East York wins Vaughan tourney in 12th

Quinn Cummings picked up the victory in both the semi-final game and the final as the East York Bulldogs knocked off the Etobicoke Rangers in the 12th inning of the Vaughan tourney.

Quinn Cummings picked up the victory in both the semi-final game and the final as the East York Bulldogs knocked off the Etobicoke Rangers in the 12th inning of the Vaughan tourney.

East York Captures First Vaughan Title in Extra Innings
By Dan Estey
Canadian Baseball Network

The revamped East York Bulldogs wrapped up a very impressive weekend with a 13-12 extra-inning victory over the Etobicoke Rangers to capture their first Vaughan tournament title in their existence.

The Bulldogs got off to a bit of a slow start as Marc Walton of the Oakville A’s was able to keep the bats at bay in a 6-2 loss. After that East York was able to start to put it together. Saturday morning they defeated the Erindale Cardinals 11-1 behind the great pitching of Dave Anderson and that afternoon defeated league mates the Pickering Red Sox 6-5 with Mark Sirkorski picking up the win on the hill.

At 2-1, the Bulldogs finished second in Pool B setting up a semi-final matchup with the host Vaughan Vikings squad. Mark Gibbs grabbed the start and shut down the Viking bats in a 4-0 victory. In the semi-final, East York locked horns with the Brampton Royals who put together a very nice run this year. This was a very well played and entertaining game that ended with a 7-5 victory in favour of the Bulldogs.

In the final, East York jumped out to a big lead on Etobicoke building a 12-3 lead after three innings. The Rangers, winners of eight straight heading into this game, kept chipping away and tied the game 12-12 in the seventh. In extras, Quinn Cumming for East York and Bryan Vardzel for Etobicoke traded scoreless innings. It wasn’t until the 12th inning when Kyle Moloney hit a walk-off single for the margin of victory.

Three out of the four semi-finalists were COBA Major Teams (Brampton, Oakville, and Etobicoke)  while Burlington also advanced to the quarter-finals before being bounced by Oakville 4-2 in an extra inning.

Vaughan Invitational Tournament

Friday, June 19th
Etobicoke Rangers 2 vs Leaside Leafs 2
HR – Etobicoke: Jeff Altpeter

Brampton Royals 6 vs Bolton Brewers 5
WP – Joey Nonis. LP – Trent Barwick

East York Bulldogs 2 vs Oakville A’s 6
WP – Marc Walton. LP – Jake Gallo

Erindale Cardinals 5 vs Pickering Red Sox 2
WP – Dan Estey. LP – Brad Binns
HR – Erindale: Geoff Cullen, Jay Woodford

Strathroy Royals 2 vs Niagara Metros 6
WP – Jordan Bray. LP – Tyler Annett
SV – Dan Proctor

Newmarket Hawks 1 vs Burlington Brants 12
WP – Cam McKnight. LP – Brent Heaslip

Vaughan Vikings 12 vs Kingston Ponies 2
WP – Daniel Pelley,

Saturday
Erindale Cardinals 1 vs East York Bulldogs 11
WP – Dave Anderson. LP – Ian Bala

Pickering Red Sox 2 vs Oakville A’s 6
WP – Mike Vanderlaan, LP – Peter Nash

Leaside Leafs 6 vs Brampton Royals 3
WP – Chris Goodale. LP – Ryan Thompson
HR – Leaside: Tyler Hughes

Bolton Brewers 5 vs Etobicoke Rangers 11
WP – Bryan Vardzel, LP – Brandon Hurst

Strathroy Royals 2 vs Vaughan Vikings 4
WP – Chris Boatto

Kingston Ponies 4 vs Burlington Brants 9
WP – Trevor Woodjetts

Niagara Metros 4 vs Newmarket Hawks 1
WP – Geoff Strong. LP – Brad Crone

Leaside Leafs 11 vs Bolton Brewers 0
WP – Jorge Frugoni. LP – Nick Boyd

Etobicoke Rangers 2 vs Brampton Royals 2

Erindale Cardinals 1 vs Oakville A’s 3
WP – Alex Hawley. LP – Brendan Fox

East York Bulldogs 6 vs Pickering Red Sox 5
WP – Mike Sirkoski. LP – Steve Horsley

Niagara Metros 0 vs Kingston Ponies 5
WP – Derek Howe, LP – Brendan Ellingham

Strathroy Royals 7 vs Burlington Brants 1
WP – Matt Cook, LP – Mike Westlake

Vaughan Vikings 13 vs Newmarket Hawks 3
WP – Joseph Prescutti, LP – Christian Davies

Quarter finals
East York Bulldogs 4 vs Vaughan Vikings 0 
WP – Jeff Gibbs, LP – Peter Westlake

Etobicoke Rangers 5 vs Niagara Metros 2 
WP – Andrew Hyde, LP – Alex Tufts
SV – Adam McBride

Leaside Leafs 6 vs Brampton Royals 11 
WP – Brandon Habibi, LP – Mark Blachard
HR – Leaside: Quinn Ellerbeck; Brampton: Joe Ferreira

Oakville A’s 4 vs Burlington Brants 2 (8 Inn.) 
WP – Matt Reagan, LP – Jordan Rienzo

Sunday 
Semi-finals

East York Bulldogs 7 vs Brampton Royals 5 
WP – Quinn Cumming, LP – Brad McLaughlin
HR – East York: Drew Roberts

Etobicoke Rangers 12 vs Oakville A’s 2 
WP – Andrew Perryman, LP – Marc Walton

Final
East York Bulldogs 13 vs Etobicoke Rangers 12 (12 Innings)  
WP – Quinn Cumming, LP – Bryan Vardzel

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Dan Estey

Dan Estey was born in Fredericton, N.B., began playing in the Fredericton Minor Baseball Association and has played for the past 26 years. He’s appeared on the national stage: as a member of Team New Brunswick at the Baseball Canada Cup in 2000 in Stonewall, Man., was with the Fredericton Royals at the 2001 nationals midgets in Stonewall, and was with Fredericton at the 2003 Junior Nationals in Windsor, Ont. Estey played five years at the University of New Brunswick (2001-2005) winning four Atlantic Conference championships and three medals at the Canadian Intercollegiate Association championships (silver in 2001 in Ottawa, bronze in 2002 in Fredericton and gold in 2003 in Montreal. Moving to Ontario in 2006 he now resides in Mississauga. After playing three years for the Niagara Metros (2008-2010) of the Central Ontario Major League, he is currently learning under skipper Greg Cranker with the Erindale Cardinals (2011-present) of the same loop. He enjoys golfing and reading in my down time and run the website for the Central Ontario Major League, follows senior ball around the province of Ontario. This year he wrote about senior related topics and plan on doing more of the same next year in a larger capacity.