Cubs 13U Rep Peewee take the NCOBA title for 2017!
Advance to Peewee AA OBAsUpdated Thursday August 17, 2017 by Kanata Baseball Association.
The Kanata Cubs defeat the Ottawa Chiefs in the National Capital Peewee AA Championship!
The Cubs came back from a 5-0 deficit to win the game 7-6 on a walk off two run home run by Lucas Ross. This completes a 2 game sweep of Chiefs to send the winning Cubs to the OBA Provincials Playoffs as the NCOBA representitive for the Major Rep Peewee division.
The Chiefs got to Declan O’Kane early with a walk, infield hit and then a 3 run home run to take a 3-0 first inning lead. They widened the gap to 5-0 on a two out, two run single in the top of the second.
Cue the comeback. In the bottom of the 2nd, a walk to Lucas Ross (he might be mentioned later on), a stolen base and a single by Dylan Rorwick put the Cubs on the scoreboard.
In the bottom of the 3rd, Mike Finnie began the inning with a single. Drew McAfee forced Finnie on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second on an overthrow. McAfee promptly stole third and scored on an infield error when Zach Brule grounded to short. With Brule on first, Declan O’Kane hit a line drive two run homer to right to make the score 5-4. Lucas Ross was next to the plate and promptly hit a no doubter to left center to tie the game up at 5.
Defense came into play over the next three innings. O’Kane had found his form and had a quick third inning, the same could be said of the Chiefs in the bottom of the 3rd. O’Kane started the 4th and got the first two outs before being replaced on the mound by Ross who induced a ground ball to second for the third out.
In the top of the 5th, the Chiefs threatened by putting men on first and second with one out when Zach Brule made a great grab of a line drive hit to his right. Zach promptly jogged over to second base and doubled the Chiefs runner up.
Again in the top of the 6th, the Chiefs continued to pressure Kanata, putting men on 1st and 2nd with two outs when a line drive single to center field made it look like a lead was imminent. O’Kane took the ball on one hop and threw a strike home to catcher Eric Wilson, beating the runner by four feet and placing an easy tag.
The Chiefs pitching was certainly becoming a force in the game. Eric Wilson led off the bottom of the 6th with a single but Chiefs pitcher Riley Andre promptly took care of business by striking out the next three batters so off to the 7th inning we went.
In the top of the 7th, a one out walk by Ross came back to haunt him when one out later, the Chiefs doubled to deep center to give them a 6-5 lead going into the bottom of the 7th.
In the bottom of the 7th, Drew McAfee reached on an error by the Chiefs shortstop, went to second on a ground out and advanced to third on another infield ground out. With two outs and McAfee on 3rd, Lucas Ross came up and on a 2-2 count, hit a walk-off home run to left field. By far, the longest home run we have ever seen hit. The ball could potentially still be flying with room service being offered on board the flight.
The final score, Kanata 7-Ottawa Chiefs 6. Congratulations need to be sent to the Chiefs players and coaches. They are an excellent team and very well coached.
Next stop for the Cubs are the Provincials this coming Labor Day Week-End in Brampton.