A number of our Mets teams are heading to various parts of Ontario to compete in their respective Provincials this weekend!  Reaching the Provincials is a goal that many teams set for themselves at the start of their season so a huge congrats to those who have achieved their goal!  Best of luck to you all!

For the first time ever, BaseballMilton will be hosting our first ever Provincials.  We will be hosting the Bantam Select division and games will be played at Community Park and at Glen Abbey Park (thanks Oakville for lending your field) all weekend starting tonight at 5pm!  This would not have been possible had it not been for the solid commit from the BaseballMilton Board of Directors, our volunteers, and the parents of our Bantam Select team who will be making sure that the fields are in tip top shape for the games.

Our organization has taken on a number of initiatives this past year that we are particularly proud of and hosting our first ever provincials is a great way to punctuate a very ambitious year!  If you’re around this weekend, come on out and catch the action!

Here is a short writeup about the Bantam Select team, by Doug Harrison, one of the Bantam Select parents:

The Milton Mets will attempt to make it back-to-back Bantam titles when they host the Select Ontario Baseball Association championship on the weekend.Milton enters the tournament well rested and determined to duplicate the performance of last year’s team, which posted a 5-0 record and defeated Muskoka in the final. “The challenges in a double-knockout format will be managing the pitching effectively,” says Mets head coach Steve Atrill, whose 12-member squad went 18-2 in the regular season and is 37-4 overall. “Our strengths will be starting pitching and a punishing offence.” The Mets, who won a pair of tournaments this season and lost in the championship round at two others, begin the 12-team event on Friday against North York at 5 p.m. If Milton wins, Welland or Peterborough would provide the competition at 11 a.m. on Saturday, while a loss would put the Mets in a must-win contest at 8:30 a.m. against one of those clubs. Should the Mets advance, they would play at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. All of Milton’s games will be played at the Community Park diamonds. Two of the Mets’ losses this season have come against teams in this tournament. Markham outlasted Milton 6-5 in Vaughan, while the Mets split two games against the Oakville Whitecaps, losing in the final of the latter’s tourney.

Tournament Schedule:

 DiamondDateTimeG# Team vs Team  
 Community Park 18/31/20185:00: PM1 Welland   Peterborough  
 Community Park 28/31/20185:00: PM2 Milton   North York  
 Glen Abbey8/31/20185:00: PM3 Oakville LL   Richmond Hill  
 Community Park 18/31/20188:00: PM4 Halton Hills   Waterloo  
 Community Park 28/31/20188:00: PM5 Markham   Valley East  
 Glen Abbey8/31/20188:00: PM6 Flesherton   Annette  
 Community Park 19/1/20188:30: AM7 L1   L2  
 Glen Abbey9/1/20188:30: AM8 L3   L4  
 Community Park 29/1/20188:30: AM9 L5   L6  
 Community Park 19/1/201811:00: AM10 W1   W2  
 Glen Abbey9/1/201811:00: AM11 W3   W4  
 Community Park 29/1/201811:00: AM12 W5   W6  
 Community Park 19/1/20182:00: PM13 W7   W8  
 Community Park 29/1/20182:00: PM14 W9   L10  
 Glen Abbey9/1/20183:00: PM15 L11   L12  
 Community Park 19/1/20185:00: PM16 W11   W12  
 Community Park 29/1/20185:00: PM17 W13   W14  
 Community Park 19/1/20188:00: PM18 W15   L16  
 Community Park 29/1/20188:00: PM19 W10   W16  
 Community Park 19/2/20189:00: AM20 ** 4 remaining teams – avoid previous match-ups or a draw is required if not possible. **  
 Community Park 29/2/20189:00: AM21   
 Community Park 29/2/201812:30: PM22 W20   W21  
 Community Park 29/2/20183:30: PM23 Played if required for double knockout  

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