Peewee Baycats win YSBAs, advance to OBA finals

An incredible season is not over yet for the Barrie Baycats peewee select team.

Although they had not lost a single game in regular season action, the Baycats were in tough, competing in the York Simcoe Baseball Association (YSBA) championships last weekend in Orangeville to attempt to qualify for the provincial tournament.

Just a single team would advance to the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) finals of the 21 competing at YSBA’s.

The Baycats started where they had left off the campaign, winning in style as they faced both familiar and new opponents.

That brought them to the finals against the Richmond Hill Phoenix, who had gone 20-0 in the regular season.

Things didn’t start well for Barrie, which allowed six runs in the first inning to fall behind 6-0.

Slowly, but surely, the Baycats would claw back, with their prominent offence coming through time and time again to ultimately pull them in front.

Barrie would shut the door on Richmond Hill in the seventh inning to hang on for a 22-19 win and the YSBA title.

With the incredible victory, the Baycats now advance to the OBA peewee select championships, being held by Royal York in Toronto on the Labour Day Weekend.

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