While there are no records to know for sure, the London Tecumsehs have accomplished something this season that definitely does not happen very often. Keep in mind, Midget is a 3 year division, so this team is still technically underage, made up of 2nd year Midgets, and the entire team is eligible to come back next year for another run.
Every team has off nights, where the bats aren’t working, or the defense isn’t feeling it, so to go undefeated in league play is an amazing accomplishment. But the Midget’s didn’t stop there.
After amassing a 19-0-4 record to finish 1st atop the LDBA season standings, the Tecumsehs began the LDBA Play-downs to see who would represent LDBA at the OBA Provincial Championships.
After winning the first game, they were awaiting the winner of the next round, which was rained out 4 times, and it was time for the LDBA Playoffs.
On the weekend, the Tecumsehs ran a record of 5-0 to win the LDBA Midget Playoff Championships, winning the final over the 2nd place team from the season standings 10-0, capped by a no-hitter from pitcher Nick Finn.
Great weekend, but not rest for the weary, the Tecumsehs continued their quest to go to OBA’s by defeating North London in the final of the playdowns, and now move on the the OBA’s in Kitchener, with the first game 2 days away, Friday morning at 9:30 AM.
On top of that, the Tecumsehs, in 3 OBA tournaments this season, began by losing in the finals of their first tournament to a AAA team from Hamilton, 5-4 in 11 innings, and then went on to go 10-0 to win their next 2 tournaments.
26-0-4 in LDBA play… What a Season!
Best of luck boys, in the OBA’s on the weekend.
On behalf of the London Tecumsehs Major Mosquito team, we would like to thank Jeff Flesher for working with our team last Saturday afternoon providing some invaluable pitching instruction. From the more traditional “towel” drill to the newly minted “bucket” drill, Jeff kept the boys engaged and smiling the entire time. The pitching knowledge that he, and Brent Wales, have passed along to our team this season, has gone a long way towards enabling our teams success. We look forward to continue working with these great instructors in the future. Best of luck to all in their LDBA playoffs and at OBA’s.
The 2016 London Tecumsehs Tournament was played on the July 8-10 weekend, with 16 teams coming together at Stronach Park. Despite some early rain, and thunder and lightning delays, we managed to get back on track, and ended with some beautiful weather on what turned out to be a great weekend.
Minor Mosquito saw the London Tecumsehs play the Tecumseh Rangers on Sunday morning, with London prevailing to face the Port Lambton Pirates in the final, who had to get by the Amherstburg Cardinals in the other semi-final.
In the Minor Peewee division, the London Tecumsehs and Woodslee Orioles received the top 2 seeds to get bye’s to the semi-finals.
The 1st quarter-finals pitted the Uxbridge Grizzlies against the Belle River Braves, with the Grizzlies squeaking by to play the London Tecumsehs in the semi-finals., with London coming on top in that to advance to the final. The other quarter-finals saw the North London Nationals get by the Richmond Hill Phoenix, and then beat the Woodslee Orioles in the semi-finals, to advance and create and All-London final, Tecumsehs, vs. the North London Nationals.
Congratulations to ALL teams on some great ball played over the weekend, and we hope to see everyone back for our 2nd Annual in 2017, which promises to be bigger and better.
Port Lambton Pirates
London Tecumsehs Minor Peewee Tournament Champion
The Major Midget Tecumsehs cruised to a 5-0 record for the 2nd straight tournament, to win the Buck Pringle in Orillia.
The Midget’s played solid baseball all weekend, scoring 49 runs while giving up just 10 beating Midland, Barrie, and Cambridge in the Round-Robin. They got past Midland again in the semi-final, before beating pulling away late to beat Newmarket 9-3 in the final.
On the heals of a heartbreaking 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Hamilton Cardinals in the finals of the Simcoe Tournament, the Midget Tecumsehs were back at it in London for the London Badgers – Trevor Barton Memorial Tournament.
They would not be denied this time, as they posted a 5-0 record on the way to capturing the championship.
The round-robin featured a 4-1 win over Cambridge, and Saturday they squeezed by Pickering 6-5, and then handled Kitchener with an 11-1 win. In the semi-finals on Sunday morning, the Tecumsehs scored a 2-0 win over the Quinte Royals, and in the finals, the Tecumsehs trailed 3-0 in the 5th inning, before storming back for the 10-3 win.
Great weekend by all the boys, with contributions from every player.
The Minor Mosquito Squad took part in the Stratford Tournament over the June 3rd – 5th weekend. The team sailed through the first 3 games with 61 runs scored and 26 runs against. This earned the team a #2 seed and a bye to the Semi Finals on Sunday. During the Semi Final game the weather decided to become another opponent – causing 2 game delays and eventually leading to a change of venue. The team was down by 4 runs going into the top of the final inning and rallied to score 5 times to take the lead. Clutch pitching and defense closed the door and the Tecumsehs were off to the Finals.
In the finals they continued to ride the emotions from the previous game and scored 9 quick runs. After a solid start and great pitching the weather and long day started to catch up with the team, and eventually lost a heart breaker 12-13.
What a great start to the Season Tecumsehs! Keep working hard and playing the Tecumseh way.
The registration process is new this year, and all players are to register with the London Tecumsehs, NOT their respective home associations as in years past.
Registration will happen in person at the uniform pickup, which will be late April, early May.
More details will be known, and we’ll have an exact date very shortly.