In Memoriam: Evan Frustaglio
Evan died suddenly at the age of thirteen, on October 26th, 2009, a victim of the H1N1 flu virus. His death was reported across the country, including on the CBC News. He played T-Ball and Little League Baseball at High Park for several years. In 2008 he was a member of the Pirates house league team. Evan will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him at High Park Baseball.
Mariners Win Game 3 to Claim 2009 Championship
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Mariners and Tigers Play Double Thriller
September 20, 2009: The Tigers won the first game of the best of three final series for the championship of High Park T-Ball by a single run, in a game that kept the fans on the edge of their seats until the eleventh batter in the bottom of the fifth inning.
In the second game of the double header, the Mariners took an early lead, but the Tigers turned the tables in the third. In the fourth, the Mariners defense shut out the Tigers, but the Tigers responded by holding the Mariners to a single run in the next inning. Once again, the outcome was uncertain until the Mariners got the eleventh Tigers batter out in the bottom of the fifth inning!
September 19, 2009: All twelve High Park T-Ball teams played great ball in the playoffs this year. There were outstanding defensive plays and impressive hits, and everyone had fun regardless of the outcome.
At the end of round robin play on Tuesday, five teams had a record of three wins and only one loss. By Saturday afternoon, all five had lost their second game in the playoffs, and will be watching from the sidelines as two unexpected challengers play for the High Park T-Ball championship of 2009. The Mariners stepped up their play, and defeated both the Mets and the Jays on their road to the final. But look out Mariners! The Tigers also surprised their opponents, winning convincingly over the Dodgers and the Royals on Saturday.
The Mariners and the Tigers will meet in the best-of-three final series, beginning with a double header on Sunday afternoon. Check the results and schedule here.
High Park Braves Win Minor Provincial Championship
The High Park Minor Braves won the Minor Provincial Tournament in Oakville. The ten-year-old team defeated Brockville to claim the provincial title.
The 12-year-old Braves came very close to winning the Major Provincial Championship, but lost by a score of 5-3 to LaSalle Turtle Club. Turtle Club advanced to the Canadian Championship in Val D'Or, Quebec where they lost in the final game to BC. The BC team, from Hastings, represented Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Virginia.
Meanwhile, the nine-year-old Braves won the Minor B division at the annual Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove tournament in Kanata, Ontario. High Park's 11-year-old team won the Major B division.
High Park T-Ball All-Star Day — Sunday July 19th
High Park Little League Teams Advance to Provincial Tournaments
24 July 2009: On Thursday, July 23, the the twelve year old High Park Little League Braves defeated the Stoney Creek Blue Jays 3-0 to claim the District 1 championship. For the Major division team, this represents the first step on the road to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Virginia. The Braves will represent District 1 in the Provincial Championship to be held in Pembroke, Ontario from July 30th to August 5th, with the winner advancing to the Canadian Championship in Val D'Or, Quebec, the following week.
The High Park Minor Braves also won District 1, and will be playing in the Minor Provincial Tournament in Oakville, beginning July 31st. Good Luck Braves
All-Star Team Escapes Close Call During Storm
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High Park Little League Minor Team Wins District Championship
On July 9th, the High Park Little League Minor All-Star team won the district championship at a tournament hosted by High Park. The High Park team will now represent District 1 at the Provincial Championships to be held this year in Oakville, beginning July 31st. Congratulations to the High Park 10-year-old Braves team!
Tree Crashes in Storm, Narrowly Missing High Park All-Star Team
On Saturday July 11th, during the Erindale T-Ball Tournament, severe storms interrupted the morning games. Several members of the High Park All-Star team were huddled under canopies near a large tree, when someone realized it was about to fall, and cried "Run!" Thanks to quick reactions, no one was injured, but everyone was shaken up by the near tragedy.