Peewees capture 2nd title in two weeks!
Go a perfect 5 - 0 to win Welland Tournament titleUpdated Monday June 19, 2017 by Welland Minor Baseball.
The Welland Performance Acura Peewee Mustangs captured their second title in as many weeks, going a perfect 5 - 0 at a tournament hosted by Welland Minor Baseball over the weekend.
In pool play, Welland defeated Guelph, Woodley & West London to capture the #1 seed in their pool. Sunday morning's semi-final saw a pitcher's duel against Niagara Falls. Jacob Millar was a stud on the mound, throwing 6 innings and only giving up one run. Colter Naphin sealed the victory with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 7th with the bases loaded, giving the Mustangs a 3 - 2 win.
After falling behind 3 - 0 in the final to Woodslee, Welland kept the pressure on their opponent. They battled back to tie it twice, once on a pinch-hit single by Hayden Cupolo. The pitching of Kaden Falardeau and Lucas Ponting quieted the Woodslee bats until the Mustang offence found their stride in the 6th, scoring 5 runs. The Mustangs captured the tournament title with an 8 - 4 victory.
Pictured L to R:
Front: Andrew D'Angelo
Second row: Matthew Millar, Brycen Brittain, Gage Cullen, Hayden Cupolo
Third row: Dave Millar (coach), Colter Naphin, Reed Lipovsky, Trent Brogan, Kaden Falardeau, Jacob Millar, Lucas Ponting, Rob Lipovsky (coach)
Back row: Jay Naphin (coach), Jay Falardeau (coach).
Absent: Daniel Taylor