O'Halloran, Ellis combine on Terriers shut out to win 16U title
Connor O’Halloran and Campbell Ellis combined to pitch the Ontario Terriers to the 16U Premier Baseball League of Ontario title.
O’Halloran (Mississauga, Ont.) worked five innings and Ellis (Georgetown, Ont.) the final two as the Terriers ran the table with five straight wins defeating the Windsor Selects 4-0 in London.
Game 1 was a 8-3 win over the London Badgers. Game 2 was a decisive 10-2 win over the Windsor Selects, followed by a 6-3 win over the Ontario Royals and an 8-4 victory against the Ottawa-Nepean Canadians.
The Terriers went into Sunday night’s final as the No. 1 one seed facing Windsor for the championship.
O’Halloran was brilliant through five innings, carving Select hitters up one by one throughout the batting order. Ellis came on to pitch the sixth and seventh and was stellar to preserve the 4-0 shut-out.
The offensive highlight of this game came in the bottom of the second when Liam Bavington (Caledon, Ont.) blasted a towering three-run home run to left to put the Terriers out in front by a 3-0 score.
The Terriers struck for another run in the fifth after Ellis reached on a liner to center and advanced on a bloop single by O’Halloran. Ellis eventually scored on Jack Iannuzzi hit (Waterdown, Ont.) through the left side.
Former big-leaguer Greg O'Halloran (Mississauga, Ont.) coached the Terriers.