The Binbrook Bisons capped off their inaugural season in the Ontario All Star Baseball League’s Mosquito division by hosting the year-end tournament on Sunday (Aug. 24).
With the league’s eight teams converging on Edwards Park in Binbrook, the Kitchener Wildcats emerged champions, defeating the Burlington Bears (Orange), 11-6, in the final to win the Mosquito title.
The Bisons ended the tournament with a record of one loss and a tie.
Binbrook lost a close game, 14-12 to the Halton Hills Major Eagles, in the opener of the OASBL playoff tournament. The Bisons started slow but thundered back with six runs in the top of the third inning. That charge was highlighted by a two-run double from Liam Brunner. Bisons’ leadoff batter, Brayden Ralph, was on the base paths all game, going 4-for-4 at the plate. Matthew Moon pitched two innings of relief and gave up only one run that allowed the Bisons an opportunity for a possible comeback.
The Bisons second game saw them tie the Halton Hills Minor Eagles, 9-9. This game featured a stand out pitching performance from Bisons’ starter Shalin Sharma. He faced just seven batters in the first two innings and gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings.
On the offensive side Isaiah Wiesner went 3-for-3 with three runs scored. In the top of the third inning he powered the ball to right field, clearing the fence for an unusual feat by a Mosquito aged player.