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Semi-Finalists ~ AAA Green & Gold Turtle Club Classic
Submitted By Kent Weber on Thursday, August 10, 2017
Hats off to the men born 2008 from London West, for another strong showing at our 3rd and final AAA Tournament of the year, before OBA’s,  battling against early mornings, late nights, hot sun and premium opponents.   

Thanks to the LaSalle Titans and Turtle Club Baseball for hosting a well orchestrated event at a fabulous facility in Windsor, ON.

Despite not playing their best defense early on, the Major Rookie Tincaps kept their composure and put together two come-from-behind 1-run victories over two excellent teams:  Riverside Royals and the Mississauga Majors.  An early loss on day 2 to a formidable squad from Milton was later offset by a big 17-4 afternoon win over the upcoming OBA Host Kitchener Panthers.  The boys' 3-1 record put them in 1st place in their pool, and they advanced on to the Final Four.  

In the Semi-Final, the TinCaps faced the Oakville A’s for the 3rd time in AAA Tournament play this year, having split the first two meetings.  The back-and-forth affair went all the way to the bottom of the 7th, with runners on.  But Oakville prevailed.  The TinCaps fell 13-10 to the A’s, who went on to win the final as well, against the then undefeated 30-0 Rookie Gold team from LaSalle.  

Once again the boys from London West proved their character and competitive spirit by hanging tough in pressure situations against talented teams from around the Province.  Fun to watch 12 young men work together and contribute to a common goal. 
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