Shoreline Beacon e-edition

Saugeen Shores U11 Sting boys earn Gold at provincial baseball championship


It was the bottom of the last inning and home team Kingsville had last bat in the Ontario Minor Baseball Association provincial championship game Labour Day weekend near Windsor.

Fans were on the edge of their seats as Kingsville – with two runners in scoring position and two out – had last bat. But the Saugeen Shores Sting U11 boys rep team held on for the 11-10 win.

In double-knockout play the Sting had three wins and earned a bye to game four and had its first loss against Kingsville, who they’d meet in the final.

The Sting then played Mitchell - a team they had defeated earlier in the tournament - just 45 minutes later.

Saugeen Shores downed Mitchell and advanced to the final that was played in 30 degree extreme heat warning.

The Town of Saugeen Shores with honour the team at a certificate ceremony Sept. 25 at The Plex.

Champion Saugeen Shores Sting U9 boys

The Saugeen Shores Sting U9 boys rep team- sponsored Bruce County Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Centre - earned a Silver medal at the OBA championships played at the Lamont Sports Park Labour Day weekend.

The Sting lost 8-7 in extra innings against Caledonia who scored the winning a run at the top of the eighth.

Team spokesman Brock McDonald said the Sting won their first two games and advanced to the finals with Caledonia.

“They were winning at the start of the game with a couple of runs and we came back and were winning through the middle innings,” McDonald said in a Sept. 14 telephone interview, adding Caledonia then went up six runs.

“The boys shows a lot of resilience and came back and tied the game in their last bat. It went to extra innings and Caledonia scored one run in their half and we just couldn’t get that run and they won,” he said, adding the Sting played good defense with strong, reliable batting.





Sun Media