-final was a rematch with Northumberland, with the Mustangs coming out on top 14-3.
“The coaching staff was very proud of what we saw this weekend and all season long – every player contributed in his own way, and that’s what it takes to win championships,” said head coach Steve Desroches.
The championship caps off a successful year for the Mustangs, who also won the 12 U Evans Youth Annual Boys Classic in Angola, NY in July; advanced to the semi-final of the Dorchester PeeWee tournament in June; and just last week were finalists in the Thorold Peewee tournament. In league play, the Mustangs won the championship for the B Division.
Players include Evan Deri, Jaxson Bruzzese, Quinten Hemauer, Mason Saxton, Colby Desroches, Kaleb Seguin, Zachary Robichaud, William Wales, Spencer Brown, Roland Wearing and Riley Coles.
Joining Desroches on the coaching staff are Trent Bruzzese, Norm Bergeron and Dave Brown.
Front row, left to right: Kaleb Seguin, Riley Coles, William Wales, Zachary Robichaud, Mason Saxton. Back row, left to right: Quinten Hemauer, Steve Desroches, Colby Desroches, Roland Wearing, Evan Deri, Jaxson Bruzzese, Spencer Brown, Dave Brown, Trent Bruzzese, Norm Bergeron. Photo credit: Pierre Seguin.