LVR, Symington aid Ontario Jays in Florida Ws

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* Kyle Symington (Burlington, Ont) pitched five innings allowing three runs — one earned — on two hits and three walks as the Ontrario Blue Jays opened the Perfect Game WWBA Underclass World Championship with a 5-4 win over the Ohio Surge at Fort Myers, Fla. ….

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By Bob Elliott
The Ontario Blue Jays knocked off the Ohio Surge in the opening game of the 13th annual Perfect Game WWBA Underclass World Championship at Fort Myers, Fla.

But that was the best that the Jays could do in round-robin play, losing the next two games.

The Surge went on to win its pool with a 2-1 record as games in the 216-team tournament were played on the spring training fields of the defending World Series Boston Red Sox — until the end of the month — and the Minnesota Twins, area high schools and Terry Park.

The Jays edged the Stars Baseball 16U Gold by a 7-6 score in a consolation round game.

Scout’s blogs from Perfect Game of the three Jays pool games …

Farid collects 2 RBI in Blue Jays’ victory
Gm #7 | 10/9/2014 | 4:00 PM Ontario Blue Jays vs. Ohio Surge george farid
The Ontario Blue Jays defeated the Ohio Surge 5-4 in their first game of the tournament. George Farid (2016, St Aloysius Gonzaga HS, Ont.) led the way for the Jays’ offense going 1-for-2 with a run scored, 2 RBIs, one stolen base and one walk. William DaCosta (2016, St Jean Baptiste HS, Ont.) added in a 2-for-4 day with two runs scored and Troy Daring (2016, Heart Lake HS, Ont.) went 1-for-1 with an RBI, a stolen base and one walk.

Kyle Symington (2016, Corpus Christi Catholic HS, Ont) started and earned the win for the Jays going five innings allowing three runs — one earned — on two hits and three walks, while striking out one. Symington featured a 78-83/84 mph fastball and mixed in a 67-71 mph curve ball.

For the Surge, Brent Todys (2016, Westerville-North HS, OH) went 1-for-2 with one double, an RBI and 1 walk, while Jeremiah Clarke (2016, Westerville Central HS, OH) went 1-for-2 with three runs scored, one stolen base and a walk. JackGriffin (2016, Bloom-Carroll HS, OH) also showed well going 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Thompson’s bat key in Suncoast W
Gm # 54 | 10/10/2014 | 8:30 AM Ontario Blue Jays vs. Suncoast Select Old Hickory 2017’s
The Suncoast Select Old Hickory 2017’s defeated the Ontario Blue Jays 6-3 to pick up their first win of the tournament. Garrett Thompson (2017, Tampa Bay Technical HS, FL) led the way for the Suncoast offense going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Mike Smith (2017, Gulf HS, FL) added in a 1-for-3 day with a double and an RBI. Christopher Williams (2017, Boca Ciega HS, FL) also impressed going 2-for-3 with a run scored and Josue Erazo (2017, Gulf HS, FL) went 1-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and a walk.

Pierce Kimbrough (2016, Hernando HS, FL) started and earned the win for Suncoast tossing all seven innings allowing three unearned runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out five. Kimbrough used a short arm action and smooth, balanced delivery with his 73-75/77 mph fastball and mixed in a 64-68 mph curve ball.

For the Blue Jays, Troy Daring (2016, Heart Lake HS, Ont.) used an aggressive approach and showed power potential going 1-for-3 with a double and 2 RBIs, while George Farid (2016, St. Aloysius Gonzaga HS, Ont) showed excellent bat speed going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Looney powers Canes to W
Gm # 197 | 10/11/2014 | 8:30 AM SBA Canes vs. Ontario Blue Jays
The SBA Canes defeated the Ontario Blue Jays 9-1 to improve their record to 2-1 in the tournament. Dean Looney (2016, David W Butler HS, NC) helped power the Canes’ offense going 1-for-3 with a three-run home run. Cross Holfert (2016, Scotland HS, NC) also impressed going 3-for-3 with a triple, a run scored, two RBIs and a walk. David Graves (2016, Homeschool, NC) added in a 2-for-2 performance with a run scored and Drew Little (2016, Piedmont HS, NC) went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Christian Carpenter (2016, Metrolina Christian Academy HS, NC) started and earned the win for the Canes tossing four strong innings allowing one unearned run on two hits and two walks, while striking out six batters. Carpenter featured a 79-83/85 mph fastball and mixed in a 66-68 mph curve ball.

For the Blue Jays, Sid Elford (2016, Lorne Park Secondary HS, Ont.) went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

In the consolation round … win, Luke Van Rycheghem (2016, Bridgeton, Kent Bridge, Ont.) had three hits and three RBIs in support of Taylor Leppard (2016, Leaside, Toronto, Ont.), who pitched five innings.

Jakob Newton (2016, Oakville Trafalgar, Oakville, Ont.) had a pair hits and knocked in two.

Andrew Katz (2016, Bill Crothers, Thornhill, Ont.) and Jacob Title (2016, Vaughan Secondary School, Thornhill, Ont.), with the save, worked an inning each.

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