WCBA Bantam All -Stars defeat the London Badgers

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The Western Counties All-Stars will compete at the Ontario Summer Games this August – Contributed Photo

The Western Counties Baseball Association Bantam All-Stars defeated the London Badgers to earn a spot in the upcoming Ontario Summer Games to be held in Mississauga, Ontario on August 11-14.

With 12 spots available in the tournament and 14 teams vying for entry a draw was held to determine which teams would playoff for the opportunity to participate. LDBA and Western Counties were two of the teams selected.

A double header was played at Blackwell Park in Sarnia on Friday June 10 with the Badgers winning the first game in the 9th inning by a score of 4-3. Kaymond Turner and Daniel Boldt led the Counties offence while Rushlin Bhat crossed the plate for the Badgers in the 9th for the London victory. Braeden Nichols and Daniel Boldt pitched well for the WCBA team.

Game 2 went to the WCBA All Stars by a score of 4-3. With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh inning Greg Ross hit a walk off double to bring in Jett Jarvis for the win. Pitchers Darian Steele, Liam Miller and Josh Noah combined for the win.

The third game was played at Aldridge field in London on Wednesday June 15 which the Counties boys won by a score of 5-2. Braeden Nichols pitched a complete game while runs were scored by Daniel Boldt, Josh Noah with two and Steele Harris with two.

The WCBA Ontario Summer Games Team includes 4 players, Darian Steele, Josh Noah, Daniel Boldt, and Collin Bond, from the Chatham Diamonds Major Bantam team, along with Diamonds head coach, Mike Bond.

The Western Counties All Stars Ontario Summer Games Team are:
Front Row, L-R Collin Boyd-Wyoming, Ryan Janjatovic-Corunna, Steele Harris-Corunna, Jett Jarvis-Wyoming, Kaymond Turner-Corunna, Cole Brydges-Sarnia, Ryan Eyre-Sarnia, Liam Miller-Sarnia
Back row, L-R Coach Mike Bond-Chatham, Greg Ross-Sarnia, Riley Brown-Sarnia, Espen Lester-Sarnia, Darian Steele-Chatham, Collin Bond-Chatham, Josh Noah-Chatham, Breaden Nickles-Wyoming, Daniel Boldt-Chatham, Coach Phil Eyre-Sarnia and Coach Phil Ross-Sarnia

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